Auditor IT and Internal Functions

Requisition Number:  6811
Pay Rate:  PGR13

Houston, TX, US

Category:  Administration

Basic Function

Responsible for leading and completion of assigned Information Technology (IT) and Internal Functions audits as well as special projects for assigned organizational and functional activities.  Evaluates the adequacy and effectiveness of management controls over those activities and determines whether organizational units are performing their planning, accounting, custodial, or control activities in compliance with management instructions, applicable laws and regulations, statements of policy and procedures in a manner consistent with METRO’s objectives.  Performs duties in a safe, efficient manner and in compliance with all applicable rules and safety procedures

Responsibilities and Specific Duties

•    Surveys functions and activities in assigned area to determine the nature of operations and the adequacy of systems and controls to achieve established objectives.
•    Determines the objectives and scope of the proposed audit effort program; for IT audits, coordinates with 3rd party IT consultants to determine objective and scope.
•    Prepares an audit program for Internal Function audits and coordinates with 3rd party IT consultants for IT audits.
•    Determines the auditing procedures to be used, including statistical sampling and the use of automated systems if necessary.
•    Identifies key control points within the systems and/or activities under review.
•    Evaluates the effectiveness of systems and activities through the application of acquired knowledge related to systems, including, financial, manufacturing, engineering, procurement, and other operations, and the use of appropriate auditing techniques.
•    Recommends necessary staff required to complete the various audits and special projects assigned.
•    Performs audit in a professional manner and in accordance with the approved audit program and policies derived under Generally Accepted Governmental Audit Standards (GAGAS).
•    Obtains, analyzes, and appraises evidentiary data as a base for making an informed, objective opinion on the adequacy and effectiveness of the systems and the efficiency of activities being reviewed.
•    Directs, counsels and instructs staff assistants assigned to the audit, and reviews their work for sufficiency of scope and for accuracy.
•    Prepares formal written reports, expressing opinions on the adequacy and effectiveness of the system and the efficiency with which activities are carried out; for IT projects, coordinates with 3rd party IT consultants to ensure a written report is completed in a timely manner.
•    Makes presentations to management during, and at the conclusion of the examination, discusses deficiencies and recommends corrective action to improve operations and reduce costs.
•    Appraises the adequacy of the corrective action taken to improve deficient conditions.
•    Remains current in knowledge of information technology, information security and IT auditing with an awareness of emerging trends.
•    Provides excellent customer service to METRO internal and external customers.
•    Applies SMS methods and principles in their daily routine and supports all aspects of the agency’s Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan (PTASP).
•    Promotes safety awareness and follows safety procedures to reduce or eliminate accidents.
•    Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Education Requirement

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related discipline is required.

Years & Experience Required

Minimum six (6) years Internal Auditing, IT Auditing experience and/or Public Accounting.

Knowledge & Skills Required

Good organizational, interpersonal and communications (written/verbal) skills.  CIA, CPA or CISA required.

Additional Information

The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas has a zero tolerance drug and alcohol policy for all employees. All internal and external applicants will be required to undergo drug testing before employment and will be subject to further drug and/or alcohol testing throughout their employment.

Further, employees who perform safety-sensitive functions will submit to drug and/or alcohol testing in accordance to the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) regulatory requirements.

We provide equal opportunity to all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, veteran status, genetic information or disability.

Nearest Major Market: Houston