Make an impact with your career in audit! The Texas Office of Inspector General was established to combat fraud, waste, and abuse in publicly funded state Health and Human Services programs. We are looking for talented, innovative, and driven people who believe they can help create a better future.
Our office provides a collaborative and supportive workplace culture to grow your career and help positively impact the lives of Texans. Our success is truly based on our people. We commit to supporting our people for their professional growth while maintaining a work life balance. Audit team members enjoy meaningful, challenging, and diverse audit work, a supportive and innovative work environment, coaching and mentor programs, and many more benefits. This position offers a hybrid schedule of telework and in-office work. This position’s ability to telework will be determined by agency and division telework policies and will be required to come into the office, as directed, to fulfill essential job functions.
The OIG Audit & Inspections Division is filling multiple positions in our technical accounting audit team. We are looking for experienced compliance and financial audit project managers to join as a member of our specialized team performing complex audits of HHSC contracts. Audit work is focused on unique business practices Including a broad range of complex transactions involving technical accounting, financial reporting, operational policies, processes and procedures. You'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to identify and prevent fraud, waste, and abuse.
Highlights of the Audit Project Manager role:
Leading risk-based data driven audits of highly complex contracts and financial reporting
Presenting audit results to executive management
Supervising the analysis and review of financial records, contracts, laws, and other relevant guidance.
Concluding on the sufficiency of internal controls
Developing and coaching team members
What you bring to the Audit Project Manager role:
Technical accounting knowledge
In-depth knowledge of audit practices, tools, techniques, concepts, and trends
Ability to effectively communicate nuanced audit results to a variety of audiences.
Ability to manage multiple tasks and team members while ensuring audit objectives are met.
Desire to work constructively with others to achieve organizational goals
Essential Job Functions:
EJF 1: Project Management (35%)
Leads, supervises, and assigns tasks in the planning, completion, and review of all aspects of an audit, including the preparation of key deliverables in the planning, fieldwork, and reporting phases of a project.
Responsible for monitoring, tracking, and achieving audit objectives within established budgets and timeframes.
Ensures project-level objectives are achieved.
Communicates expectations, evaluates performance, and provides feedback to staff about their performance.
EJF 2: Communication (30%)
Develops and presents oral and written information, including audit status meetings, results, and recommendations, concisely and accurately to auditees and internal management.
Prepares and reviews audit documentation in conformance with auditing standards and effective business writing practices.
Leads the report-writing process to clearly communicate audit results and recommendations.
Leads, coaches, and mentors OIG Audit staff in the development of critical thinking, problem-solving, technical audit skills, and the application of audit standards.
Communicates staff performance with OIG Audit management.
EJF 3: Audit Execution/Technical (25%)
Assigns and reviews work performed by audit teams to ensure (a) necessary audit steps were completed and sufficiently documented, (b) audit documentation adhered to applicable standards, policies, and procedures, and (c) evidence obtained during the audit fully supports reported conclusions, findings, and recommendations.
Conducts review of audit documentation, provides written feedback, and prepares the project for quality review.
Ensures audits are conducted in compliance with professional standards and OIG Audit policies and procedures
May assess IT systems and controls (general and application).
EJF 4: Other (10%)
Performs other work as assigned, such as serving on workgroups and developing and delivering training, interviewing and selecting career ladder staff.
Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Knowledge of generally accepted government auditing standards.
Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles
Knowledge of information technology/system controls.
Knowledge of HHS and DFPS agency programs.
Skill in critical thinking.
Skill in identifying and assessing risk and internal control structures.
Skill in sampling, and interpreting results.
Skill in identifying and applying audit criteria.
Skill in developing audit procedure steps.
Skill in gathering, analyzing, and drawing accurate and logical conclusions about information.
Skill in supervising and coaching others and in providing feedback.
Skill in understanding and communicating complex technical information.
Skill in applying project management concepts to plan and monitor one’s own work and the work of others to meet deadlines.
Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with internal staff and auditees.
Skill in managing multiple individual and team projects to meet deadlines.
Bachelor’s degree from a college or university.
At least three years of experience in auditing, information technology/systems auditing, financial analysis, accounting, or other relevant fields as determined by the hiring manager.
The individual in the Audit Project Manager position must be a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA). CPA is strongly preferred.
Bachelor’s or master’s degree with major course work in auditing, accounting, finance, information technology, or a related business area.
Experience in performance auditing, public sector auditing (information systems or financial), Single Audit Act federal compliance auditing, cost accounting, budgeting in Texas government, accounting and business processes, or HHS and DFPS programs.
Relevant professional designations, advanced degrees, and years of experience will be considered in determining salary level.
The OIG's mission, as prescribed by statute, is the "prevention, detection, audit, inspection, review, and investigation of fraud, waste, and abuse in the provision and delivery of all health and human services in the state, including services through any state-administered health or human services program that is wholly or partly federally funded, and the enforcement of state law relating to the provision of these services."Our primary tools for detecting, deterring, and preventing fraud, waste, and abuse are audits (conducted under Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards, also known as the Yellow Book); investigations (conducted pursuant to generally accepted investigative policies); inspections (conducted under the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) standards, also known as the Blue Book); and reviews (conducted under the Principles and Standards for Offices of Inspector General developed by the Association of Inspectors General, also known as the Green Book).