November 17, 2022
65 Church St S, Concord, nc
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PO Box 707
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Applicants are encouraged to apply early. The application review process will take place immediately and continue until the position is filled. This recruitment may close any time after the first review or when a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received.

Salary will be based on qualifications to include but not limited to experience and education.

Cabarrus County is looking for a results-driven auditor who aims to inspire and elevate public trust in County government by safeguarding the County’s financial integrity, advocating, and implementing best practices, and ensuring compliance with mandates and fiduciary responsibilities to be our Chief Internal Auditor (CIA).

What does the Chief Internal Auditor do?

The Chief Internal Auditor is responsible for providing an objective assessment for Cabarrus County’s policies, procedures, and operations, and makes recommendations for improving the effectiveness of the County's risk management, internal control, and governance processes. The Chief Internal Auditor conducts operational, performance, financial, and compliance audits of County departments and relevant third-party entities per a risk-based internal audit plan and in conformance with auditing standards. Conducts investigations of potential fraud or wrongdoing. 

The Chief Internal Auditor performs senior level professional work involving planning, performing, and reporting on reviews of the county’s accounting and business processes to ensure compliance with policies, procedures, laws, and regulations.  The reviews will be designed to obtain, develop, and document an understanding of the processes established by management to determine whether the processes contain appropriate internal and administrative controls, to identify causes or contributing factors relating to problems, to investigate, analyze, and test possible solutions, to recommend the best approach for implementing improvements, and to determine the effectiveness, efficiency, and economy of business processes and operations.  

Are you our next Chief Internal Auditor?

Do you like knowing the who, what, when, where, and why? Do you use a fact base approach to improve process and procedures? Are you a visionary who enjoys predicting the future to minimize risk? "Do you believe accountability is the glue that ties commitment to the results"? 

The Chief Internal Auditor role is an ideal match for someone who thrives in a dynamic work environment that requires the ability to balance multiple responsibilities. Someone who can work individually as well as a team member. Not only will the Chief Internal Auditor have an eye for details but must be collaborative, analytical, detail-oriented and a problem-solver by nature with a strong financial background. 

For immediate and confidential consideration, submit you application today and come work “Where America Thrives"
About Cabarrus County

With more than 230,000 residents, Cabarrus County is the ninth largest county in North Carolina. With 1200+ employees in more than 32 departments, we provide vital public services as diverse as law enforcement, property assessment, water conservation, health and human services, codes enforcement, cultural activities and many more. The community relies on forward-thinking and innovative leaders to manage the rapid growth 
Cabarrus County employs dedicated professionals committed to preserving the dignity and integrity of the workplace as well as protecting the rights of each employee. With a vase variety of different employment options, the County offers a lifetime of opportunities and careers!  We offer a well-defined benefits package with a work life balance approach. Join us and discover a rich selection of health care options, robust retirement plans, and the flexibility to work, relax, and rejuvenate in order to reach your fullest personal and professional potential

Cabarrus is home to Atrium Health Cabarrus and the North Carolina Research Campus. Other industries include biotechnology, healthcare, manufacturing, industrial and business parks, warehousing and distribution, entertainment and hospitality, retail, and aviation.

Cabarrus County is home to "Where America Thrives" 


General Definition of Work:

Performs advanced professional work providing independent assurance the County’s risk management, governance and internal controls are operating effectively. Position will be responsible for conducting an annual risk assessment, developing an annual audit plan based on the results and conducting planned audits. Provides consultation and conducts investigations to assess business risks, accountability, and compliance with federal, State, and local guidelines. Work is performed under general supervision of the County Managers Office.


Examples of Duties

Essential Functions/Typical Tasks:
Performs multiple complex internal audits and managerial consultations, focusing on controls over business risks, accountability, and compliance with federal, state, and local guidelines.
(The following tasks are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.)

  • Create and conduct the county’s annual risk assessment.
  • Develop the county’s annual internal audit plan.
  • Conduct individual audits and prepare audit reports.
  • Present audit findings and recommendations to County Management and the Board of Commissioners, as appropriate.
  • Proactively inform senior management of significant risks or exposures related to internal controls, compliance and/or governance.
  • Provide leadership and strategic direction for determining priorities, goals and objectives to help ensure county financial and operational integrity, accountability, efficiency and effectiveness. 
  • Consult with department leadership and staff to provide business process knowledge and improve internal controls.
  • Complete special projects as requested by the County Manager/Deputy County Manager.
  • Attend meetings of departments and managerial staff.
  • Performs related tasks as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of internal control systems, internal auditing standards, operational practices, and best practices specific to internal audit; current software development technologies, trends, and methodologies; Microsoft Office, flowcharting, and audit management software. Ability to manage multiple complex audit or investigation projects; obtain, prepare, and organize information and data used in connection with audits and other internal audit activities; analyze complex financial information; understand and evaluate complex processes and internal controls; strong project management skills. Strong ability to develop and use collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of the departments mission, goals, and objectives; ability to identify and understand issues, problems, and opportunities; comparing data from different sources to draw conclusions; using effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; taking action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences; ability to maintain effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment; adjusting effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements. or cultures; Coordinate and perform multiple tasks/projects simultaneously, balancing priorities and deliverables; ability to clearly convey information and ideas through a variety of media, both orally and in written format to individuals or groups in a manner that helps them understand the message; ability to work independently and within a team environment to accomplish goals, lead projects and mentor others.


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Education and Experience:

  • A bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business, or related field.
  • Five years of auditing experience, with at least three years of internal auditing experience is highly desirable. 
  • Thorough knowledge of internal auditing standards, procedures, techniques, and internal control. 
  • Experience with risk-based audit methodologies and local government operations is preferred.
  • Professional designations such as Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Information Systems Auditor, or Certified Government Accounting Professional are highly desirable. 
  • Certified Internal Auditor designation is preferred.

For immediate and confidential consideration, submit you application today and come work “Where America Thrives"