Company: Hampton Roads Transit
Posted on: March 11, 2019
Under general direction of the CEO and Board of Commissioners, this supervisory position is responsible for the Internal Audit Department. Performs complex financial, compliance and performance audits and special projects throughout the organization. Plans, coordinates, and directs internal audit and quality assurance staff, programs, and reviews. Plans examination procedures in accordance with policy and generally accepted auditing standards. Develops audit schedules, work plans, policies, and procedures.
Responsible for Internal Audit and Quality Assurance (QA) administration, management of staff, and review of work performed by Internal Audit and QA staff. Constructs audit and QA reports in conjunction with review of all audit and QA documentation. Is responsible for presenting and submitting completed audits to the Board of Commissioners on a timely basis.
Essential Job Functions:
(Duties listed are neither intended to be all inclusive nor to limit duties that might reasonably be assigned.)
The Internal Auditor evaluates risk exposures relating to HRT's governance, operations and information systems, relative to: (1) effectiveness and efficiency of operations; (2) reliability and integrity of financial and operational information; (3) safeguarding of assets; and (4) compliance with laws, regulations, and contracts.
Plans, coordinates, and directs internal audit and quality assurance staff to ensure HRT programs operate as designed and service is consistent with established policies, procedures, and standards: Assists staff in the development and analysis of current practices and procedures to determine appropriate standards.
Assesses management's internal control structure to ensure that policies, procedures and controls are in place and working as intended to minimize the risk of fraud, waste and abuse; gathers and researches information; identifies internal control documentation, rates risk assessment and performs test work. Analyzes results and reaches conclusions. Report's conclusions, findings, and recommendations verbally and in writing.
Maintains a professional relationship with department management to develop quality assurance strategies and define quality standards to ensure quality is implemented into processes and quality standards are adhered to. Assists in contributing information and analysis to strategic plans, procedures and reviews. Supervises staff in the preparation and completion of action plans and procedures to ensure compliance with standards.
Conducts and documents detailed internal audits as directed by President/CEO; coordinates information gathering and contacts with staff members in coordination with Senior Executive Team and/or other appropriate or designated staff members; provides recommendations for improvement in those areas where opportunities or deficiencies are identified.
Manage Internal Audit and QA administration, staff, assign and review of work to ensure accuracy for final reports presented to the Board of Commissioners.
Conducts all SSPP and SEPP internal audits for the Safety and Security Department with the DRPT; provides assistance to HRT departments in preparation for external audits and to external auditors.
Maintains authority, as given and directed by the President/CEO, to conduct random samplings and/or planned audits of all departments and/or functional units; reviews all HRT files and documents as required; independently prepares detailed reports and recommendations for improvement; presents detailed reports to President/CEO and/or his designees; monitors corrective actions and reports progress to President/CEO;
Provides periodic reporting relative to compliance issues to President/CEO as may be required.
Manage records created and received in compliance with the Hampton Roads Transit Records Management Policy and Procedures.
Responsible for maintaining a general awareness of HRT's EMS
Responsible for handling all related job responsibilities in accordance to HRT's Environmental Policy, relevant EMS Standard Operating Procedures, and Emergency Management Plan
Reports to HRT's Board of Commissioners, as directed by the President/CEO and/or as may be required.
Required Knowledge, Abilities and Skills essential to Job Functions:
A professional internal auditor must have an in-depth understanding of concepts of business culture, systems, and processes, and must demonstrate the ability to develop such an understanding within and about HRT; must perform duties with objectivity achieved by an appropriate mind-set; must have a basic understanding of methods for gathering and analyzing data; must demonstrate analytical skill and have a working knowledge of spreadsheets, Excel, or other automated reporting systems and formats for displaying data; requires ability to organize information/data for narrative and statistical reports; requires good written and oral communication skills.
Must be knowledgeable of the Institute of Internal Auditors published "International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing" and Code of Ethics (or some other comparable set of standards); knowledgeable of Generally Accepted Government Auditing Principles; knowledgeable of Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS) and knowledgeable of Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS).
Required Software Knowledge and Skills essential to Job Functions:
Proficiency in using computer systems and the listed software applications associated with performance of assigned work is essential. Basic problem solving skills associated with software applications used is expected. Software usage relevant to job duties will be evaluated.
Microsoft Word and Excel
Training and/or Education:
BS in business administration, finance, accounting, statistics, public administration, or related field required. Graduate degree preferred. Minimum of 5 years experience in accounting, auditing preferred. Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) designation is preferred.
Must be able to demonstrate and verify significant practical experience and/or education in the interpretation and application of federal/state/local regulations to generally accepted business operations and regulated programs; must be proficient in MS Word and Excel, or other spreadsheet programs. Proven supervisory experience.
Licenses or Certificates:
Virginia Driver's License
CIA or CPA Preferred
This position is classified as non-essential personnel.
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.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Individual must report to both the President/CEO, as well as the Commission; also requires a sensitivity to recognize the needs that may exist at each level, relative to the kind of on-going communication and reporting that may be most appropriate; work involves meeting multiple demands on a timely basis and occasional work outside normal business hours.
Keywords: Hampton Roads Transit, Hampton , Internal Auditor, Accounting, Auditing , Hampton, Virginia
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