Director Internal Audit

Dallas Area Rapid Transit - Dallas, TX3.9


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Oversee, manage, review and is responsible for the personnel involved in audit functions performed in accordance with DART Internal Audit departmental policies and procedures. This work includes operational audits, IT outsourced audits, incurred cost audits of contractors, and proactive work. The work will be Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) based to give management and the Board reasonable assurance as to the ability to achieve Agency objectives.


  • Develop annual audit plan based on risk, using risk assessment process and model. The audit plan will be approved by the Audit Committee.
  • The audit process focus will be on business objectives, risks to achievement of objectives, and risk mitigation controls (COSO process). Audit reports are presented to the Audit Committee.
  • Evaluate management action plans for satisfactory disposition of audit observations. Follow up will be done to ensure completion of action plans.
  • Assist management in design of internal controls within new or significantly modified processes and systems which may present a high level of risk to the Agency.
  • Audit contractor billing and allocations to ensure amounts are in accordance with contract terms and Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR).
  • Issue quarterly status reports on audit plan & budget approved by the Audit Committee, action plan follow up, and incurred cost audit recoveries to the Audit Committee.
  • Establish quality assurance program for the department and have quality assurance peer review done every five (5) years to ensure the Internal Audit department complies with standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing.
  • Develop departmental annual budget to be approved by the Audit Committee.
  • Interview, select, develop, evaluate, counsel and, if necessary, terminate audit staff.

Note: An equivalent combination of related education and experience may be substituted for the below stated minimums excluding High School Diploma, GED, Licenses, or Certifications.

  • Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university in Accounting, Finance or related field.
  • Fifteen (15) years progressively responsible audit experience to include a minimum of five (5) years experience in the use of current auditing "best practices" including risk management, audit planning techniques, and effective and efficient methods to examine, verify and analyze records and creating a highly skilled, motivated staff with strong work ethics and integrity and nine (9) years as a Director or Manager in a medium to large governmental, corporate, or non-profit organization.
  • Must have a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) designation.
  • Must understand COSO principles of auditing to the business objectives, risks to achieving those objectives and controls to mitigate such risks and drive the audit function to be COSO based.
  • Possesses sufficient knowledge of rules and regulations governing multi modal public transit agencies to include FTA, Federal/State Transportation Departments, Public Safety, Procurement and Contracting, Human Resources practices, Public Funding and Finance (not inclusive).
  • Ability to meet the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers.
  • Ability to write clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings and styles; get messages across with desired effect.
  • Ability to blend people into teams when needed; creates strong morale and spirit in his/her team; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.
  • Ability to use rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions.
  • Ability to demonstrate a fiduciary obligation to section, division, department, in handling materials and information of a confidential nature.

Reports to President/Executive Director *

Works in an environment where there is minimum exposure to dust, noise, or temperature. May be moderately exposed to unpleasant working conditions to include dust, noise, temperature, weather, petroleum products, and chemicals while visiting DART's operating facilities, assuming incumbent is observing all policies and procedures, safety precautions and regulations, and using all protective clothing and devices provided.

Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. The statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All employees may perform other duties as assigned.

DART is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, supporting diversity in the workplace. M/F/D/V

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Job Type: Full-time

Benefits offered:

  • Paid time off
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Healthcare spending or reimbursement accounts such as HSAs or FSAs
  • Other types of insurance
  • Retirement benefits or accounts
  • Education assistance or tuition reimbursement
  • Commuting/travel assistance
  • Employee discounts
  • Others