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The North Texas Tollway Authority


Plano, TX

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Antoinette McIntosh

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Assistant Director of Internal Audit

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The purpose of the position is to manage assigned staff and assist in providing recommendations that improve internal controls, add value and/or create greater efficiencies with respect to operations, compliance, reporting, etc.  This position is responsible for evaluating and rating assigned staff.  Employees in this classification are responsible for managing, participating, and performing audits that are completed in accordance with the annual audit workplan and IIA standards.  This position is responsible for reviewing audit work including reports and planning, coordinating, and executing activities that support the overall audit function.  Establish effective audit policies and procedures, handle multiple priorities, and organize and complete projects and special requests as assigned.

Job Summary


Assists with the supervision and review of the work performed by the internal audit staff and consultants, and identifies areas of improvement.
Day to day responsibility, mentoring, and management of staff performing internal audits.
Advises management on appropriate systems controls and other account and operational matters.
Maintain confidentiality of all information obtained during the execution of job responsibilities.
Keep abreast of all relevant pronouncements, changes, etc., and evaluate their impact or potential impact on the Authority.
Perform all other tasks and special projects as requested by Director and/or Executive Management.
Assists with the development of the department budget related to assigned staff.
Complete variety of projects, including all phases of the process.
Special projects involvement.
Completes all activities in an effective, professional, and timely manner.


Formal Education:
Work requires specialized knowledge in a professional or technical field.  Work requires professional level of knowledge of a discipline equivalent to that which is acquired in a Masters degree-level of study, P.E., Law Degree, CPA.
Over nine years experience.
Work requires supervising and monitoring performance for a regular group of employees or department including providing input on hiring/disciplinary actions and work objectives/effectiveness, performance evaluations, and realigning work as needed.  A first line supervisor typically performs these functions.
Human Collaboration Skills:
Recommendations regarding policy development and implementation are made and/or recommended.  Evaluates customer satisfaction, develops cooperative associations and utilizes resources to continuously improve customer satisfaction.
Freedom to Act:
Receives Limited Direction: The employee normally performs the duty assignment according to his or her own judgment, requesting supervisory assistance only when necessary.  The assignment may be reviewed upon completion.  Performance is reviewed periodically.
Technical Skills:
Work requires advanced skills and knowledge in approaches and systems, which affect the design and implementation of major programs and/or processes organization-wide.  Independent judgment and decision-making abilities are necessary to apply technical skills effectively.
Budget Responsibility:
Oversees budget preparation of a division/section budget.  Has responsibility for approval of final documents sent to the Department Head and/or supervisor.  Reviews and approves expenditures of significant budgeted funds for the division/section. Monitors budget performance and recommends timely adjustments to budget as needed.
Advanced - Ability to read literature, books, reviews, scientific or technical journals, abstracts, financial reports, and/or legal documents.  Ordinarily, such education is obtained in at the college level or above. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.
Advanced – Ability to apply fundamental concepts of theories, work with advanced mathematical operations methods, and functions of real and complex variables.  Ordinarily, such education is obtained in at the college level or above. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.
Advanced - Ability to write editorials, journals, speeches, manuals, or critiques.  Ordinarily, such education is obtained in at the college level or above. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.
Certification & Other Requirements:
Previous experience with day to day responsibility, mentoring, and management of staff.
Knowledge of and compliance with the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing, along with excellent technical and comprehensive abilities.

Detail oriented.

Intermediate to advanced computer skills including: knowledge of Excel and other spreadsheet programs, and the ability to quickly assimilate knowledge of Authority’s computer systems used into the development of audit practices and procedures.

Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines.

Ability to exercise sound judgment and make independent decisions in accordance with established policies and procedures, as well as exercise discretion in matters of a sensitive and confidential nature.

Ability to apply analytical and interpretive skills to problem solving.

Interpersonal skills to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.  Additionally, ability to identify items of a sensitive nature.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Professional customer service and leadership skills.

Self-motivated, ability to work independently.

Excellent follow-up and follow-through skills.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Team player who views his/her role as “value added” while improving overall operations.

Strong project management, government accounting/analysis, or fund accounting experience a plus.

Requires a degree in Accounting and a certification applicable to job; preference given to CPAs (e.g. CPA, CIA, CISA, PMI, CMA, etc.).

Preference given to individuals having IT audit experience.


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Min USD $82,752.00/Yr. - Max USD $107,577.00/Yr

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Created at 8/30/2012 11:54 AM by  
Last modified at 10/2/2012 8:54 PM by Thom King

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