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COUNSEL, AUDIT, RISK MANAGEMENT, AND COMPLIANCE
Company: NYC Mayor's Office
Location: New York City, NY
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 12/07/2022
Expire Date: 02/07/2023
Job Categories: Government and Policy
Job Description
COUNSEL, AUDIT, RISK MANAGEMENT, AND COMPLIANCE
Mayor’s Office of Risk Management and Compliance

Position Title: COUNSEL, AUDIT, RISK MANAGEMENT, AND COMPLIANCE
Job ID Number: 38546

About the Office:
The Mayor’s Office of Risk Management and Compliance (MoRMC), which was created by Mayor Eric Adams, assists City agencies in assessing their operational, financial and compliance risks, eliminating and preventing waste and mismanagement, and improving the effectiveness of City operations. MoRMC works directly with individual City agencies to help them create and enhance risk management and compliance programs and develop tools that will enable them to flag programmatic and operational risks. This position works primarily with MoRMC’s Audit Management team to address risks identified by external and internal audits and to support City agencies in their responses to and implementation of audit recommendations stemming from external and internal audits.

About the Role:
The Counsel for Audit, Risk Management and Compliance, reporting to the Deputy Director for Audits and Interagency Coordination, will provide legal analysis related to audit subjects, compliance issues, and risks that may affect City government programs and operations. Counsel will conduct studies of legal and operational issues, including analyses of agency internal controls in financial and programmatic areas, and will recommend measures for improvement where needed.

The office of Risk Management and Compliance is recruiting for one (1) Executive Agency Counsel to function as the Counsel Audit, Risk Management, and Compliance, who will:
• Evaluate standards and guidelines for audits, risk management, and compliance and assisting in the establishment of best practices throughout City government.
• Advise agencies on best practices during the conduct of external and internal audits to address and respond to audit findings productively and improve City operations where warranted.
• Coordinate activities with external auditors, City agencies, and Mayoral offices from the initial audit engagements through the development of agency audit responses and implementation plans to ensure maximum coordination and communication throughout.
• Communicate significant risk areas, compliance issues, and other programmatic or legal concerns that are identified by and in connection with audits, investigations, and other inquiries to agency executives and the Mayor’s Office.
• Assist in maintenance of an up-to-date audit database that includes audit recommendations and tracks agency follow-up.
• Identify trends and patterns across audits, investigations and other inquiries and helping to develop appropriate improvement plans to address agency concerns.
• Produce research reports that include recommendations to executive management for improvement where needed.
• Review agency Financial Integrity Statements to assess agencies identification of risks, actions to address those risks, and to determine compliance with Comptroller’s Directive 1.
• Provide direct support on select engagements and oversee special projects, as necessary.

Qualifications:
Admission to the New York State Bar; and four years of recent full-time responsible, relevant, satisfactory legal experience subsequent to admission to any bar, eighteen months of which must have been in the supervision of other attorneys, in an administrative, managerial or executive capacity, or performing highly complex and significant legal work.

Preferred Skills
The successful candidate must possess the maturity, discretion, and judgment necessary for the consideration of sensitive, and often confidential, matters, and advising public servants at all levels.
• Strong organizational, analytical, interpersonal/collaborative, time-management, multi-tasking and writing skills, including the ability to problem solve, take initiative, prioritize duties, work independently and within a team environment, with a commitment to follow-up and detail.
• Expert writing and analytical skills
• A temperament suitable to working in and supporting the management of a small, collegial office.
• Prior government experience, especially in the capacity of an oversight agency. Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.

Additional Information
LOAN FORGIVENESS

The federal government provides student loan forgiveness through its Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) to all qualifying public service employees. Working with the DSS/HRA/DHS qualifies you as a public service employee and you may be able to take advantage of this program while working full-time and meeting the program’s other requirements.

Please visit the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program site to view the eligibility requirements: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service.

Salary Range:
$58,700 - $161,534

To Apply:
Go to the Candidate Application, Search for Job ID#558699.

New York City Residency Is Required Within 90 Days of Appointment

The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.

The Adams Administration values diversity — in backgrounds and in experiences that is reflective of the city it serves. Applicants of all backgrounds are strongly encouraged and welcomed to apply.

For current job opportunities in the NYC Mayor’s Office visit the Mayor’s Office Job’s Page

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