Manager, Program Evaluation & Audit

Salary See Position Description Location St. Paul MN 55101, MN Job Type Full-Time Division Regional Administration Job Number 2022-00049 WHO WE ARE

These positions are eligible for a hybrid (both remote and onsite) telework arrangement. The candidate's permanent residence must be in Minnesota or Wisconsin.

We are the Metropolitan Council, the regional government for the seven-county Twin Cities metropolitan area. We plan 30 years ahead for the future of the metropolitan area and provide regional transportation, wastewater, and housing services. More information about us on our website.
We are committed to supporting a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.

This position is posted as continuous and may be removed any time after March 24, 2022, without further notice. The first review of applications will be on March 24, 2022.
We are seeking to hire two (2) individuals.

About the Department:

The Metropolitan Council's Program Evaluation & Audit Department (Audit) is to provide independent, objective assurance and consulting services to add value and improve the Metropolitan Council's operations. The mission of Audit is to enhance and protect organizational value by providing risk-based and objective assurance, advice, and insight. Audit helps the Metropolitan Council accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of governance, risk management, and control processes.

How your work would contribute to our organization and the Twin Cities region:
The Manager of Program Evaluation and Audit
will assist the Director of Program Evaluation and Audit with coordination of audit projects and planning activities of the work unit, supervise and mentor staff coordinate investigations and work on special projects in the unit.

What you would do in this job

  • Provide day-to-day oversight of work on audit projects, supervising and advising staff on tools and methodology to ensure timely completion.
  • Supervise, develop, coach, and conduct performance evaluations of direct report staff.
  • Help confirm adherence with Institute of Internal Audit (IIA) standards and ensure that approved audit templates and procedures are incorporated into all audit programs.
  • Assist with the communication within the unit, with management, vendors, consultants, and investigators.
  • Coordinate audit coverage with state and federal auditors, consultants, and other external assurance providers.
  • Coordinate complaint intake and manage confidential investigations at the request of senior management.
  • Help develop and monitor key performance indicators for the audit department, assist with quality assurance and updates to the audit database and assist Director with reporting to Audit Committee.
  • In the absence of the Director, potentially may assume the role of Acting Director responsibilities for the overall management of the division and reporting to the Audit Committee.
What education and experience are required for this job (minimum qualifications)

Associate's Degree in accounting, finance, business, public policy or public administration; AND eight (8) years of increasingly responsible experience in an internal audit function, or related experience in financial, operational, and compliance reviews WITH Three (3) years of demonstrated experience in a supervisory, lead, project management or mentorship role.
OR
Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business, public policy or public administration; AND Six (6) years of increasingly responsible experience in an internal audit function, or related experience in financial, operational, and compliance reviews WITH Three (3) years of demonstrated experience in a supervisory, lead, project management or mentorship role.
OR
Master's Degree in accounting, finance, business, public policy or public administration; AND four (4) years of increasingly responsible experience in an internal audit function, or related experience in financial, operational, and compliance reviews WITH Three (3) years of demonstrated experience in a supervisory, lead, project management or mentorship role.

What additional skills and experience would be helpful in this job (desired qualifications:

  • Master's degree in accounting, finance, business, public policy, public administration, or related field.
  • Demonstrated work experience with writing quality audit reports and presenting results to senior management leaders and audit committee members.
  • Knowledge of auditing in a public sector environment with knowledge of federal and state grant requirements.
  • Experience managing projects with an emphasis on experience overseeing multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Completion, or demonstrated progress toward, a CIA (Certified Internal Auditor), CPA (Certified Public Accountant), CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner), and/or CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor).
  • Experience applying auditing standards, specifically those issued by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).
  • Experience with conducting or managing employee investigations, fraud detection, and prevention.
  • Knowledge of, or experience with information technology (IT) systems, IT general controls, and/or IT auditing.
  • Experience with construction or contract auditing, particularly in a public sector environment.
  • Experience with financial auditing.
What knowledge, skills, and abilities you should have within the first six months on the job:
  • Excellent writing and communications skills: ability to communicate in a professional manner and work with all levels of management across multiple divisions.
  • Experience with report writing, review, editing, and providing feedback for revisions.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience evaluating internal controls and providing recommendations for improvement in a complex business environment, in the public sector.
  • Ability to provide excellent coaching and supervision to a diverse team.
  • Ability to work well with others, earn respect and participate in an active and open-minded debate.
  • Ability to understand the importance of applying and modeling the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion with the team and organization.
  • Knowledge of the role of internal audit in an organization; ability to think independently, learn quickly, and use persuasion skills to drive positive change.
  • Ability to recognize and appreciate staff strengths and unique skillsets, and the ability to equally recognize, coach, and respond to staff limitations or varying work styles.
What you can expect from us:
  • We offer the opportunity to make a difference and positively influence the Twin Cities metropolitan area.
  • We encourage our employees to develop their skills through on-site training and tuition reimbursement.
  • We provide a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and a good work/life balance.
More about why you should join us!
Additional information

Union: Non-Represented
Grade: J
FLSA Status: Exempt
Safety Sensitive: No
Full Salary Range: $42.03-63.43 Hourly/$87,422- $131,934
Hiring Range: $42.03-$47.70 Hourly/$87,422 -$99,216

Selection Process: Candidates will be selected for a final interview based on the results of:

  • Minimum Qualifications Review
  • Education and Experience Rating
  • Structured Panel Interview
What your work environment would be:
You would perform your work in a standard office setting. Work may sometimes require travel between your primary work site and other sites.

What steps the recruitment process involves:
  • We review your minimum qualifications
  • We rate your education and experience
  • We conduct a structured panel interview
  • We conduct a selection interview
Once you have successfully completed the steps above, then:

If you are new to the Metropolitan Council, you must pass a background check which verifies education, employment, and criminal history. A driving record check and/or physical may be conducted if applicable to the job. If you have a criminal conviction, you do not automatically fail. The Metropolitan Council considers felony, gross misdemeanor, and misdemeanor convictions on a case-by-case basis, based on whether they are related to the job and whether the candidate has demonstrated adequate rehabilitation.

If you are already an employee of the Metropolitan Council, you must pass a criminal background check if the job you're applying for is safety-sensitive, is a supervisory or management job, is in the Finance, Information Services, Audit, or Human Resources departments, or has access to financial records, files/databases, cash, vouchers or transit fare cards.

IMPORTANT: If you make a false statement or withhold information, you may be barred from job consideration.

The Metropolitan Council is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and veteran-friendly employer. The Council is committed to a workforce that reflects the diversity of the region and strongly encourages persons of color, members of the LGBTQ community, individuals with disabilities, women, and veterans to apply. If you have a disability that requires accommodation during the selection process, please email HR-OCCHealth@metc.state.mn.us.
Posted
04/23/2022
Salary Range
$67,000.00 - $111,000.00
per Year
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Location
St. Paul, MN, US