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Internal Auditor (Construction)

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Date: Jan 19, 2019

Location: Houston, TX, US

Company: Houston Independent School District

Internal Auditor (Construction) JobID: 59222
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Business Professionals/Internal Audit
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Internal Audit
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Hattie Mae White Bldg.NorthwestBusiness Professionals
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  • Construction Auditor - FA0165
POSITION TITLE: Construction Auditor


Job Code: FA0165



Job Family – Finance & Accounting

JOB SUMMARY: In accordance with IIA Global Internal Audit Competency Framework (“IIA Competencies”), conducts audits and special projects covering construction and bond program areas to accomplish the mission, goals, and objectives of the department. Assists in conducting project risk assessments to design and complete the planning, fieldwork, and reporting phases of audit projects. Performs additional projects as requested by audit management.


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  1. Assists in planning and performing assigned audits, reviews, and other special projects under the general guidance of audit management:
    • Analyzes risk areas and internal controls within assigned projects;
    • Based on audit objectives and assessed risks, develops an audit program to test the design and effectiveness of internal controls in accordance with applicable internal auditing standards;
    • Obtains sufficient evidentiary data to support conclusions and value-added audit recommendations;
    • Documents the tasks performed through the use of work papers;
    • Prepares reports summarizing work performed to satisfy audit objectives and reviews conclusions and recommendations with management;
    • Reviews the adequacy of the corrective action taken to confirm closure of the deficient conditions.
  2. Validates compliance with contractual terms, state laws & regulations, codes, and district policies and procedures.
  3. Identifies opportunities to improve audit efficiencies and value-added audit recommendations.
  4. Demonstrates the IIA Competencies.
  5. Provides consultation to management in accordance with internal auditing standards and best practices.
  6. Attends professional development training to keep informed of current best practices in auditing and accounting.
  7. Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree in accounting, finance, internal audit, engineering, or other related field of study.

WORK EXPERIENCE: 0 to 3 years of experience in accounting, finance, internal audit, or similar role in construction activities.

TYPE OF SKILL AND/OR REQUIRED LICENSING/CERTIFICATION: Eligible to sit for CPA, CIA, CFE, or PE exams; Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite; Familiarity with Teammate audit management software, Audit Command Language (ACL), and SAP; Ability to demonstrate the IIA Competencies; Strong written and verbal communication skills; Working knowledge of business processes and underlying risks and controls; Ability to work well in a team environment; Ability to organize work plans and budgets to effectively complete project work; Familiarity with work paper preparation and requirements; Ability to deliver quality work and expected deliverables within established budget guidelines.

LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES: No supervisory responsibilities. May provide occasional work guidance, technical advice and training to staff.

WORK COMPLEXITY/INDEPENDENT JUDGMENT: Work and tasks are often straightforward, routine, structured and guided by established policies and procedures. Little, if any, independent judgment is required, outside of making basic choices in the selection and application of established methods. The job receives frequent, ongoing supervision.

BUDGET AUTHORITY: No budget development activity is required.

PROBLEM SOLVING: Decisions are made on routine matters affecting few individuals and usually within the confines of the job's own department. Specific job activities and results are typically reviewed closely. There are limited requirements for developing new ideas or changes in methods, procedures or services.

IMPACT OF DECISIONS: Decisions have minor, small and possibly incremental impact on the department or facility. Errors are usually discovered in succeeding operations where most of the work is verified or checked and is normally confined to a single department or phase of the organizational activities resulting in brief inconvenience.

COMMUNICATION/INTERACTIONS: Information sharing - gives and receives information such as options, technical direction, instructions and reporting results. Interactions are mostly with customers, own supervisor and coworkers in own and other departments.

CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIPS: Takes routine or required customer actions to meet customer needs. Responds promptly and accurately to customer complaints, inquiries and requests for information and coordinates appropriate follow-up. May handle escalated issues passed on from coworkers or subordinates.

WORKING/ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: Work is normally performed in a typical interior work environment which does not subject the employee to any hazardous or unpleasant elements. Ability to carry and/or lift less than 15 pounds.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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