Manager of Internal Controls

Manager of Internal Controls
Collier County Board of County Commissioners - County Managers Office
 Naples, Florida
Job Description

Job Summary:

Performs advanced specialized professional work responsible for conducting, managing, and coordinating the internal process and protocol activities. Work will involve application of advanced accounting and fiscal principles and techniques to ensure controls are in place to protect the Division's resources and assets and adhere to established policies and procedures.

Essential Functions:

  • Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff, processing employee concerns and problems, directing work, counseling, disciplining, and completing employee performance appraisals.
  • Plans operational reviews by understanding organizational objectives, structure, policies, processes, internal controls, and external regulations as well as identifying risk areas.
  • Assesses risks and internal controls by identifying areas of non-compliance, evaluating processes, identifying process weaknesses and inefficiencies and operational issues.
  • Conducts financial, compliance, and operational performance assessments which include preparing and executing assessment plans; performing field review work and preparing documentation for the process and preparing summaries with recommendations to eliminate the issues identified. Completes documentation and memoranda by documenting reviews and observations.
  • Analyzes and assesses information through interviews, observations and review of documentation; identifies errors and control deficiencies; identifies and recommends cost savings and improvement; makes recommendations regarding improving operations of the Division.
  • Identifies errors and control deficiencies, works to understand the downstream impact on the business; develops corrective action plans and follows-up on completion of corrective action plans.
  • Communicates progress and findings by providing information in status meetings highlighting unresolved issues, reviewing and preparing documentation and/or memorandums; ensures that recommendations are clearly presented to management in both a written document and oral presentation, as appropriate. Tests and verifies that all agreed-upon recommendations are subsequently implemented.
  • Manages COSO Internal Control Framework for assigned area.
  • Provides oversight to all operational business areas and divisions within assigned section; provide leadership and supervision to financial and operational staff in support of the Division’s business activities; oversee implementation of processes and procedures to improve efficiencies in for divisional operations.
  • Identifies and recommends business process improvements resulting in strengthened internal control controls and operational efficiencies; examines the effectiveness of all levels of Department/Division management in County operations and their compliance with established policies and procedures; makes recommendations regarding operational matters.
  • Ensures divisional compliance with all applicable federal, state and county codes, laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures; initiates any actions necessary to correct deviations or violations.
  • Provides advice and counsel on policies and procedures on matters of internal controls, operating practices, compliance and operational responsibilities.
  • Prepares executive summaries for presentation of internal control review findings to the Board of County Commissioners and enters documents into agenda system.
  • Serves on committees and task forces and participates in other related endeavors as required.