Chief Officer, Audit Oversight and Administration (Buses)
First date of posting: 02/12/2024
Last date of posting: 02/16/2024
Authority: TA / OA / MTA Bus
Location: 2 Broadway
Division/Unit: Office of Business Strategies
Reports To: Chief of Staff & VP, Business Strategies - Buses
Hours of Work: As Required
Salary Range: $129,713 - $184,109 (Executive - 1096 hay points)
The Chief Officer is responsible for representing bus operations for any audit including internal and external audit authorities. This position requires audit experience with audit methodologies and techniques to support audit process to identify implementable audit recommendations and steps needed to implement policy or procedure changes while overseeing operating controls, processes and practices. Knowledge of bus operations including NYCT DOB and MTA Bus, and MTA HQ administrative departments. Familiarity with procurement guidelines and contract management functions. Ability to identify appropriate communication channels for targeted audience and initiate information timely.
Additional duties and responsibilities:
•Audit Liaison for NYCT Buses and MTA Bus for audits performed internally and externally including but not limited to MTA Audit Services, MTA IG, NYS Comptroller, and NYC Comptroller. Ensure audits do not impede daily activities/operations, including but not limited to scheduling meetings, coordinate requests, and ensure audit requirements are provided. Provided guidance and support to Bus unit heads throughout the course of the audits to ensure audits are properly conducted. Clarify issues for auditors and the Bus departments under audit.
•Review findings and recommendations delineated in interim and draft audit reports.Where warranted, initiate detailed review of audit exceptions to ensure findings are validand clarify as appropriate. Work with departments to validate audit findings, ensure rootcause has been identified, and corrective actions identified are actionable under Busesauthority. Ensure audit reports fairly and accurately represent conditions. Ensure auditrecommendations provide meaningful business benefits. Ensure recommendations areappropriate and the recommendation resides within the appropriate area. Monitor theimplementation status of recommendations. Coordinate documentation supportingremediating findings are submitted to close out in tracking systems (ARCHER).
•Perform investigative reviews of operating or administrative processes to determineadequacy of management oversight over internal controls and identify areas ofimprovement.
•Oversee key functions related to the planning, funding, and administration of high-levelsupport activities in relation to audit activities for Bus Operations’ such as coordinateadministrative transactions with areas outside bus operations such as the BSC, NYCTcentral administrative/support units and MTA HQ, management of administrative
contacts such as temporary personnel, off-site storage, MTA Bus P-card activity, and other administrative activity not covered by operating departments. • Oversee communications on behalf of the SVP Buses. Utilizing available communication channels providing bus employees updates on operational goals, initiatives to improve customer service and safety, improve employee safety, and employee recognition awards. Oversee operational employee initiatives.
Education and Experience
• A Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college in Finance, Accounting, Business, Computer Science, Public Policy or a satisfactory equivalent and twelve (12) years of related experience, at least eight (8) years of which must have been in a managerial/supervisory capacity or
• A satisfactory equivalent of the combined education/experience requirements
• Ability to advocate for bus operations with audit entities and provide guidance to bus operating departments.
• Ability to utilize available internal communication tools to disseminate relevant information to employees on bus operational activities, goals, and initiatives.
MTA offers competitive compensation and a robust benefit package that includes:
• Pension Plans
• Medical, dental, vision and prescription coverage
• Flexible Spending Accounts
• Paid vacation, holidays and leave programs
• New York’s 529 College Saving Plan
• Municipal Credit Union
• NYCT Transportation Pass
As an employee of NYCT or MABSTOA you may be required to complete an annual financial disclosure statement with the State of New York, if your position earns more than $105,472.00 (this figure is subject to change) per year or if the position is designated as a policy maker.
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 background, experiences, and abilities, including military service members to apply.