Director, Internal Audit

Massachusetts Water Resources Authority
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
USD 69.71 per hour
03 Dec 2020
04 Dec 2020
Experience level
POSITION: Director, Internal Audit

DIVISION: Internal Audit

DEPARTMENT: Internal Audit

UNION/GRADE: Non-Union/Grade 16


Directs independent reviews of the Authority's operations and capital projects and supervises the audit of related management systems and outside contracts which encompass these operations and projects, as defined in Section 7(h) of the Authority's enabling legislation. Provides written reports to the Board of Directors and the senior management team.


Reports to the Executive Director.


Supervises the Assistant Director of Internal Audit, Senior Auditors, and an Administrative Coordinator and oversees all audit activities conducted within the Authority's operating budget and capital program.

  • Develops an annual audit plan, which includes the specific operating and capital projects that will be conducted.
  • Develops audit policies and procedures.
  • Directs, recruits, trains and evaluates Department staff.
  • Manages the development and implementation of comprehensive and effective audit programs.
  • Directs each audit.
  • Ensures proper reporting of audit findings, reviews management's response to the audit observations and recommendations and conducts follow-up to obtain management's corrective action.
  • Serves as the custodian and reviewer of the Authority's policies and procedures.
  • Counsels all levels of management on appropriate management systems and control matters and responds appropriately to requests for advisory services.
  • Supports other departments on complex contracts/agreements that may include professional services, construction, utilities and leases.
  • Serves as liaison to outside investigative and audit agencies involved with the Authority's activities.
  • Performs related duties as required.


Education and Experience:
  • A Bachelor's degree in business or public administration, or a related field. Graduate degree preferred; and
  • Ten (10) to twelve (12) years of experience in auditing, program evaluation, and management analysis, of which at least five (5) years must be in a supervisory or managerial capacity; or
  • Any equivalent combination of education or experience.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • General knowledge of construction, engineering and procurement practices preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills are require
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion.


A valid Class D Motor Vehicle Operators License.

Certification in one of the following categories is required: Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).


Office machines as normally associated with the use of multiple-line telephone, personal computer, including word processing and other software, copy, and fax machine.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear, to use hands to feel, finger, handle or operate objects, including office equipment or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk; an occasionally climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, or smell.The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, distance vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in an office environment. The employee occasionally makes visits to operating facilities and construction sites. In these situations the employee is occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions, extreme heat or cold and wet, humid conditions (non-weather) and vibration. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts, and in high precarious places. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes, toxic or caustic chemicals and airborne particles. The employee occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock and radiation.The noise level in the normal work environment is moderately quiet. Visits made to operating facilities and construction sites include noise levels at the site that could range from loud to very loud.

Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, sex or gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or veteran status.

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