Director, Audits

Job Type

Full Time




New York
New York
United States


Director, Audits      

NYC Department of Buildings

Civil Service Title: Administrative Management Auditor

Level:  M2     

Title Code No: 10010

Salary:  $60,435.00/$65,173.00-$120,000.00

Work Location:  280 Broadway, 7th Floor, N.Y.  

Division/Work Unit: Risk Management

Number of Positions: 1

Job ID: 340082     

Hours/Shift: 35      

Under direction of the Deputy Commissioner of Strategic Planning and Executive Director of Risk Management and in collaboration with the Audit Committee and other Department, staff, with wide latitude for independent judgment and initiative: 

-Audit Planning, Execution, and Reporting 

- Directs, plans, and supervises responses to audits and inquiries from external entities, including the City and State Offices of the Comptroller, and the planning and execution of audits of DOB’s internal controls, processes, and procedures 

- In conjunction with the Director of Risk Management, Audit Committee, and DOB senior leadership, sets the internal audit program agenda 

- Regularly reports audit findings, significant non-compliance trends, and audit unit performance to the DOB Commissioner and other senior leadership 

- Follows up on audit findings to ensure timely and proper remediation and implementation of new operational actions in response to findings. Communicates gaps in compliance with audit findings on an ongoing basis. 

- Stays abreast of agency policies and procedures and external best practices guidelines 

- Conducts special reviews and projects as directed by the Director of Risk Management and Deputy Commissioner of Strategic Planning Compliance Audit Coordination and Oversight 

- Coordinates policy, practices, methods, and reporting across DOB units that conduct compliance audits of industry activities and submissions 

- Engages with compliance unit heads to develop and implement uniform, written audit/quality assurance standards, guidelines, and procedures 

- Develops compliance unit performance metrics and periodically evaluates whether units are meeting established goals and targets 

- Creates a process to identify and address weaknesses in audit and quality assurance processes and to specify areas for improvement 

- Escalates areas of consistent industry compliance audit failure to the Risk Management team for mitigation 

- Convenes regular meetings with representatives of DOB audit units to share ideas and insights and to strategize on policy and operational improvements to improve performance or minimize risk 

- Create a process for routinely reviewing compliance audit unit training materials and providing feedback and guidance consistent with industry standards and best practices

Minimum Qualification Requirements

1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college including or supplemented by 24 credits in accounting, including one course each in advanced accounting, auditing and cost accounting and five years of full-time experience in management auditing, EDP auditing, financial accounting and/or financial auditing, at least 18 months of which must have been in an administrative, managerial or executive capacity or in the supervision of several teams of auditors; or

2. A valid Certified Public Accountant License or a certificate as a Certified Internal Auditor and four years of full-time experience as indicated in "1" above, at least 18 months of which must have been in an administrative, managerial or executive capacity or in the supervision of several teams of auditors.

Preferred Skills

- Five or more years of professional experience as an auditor-in-charge or in an equivalent role in auditing, accounting, program management, operations research or closely related field is strongly preferred 

- Familiarity with the history, mission, jurisdiction, enforcement and development specializations and strategic priorities of the Department of Buildings or experience in other similar City agencies 

- Well-developed interpersonal skills 

- An inquisitive mind, with an appetite for discovery and critical analysis 

- Ethical conduct, integrity and objectivity in all circumstances - Demonstrated hands-on experience in financial auditing, performance auditing, management auditing, or IT auditing is ideal 

- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including experience writing draft reports, business letters, and memoranda 

- Demonstrated knowledge of and application of generally accepted government auditing standards 

- Excellent interpersonal, communication, presentation, accounting, and organizational skills (including Microsoft Office Suite proficiency)

Residency Requirement

New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.

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The City of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

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