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Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Internal Audit Manager in Washington, District Of Columbia

Internal Audit Manager

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DC - L'Enfant Plaza

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Job Description

Minimum Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Accounting or related field.


  • A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in internal audits, contract audits, investigations, public accounting, financial management or other related fields

  • A minimum of three (3) years of supervisory experience in auditing and providing quality reviews for reports of other business units, or a minimum of three (3) years of supervisory experience in related fields


  • Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Information Systems Security Auditor, or comparable certifications

  • Master’s degree considered in lieu of technical certifications


  • Exposure to Transit industry business and operating practices

Medical Group:

Ability to satisfactorily complete the medical examination for this position. Must be able to perform the essential functions of this job either with or without reasonable accommodation(s).

Job Summary/Duties:

The Internal Audit Manager is a leader of teams and mentor of individuals, who conducts financial, operational and compliance audits and reviews of the organization operations. The Audit Manager interacts with all levels of financial and operational management personnel across the organization and is exposed to financial and business operations.

The Internal Audit Manager identifies, documents, tracks, monitors, and escalates organizational risk related issues as necessary, and manages and delivers assigned audit and review projects. Equipped with a thorough understanding of the Authority's business objectives, risks, critical success requirements, regulatory environments, as well as, the needs of business unit management, the manager assists in the performance of reviews as necessary, augmenting organizational compliance through effective communication and supporting education and training programs.

The manager must embrace WMATA and MARC values and be able to carry out the vision and mission of the MARC Internal Audit group to improve controllership through implementation of a systematic and disciplined approach.


  • Leads audit teams in assessing risks across a wide variety of business processes, and interfaces with many levels of the organization. Effectively manages workloads and gains acceptance and trust within the organization, to produce a quality audit product.

  • Performs analysis of processes and looks deeper into issues and follows up on corrective action plans. Identifies, and clearly defines, audit issues and root causes, recommends improved internal controls and business processes, and ensures that corrective action plans are developed and implemented.

  • Reviews audit work papers and audit reports to ensure work product meets MARC quality standards and in accordance with the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF). Compares and contrasts the work to those standards and corrects any deviations from standards.

  • Supervises, coaches and mentors less experienced team members and facilitates the completion of audits and development of less experienced team members’ competencies.

  • Actively supervises the audit planning, execution and wrap up processes via regular work review sessions to ensure work performed meets MARC and IIA standards.

  • Generates reports that provide clear, concise and meaningful updates to Audit leadership and the business management team, informing stakeholders of critical risks so corrective action plans can be formulated.

The essential duties listed are not intended to limit specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Nor is it intended to limit in any way the right of managers and supervisors to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.

Evaluation Criteria

Consideration will be given to applicants whose resumes demonstrate the required education and experience. Applicants should include all relevant education and work experience.

Evaluation criteria may include one or more of the following:

  • Skills and/or behavioral assessment

  • Personal interview

  • Verification of education and experience (including certifications and licenses)

  • Criminal Background Check (a criminal conviction is not an automatic bar to employment)

  • Medical examination including a drug and alcohol screening (for safety sensitive positions)

  • Review of a current motor vehicle report


WMATA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by applicable federal law.

This posting is an announcement of a vacant position under recruitment. It is not intended to replace the official job description. Job descriptions are available upon confirmation of an interview.