Audit and Compliance Manager

Department/Agency of position: 
Baltimore City Health Department
Location of position: 
Baltimore, MD
salary commensurate with education and experience
Date Posted: 
Monday, July 22, 2019
Closing Date: 
Thursday, August 22, 2019
Job Description: 

The Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD) seeks an Audit and Compliance Manager. The Audit and Compliance Manager reports to the Director of Finance and has responsibility for the supervision of audit management, including preparation of the audit strategy and execution of regulatory and compliance related fiscal monitoring of sub recipients.

Founded in 1793, the BCHD is the oldest health department in the country, with 1,000 employees and an annual budget $150 million that aims to promote health and improve well-being through education, policy/advocacy, and direct service delivery. BCHD's wide-ranging responsibilities include maternal and child health, youth wellness, school health, senior services, animal control, restaurant inspections, emergency preparedness, communicable disease treatment, and acute and chronic disease prevention.

The Audit and Compliance Manager is a key member of the BCHD’s Office of Fiscal Services and Grants Management and is responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of multiple audit engagements and is also responsible for ensuring agency and sub recipient compliance with laws, regulations, and reporting standards applicable to grant awards. This manager has control over and exercises wide latitude and discretion in decision-making for establishing the most advantageous course of action for the successful management of each audit engagement.

This is a unique opportunity to be part of a team of dedicated public servants committed to having an immediate and lasting impact on their community.

Essential Functions • Oversees departmental coordination, planning, execution, and reporting of audit projects; continuously evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of audit strategies and proposes and implements improvements, as appropriate. • Conducts periodic reviews and provides oversight and technical assistance to service providers, contractors, and sub-recipients of federal grant awards in order for them to maintain compliance with federal law and fiscal reporting requirements. • Leads departmental preparation for external site visits and examination requests for material from regulators and grantors. • Evaluates audit results and trends across projects to identify and communicate recommendations that support the department in resolving findings. • Establishes audit policies, programs, and procedures to efficiently and effectively accomplish audit activities; administers standardized audit procedures to ensure uniformity. • Researches and analyzes applicable federal/state laws, regulations, guidelines, and internal policies to understand the impact to BCHD programs and assess compliance. • Other duties as assigned.

Successful candidates should have • Progressive experience in leading and managing financial and/or operational audits, preferably within a governmental setting. • Knowledge of U.S. government grant-making rules and regulations, cooperative agreements, and federal guidelines found in 2 CFR Part 200 and OMB Circular A-133. • Basic knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS), and Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing, and Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB). • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite applications particularly Excel and Word; ability to apply technology to work processes. • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Qualifications • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and three years of experience in performing budgetary, fiscal or accounting work at a professional level; preference given to individuals holding a master’s degree and/or CPA • Experience in auditing and fiscal monitoring of grant funds in accordance with OMB Uniform Guidance (2.CFR.200) • Experience in working within a Governmental entity is preferred • Ability to manage tasks, prioritize issues, execute work in an efficient and timely manner and track and manage multiple work streams at once