Audit Manager (Information Technology)

Website Mwaacareers Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority

Salary: $118K – $171K

Position Closes: May 7, 2022

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As the Audit Manager (Information Technology), you will manage and conduct audits and reviews of information technology for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (Airports Authority) programs and activities in accordance with the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing. Audits will be conducted primarily of general and application controls, the IT Software Development Cycle, and IT governance practices. However, audits may be integrated across an interdisciplinary team.

Serves in the Office of Audit of the Airports Authority in the Headquarters Office located in Arlington, VA.

Directly and through subordinate staff of Senior Auditors and Staff Auditors, plans and conducts independent audits and reviews of internal controls, business processes, contract compliance, and provides the Board of Directors and senior management with assurance that the Airports Authority is providing information technology services, products, cybersecurity and using resources effectively. Conducts independent audits and reviews of information technology general and application controls, such as segregation of duties, access, Agile software development life cycle, information technology software and security compliance, including reporting of costs by contractors. Provides significant input into the Office of Audit’s audit universe risk assessment. In addition, on behalf of the Office of Audit provides input into statements of work, cost estimates for the procurement of information technology, and cybersecurity audits and assessments. Provides contracting officer technical representative duties for information technology and security audits. Performs other related functions as assigned.

Leads and conducts information technology, compliance and performance audits, cybersecurity, audits, and risk assessments. Contributes to fraud risk assessments, reviews of internal controls to include general and application controls, business processes, contract compliance, and indirect costs to ensure compliance with management policies, procedures, directives, laws, and regulations that have significant impact upon operations.


A Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Accounting, Finance or Business Management.




  • Eight years of progressively responsible experience in information technology audits including cybersecurity auditing.
  • Included in the eight years of experience must be at least three years of experience as a Senior Auditor.
  • Expert knowledge and application of either COBIT or NIST principles, concepts and control families in performing technology audits.
  • Expert knowledge and application of either the COSO Internal Control Framework or the Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government (GAO “Green Book”).
  • Ability to assemble and assimilate large quantities of data, discern key issues, and draw reliable conclusions.
  • Ability to establish productive working relationships within the Office of Audit and with personnel external to the Office of Audit.
  • Expert knowledge of Auditing standards and methods (IIA Standards), Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards, or Generally Accepted Auditing Standards experience and skill in applying one or more of them.
  • Knowledge and ability to understand and assess risk associated with the impact of information technology and associated risk to organizational functions and practices and controls to mitigate risks.
  • Ability to apply Federal, Virginia, county and internal regulations, requirements, standards and programs impacting financial and business operations, and Federal Acquisition Regulations to specific problems and individual cases.
  • Knowledge of supervisory principles and experience supervising audit teams, and the operations and programs of the audit unit.
  • Ability to speak and write effectively, with emphasis on communicating technical issues to nontechnical audiences.  This includes encouraging effective oral communication by others, delivering oral presentations on audit results, and skill in writing audit policies, audit plans and audit reports.
  • Ability to perform complex analyses of data and information and make recommendations.
  • Skill in using a computer and modern office suite software, with emphasis on data analytics tools, Information Technology audit tools and Microsoft Office, sampling tools such as Excel and IDEA, flowcharting tools.

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is an equal opportunity employer.

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