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AUDIT QUALITY ASSURANCE SPECIALIST

New York City Campaign Finance Board

New York City Campaign Finance Board

Accounting & Finance, Quality Assurance · Full-time
New York, NY, USA
72,000 – 71,999 USD per year
Posted on Friday, June 28, 2024

The New York City Campaign Finance Board manages New York City’s small donor democracy program and educates and engages voters via NYC Votes. The CFB has enjoyed a tremendous arc of progress over its 30-year history, and our updated flagship small donor democracy program is the centerpiece of this progress.

We eliminate barriers to participation by providing access to the resources New Yorkers need to vote or run for office and amplify the voices of small donors with New York City’s small donor democracy program.

We are dedicated to making New York City’s local democracy more open, transparent, and equitable. You would be working with a team that is mission-driven and committed to continuous improvement.

The CFB’s Auditing & Accounting Unit is comprised of a talented team of auditing professionals with diverse backgrounds who are committed to ensuring that candidates running for City office comply with the Campaign Finance Act and Board Rules. The important work performed by each member of this team has a direct impact on maintaining the integrity of New York City’s matching funds program, which stands as a benchmark for effective campaign finance systems around the country.

In addition to safeguarding one of the strongest publicly funded campaign finance systems, the Audit Unit ensures that the CFB’s robust disclosure and oversight requirements, which are key to having an informed electorate, are met by all candidates, regardless of their participation in the matching funds program.

This is a new position in the Audit Unit that will report to the Director of Auditing & Accounting. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who is experienced in performance auditing and knowledgeable about Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS). Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Learn and maintain a working knowledge of the CFB’s audit process to be able to understand the work when ensuring compliance.
  • Ensure that the Audit Unit conducts its audits in accordance with GAGAS.
  • Create and lead trainings related to GAGAS compliance.
  • Perform an annual assessment of the Audit Unit’s core processes and internal controls.
  • Clearly communicate results of annual assessments and other reviews to Senior Management and provide actionable recommendations.
  • Coordinate all activities related to a Peer Review performed every three years as required by GAGAS.
  • Create and maintain a knowledge management resource for the Audit Unit to help ensure consistency across teams.
  • Ensure that the Audit Unit has established policies and procedures for audit performance, documentation, and reporting that are designed to provide the CFB with reasonable assurance that audits are performed, and reports are issued in accordance with professional standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Review and update audit programs and manuals on an ongoing basis.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college including or supplemented by at least twelve-semester credits (or the equivalent of twelve-semester credits) in accounting, auditing, business or public administration, computer science, economics, finance, statistics, graphic design, personnel or human resources administration, user experience design, or a closely related area of study and one year of satisfactory full-time experience in accounting, auditing (including compliance or investigative auditing), business or public administration, business analysis, computer science, database administration, economics, finance, fiscal or economic management or research, statistics, graphic design, personnel or human resources administration, user experience design, or a closely related field; or
  2. A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent and five years of experience as described in “1” above; or
  3. Education and/or experience equivalent to “1” above.

Preferred Skills

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. - Exceptional communication skills (both verbal and written). - Efficient and effective project management skills. - A strong work ethic and meticulous attention to detail. - Ability to work independently and set own goals. - Excellent time management skills, ability to multi-task and prioritize work. - Three years of experience in auditing and/or quality assurance, ideally related to performance auditing. - Working knowledge of GAGAS standards. - Experience with, or training in GAGAS Peer Reviews.

Public Service Loan Forgiveness

As a prospective employee of the City of New York, you may be eligible for federal loan forgiveness programs and state repayment assistance programs. For more information, please visit the U.S. Department of Education’s website at https://studentaid.gov/pslf/.

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.

Additional Information

The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.

New York City Campaign Finance Board is an equal opportunity employer.