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, and application development
Designs and tests computer general and application controls
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
Documents all reports, workpapers, 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
Often serves as project team leader with the responsibilities inherent to planning and executing an IT audit, as well as mentor staff
Provides data analytic support to other audits, consultations, and investigations
Completes special projects and/or delivers presentations as requested
Experience: One (1) year of IT auditing experience or three (3) years of internal auditing experience with related experience assessing risk related to information security, IT general controls, network security, technology governance and/or security operations.
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.
Applicants who are selected to advance to the final interview stages will be required to complete a written assessment and prepare an audit case study and with presentation of audit findings.
Internal Number: 110596
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.