at Metra in Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Metra is one of the largest and most complex commuter rail systems in North America, serving Cook, DuPage, Will, Lake, Kane, and McHenry Counties. The agency is linking communities in Northeastern Illinois by providing safe, reliable, and efficient commuter service.
The Audit Department reports to the Chief Audit Officer, who reports directly to Metra's Board of Directors and the CEO. The department is focused on operational, financial and compliance audits and the continuous review of money-handling at the highest levels of the agency. The department is committed to ensuring absolute transparency and proper conduct by all Metra employees.
Reporting to the Director Internal Audit, the Senior Auditor will utilize a broad range of business skills to complete a variety of complex non-routine financial and operational reviews, internal audits, and special investigations to determine the effectiveness of controls and processes; identify material exceptions and noncompliance with applicable laws, regulations, contracts, and procedures; and conduct research, report results, and present recommendations for improvement.
The Primary Duties include: Serve as team lead for lower level auditors; provide technical support, advice and guidance concerning unusual problems; coordinate audit requests from other departments; and assign, review, and approve work. Work with management to develop and monitor compliance with standards, goals, and objectives of assigned audits; and interpret audit procedures, techniques, and analytical materials to be used. Conduct discussions with operational staff and management to obtain explanations of, and reasons for, apparent deficiencies; and assess the significance and risk of control deficiencies. Participate in the development of long- and short-range audit planning, department manuals, and procedures incorporating standards. Prepare audit reports and work papers that document and summarize research with evidential data to support conclusions; present and discuss findings and recommendations to management. Coordinate team's day-to-day activities, assign tasks/projects and monitor performance, and provide guidance and training, but is not a supervisor. Perform other related duties as assigned to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.
Final salary will be determined in part by the qualifications of the selected candidate
Metra is a railroad employer subject to the provisions of the Railroad Retirement Tax Act, not the Social Security Administration.
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business or Public Administration, Computer Information Systems, or related fields.
In addition to #1, must have at least five (5) years of experience performing internal, financial, or operational audits, or financial accounting, and compliance.
Working knowledge of principles, and practices of accounting, business finance, and internal auditing and controls, such as the generally accepted government auditing standards (GAGAS), generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), government accounting standards board (GASB), and the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and Code of Ethics.
Working knowledge of the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations (COSO) model framework for internal controls; and ; and information technology controls.
Working knowledge of investigative and quantitative analysis techniques.
Proficient in Microsoft 365 (Word, Excel, and Power Point) or audit software programs to access data, perform data manipulations and analytics, and develop project worksheets and reports.
Excellent written and verbal communication, critical thinking, analytical and presentation skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills necessary to interact with all levels of management, employees, external consultants, and organizations.
Excellent statistical, financial, and mathematical analysis skills with the ability to interpret facts and figures.
Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Excellent organizational and time management skills.
Able to work effectively in absence of supervision and manage multiple projects simultaneously in a demanding environment.
Able to interpret audit procedures, techniques, analytical materials.
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Metra is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. It is our policy to fill vacant positions with qualified candidates without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, gender identity, disability or any protected categories, assuming an individual can perform the essential functions of the job with or without accommodation.