This is a Merit-Exempt position and serves at the pleasure of the appointing authority. This position reports to the Chief Audit Executive-Internal Unit.
Purpose of Classification:
The purpose of this classification is to manage the operations and staff of the Office of Independent Internal Audit. Incumbents in this classification supervise staff involved in the performance of highly complex and visible information technology audits for the County.
The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Supervises employees, plans and directs the work of staff performing audits, reviews and other assignments related to performance, compliance, operational, contract, information technology and other special projects. Monitors compliance of work products with appropriate professional audit standards. Trains staff in tools and methods for performing effective and efficient audits, reviews and special projects. Motivates staff to improve quality and quantity of work performed and evaluates performance according to professional standards and performance criteria.
Monitors Office of Independent Internal Audit (OIIA) business plans, recommends policy and procedure changes, monitors implementation of OIIA procedures by staff, monitors work processes of staff, and implements innovative methodologies for audit work processes. Participates in the development of the OIIA annual work plan and monitors implementation throughout the year.
Keeps informed of current audit and DeKalb County issues and concerns; ensures Director those issues and concerns are integrated into the engagement work plan as each assignment is initiated. When appropriate, recommends work plan adjustments to the Chief Audit Executive of Audit.
Provides counsel and direction to DeKalb County officials and other entities on matters related to the OIG policies, work plans, assignments, reports and related matters. As authorized in HB 599, all officers and employees of DeKalb county shall furnish the position incumbent unrestricted access to employees, information, and records including electronic data within the their custody regarding powers, duties, activities, organization, property financial transactions contracts and methods of business required to conduct an audit or otherwise perform audit duties. In addition, they shall provide access for the position incumbent to inspect all property, equipment and facilities within their custody.
Performs other duties as directed.
Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff; develops and oversees employee work schedules to ensure adequate coverage and control; compiles and reviews timesheets; approves/processes employee concerns and problems and counsels or disciplines as appropriate; assists with or completes employee performance appraisals; directs work; acts as a liaison between employees and management; and trains staff in operations, policies, and procedures.
Organizes, prioritizes, and assigns work; prioritizes and schedules work activities in order to meet objectives; ensures that subordinates have the proper resources needed to complete the assigned work; monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work; consults with assigned staff to assist with complex/problem situations and provide technical expertise; provides progress and activity reports to management; and assists with the revision of procedure manuals as appropriate.
Supervises highly complex and visible information technology audits; evaluates and assesses the effectiveness of the County’s various information technology and operational systems of internal control and compliance with applicable laws, policies, regulations and procedures; identifies solutions; and prepares/reviews and submits related reports.
Assists in developing, and implements and monitors department work plan; keeps informed of current audit and County issues and concerns; recommends policy and procedure changes; implements innovative methodologies for audit work processes; and monitors implementation of procedures by staff.
Audits information, records, electronic data, etc. regarding powers, duties, activities, organization, property financial transactions, contracts, and methods of business required to conduct an audit; and inspects all property, equipment, and facilities.
Consults with County CEO, Board of Commissioners, department heads, other County employees, and program administrators to review current and proposed information technology and administrative processes; and give advice and make recommendations regarding current and proposed information technology processes and their impact on internal controls.
Prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, or other documents; receives various forms, reports, correspondence, policies, procedures, manuals, reference materials, or other documentation; and reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate.
Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Public Administration, Business Administration, Information Technology, or other field related to area of assignment required; eight years of experience in auditing, evaluation or analysis and two of those years in government or public sector auditing and five years of supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
Specific License or Certification Required: Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license; must possess and maintain certification as Certified Information System Auditor (CISA).
IT Audit Manager KSA’s
Knowledge of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles; Generally Accepted Auditing Standards; United States Government Accountability Office’s Governmental Auditing Standards (yellow book); the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing (red book); and the Information Systems Audit and Control Association’s Standards, Guidelines and Procedures. Knowledge of financial, compliance and operational auditing best practices skills and techniques; Knowledge of information systems technology such as mainframe and personal computers platforms, databases, word processing, electronic spreadsheets, and graphic presentation software; Knowledge of the methods of compiling, reviewing, and analyzing performance, operational and financial data; Ability to supervise; Ability to develop new insights into audits and apply audit and management best practices to make organizational improvements; Ability to understand, interpret and appropriately apply laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures; Ability to assess compliance, accountability of assets and the reliability of performance and accounting procedures within an organization; Ability to analyze problems using sound reasoning to identify solutions and distinguish between relevant and irrelevant information; Ability to plan, organize and monitor work assignments to accomplish goals; Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing to express facts and ideas in a succinct and organized matter and make clear and convincing presentations; Ability to lead change by inspiring, coaching, challenging subordinates and adapting leadership style as the situation dictates; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others by listening and facilitating an open exchange of ideas; Ability to lean and develop understanding of complex organizational and financial processes and systems; Ability to direct project teams and manage group processes by encouraging and facilitating cooperation, trust, group identity, commitment and team spirit; Ability to manage and resolve conflict in a positive and constructive manner; Ability to manage and improve program effectiveness through the use of technology.