Internal Audit Manager (Manager II)

Internal Audit Manager (Manager II)
Montgomery County Office of the County Executive
 Rockville, Maryland
Job Description

CLOSING DATE: June 21, 2024

About the Position:

Montgomery County Government seeks a highly organized and detail-oriented individual to serve as Manager II of the Internal Audit Office in the Office of the County Executive for Montgomery County, Maryland.

What you will be doing:

The Internal Audit Manager provides independent internal audit services for all County government executive branch departments and offices, developing and executing a multi-year risk-based audit plan, and providing technical and consultative assistance to County officials to address complex program management issues. This role is integral in ensuring enterprise-wide and department-specific operations have designed and implemented effective risk controls and processes to minimize opportunities for fraud, abuse, or waste. This position works with senior County and program officials to ensure that corrective actions to address audit findings and recommendations have been timely implemented. The Internal Audit function is organizationally part of the Office of the County Executive in recognition of the financial management obligations that are an integral responsibility of County government; and in recognition of the central role the Internal Audit function performs, consistent with best practice recommendations advanced by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), in risk assessment, evaluation of internal controls and processes, and monitoring of corrective action plan implementation for all audits, including those conducted by the Office of Inspector General.

A Manager II (Internal Audit Manager) candidate should be able to:

  • Promote effective management of County programs and appropriate use of County resources by leading the County’s internal audit program to identify risks, vulnerabilities, and program improvement opportunities.
  • Oversee the conduct of a full spectrum of risk-based audits including program performance, fiscal and functional operations, governance, contracts, information technology, regulatory/policy compliance, and forensic audits, including audits of both enterprise-level and department level control environments.
  • Ensure development and timely implementation of corrective actions by Departments required to address all audit findings and recommendations impacting County departments.
  • Conduct internal fact-finding and investigations of allegations of waste or mismanagement.
  • Plan, execute, manage, and monitor all aspects of the County’s internal audit program, including developing, administering, and overseeing contracts for auditing services; and providing technical assistance and consultation to County officials.

About the Ideal Candidate:

The Internal Audit Manager will possess a comprehensive understanding, or the ability to rapidly acquire and understand, County, State and Federal rules and regulations and laws pertinent to the activities of the organization. The ideal candidate will be adept at establishing strong working relationships with high-ranking executive officials within local government, in order to identify existing internal control gaps and weaknesses, and opportunities for improvement; and to implement necessary enhancements or corrective actions in response to audit findings and recommendations.

The candidate must be able to present complex and technical information in appropriate forms for a wide range of executive and legislative branch audiences, and must also possess demonstrated executive level management experience or acumen, knowledge of compliance and enterprise risk management and mitigation, responsible professional experience in auditing or audit management, and be skillful at decision-making, best practices in governance and management practices, and relationship building. Excellent communication skills are required to effectively represent, justify, and defend controversial findings and recommendations, and negotiate suitable solutions with program and executive-level officials.

As a County leader, the incumbent will continually promote effective management and implementation of the County’s mission, vision, policies, objectives, values, and priorities. The work of promoting effective risk management and control practices is essential to the mission of the County Government and affects all residents in the County.

A criminal background check and financial disclosure will be conducted on the selected candidate prior to appointment. As a manager/supervisor working in a union environment, this position has a responsibility for fostering a positive labor relations environment based on mutual trust, respect, and cooperation.

Effective June 16, 2024, the salary range for this position will be $105,649.00 to $186,584.00, depending upon the background and qualifications of the successful candidate.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience: Seven years of progressively responsible professional experience in auditing, financial accounting, or a related field, three (3) years of which were in a supervisory or executive capacity. The term "executive" is further defined as a high echelon or high-level position in an organization that is assigned technical research, management advisory services responsibilities, or policy-making duties and responsibilities that exerts considerable influence on organizational policy, plans, and operations through technical research, management advisory services, and/or policy-making duties and responsibilities (e.g., County positions at Grade 30 or above).
  • Education: A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Equivalency: An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.

Preferred Criteria:

  • Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be selected for interviews based on the following preferred criteria. Taking the time to address these areas in your resume is advised.
  • Extensive experience managing internal audit programs and systems and developing and implementing strategic multi-year audit plans.
  • Extensive experience preparing and directing the preparation of risk assessments, complex audits, audit reports and studies.
  • Extensive experience analyzing and interpreting independent audits, research and findings.
  • Thorough knowledge of and experience working with internal controls in the fields of finance, information technology, and business operations.
  • Experience identifying and proactively evaluating the design and operation of programs and core management functions, and policies; and providing recommendations for improving the effectiveness and efficiency of existing programs, systems, operations and procedures.
  • Experience writing reports and preparing materials for presentations; expressing facts, conclusions, and recommendations clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

If you are selected for an interview, you will be required to provide a writing sample.