Job: Chief Auditor
 Job Title:  Chief Auditor
 Position Type:  Full-Time
 Compensation/Salary:  Commensurate with Experience
 Job Code:  JXS3821
 Posted On:  25 Feb 2013
 Company/Agency:  Southern California Regional Rail Author
 Job Category:  Accntng-Audit-Controller
 Location:  Los Angeles, CA 
 Job Description
  The Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA), operator of the METROLINK Commuter Rail System, is seeking a Chief Auditor who will coordinate all SCRRA internal audit activities to help ensure the economy, efficiency and effectiveness of all SCRRA programs and operations. This position is responsible for overseeing and making recommendations to improve the effectiveness of SCRRA’s internal controls environment, ensuring that adequate, cost-effective controls are in place to prevent and detect fraud, waste and abuse and will work with the CEO and SCRRA Board of Directors to ensure independent assessments of SCRRA performance in accordance with professional auditing and oversight standards. In addition, the individual selected will;
•Conduct reviews and audits requested by the Chief Executive Officer and EMAC, provided such review and audits do not compromise the independence and objectivity of the internal audit function;
•Plan, direct, and implement a comprehensive annual internal audit plan to assess operations, financial and performance risks;
•Prepare and review an annual internal audit budget to support the approved audit plan and account for risk contingencies during the fiscal year;
•Make actionable and timely recommendations to management to address, resolve, and/or mitigate all audit, review, and examination findings;
•Review and report on the accuracy, timeliness, and relevance of financial reporting and other information that is provided to management;
•Select, and assign other staff and contract auditors to review, examine, and audit SCRRA business processes, functions, projects, and programs;
•Coordinate SCRRA audit activities with those of Member Agencies’ audit groups to avoid duplication of effort and maximize the use of audit resources;
•Serve as the audit liaison for all external and third party auditors, including the audits required by the Member Agencies, Federal Transit Administration (FTA), CAFR, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), OSHA, and others;
•Become knowledgeable of the roles/responsibilities and reporting obligations to the transportation funding agencies, including the FTA, FRA, DHS, California Transportation Committee, SCAG, CALTRANS, Member Sponsoring Agencies, and other state, local public works and agencies;
•Prepare quarterly, and as required, reports for the Executive Management Audit Committee and SCRRA Board on SCRRA operations and performance;
•Ensure staff compliance with policies, procedures, regulations, and federal laws and ensure quality standards are being met;

Qualifications required for consideration:

•Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, or a related field;preference will be given to those candidates with professional audit certifications (CIA, CPA, CISA, CFE) in good standing;
•Minimum of five years work experience in a senior level management position in an internal auditing unit;
•Minimum of five years of progressive work experience in an auditing, accounting, finance or a related field;
•Working knowledge of accounting and budgeting principles and practices used in financial reporting;
•Working knowledge and understanding of public agency grants management and administration;
•Working knowledge of governmental accounting, cost accounting and budgeting in a public environment;
•Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), General Accounting Standards (GAS), and familiarity with the FTA grant requirements;
•Ability to comprehend the public service environment, SCRRA mission, objectives and business model;
•Ability and willingness to build team cohesiveness by establishing, communicating and reinforcing shared values and norms;
•Ability to create a work environment that encourages excellence, rewards performance and embraces change;
•Proficient in Microsoft Office;
 Job Contact
 Contact Name:  Irene Shapiro  Primary Phone:  2134520296
 Title:  Manager, Human Resources  Fax: 
 Company/Agency:  Southern California Regional Rail Author  Email:
 Location:  Los Angeles, CA  Contact Web Site: