Lead Auditor Vendor Audits – Office of Auditor General
New York City Department of Education - Brooklyn, NY

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Position Summary: The Lead Auditor Vendor Audits – Office of Auditor General (OAG) performs and/or manages audits of accounting and financial data of the Department of Education’s preschool programs to ensure accuracy and compliance with government guidelines and laws. Identifies improper accounting and documents; researches issues and makes recommendations to improve policies or procedures accordingly to the Deputy Auditor General and other senior leaders of the OAG; and works with outside auditors to support the external auditing function. The Lead Auditor also examines complex financial, operational and performance information, including reviews of audited financial statements and cost reports; oversees the preparation of audit plans and assesses risks, constraints, resources, management priorities, and other concerns to determine whether expenses are properly reported in accordance with applicable guidelines and regulations. S/he may testify in court; participate in meetings with State and City comptroller managers and with other outside agencies regarding audit findings. Performs related work.

Reports to: Deputy Auditor General, Assistant Auditor General, and the Director of Vendor Audits.

Direct Reports: Management Auditor, Management Auditor Trainee, Principal Administrative Associate, and Education Analyst.

Key Relationships: Department of Education (DOE) and State Education Department (SED) operational and program managers, NYC and NYS Comptrollers, private special education program providers, and provider coalition representatives.


Conduct and supervise audit assignments from planning to report writing, including management of staff conducting audits/field reviews. Plan, modify and oversee the development of audit programs and surveys. Conduct entrance and/or exit conferences and other audit-related meetings with managers to facilitate the audit. Instruct subordinates in the established rules and procedures for the conduct of audits. Conduct field visits. Write, review and edit audit reports and recommendations based on audit findings. Apply government auditing/accounting standards during the performance of audit related assignments. Develop and provide staff training and evaluation. Act as liaison with SED managers responsible for rate setting and program oversight. Assist OAG senior managers with developing an annual audit plan that covers at least the following sections: statutory authority for conducting audits; purpose and scope; audit standards; and selection criteria and evaluation of audit candidates. Adhere to the annual audit schedule as delineated by the OAG and prescribed by the State Education Department. Determine if expenses are properly reported in accordance with applicable guidelines, regulations, and instructions.

Qualification Requirements:

1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college, including or supplemented by 24 credits in accounting, including one course each in advanced accounting, auditing and cost accounting and five years of full-time experience in management auditing, EDP auditing, financial accounting and/or financial auditing, at least 18 months of which must have been in an administrative, managerial or executive capacity or in the supervision of several teams of auditors; or
2. A valid Certified Public Accountant License or a certificate as a Certified Internal Auditor and four years of full-time experience as indicated in "1" above, at least 18 months of which must have been in an administrative, managerial or executive capacity or in the supervision of several teams of auditors.


Certified Public Accountant. Strong analytical and interpersonal skills. Strong oral and written communication skills.

Salary: $70,000 +

(Internal candidates who are selected for this position and who currently hold comparable or less senior positions within the DOE will not make less than their current salary.)

Please include a resume and cover letter with your application.

Applications will be accepted through August 30, 2013.

NOTE: The filling of all positions is subject to budget availability and/or grant funding.

It is the policy of the Department of Education of the City of New York to provide educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, alienage and citizenship status, age, marital status, disability, prior record of arrest or conviction (except as provided by law), sexual orientation, gender (sex), and to maintain an environment free of discriminatory harassment, including sexual harassment, or retaliation as required by civil rights law. Inquiries regarding compliance with this equal opportunity policy may be directed to: Office of Equal Opportunity, 65 Court Street, Room 1102, Brooklyn, New York 11201, or visit the OEO website at http://schools.nyc.gov/OEO