Manager of Internal Audit (Non-Represented)

  • BART
  • Oakland, California
  • Mar 23, 2021
Full Time Administration and Management

Job Description

Ride BART to a satisfying career that lets you both: 1) make a difference to Bay Area residents, and 2) enjoy excellent pay, benefits and employment stability. BART is looking for people who like to be challenged, work in a fast paced environment, and have a passion for connecting riders to work, school and other places they need to go. BART offers a competitive salary, comprehensive health benefits, paid time off, and the CalPERS retirement program.


Internal Audit

Pay and Benefits

BART offers comprehensive compensation and benefits programs. Benefits include CalPERS pension; excellent medical (effective January 1, 2021 current employee cost $153.85 monthly for most plans), vision, and dental coverage; supplemental insurances; paid holidays and vacation; as well as two investment programs, one of which is entirely funded by BART. BART does not participate in Social Security. Complimentary BART passes for employee and qualifying dependents.

Pay Rate

$120,596 Minimum to $182,703 Maximum (Non-Represented Pay band 9)
Note: Initial salary offer will be between $120,596 - $170,000 (commensurate with experience).

Posted Date

March 22, 2021

Closing Date

Open Until Filled.
Note: First review of applications will be on April 5, 2021.

Reports To

Director of Performance and Audit

Days Off

Saturday and Sunday

Who May Apply

All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees.

Current Assignment

The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) is recruiting to fill a vacant Manager of Internal
Audit position. The Manager of Internal Audit will use the full range of internal audit skills to identify
organizational risks, evaluate controls that mitigate risks, and make recommendations to prevent the
risks from materializing. The incumbent will use auditing skills and knowledge of Generally Accepted
Government Auditing Standards (Yellow Book) and Standards for Internal Control in the Federal
Government (Green Book), Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Cost Principles, and other professional
standards to fulfill their role. This position will be responsible for providing complex administrative
support to the Director of the Performance and Audit, and performing other duties as assigned.
Internal Audit provides independent audit services, with the responsibility for auditing, examining and
reviewing District activities to help ensure that: public assets are safeguarded; business operations
comply with applicable policies, regulations, and rules; and District records are accurate and complete.
Internal Audit is responsible for conducting operational/performance audits and audits of District's
contractors, coordinating audits performed by external government agencies (e.g., Federal Transit
Administration, Metropolitan Transportation Commission), and managing the District's sales tax
recovery services agreement. Internal Audit also provides analytical non-audit support services to other
BART departments, programs, and activities as requested.
This position will be responsible for updating and maintaining the Internal Audit Manual and charter,
establishing, maintaining, and documenting Internal Audit standard operating procedures (SOPs),
assisting with developing a risk-based annual Internal Audit Plan, preparing annual and quarterly
Internal Audit Activities reports; and ensuring that the Division follows industry leading and best
practices, including being subjected to an outside peer review. The incumbent will be responsible for
maintaining a strong internal audit team, including ensuring that auditors meet or exceed training
standards. The incumbent will be guided, in part, by an Internal Audit Maturity Assessment that was
conducted in 2019.
Internal Audit's mission is to provide independent, reliable, timely, and value-added audit services to
BART management. The Manager of Internal Audit should represent the utmost model of ethics,
responsibility, and integrity for the District and the general public. This position requires leadership in
critical thinking applied to strong analytical capabilities, including the ability to:
  • Lead, supervise, manage a diverse team that champions new ideas and initiatives, while forming collaborative partnerships to achieve objectives.
  • Tolerate ambiguity and push through good ideas while formulating preferred outcomes.
  • Consult, coach, facilitate, and be persuasive while being collaborative and personable.
  • Communicate effectively and transmit ideas to executives, managers and other staff.
  • Make sound, practical decisions on complex issues without compromising integrity.
The ideal candidate will have the following attributes:
  • Previous experience leading teams and managing projects and be accustomed to taking an active role in executing engagements.
  • Knowledge of advanced risk, controls, accounting and / or information technology operations, as well as command of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, & COSO Internal Controls.
  • Ability to identify observations and recommendations for business operations and control issues in correlation with key risk disciplines (including financial reporting, regulatory, and operational).
  • Hands-on experience identifying and assessing policy, operational, regulatory/compliance, and reputational risks across a variety of business functions, evaluating the design of processes and controls, and leading/executing large-scale and complex audits.
  • Strong technical, project management, and communication skills necessary to navigate a complex environment and cultivate strong partnerships with key stakeholders.
  • Be a 'Risk Leader' and act as the "go-to" person for risk management and internal controls within the organization providing reliable and insightful guidance for implementing controls within a business process in an efficient and effective manner.
  • Ability to develop and maintain close working relationships with executive management and the Audit Committee, ensuring appropriate oversight to key corporate risks, processes, and controls.
  • Ability to manage contractors, including those performing FTA Triennial and Single Audits.

Essential Job Functions

Assumes management responsibility for assigned services and activities of the Internal Audit Division including administration of internal audits and special investigations; identifies activities subject to audit coverage; assigns audit staff to specific auditing functions. Manages and participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies and priorities for assigned programs; recommends and administers policies and procedures. Monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; recommends, within departmental policy, appropriate service and staffing levels. Plans, directs, coordinates and reviews the work plan for assigned staff; assigns work activities, projects and programs; reviews and evaluates work products, methods and procedures; meets with staff to identify and resolve problems. Prepares a comprehensive program of long- and short-term audits; evaluates activities subject to audit; assesses degree of risk in terms of cost, scheduling, and quality. Coordinates external audit activities with regulatory agencies and other organizations; responds to requests for data by obtaining, evaluating, and presenting data to requesting party; responds to inquiries on data provided. Reviews computer systems for internal controls, documentation, audit trails, and system capability; directs the work of staff reviewing computer systems; reviews reports and provides feedback to assigned information systems audit staff. Monitors developments and legislation related to assigned area of responsibility; evaluates impact upon district operations; recommends and implements equipment, practice and procedural improvements. Selects, trains, motivates and evaluates assigned personnel; provides or coordinates staff training; works with employees to correct deficiencies; implements discipline and termination procedures. Oversees and participates in the development and administration of the division's annual budget; participates in the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; monitors and approves expenditures; implements adjustments. Serves as the liaison for the Internal Audit Division with other divisions, departments and outside agencies; negotiates and resolves sensitive and controversial issues. Serves as staff on a variety of boards, commissions and committees; prepares and presents staff reports and other necessary correspondence. Provides responsible staff assistance to the Director of Performance & Audit. Conducts a variety of organizational studies, investigations and operational studies; recommends modifications to internal auditing programs, policies and procedures as appropriate. Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of accounting and auditing. Responds to and resolves difficult and sensitive inquiries and complaints. Other Requirements:
  • Must possess a valid California driver's license and have a satisfactory driving record
  • Must be willing to travel locally

Minimum Qualifications

Possession of a Bachelor's degree in accounting, business administration, public administration, finance, or a closely related field from an accredited college or university.
A Master's degree is preferred.
Five (5) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable professional audit experience which must have included at least two (2) years of administrative and supervisory responsibility.
License or Certificates:
Possession of a valid certificate as a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Inspector General, Certified Internal Controls Auditor, or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), or similar certification is desirable.
Additional professional experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis.

Selection Process

Applications will be screened to assure that minimum qualifications are met. Those applicants who meet minimum qualifications will then be referred to the hiring department for the completion of further selection processes.

The selection process for this position may include a skills/performance demonstration, a written examination, and a panel and/or individual interview.

The successful candidate must have an employment history demonstrating reliability and dependability; provide copies of certificates, diplomas or other documents as required by law, including those establishing his/her right to work in the U. S; pass a pre-employment medical examination which may include a drug and alcohol screen, and which is specific to the essential job functions and requirements. Pre-employment processing will also include a background check. (Does not apply to current full-time District employees unless specific job requires additional evaluations).

Application Process

External applicants may only apply online, at  Applicants needing assistance with the online application process may receive additional information by calling (510) 464-6112.   

Current employees are strongly encouraged to apply online, either at, or on WebBART.  Current employees may also apply using a BART paper application by delivering the completed form to the Human Resources Department, or by mailing it to P. O. Box 12688, Oakland, CA 94604-2688. 

All applicants are asked to complete the application in full, indicating dates of employment, all positions held, hours worked, and a full description of duties.  On line applicants are invited to electronically attach a resume to the application form to provide supplemental information, but should not consider the resume a substitute for the application form itself.

Applications must be complete by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and above), religion, national origin (including language use restrictions), disability (mental and physical, including HIV and AIDS), ancestry, marital status, military status, veteran status, medical condition (cancer/genetic characteristics and information), or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

The BART Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities or for religious reasons. Please advise the Human Resources Department of any special needs in advance of the examination by emailing at least 5 days before your examination date at .

Qualified veterans may be eligible to obtain additional veteran's credit in the selection process for this recruitment (effective Jan. 1, 2013). To obtain the credit, veterans must attach to the application a DD214 discharge document or proof of disability and complete/submit the Veteran's Preference Application no later than the closing date of the posting. For more information about this credit please go to the Veteran's Preference Policy and Application link at

Other Information

Please be prepared to present documentation in support of any required licenses, degrees, or certifications upon request.
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Job Address

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