This job is a part of Jacksonville Transportation Authority Audit, Enterprise Risk and Compliance Department.

Brief Description of Work:

Under the direct supervision of the Vice President of Audit, Enterprise Risk and Compliance, this position is responsible for working with the Jacksonville Transportation Authority(JTA) leadership to examine and evaluate activities to ensure the reliability and integrity of information; compliance with policies, plans, procedures, laws and regulations; the safeguarding of assets; the economical and efficient use of resources; the accomplishment of established goals and management objectives and the adequacy of internal controls.

Essential Functions:

Conducts or participates in ongoing complex internal financial, compliance, operational, technology, and performance audits and reviews.

Ensures the effective and efficient execution of audits in conformance with professional standards, budgets, and timelines.

Supports the development of audit plans and defines scope of reviews for internal audits, developing and maintaining contact with operational, financial, or administrative management to ensure an understanding and acceptance of audit requirements, approach and reporting.

Performs tests of processes and controls in order to identify areas of improvement and recommend corrective action to management to ensure compliance.

Identifies possible root causes for observed control weaknesses in order to contribute to a more structural improvement of control framework.

Maintains detailed and accurate work papers during the course of the audit(s).

Assists with the validation of remediation activities and projects in place to address regulatory compliance gaps, which will involve reviewing applicable regulatory requirements, assessing/confirming compliance shortfalls, and evaluating management’s remediation activities to confirm that regulatory requirements are effectively addressed.

Coordinates or participates in conducting desk audits of key agency functions.

Tracks progress of corrective action plans through to completion.

Assists management on challenges requiring process reviews or sampling based upon internal control weaknesses and recommend business best practices related to internal controls.

Identifies internal control weaknesses and deficiencies in system design and recommends corrective actions to Management to improve controls and ensure compliance with policies, procedures, and regulatory requirements.

Keeps abreast of pertinent policies, procedures, regulations/legislative requirements, current developments in accounting, auditing, and performance management professions.

Leads scheduled enterprise risk reporting requirement.

Conducts detail analysis and data mining to identify, validate and enumerate existing and emerging risks.

Partners with business unit management to prepare risk self-assessments, including analyzing the stated controls, identifying gaps and creating action plans.

Coordinates internal compliance review and monitor activities, including periodic reviews of departments.

Develop and implement comprehensive internal auditing policies and procedures.

Plan, organize, and manage internal audits according to the annual audit plan.

Assess and evaluate internal controls, operational procedures, and compliance with regulatory requirements and industry standards.

Prepare and present detailed audit reports, including findings, recommendations, and management’s response.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field.

Minimum of 3 years progressively responsible and relevant audit experience, including 1 year of supervision of staff.

Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), or related certification.

Preferred Qualifications:

Advanced degree

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Experience with DOT, FDOT, FTA, and other regulatory agencies audit/compliance standards.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Actively demonstrate JTA’s Elements of a Leader, including being engaged, courageous, a good communicator, empathetic, a critical thinker, a team player, a strategic thinker, customer-focused, a change agent/innovative, inspirational/high energy, accountable, and having integrity.

Proven management skills encompassing the leading of a team, the execution of upper management directives, and evaluating priorities to meet department goals.

Strong analytical, financial modeling, and problem-solving skills.

Develop and nurture relationships that culminate into overall success.

Conduct and utilize research to influence stakeholders and target markets.

A strong work ethic to produce a focused, dedicated work team- among both internal and external stakeholders – with a focus on collaboration, mentoring, nurturing and the delivery of exceeded goals.

Exceptional technical knowledge and project management skills.

Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with sensitivity, passion, and a focus on unity and equity.

Strong organizational, analytic, and tactical-thinking skills.

Strong initiative, integrity, and good judgement.

Time-management skills and ability to multi-task.

Strong communication skills with the ability to interact effectively with all levels of management.

High ethical standards and professionalism in dealing with confidential information.

Work Environment/Physical Demands:

The Internal Audit Manager works mainly in an office environment where the noise level is usually quiet. There will be times where the Internal Audit Manager will work closely with other departments requiring adaptability to other JTA environments. The Manager may be required to work extended hours, including nights, weekends, and holidays, to respond to emergencies or to meet operational needs. Physical demands may include:

Sitting and/or standing for prolonged periods.

Performing repetitive motion

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority is a public transit service provider governed by requirements of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and Department of Transportation (DOT).

Due to the nature of some work performed at the JTA/JTM some jobs are classified as ‘Safety Sensitive’ and are subject to random testing for drug and alcohol use. All offers for employment are required to undergo pre-employment and possible random drug testing.  If test shows a positive result your application for employment will be rejected, or if hired, employment may be terminated.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed.  This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” employment relationship.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

To apply for this vacancy you must create a user account and profile — then apply for the specified job opening.  Applications are considered for 90 days.  The Jacksonville Transportation Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer — M/F/D/V.

Preference in appointment is available to eligible veterans, disabled veterans and spouses of disabled veterans.  Applicants claiming preference must attach the following applicable forms with their resume at the time application in order to receive the preference.
• DD-214 (Member Form-4 copy)
• FDVA Veterans Preference Certification Form VP-1
• FDVA Certificate of Current Member of Reserve Form VP-2
• FDVA Certification of Unremarried Widow or Widower Form VP-3

It is the responsibility of the applicant to disclose true and accurate information on their account profile and/or resume.  Falsification of this information may lead to your disqualification from vacancy consideration and/or termination of employment.

The deadline for internal candidates to submit an application is: