Location: Denver CO
Company Name: Colorado PERA
Occupational Category: 11-3031.02,Financial Managers, Branch or Department
Date Posted: 2020-02-10
Valid Through: 2020-03-11
Employment Type: FULL_TIME
The Financial Audit Manager conducts audits of complex financial and operating activities, performs audit planning, and monitors contracted services. Continuously works to identify risk areas and evaluate controls in business processes. Analyzes business, financial reporting processes, government pension and post-employment benefit operations. Conducts follow up reviews with management to evaluate implementation of audit recommendations.
Our ideal candidate is a professional team player with hands-on financial audit or compliance experience, who is detail-oriented, motivated, adaptable, and open-minded. The ability to work effectively in a deadline driven environment is a must. This position allows a financial audit expert the opportunity to be directly involved in all aspects of the financial auditing process. If you are a dynamic, collaborative professional interested in working to fulfill the retirement expectations of our members, this is a great fit. You will use your unique skills to do important and meaningful work that benefits the state of Colorado.
• Conducts integrated audits of complex financial activities, business operations, government pension, post-employment benefit accounting and financial reporting
• Manages audit planning, develops audit scope and processes, and completes audit objectives according to established procedures and timelines
• Identifies audit issues by evaluating relevant data, business processes, and procedures, and completing audit documentation
• Ensures the approved audit objectives are achieved within assigned project timelines and scope, and confirms conformance with acceptable quality control standards
• Communicates audit issues, observations, and recommendations to PERA management and external vendors in an effort to meet organizational needs
• Monitors implementation of audit recommendations
• Seeks, evaluates, and appropriately adapts audit tools and leading audit practices to improve IA's risk-based methodology and processes
• Manages audit projects executed by external service providers including monitoring contract compliance and service providers' performance
• Collaborates with other internal auditors, external auditors, and compliance professionals to ensure effective outcomes
• Prepares Board of Trustees Audit Committee (AC) meeting materials related to areas of responsibility, and communicates audit recommendations via written reports and oral presentations at AC meetings
• Proactively identifies, evaluates, and communicates risks and internal control issues to appropriate parties
• Actively seeks out and participates in training and educational opportunities for ongoing professional development
• Maintains regular and prompt attendance in the workplace
• Performs other duties as assigned
• Bachelor's and/or Master's degree in accounting required; seven to ten years of progressive experience in planning and conducting financial audits and/or compliance; or a combination of education and experience
• Relevant certifications such as Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and/or Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) preferred
• Knowledge of Pension and post-employment benefit accounting, GASBs 28, 40, 53, 67, 68, 71, 72, 74, and 75, Sarbanes-Oxley, and COSO Internal Controls Framework strongly preferred
• Demonstrated understanding of internal audit standards and practices
• Experience using data analytics in audit environment is preferred
• Effective interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills; ability to work with a variety of internal and external clients, including senior leadership
• Strong analytical, problem-solving, decision making skills
• Demonstrated project management capabilities
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office; experience using data analysis tools and audit software preferred
• Standard office environment with constant computer and telephone use
• Occasional lifting, moving, or carrying materials and equipment weighing in excess of 20 pounds
• Travel may be required at times
Health Insurance is 100% employer paid, generous paid time off as well as paid volunteer hours, PERA defined benefit plan, 401(k) and 457 defined contribution plans, tuition assistance, certifications, on-the-job training, free access to on-site fitness center, free on-site parking or RTD subsidy, and more. For more information, please visit www.copera.org/careers
HOW TO APPLY
Complete the employment application online at www.copera.org/careers. Have copies of your resume and cover letter available to upload. As part of the online application, you will be asked for a response to the following questions.
• Describe your experience with planning and conducting financial audits. Describe your process for understanding the organization objectives, structure, policies, processes, internal controls, and external regulations; identifying risk areas; preparing audit scope and objectives; and preparing audit programs.
• Describe your experience with hands-on auditing or compliance monitoring of accounting activities, including but not limited to: ensuring the following types of activities comply with regulations and best practices: financial reporting, financial accounting over investment activities, pension fund accounting, other post-employment benefits (OPEB) accounting.
• Describe your experience with providing appropriate advice on internal controls to management prior to the implementation of policies, processes, and/or systems related to accounting and financial activities.
• Describe a time when you collaborated with others to complete a project. What role did you play? What challenges did you experience, and how did you overcome those challenges?
• Describe your education and training related to financial auditing or compliance monitoring, fraud examinations, or, and/or accounting activities. Specify which certification(s) you possess or are in the process of obtaining.
You will be asked to complete a multiple choice skills assessment upon submission of your application. A link for the assessment will be emailed to you if you are unable to complete it at the end of your application. The skills assessment must be completed to be considered for this position.
ABOUT COLORADO PERA
Colorado Public Employees' Retirement Association (PERA) provides retirement and other benefits to the employees of more than 500 government agencies and public entities in the state of Colorado. Established in 1931, PERA manages approximately $50 billion across a variety of asset classes, such as stocks, bonds, private equity, and real estate.
Our mission is to promote long-term financial security for our membership while maintaining the stability of the fund. Our vision is to become the retirement plan of choice for all Colorado public employees.
PERA represents "One of Colorado's Best Investments". PERA is a vital and stable contributor to Colorado's economy. PERA's main office is located in Denver; where 300 days of sunshine, a thriving cultural scene, diverse neighborhoods, and natural beauty combine to make it the nation's top city in which to live, work, and play.
Position Title: Financial Audit Manager
Division: Internal Audit
Reports to: Director of Internal Audit
Job Status: Full-Time, Exempt
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Posting Date: Until Filled