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Title Description:
Date Posted: 7/18/2022
Deadline: 8/31/2022
Job Number: 051-22-N


Highly responsible administrative auditing work of a difficult and responsible nature in the analysis of accounting and administrative controls. An employee in this class exercises independent judgment in planning and directing NFTA’s internal audit program. The work includes the review, documentation, and improvement of financial controls, review of operational efficiency and program effectiveness, and performing audits of contracts to determine compliance with the terms of the agreements. An employee in this class is required to exercise versatility in developing and establishing effective auditing programs. General direction is provided by the Chairman of the Board of Commissioners and the Executive Director in terms of major objectives to be accomplished. Work is performed with considerable independent judgment, discretion, and initiative in carrying out the mission of the department with efficiency and effectiveness. Work is reviewed through conferences, periodic reports and observation of results achieved.


The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position. • Establishes objectives and operations of the overall auditing program. • Develops programs, reviews specified areas for analysis, and schedules individual audits. • Performs audits of NFTA departments and prepares reports concerning conditions found. • Recommends improvements in performance standards. • Conducts procedural and functional surveys in departments to make major adjustments in accounting or administrative practices as needed. • Audits lessee accounts and prepares required reports. • Determines need for and/or performs special studies. • Plans, directs, coordinates and exercises general supervision over personnel engaged in auditing activities. • Formulates new auditing policies and revisions of existing policies for review and action. • Represents the department at various national, state and/or local conferences, seminars and meetings. • Reports to the Audit and Governance Committee of the NFTA Board of Commissioners on a monthly basis. • Coordinates the audits conducted by external parties.


Thorough knowledge of the principles, methods, and practices of accounting, auditing and administrative controls. Knowledge of fiscal management theory and practices. Ability to analyze accounting procedures and to determine deviations and difficulties. Ability to conduct questioning and investigations in a manner supporting favorable employee relations. Ability to express findings and recommendations in writing, clearly, concisely, and comprehensively. Ability to work independently and as a team member.


Tasks involve the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (5-10 pounds).


Work is performed in usual office conditions with rare exposure to disagreeable environmental factors.


A Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or closely related field, and seven (7) years of professional accounting and auditing experience, at least three (3) of which must have been in the field of auditing, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. CPA, or CIA designation is required a MBA preferred.


TO APPLY: Send NFTA employment application, resume and cover letter specifying the job number to 106-22-N: NFTA Human Resources 181 Ellicott Street Buffalo, NY 14203 Or email:


The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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