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Supervisor Internal Audit (5039)

Category:  Manager/Supervisor/Administrator
Facility:  SEPTA Headquarters
City:  Philadelphia
Date:  Jun 24, 2022
Req ID:  3202

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) is the sixth largest transportation system in the United States, with a vast network of fixed route services including bus, subway/elevated, trackless trolley, light rail, and commuter rail serving a 2,200 square mile service region.     

We are currently seeking a Supervisor Internal Audit (5039) in the Office of Inspector General. 

SEPTA currently requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination at their pre-employment medical appointment.


Opening Date: 05/26/2022

Closing Date: 07/30/2022

Job Grade: SAM 40

Salary Range: Min: $74,256.00 - Mid: $92,820.00 - Max: $111,384.00 

*Note: Starting salary not to exceed midpoint.


Limited telework may be permitted for this position in accordance with SEPTA Policy.    


As part of the Office of Inspector General (OIG), the role of the Supervisor, Internal Audit is to assist in efforts to root out fraud, waste and abused at SEPTA, including among its divisions, employees, vendors and contractors. The Supervisor, Internal Audit will conduct independent appraisals of Authority-wide financial and operational systems to (i) ascertain the adequacy of existing internal controls and evaluate the effectiveness of those controls; (ii) ensure that Authority resources are being used for specifically authorized purposes and that the Authority is complying with state, local and federal regulations as applied to audit objectives.

The Supervisor, Internal Audit reports to the Manager of Internal Audit. The Supervisor, Internal Audit will assist the Manager of1nternal Audit in the supervision and evaluation of staff auditors assigned to respective audit engagements.

The Supervisor, Internal Audit is ultimately supervised by and will receive direction from the Director of Audits. As a member of the OIG, the Supervisor, Internal Audit will also be part of the OIG team that falls under the overall leadership and supervision of the Inspector General.

The Supervisor, Internal Audit will partner with other auditors, as well as investigators, of the OIG, as appropriate.

This particularly Senior Internal Auditor position will also be tasked with conducting the annual SEPTA financial audit with SEPTA's external auditing firm for several months of the year, as well as conduct performance audits relating to SEPTA 's E&A (Efficiency & Accountability) Initiatives.


  1. Works with other audit staff or in an independent capacity to engage in field work and to achieve audit objectives.
  2. Prepares a plan for the Manager's approval for each engagement to include:
    • Determining the scope of the review based on past audit findings and rish and exposure, as well as in consultation with the annual OIG Audit Plan.
    • Writing a preliminary audit planning memo based on reviews of past audits, available information and existing documentation.
    • Issuing an engagement letter to auditee, requesting auditee input and incorporating auditee concerns in audit program to the extent possible.
    • Preparing comprehensive audit program for each engagement.
    • Developing subsequent tests as necessary.
    • Timely reporting of obstacles to achieving the audit objective(s).
    • Providing regular progress reports of staff and overall audit to management.
  3. Assists in all aspects of the audit program - planning, communicating, drafting correspondences and reports, meeting with the auditee, etc. Maintains open communication with auditee throughout the engagement in a diplomatic, respectful and professional manner.
  4. Performs and supervises field work to include:
    • Exercising sound judgement in use of audit staff and audit work decisions.
    • Participating in interviews of auditee staff to elicit factual information and gain an understanding of the auditee processes.
    • Reviewing work papers prepared by staff auditors to ensure that orderly, logical and adequate documentation exists to support conclusions and findings.
    • Preparing draft of audit report and verifying the factual content.
    • Participating in closing conference with auditee and communicating findings and potential for corrective actions.
    • Preparing a performance evaluation for assigned staff after each engagement supervised. Performance feedback should be provided to staff regularly throughout the engagement.
    • Consulting with IT audit group as necessary. Utilizes system data whenever feasible to provide more thorough audit coverage.
    • Writing closing memos to be used in planning subsequent audits that address the areas that were high risk and difficult to audit.
    • Performing follow-up on audit findings to ensure correction action is implemented.
  5. Applies objective professional standards, including the Government Auditing Standards (GAS) (Yellow Book) and the Principles and Standards for Office of Inspector General (Green Book), when conducting all aspects of audit work.


  1. Informs management as to workload and progress through regular reporting.
  2. Engages in the field, and in person, whenever possible and appropriate. Travels to audit site locations and obtain audit evidence. Performs audit field work to include visual examination of records.
  3. Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops and trainings, reviewing professional publications and participating in professional associations as a member. Completes annual continued professional education (CPE) requirements.
  4. Performs other duties and special projects, as assigned. Participates on committies at SEPTA and OIG (student intern, holiday, trainings, Integrity Officer, Annual Report, Annual Audit Plan, etc.).
  5. Plans and develops executive proactive engagements and trainings to SEPTA divisions/employees/groups to convey the mission of OIG and identifies methods to root out fraud, waste and abuse.
  6. Assits external auditing firm in conduction annual audit of SEPTA's financial statements. Specifically, auditor will preform testing for expenditures, claims, payroll, pension plan disburstment, census data, capital asset control, procurement, etc. for appoximately 3 months per year.
  7. Conducts performance audits relating to Efficiency & Accountability (E&A) Initiatives.


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration with a minimum of five (5) years' prior experience in Accounting/Auditing required.
  • Certified Public Account (CPA) required.
  • Advanced computer skills in Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, Excel required.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills required. Ability to prepare and present information to large audiences required.
  • Must be detail-oriented with strong organizational skills. Must demonstrate the ability to take initiative and timely meet deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal skill required and must be a team player.
  • Must possess an interest in and support of the mission of public transportation.
  • Certified Internal Auditor, or other Accounting/Auditing Certification preferred.

SEPTA is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.             

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia