Manager of Internal Audit

Colorado Housing and Finance Authority - Denver, CO4.1

Full-timeEstimated: $89,000 - $110,000 a year
overview of position
nature of position

The Manager of Internal Audit (MIA) is an independent role responsible for providing strategic direction and leadership in the areas of internal audit and risk management throughout the organization. The MIA will coordinate internal audit assignments throughout the organization, utilizing internal staff and external resources as necessary, as well as performing audits in a single contributor role if needed. This position is responsible for the strategic leadership of the internal audit function ensuring that CHFA has a strong system of internal controls. The MIA reports functionally to the Audit Committee of the Board and administratively to the General Counsel.

essential functions

Actively provides effective oversight and strategic direction for the development and coordination of CHFAs internal auditing activities, which include operational, compliance, financial, technical, and IT audits
Identifies risk to the organization and works with management to develop processes that minimize risks and encourage efficiency and effectiveness
Develops and implements internal auditing policies and procedures
Consults with CHFA divisions regarding business risks, control objectives and techniques
Develops an annual risk-based audit plan and presents the audit plan to the Audit Committee for review and approval
Develops and manages the Internal Audit Departments annual budget, objectives and goals
Makes presentations to CHFA senior management, Board of Directors, and/or Audit Committee as necessary
Oversees the preparation and distribution of all reports relative to internal audit results and processes
Ensures that fraud prevention systems/processes and financial controls are in place to mitigate risks to CHFA
Researches and stays abreast of latest trends and issues in the industry, anticipates how changes may affect CHFA in order to be prepared in a proactive manner
Manages special audit-related projects
Develops the proposed Audit Committees monthly agenda for approval

Fosters a culture of open communication and dialogue, individual responsibility for corporate effectiveness, and understandable decision-making
Provides direction on the development and implementation of new internal auditing techniques and systems or modification and modernization of existing methods and procedures
Keeps up-to-date with CHFA programs and trends through regular meetings with CHFA Staff, attendance at management meetings, Board meetings, seminars and conferences, including housing-specific conferences
Coordinates with other State HFAs regarding developments in internal audit activities related to housing finance authorities
Interacts with internal and external clients to ensure continuous customer satisfaction
Be an active, engaged participant in the professional development and performance management of direct reports through effective goal setting and regular constructive feedback and coaching
Fosters and cultivates a high performing team that supports CHFAs mission, vision, goals and values

knowledge, skills and ability

Strong internal audit skills and knowledge of Institute of Internal Auditors International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF)©
Familiarity with generally accepted auditing standards; familiarity with governmental accounting standards a plus
Skill in complex problem-solving skills using a high level of creativity and ingenuity to drive CHFAs operations and procedures relative to internal auditing and control programs
Proven analytical ability as it may relate to system design, risk analysis, process analysis and improvement
Demonstrated skill in a collaborative style of leadership that inspires outstanding performance
Skill in effective listening, communication and presentation skills where all messages from and to diverse audiences can be heard and/or articulated in layman terms that inspire a high level of confidence
Learns and understands quickly the complexity of CHFAs business
Organizes and plans which includes managing tasks assignments, scheduling projects, utilizing appropriate resources, and follow-up documentation as needed
Commitment to continuously improve, develop and apply knowledge and skills, while adapting quickly to changing circumstances and processes
Demonstrates inclusion in all activities, and decisions through the solicitation and appreciation of diverse perspectives
Exercises personal accountability in all activities and decisions
Embraces a culture of operational excellence and innovation to ensure processes are continually evaluated and improved as necessary
Operates with a sense of integrity and a code of ethics
Establishes rapport with persons of diverse ethnic, racial and cultural backgrounds essential.


Bachelors degree in Accounting, Finance, business-related field or MBA; Certification as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Internal Systems Auditor (CISA) or Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) will distinguish the most attractive candidates. Significant (ideally ten (10) or more years) of progressively responsible experience collectively in internal auditing, public accounting, financial institution audit/examination or in a corporate or governmental audit environment, including five (5) years of experience in a supervisory capacity. Experience working closely with a board and audit committee is strongly preferred. Strong knowledge of MS Office applications and accounting/financial/auditing software, computer systems and emerging technology; and, municipal experience a plus.

equipment used

Telephone; personal computer; smart phone; calculator; photocopier; video conference systems and equipment;

physical environment

The incumbent in this position will perform the essential functions of the position primarily in an office environment, which requires long periods of sitting. Standing desks are provided.

With respect to its programs, services, activities, and employment practices, Colorado Housing and Finance Authority assesses qualified individuals without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), age, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or other protected status. Requests for reasonable accommodation, the provision of auxiliary aids, or any complaints alleging violation of this nondiscrimination policy should be directed to the nondiscrimination coordinator, 1.800.877.2432, TDD/TTY 303.297.7305, CHFA 1981 Blake street, Denver co 80202-1272, available weekdays 8:00 a.m. To 5:00 p.m.

***Please, no third parties or recruiters. In-house hiring only.***