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CONFIDENTIAL INTERNAL CONTROLS COMPLIANCE OFFICER
22432
(Competitive)


(*Non-competitive – OCRRA only)

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS

The work involves responsibility for conducting independent investigations and reviewing operations across all areas within the Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency (OCRRA) to ascertain the Agency’s compliance with laws, standards, regulations, and procedures. It discharges its responsibilities by critically appraising on a risk-focused basis the effectiveness of controls as well as identifying and reporting inadequate controls to the Agency’s Board of Directors to strengthen them before any serious breakdown occurs. This is a confidential, policy influencing position that is under the direct supervision of the Audit Committee, a sub-committee of the Board of Directors of the Agency and reports solely to that Committee and to the Board of Directors. It is wholly independent of Management. Does related work as required.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES

Monitors and evaluates risks and related internal controls throughout the organization so that serious breakdowns are avoided.

Ensures the Board that the Agency’s system of risk management and internal controls are both sound and effective so that its strategic objectives can be achieved, assets are safeguarded and its performance reporting can be accepted with confidence.

Ensures the Board that the Agency is in compliance with laws, standards, regulations, and internal policies and procedures with special emphasis on the New York Public Authorities Accountability Act of 2005 and its 2009 Amendments.

Tests the Agency’s internal control systems for adequate effectiveness and compliance.

Communicates with Management and the Board the results of testing, provide recommendations to improve controls/compliance and perform follow-up testing to ensure improved controls are in place and are working as the Board intended.

Reports directly to the Audit Committee on the adequacy of risk management and internal control throughout the Agency through written reports.

Investigates possible fraud or asset misappropriation and reports such incidents immediately to the Audit Committee.

Develops a detailed work plan for each calendar year and presents the plan to the Audit Committee for approval.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Thorough knowledge of measuring and evaluating the adequacy of controls.

Thorough knowledge of principles and procedures of the Public Authorities Law and other relevant laws which directly apply to OCRRA.

Project management skills.

Analytical skills.

Ability to review both financial and operating controls, processes, and transactions to see how well they conform with established laws, standards, regulations and procedures.

Ability to assess risk.

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret regulations, policies and procedures.

Ability to express oneself clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.

Ability to work independently.

Objectivity.

Confidentiality.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with a baccalaureate degree PLUS five (5) years of work experience, or its part time equivalent, in internal controls testing and/or operational assessment and compliance, which must have involved as the major job experience assessment disciplines including internal quality assurance, compliance, and internal control.

Date Revised: August 2013