• Principal Management Internal Auditor

    Reporting to the Independent Performance Auditor, the Principal Management Internal Auditor
    performs and coordinates administrative, financial, operational, and management audits and reviews of
    SANDAG activities and programs. This position will provide sound professional recommendations to executive management for consideration in formulating policies and procedures. This position will also facilitate and support management in establishing internal management controls and improving operational and organizational performance.


    Job Responsibilities

    This opportunity is ideal for an experienced auditor; someone who has extensive knowledge of and skill in applying internal auditing and accounting principles and practices, management principles, and preferred business practices. The primary responsibilities for this position include:

    •   Perform and coordinate a variety of complex administrative, operational, financial, performance, and management studies and audits of agency activities, functions, services, and programs.

    •   Conduct risk assessment analyses and develop and prioitize internal audit plans with input from executive management, the Independent Performance Auditor, and the Audit Committee.

    •   Coordinate internal audit activities with those of other departments and outside agencies and organizations; respond to and assist management with resolving sensitive, significant, and controversial issues.

    •   Meet with agency personnel to conduct engagement entrance and exit conferences; prepare audit plans including detailed

    work programs; determine the analytical techniques and information gathering processes required to achieve audit objectives; ensure analytical techniques are in accordance with established auditing standards.

    Review laws, policies, best practices, regulations, contracts, and previous audit reports; perform interviews of appropriate officials, representatives, and experts in various fields of study; make observations of operations and activities in the field.

    Prepare reports that summarize analyses of complex management issues, discuss agency volnerabilities, and recommend solutions to issues or problems identified in the course of an audit.

    Participate on a variety of committees and task forces; attend and participate in professional group meetings; keep current with new trends and innovations in the field of auditing and investigations auditing.

    Perform inquiries an investigations resulting from complaints filed via the Fraud, Waste and Abuse website.

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