The city of Glendale is seeking interest from passionate, proven collaborators with internal audit experience to serve as our next Internal Audit Program Manager. The ideal candidate will act as a strategic partner to add value to the organization by using the role of internal audit to advance organizational performance in partnership with management. The successful candidate will be skilled in fostering a high standard of ethics that instills trust and confidence, developing partnerships with stakeholders to understand issues, challenging the status quo to drive innovation, and is personally invested in all aspects of the organization’s success.
Some job functions will require the employee to work in the office. The opportunity to telework will be available at the discretion of Management.
Moving expenses may be available at the discretion of Management.
First review of applications will begin on March 26, 2021.
This position is responsible for managing, planning, organizing, and coordinating the functions of the city's Independent Internal Audit Program (IIAP) which is governed by an Audit Committee. The Program Manager will serve as the city's independent and objective liaison to the Audit Committee. The focus of this position is to aid the city in accomplishing its strategic objectives by facilitating a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes. Actual audit work is performed by the program manager as well as by contract audit firms.
Assist the Audit Committee to develop the overall audit strategy to support the organization's objectives and governance policies.
Provide guidance to the Audit Committee in the development of a risk-based Annual Audit Plan.
Prepare the draft Annual Audit Plan at the direction of the Audit Committee.
Periodically conduct assessments of financial, compliance and operational risk exposures and communicate significant exposures to the Audit Committee for consideration of any additional recommendations to the City Council.
Assist the Audit Committee in establishing an approved list of firms eligible to perform audits on a contract basis.
Procure professional consulting services for audit engagements approved by the City Council in accordance with the Annual Audit Plan.
Serve as the contract manager monitoring performance and deliverables for all audits performed on a contract basis.
Serve as the liaison for external auditors to set appropriate meetings and gather data and information from departments as necessary.
Perform routine compliance audits and reviews of processes and procedures as directed.
Provide administrative support, research, and reports in support of the Audit Committee's fulfillment of their duties.
Ensure adherence to internal and external auditing requirements and standards as adopted by the Audit Committee.
Develop and implement a comprehensive Internal Audit Quality Assurance and Improvement Program designed to provide reasonable assurance to the various stakeholders that the IIAP performs work in accordance with its charter and adopted standards, operates in an effective and efficient manner, and is perceived by stakeholders as adding value and improving IIAP operations.
Serve as a value-added member of the organization in monitoring the design and proper functioning of internal control policies and procedures to help improve organizational performance.
Track the implementation status of open audit recommendations and report to the Audit Committee.
Serve as the official Secretary for the Audit Committee.
Ensure compliance with public posting requirements for all meetings and minutes of the Audit Committee.
Minimum Qualifications/Special Requirements
Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business or public administration, or a closely related field and five years of increasingly responsible professional auditing, accounting, or related experience.
Internal auditing standards, procedures, techniques, and internal controls
Governmental accounting principles, methods and practices
Generally Accepted Government Accounting Principles (GAAP), Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS), and Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS)
Federal, State and Local laws and regulations governing the receipt, custody and expenditure of public funds
Principles and processes for providing customer services; this includes setting and meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction
Current trends and practices related to the use of technology in internal auditing and related activities
Best practices in auditing and risk management that support the development of High-Performance Organizations including policy, process, and procedure simplification methods
Use of computers, databases, and software
Advanced desktop applications skills (Excel, Access, Word, and PowerPoint); automated accounting software
Commit to the city's mission of improving the lives of the people we serve every day which includes external and internal stakeholders at all levels of the organization
Navigate complex or politically charged issues and working with an elected body.
Demonstrate capacity to model the city's value statements
Consistently demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills, empathy when dealing with others, and a high degree of emotional intelligence
Establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with internal stakeholders, members of the public, City Council, and the city's executive leadership team to establish a high degree of trust which will serve as the basis for reliance on professional advice or judgment
Exhibit the highest level of professional objectivity in gathering, evaluating, and communicating information about the activity or process being examined; and, make a balanced assessment of all the relevant circumstances
Abstain from the undue influence of their own interests or the interests of others in forming judgments by remaining impartial and objective
Maintain the highest degree of confidentiality by respecting the value and ownership of information received and refraining from disclosing information without appropriate authority unless there is a legal or professional obligation to do so
Demonstrate a high degree of competency in the application of the knowledge, skills, and experience needed in the performance of internal audit services
Manage multiple top priority projects at one time and meet strict deadlines
Accurately execute, document and monitor work processes
Demonstrate excellent problem solving and analytical skills
Work with a high degree of independence
Use logic and reasoning to understand, analyze, and evaluate complex situations and research information to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to the situation
Establish and implement effective administrative and management programs and procedures
Effectively communicate complex ideas and proposals to include preparation of reports, presentations, agendas, and policies
Perform arithmetic, algebraic, and statistical applications
Employ economic and accounting principles and practices in the analysis and reporting of financial data
Analyze, interpret, and evaluate complex research findings, financial data, internal controls and operational systems and procedures
Exercise initiative and independent judgment
Any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying.
About City of Glendale
Boasting more than 300 days of sunshine a year, the City of Glendale is a dynamic desert community located on the
western edge of the Phoenix metropolitan area in Maricopa County. Encompassing 60 square miles, Glendale (pop.
237,000) is the fifth largest city in Arizona and a member of the Maricopa Association of Governments. Renowned for its sports complexes, affordable homes, and family entertainment, Glendale remains one of the most desirable communities in the Valley of the Sun.
The City of Glendale operates under a Council-Manager form of government. With approximately 1,900 employees and a FY 2020-21 budget of $747 million, Glendale is a full-service, progressive city. Services include police and fire
protection; water, sewer, and sanitation services; the construction and maintenance of highways, streets, public facilities, and other infrastructure; and recreational activities and cultural events.