CHIEF INTERNAL AUDITOR
Description Hiring rangefor this position is $77,209.60 - $88,004.08.Initial placement for new employees is customarily at entry level through 25% percentile. Pay grade for this position is 28. General Definition of Work: Performs advanced professional work providing independent assurance the County's risk management, governance and internal controls are operating effectively. Position will be responsible for conducting an annual risk assessment, developing an annual audit plan based on the results and conducting planned audits. Provides consultation and conducts investigations to assess business risks, accountability, and compliance with federal, State, and local guidelines. Work is performed under general supervision of the County Managers Office. Examples of Duties Essential Functions/ Typical Tasks: Performs multiple complex internal audits and managerial consultations, focusing on controls over business risks, accountability, and compliance with federal, state, and local guidelines. (The following tasks are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.) Create and conduct the county's annual risk assessment. Develop the county's annual internal audit plan. Conduct individual audits and prepare audit reports. Present audit findings and recommendations to County Management and the Board of Commissioners, as appropriate. Proactively inform senior management of significant risks or exposures related to internal controls, compliance and/or governance. Provide leadership and strategic direction for determining priorities, goals and objectives to help ensure county financial and operational integrity, accountability, efficiency and effectiveness. Consult with department leadership and staff to provide business process knowledge and improve internal controls. Complete special projects as requested by the County Manager/Deputy County Manager. Attend meetings of departments and managerial staff. Performs related tasks as required. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of internal control systems, internal auditing standards, operational practices, and best practices specific to internal audit; current software development technologies, trends, and methodologies; Microsoft Office, flowcharting, and audit management software. Ability to manage multiple complex audit or investigation projects; obtain, prepare, and organize information and data used in connection with audits and other internal audit activities; analyze complex financial information; understand and evaluate complex processes and internal controls; strong project management skills. Strong ability to develop and use collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of the departments mission, goals, and objectives; ability to identify and understand issues, problems, and opportunities; comparing data from different sources to draw conclusions; using effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; taking action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences; ability to maintain effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment; adjusting effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements. or cultures; Coordinate and perform multiple tasks/projects simultaneously, balancing priorities and deliverables; ability to clearly convey information and ideas through a variety of media, both orally and in written format to individuals or groups in a manner that helps them understand the message; ability to work independently and within a team environment to accomplish goals, lead projects and mentor others. Minimum Education / Experience requirements Education and Experience: A bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business, or related field with a minimum of five years of auditing experience, with at least three years of internal auditing experience. Thorough knowledge of internal auditing standards, procedures, techniques, and internal control. Experience with risk-based audit methodologies and local government operations is preferred. Professional designations such as Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Information Systems Auditor, or Certified Government Accounting Professional are highly desirable. Certified Internal Auditor designation is preferred. Physical Requirements: This is sedentary work requiring the exertion of up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to move objects; work requires reaching, fingering, and grasping; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, operation of machines, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is not subject to adverse environmental conditions. Special Requirements: May require possession of an appropriate driver's license valid in the state of North Carolina. Supplemental Information Cabarrus Countyselects applicants for employment based on job-related knowledge, skills, and abilities without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, political affiliation or political influence. Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions. Transcripts, degree evaluations and cover letters may be uploaded with your application. Applicants who obtained their education outside of the United States and its territories are expected to assume responsibility for having their academic degrees validated as equivalent to a degree conferred by a regionally accredited college or university in the United States. Please be sure to complete the application in full.Resumes may be uploaded with your application, but will not be accepted in lieu of a fully completed application and will not be considered for qualifying credit. "See Resume" or "See Attachment" will NOT be accepted. If multiple applications are submitted to an individual position, only the most recent application received prior to the posting closing date will be accepted.Applications must be submitted by11:59 PM on the closing date. Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information regarding the status of your application over the phone. To check the status of your application, please log in to your account . Processing applications will take an average of 6 - 8 weeks due to the high volume of applications received. It is not necessary to contact the Human Resources Office to check the status of an application. Upon the closing date, applications are "Under Review" and will be screened by Human Resources for the most qualified applicants. For technical issues with your applications, please call the NEOGOV Help Line at 855-524-5627 . If there are any questions about this posting other than your application status, please contact HR at 704-920-2200.