Job Description

Responsible for the internal compliance audit function for COTA. Plan and execute financial, operational, and compliance audits, and supports management in performing special projects and other requests. Ensures that the compliance audit function performs objective internal audits that are designed to add value and improve the organization’s operations and assists in the achievement of COTA’s strategic goals. Performs compliance audits on COTA’s Divisions and Departments to ensure compliance with policies, procedures, laws, and regulations. Provides recommendations to improve performance and compliance.Performs duties in alignment with the 2019 – 2024 COTA Strategic Plan and in support of the organization’s vision To Move Every Life Forward.


-Independently performs compliance audits of COTA’s Divisions;-Perform complex audits; develop detailed audit plans and programs, evaluate the adequacy of internal controls;

-Model open, clear, and objective communication to build trust in the compliance audit function and grow its use as a resource;

-Serve as a resource to management in providing special reviews of operations, contractual compliance, acquisitions and disposals, etc., as requested or where needs are indicated;

-Provide an annual summary of compliance audit activities;

-Takes appropriate action where evidence of fraud, conflicts of interest, or other improprieties are found, including in assisting in the investigation of suspected fraudulent activities within the organization and notifying management of any significant findings;-

Evaluate and improve the effectiveness of COTA’s business practices and internal controls to ensure the continuous identification and effective management of business risks by the organization;

-Monitors and evaluates the efficiency of service delivery methods and procedures; meets with staff to identify and resolve problems;

-Coordinates external audit activities with regulatory agencies and other organizations, responds to requests by obtaining, evaluating, and presenting data to requesting party, responds;

-Reviews computer systems for internal controls, documentation audit trails and system compatibility;

-Conducts a variety of organizational studies, investigations an operational studies; recommends modifications to internal auditing programs, policies and procedures as appropriate;

-Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays informed of new trends and innovations in the field of accounting, compliance, and auditing;-Serves as a representative on special projects, committees, and task forces, as assigned.


Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, finance, or business related field. The professional designation of CPA, CIA, or CFE is preferred. Eight (8) years of internal audit experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

CPA (Certified Public Accountant), CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner), or CIA (Certified Internal Auditor) preferred.

Additional Information

COTA offers competitive benefits including: medical/Rx, vision, dental, supplemental insurance, life insurance, employee discounts, employee bus pass; wellness initiatives, on-site cooking classes & chair massages, on-site Health Coaches & Dietitians, tuition reimbursement, and retirement benefits through OPERS & Ohio Deferred Compensation.