The Information Technology (IT) Auditor conducts internal audits, consultations, and possibly investigation, projects specific to information systems and technology evaluating internal controls over business risks, accountability, and compliance with federal, State, and local guidelines, internal controls.
Plans, budgets, and conducts information system audits of computer operations, individual computer applications, systems, or application development which include
Develops detailed audit plans and methods to accomplish audit objectives, including data collection techniques and research methods; determines data analysis, testing, and evaluation methods
Accurately assesses the risks and effectiveness of internal controls over key activities, e.g., processes, systems, programs, etc.
Documents all reports, work papers, and communications in a clear, concise, and accurate manner
Conducts research to determine necessary information to conduct audits and investigations and make value-added recommendations
Communicates and prepares reports on audit findings and makes recommendations designed to improve the effectiveness of internal controls, reliability of systems and information, and compliance with applicable laws and regulations
Provides data analytic support to other audits, consultations, and investigations
Completes special projects as request by the Director of Internal Audit
Experience: One year of IT auditing experience.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Business, or related field.
Combination of relevant education and relevant experience accepted?No
Computer Skills: Advanced proficiency with technology and software, e.g., ACL, SQL, Microsoft Office, flowcharting, audit management software, and application systems.
Licenses and Certifications: A Certified Information System Auditor (CISA) and Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) are required. If the candidate does not have these certifications, the Certified Information System Auditor designation will be required within three years of hire and the Certified Internal Auditor designation will be required within five years of hire.
Experience with risk-based audit methodologies and local government operations is a plus. Experience with ACL scripting and data analytics is highly desirable. Professional designations such as Certified Information Systems Security Professional, Certified Public Accountant, or Certified Fraud Examiner are highly desirable.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Internal control systems, standards, operational practices, and best practices specific to information technology
Current software development technologies, trends, and methodologies
Advanced proficiency with technology and software, (e.g., ACL, SQL, Excel) and application systems
Leading complex audit or investigation projects
Obtaining, preparing, and organizing information and data used in connection with audits and other internal audit activities
Database management systems
Information security management
Data communication systems
Complex data analysis
Strategic Work Relationships—Developing and using collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of the department’s mission, goals, and objectives
Technical/Professional Knowledge and Skills – Demonstrating advanced technical and professional skill or knowledge in business processes and IT technology, keeping up with current developments and trends in information technology
Requirements Data—Translating customers’ and internal audit team’s information technology business needs and problems into viable and accepted solutions
Decision Making—Identifying and understanding issues, problems, and opportunities; comparing data from different sources to draw conclusions; using effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; taking action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences
Adaptability—Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment; adjusting effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements. or cultures
Plan and Organize – Coordinate and perform multiple tasks/projects simultaneously, balancing priorities and deliverables
Communication—Clearly conveying information and ideas through a variety of media, both orally and in written format to individuals or groups in a manner that helps them understand the message
Interpersonal Skills—Working independently and within a team environment to accomplish goals, lead projects, and mentor others
WORK ENVIRONMENT Moderate noise is typical for the work environment for this job.
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS STATEMENT To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable
Internal Number: 110374
About Mecklenburg County Internal Audit
Mecklenburg County was founded on February 26, 1763. Residents chose the name Mecklenburg in hopes of gaining favor with King George III of England, whose wife, Queen Charlotte, was born in a German province of that name. The N.C. State Constitution, approved in 1868, gave the citizens of a county the authority to elect the officials who governed them called a Board of County Commissioners. From 1868 to 1986, Mecklenburg County followed the same basic plan of a five-member Board, elected at-large. In December 1986, the first seven-member district/at-large Board took office, launching a district plan approved by a county-wide vote in 1984. In December 1994, the first nine-member district/at-large Board took office. This re-districting plan was approved by voters in 1993, with six commissioners elected from single-member districts, and three at-large members elected by a county-wide vote. In 1962, the County Manager form of administration was adopted in Mecklenburg County. The County Manager is the chief administrative officer of Mecklenburg County Government. Appointed by the Board of County Commissioners, the County Manager implements Board policies; represents the County in dealin...gs with other governmental units and agencies; recommends the annual budget to the Board; and, with the help of a management team of General Managers, and department directors, coordinates the work of all County agencies.