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Office of the MTA Inspector General - Principal Auditor/Analyst

Job ID: 4775
Business Unit: MTA Inspector General
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Inspector General
Date Posted: Dec 13, 2023


Salary: $81,098 - $101,372

Hours: 37.5/week; Full-Time – 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (7.5 hours/day)

Office of the MTA Inspector General:

The Office of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Inspector General (OIG) is an independent New York State Authority created in 1983 to oversee and review the operations of the MTA. The MTA, which employees over 70,000 people, includes among other entities, New York City Transit, the Long Island Rail Road, Metro-North Railroad, MTA Bridges & Tunnels, Staten Island Rapid Transit, and MTA Construction & Development.

The OIG promotes safety, economy, and efficiency in MTA agencies and programs while also detecting and deterring waste, fraud, abuse, and misconduct. The OIG employs attorneys, auditors, analysts, investigators, data scientists, computer forensic specialists, and support personnel. The OIG has unrestricted access to all MTA records and has broad authority to subpoena documents and take witness testimony under oath. Exercising that authority, the OIG conducts management reviews, performance audits, and civil and criminal investigations.

As part of its investigations and audits, OIG identifies systemic vulnerabilities and makes recommendations. The OIG’s reports have resulted in reforms that have improved many aspects of MTA operations. When fraud, corruption and other illegal activities by MTA employees, contractors, and others who do business with the MTA are uncovered, the OIG works with prosecutors to pursue criminal charges.

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Executive Deputy Inspector General for Audit (EDIG/Audit), the Principal Auditor/Analyst is responsible, within the mandate of the MTA Inspector General, for serving as team lead on single-faceted/moderately sized audits, planning, conducting, and reporting on assigned questions regarding MTA operations and policy.

Duties and Responsibilities:

· Works as a team member on more complex audits.

· Evaluates agency or program performance using qualitative and quantitative methods to determine expectations/standards, problems, causal factors, and options to correct.

· Reviews agency processes, procedures, and controls designed to manage and mitigate risk, fraud, waste, and abuse of agency resources.

· Identifies issues and develops a plan to assess their significance.

· Conducts interviews of agency and other personnel and prepares clear and concise interview memoranda.

· Develops appropriate recommendations to improve agency operations, cost-efficiency, and safety.

· Prepares professionally written reports on areas evaluated.

· Provides leadership, direction, and feedback to junior staff on the team.

· Responsible for meeting project milestones.

· Develops and maintains professional working relationships and continually gains knowledge of evolving MTA and agency operations.

· Works in a team environment to identify issues and develop methodology to assess their significance.

· Analyzes data using a variety of software to identify risks.

· Supports investigative cases with analysis or participates as part of the investigative team, as assigned.

· Other duties as assigned by the EDIG/Audit or designee.

Qualifications/Relevant Experience:

· A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited educational institution in fields such as public administration, mathematics, data science, economics, accounting, the social sciences or other related business or operational field. Master’s degree is a plus.

· Minimum of 5 years of experience in the fields of performance auditing, evaluation, oversight, or a project management-focused field. Applicant’s work experience sufficiency is evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

· Knowledge of acceptable audit industry standards, processes, and procedures.

· Demonstrated analytical skills, critical thinking skills, impartial judgment, and research aptitude.

· Excellent oral skills for interviewing, experience a plus.

· Excellent writing skills for documenting interviews, summarizing evaluation findings, and drafting reports.

· Ability to gather and interpret high volumes of complex data. Excellent working knowledge of computer applications relevant to auditing, including Microsoft Office. Advanced Excel is a plus.

· Ability to handle multiple projects while maintaining careful attention to detail and accuracy.

· Ability to interact effectively with department and agency staff and senior management.

· Travel within the MTA geographic jurisdiction will be required.

· Working outside of regular business hours may be required.

· Pursuant to authorization by the EDIG/Audit, this position is eligible for tele-working according to office policies.

Equal Employment Opportunity

MTA and its subsidiary and affiliated agencies are Equal Opportunity Employers, including with respect to veteran status and individuals with disabilities.

The MTA encourages qualified applicants from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and abilities, including military service members, to apply.

How to Apply:

Please submit a resume and cover letter to: [email protected]

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