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Internal Audit Manager

at Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community

Pay: $80,755 to $113,060/year
Pay Comments: Advertised salary is the full range. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. SRPMIC offers a rich benefits package with too much to mention: Health Insurance, Prescription Drug Coverage, Vision Care, Dental, Paid Life, Employee Assistance Program, 401(k)Plan, Accrue 15 Paid Annual and 15 Sick Days Your First Year, 13 Recognized Holidays and more!
Posted: 4/12/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 100044

Job Description

Definition: Under general supervision of the Internal Audit Director, manages day-to-day internal audits of the books and records of SRPMIC Tribal Government, SRPMIC Enterprises, Federal Grants as well as operational audits for efficiency and effectiveness of the SRPMIC government and Enterprises. Manages the department Senior Internal Auditors and Internal Auditors as assigned. Reviews audit planning memos, work papers and reports to ensure audit objectives, scope and procedures are sufficient to complete assigned audits.  Reviews Audit Reports to ensure compliance with department standards. Develops and enhances the necessary "soft skills" to solidify the working relationship building for Internal Audit to be effective. This job class is treated as FLSA Exempt.

Examples of Tasks:

Essential Functions: Essential functions may vary among positions and may include the following tasks and other characteristics. This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not intended to be comprehensive list of tasks performed by all positions in this classification.

1. Soft Skills: Routinely demonstrates proficiency with the "soft skills" necessary to effectively engage customers and other to ensure a successful total audit and review process.

  • Presents a professional, strong, competent and well organized persona capable of multi-tasking and making difficult and critical decisions on short notice.
  • Works to develop and fully enhance verbal, written and listening communication skills.

2. Supervision & Workflow: Plans, prioritizes, schedules and coordinates staff workflow.

  • Completes Employee Performance Appraisal Reports (EPARs) for assigned staff that are reviewed and given final approval by the Internal Audit Director.
  • Establishes performance standards for the Senior Internal Auditors and Internal Auditors, thereby providing a division-wide set of guidance standards and development processes.
  • Develops standard procedures to guide staff with audit responsibilities and responds to questions regarding assignments.
  • Monitors staff effectiveness, recognizes achievements and corrects performance deficiencies as required.
  • Meets with assigned staff to review fieldwork and documentation of audit progress as necessary.
  • Reviews and approves all planning memos, work papers and reports prior to submission to the Internal Audit Director.

3. Mentoring & Leadership: Mentors Senior Internal Auditors and Internal Auditors to assist them in attaining technical and customer service skills along with the experience necessary to perform independently and achieve career progression goals.

  • Mentors staff including developing personalized training programs.
  • Provides managerial leadership including determining, with guidance from the Internal Audit Director, the future direction of Tribal Government and Enterprise Audit Plan.
  • Works with staff to increase professionalism in the workplace and provides training and assistant as needed.  Ensures assigned staff meets all goals and objectives.
  • Evaluates and improves the effectiveness of Internal Audit service delivery using industry benchmarks and Internal Audit "Best Business Practices".  Continuously improves operational policies, practices, procedures and methodologies.
  • Communicates Department goals and objectives to the Internal Audit staff to encourage and develop individual "ownership".

4. Operations: Oversees, manages and supervises the SRPMIC Internal Audit operation functions and staff for audits of Departments, programs, grants and Enterprises.  Ensures adherence to the Annual Audit Plan timeline.

  • Reviews Internal Audit Reports.
  • Ensures compliance with internal control policies and procedures.
  • Develops and implements strategies and programs to enhance the effectiveness of the internal audit process using methods such as automated audit techniques and computer audit software.
  • Assumes responsibility for special audit projects as assigned.
  • Develops and implements risk management processes and procedures.
  • Works with audit or executive committees of various Boards of Directors of the Enterprises as assigned by the Internal Audit Director.
  • Works with Department Directors on audits and internal controls as assigned by the Internal Audit Director.
  • Completes "Design Gap" analysis of internal control documentation.
  • Analyzes "Operational Gaps" for seriousness, i.e. deficiency, significant deficiency or material weakness.

5.  Audit Programs: Reviews and approves general and specific audit objectives and programs to complete assigned audits.

  • Assists Internal Audit Director with Annual Audit Plan.
  • Approves audit programs to ensure Community and Enterprise assets and revenues are adequately protected and that all federal and state grants and contracts are properly administered and reported.

6.  Audit Reporting: Prepares a preliminary Annual Audit Plan for potential high-risk areas susceptible to fraud or misappropriation of funds.

  • Presents detailed Audit Reports for approval by the Internal Audit Director.
  • Interprets audit results and develops recommendations.
  • Analyzes audit data for deficient controls, duplicated efforts, fraud or non-compliance with laws, regulations, policies, practices and procedures.
  • Makes presentation of Audit Reports to the Tribal Council, Enterprises and Tribal Government Departments as requested by Internal Audit Director.
  • Prepares and submits accurate and complete planning memos and complete reports to the Internal Audit Director.
  • Submits Audit Reports are presented with no grammatical or spelling errors.
  • Adheres to the audit timeline and reporting schedules.
  • Performs follow-up reviews as required.

7.  Miscellaneous: Performs other job related tasks as assigned by the Internal Audit Director.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics:

  • Knowledge of professional rules, regulation, practices with emphasis on Internal Audit Standards & Practice Advisories.
  • Knowledge of the history, culture, laws, ordinances, customs and traditions of the SRPMIC.
  • Knowledge of personnel management and personnel performance reviews.
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting theories, principles and practices of "for profit" businesses.
  • Knowledge of generally accepted auditing standards and practices for government operations.
  • Knowledge of general budgeting principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of PeopleSoft Financial reports, department organization charts and department source documents.
  • Knowledge of the principles and Best Practices of internal auditing.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of organizational financial administration.
  • Knowledge of general accounting theories, principles and practices of auditing.
  • Knowledge of Yellow Book auditing procedures.
  • Knowledge of GASB and FASB standards.
  • Knowledge of computerized products used in auditing and accounting systems and processes.
  • Knowledge of business and management practices relating to general ledger accounts and other financial records.
  • Knowledge of statistical sampling methodologies.
  • Knowledge of the COSO framework.
  • Knowledge of the State Gaming Compact and NIGC Minimum Internal Control Standards.
  • Skill developing department standards, policies, practices and procedures.
  • Skill managing medium to large, complex auditing projects.
  • Skill resolving auditing problems.
  • Skill reviewing and evaluating financial & budget records.
  • Skill with both verbal and written presentations and communication.
  • Skill applying auditing and accounting methods and techniques.
  • Skill with mathematical computation and in using computerized products for auditing.
  • Skill establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with Community officials, managers, and other staff.
  • Skill monitoring and developing staff.
  • Ability to use a personal computer including; Visio, MS Project, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook software.
  • Ability to write complex, cross-functional technical audit programs.
  • Ability to understand federal single audit requirements.
  • Ability to manage staff workflow in an equitable, efficient and successful manner.
  • Ability to effectively mentor auditing staff.
  • Ability to effectively embrace change management.
  • Ability to accurately diagnose auditing related problems and take appropriate and timely corrective action.
  • Ability to produce written documents with clearly organized thoughts using proper sentence construction, punctuation and grammar in a timely manner.
  • Ability to accurately diagnose auditing related problems and take appropriate and timely corrective action.

Skill / Requirements

Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Accounting, Business Administration or closely related field is required, an MBA is preferred.

  • A professional certification (such as CPA, CIA, CMA or CFE) related to the field of accounting and auditing is required.

Experience: Minimum 8 years' experience in governmental, industry accounting and auditing and 5 years supervisory experience is required. Public accounting/auditing experience is preferred.  Microsoft Project software proficiency required.

Equivalency: Any equivalent combination of education and experience that will allow the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the job may be considered.

Insurability: Must possess and maintain a valid Arizona Driver's License and meet the SRPMIC insurance standards.

Special Requirements: May be required to work beyond normal work hours including nights, weekends and holidays.

  • May be required to obtain a gaming license.
  • Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of credit, background, criminal, drug, reference, driving, educational and professional certification checks.
  • Must be willing to work in an environment containing smokers (Casino).

Important Notes

Important Notes

Prior to hire as an employee, applicants will be subject to drug and alcohol testing. Will be required to pass a pre-employment background/fingerprint check. Employees are subject to random and alcohol testing. "SRPMIC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer" Preference will be given to a qualified Community Member, then a qualified Native American and then other qualified candidate

Application instructions: To apply or view full job description go to *Resumes alone will not be accepted. This position is open until 04/26/2019

Application Instructions

Application Instructions

To apply for this position or to view the full job description, please visit our website at then select Employment Opportunities. Open until 04/26/2019