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Audit Manager

Company: State Auditors Office
Location: Austin
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Job Description:

Career Opportunities with State Auditor's Office A great place to work. Careers At State Auditor's Office Current job opportunities are posted here as they become available. Subscribe to our RSS feeds to receive instant updates as new positions become available. HIRE DATE: TBD HOURS PER WEEK: 40 LOCATION: Austin, Texas (No satellite offices.) NO. OF OPENINGS: One GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Performs highly responsible work planning and annually managing six to ten evaluation-type projects (approximately 30,000 hours) of executive, legislative, and judicial agencies; state-supported institutions of higher education; and other entities receiving state or federal funding. Manages approximately 15 direct reports in addition to project teams. Examples of projects include the audit of the statewide financial statements of the State of Texas; audits for economy, efficiency, and effectiveness of state agencies and programs; and performance audits. Identifies and plans for resource (human and equipment) needs of the agency. Maintains a working relationship with approximately 25 state agencies and universities in order to provide consultation and assistance in addition to identifying issues for further study. Reports to an assistant state auditor and has extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment to promote efficient and effective work processes. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Analyzes internal and external information to assess risk factors and identify high-risk issues.
  • Creates more efficient work processes, including the introduction of new work processes or organizational strategies.
  • Manages individuals and project teams through mentoring, job assignments, delegation of work, and review of ongoing and completed work to assess achievement of the Office's goals and objectives.
  • Assists in the development of individual staff members through one-to-one mentoring, participating in setting goals and objectives, providing frequent oral and written feedback about performance, and identifying appropriate training needs.
  • Develops annual work plan and project objectives, including budgets and deliverables.
  • Develops office wide policies and procedures.
  • Develops and maintains an appropriate client relationship with agency and university executives, legislators, and legislative staff through correspondence and individual contact, briefings, and post project analysis meetings.
  • Presents information to staff and external audiences through formal presentations and training courses.
  • Performs related work as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from an accredited four year college or university (copy of transcript required). At least one of the following certifications is required: Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). Five years of significant, directly related experience in strategic management or highly responsible audit project management (preferably attained within past five years in public or private sector). Experience should include managing and developing individuals and project teams, translating strategic plans into actions that help fulfill organizational objectives, developing and carrying out policy and converting strategy into operations, developing new systems that achieve organizational goals more efficiently and effectively, analyzing risk in major accountability systems, and communicating/producing information with a results-oriented focus. Strong financial skills a must. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES: Knowledge of:
    • Management procedures and management standards.
    • Human resource management, especially performance management.
    • Research and analytical techniques to assess risk.
    • Systematic problem-solving models and processes that incorporate a team approach to recognize and solve problems.
    • Models or processes for envisioning and implementing change in organizations.
    • Methods for creating organizational strategies that align all resources to achieve the vision/mission of the organization. Skill in:
      • Reviewing reports and information for clarity, quality, and sufficiency of evidence.
      • Using project management techniques to plan, organize, coordinate, and direct project operations.
      • Facilitating meetings and work in order to develop self-managed, high performing teams.
      • Supervising the work of others and consulting on projects maintaining various levels of leadership.
      • Developing a working relationship with various customers, such as agency and university executives and other personnel, including legislators and legislative staff.
      • Composing and editing clear and concise written information, including technical reports, summaries, memos, correspondence, directions, and related written materials.
      • Communicating effectively (oral and written), including planning and delivering speeches and presentations, training, audit reports, correspondence, and other written materials.
      • Identifying and implementing appropriate change strategies involving human resources management in an organization.
      • Managing projects and achieving desired outcomes within tight budgets.
      • Implementing models or processes that provide solutions beyond the traditional responses to organizational needs, problems, etc. (i.e., "outside-the-box thinking").
      • Analyzing, utilizing, and presenting information that is useful to decision makers. The State Auditor's Office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability in employment or in the provision of services. Applicants should communicate requests for disability-related accommodations during the application process to our Human Resources Office.

Keywords: State Auditors Office, Austin , Audit Manager, Executive , Austin, Texas

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