Internal Audit Manager-PGC
Oversee the day-to-day operations of the Internal Audit Department and conduct various audit activities to
ensure adherence with all federal and Tribal-state compact and regulations, and promote the highest standard of
integrity, the safeguarding of assets, and the economical and efficient use of resources. Manage the overall
development and progression of the Internal Audit Program.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
The information provided below encompasses the functions and capabilities linked with this position.
Duties and Responsibilities
The individual in this position is expected to engage in the following work-related activities.
Directly manage all Internal Audit Department staff, including recruiting, hiring, training, assigning, and directing
work, evaluating performance, disciplining as necessary, addressing employee concerns, and guiding professional
Liaison with Commissioners directly regarding department goals and objectives, government audits and
visitations, internal audit results, and other critical issues.
Develop and execute plans and strategies to meet department goals and objectives.
Identify the need for, develop, modify, maintain, disseminate, and implement departmental Standard Operating
Procedures (SOP), internal control procedures, and other guidance documents to comply with Minimum Internal
Control Standards (MICS), incorporate regulatory best practices, adapt to regulatory changes, and provide proper
guidance to those carrying out departmental responsibilities.
Compare and contrast property controls with regulatory requirements and generally expected internal controls.
Annually evaluates and updates the Internal Audit Program to include the Internal Audit Plan, Internal Audit
Procedures, and any other program updates.
Develop detailed audit plans and programs, and conduct and oversee timely and independent audits of gaming
activities to determine the reliability and integrity of information, the safeguarding of assets, the economical and
efficient use of resources, and compliance with regulations, policies, and procedures.
Provide framework testing and evaluate financial records and operational systems for compliance, including
establishing a schedule and creating testing and examination documents in compliance with MICS.
Ensure all audits are properly conducted and documented in accordance with professional and departmental
Manages the process for creating audit programs for new company/property initiatives.
Identify and document business processes and controls in order to evaluate risks and controls.
Review monthly financial statements and audits of gaming activities, develop recommendations to address audit
results for Commission approval, and communicate approved recommendations to appropriate parties.
Evaluate, prepare, and present to the Commission the Financial Statement Review in accordance with established
Facilitate meetings to discuss audit findings with management.
Responsible for creating the IA budget for the next fiscal year and maintaining the current approved budget.
Responsible for updating the Annual Report for the Tribe, this report will be provided by Director of
Administration. Indicate all duties that were completed from previous year.
Responsible for creating the IA five-year plan, as requested by the Commission.
Review and approved the payroll staff timesheets on Mondays and provide the report to the Payroll Department.
Attend and participate in meetings with the Commission, completing follow-ups as assigned.
Assist other departments with non-compliance concerns and investigations.
Other duties as assigned.
The individual in this position is expected to possess and exhibit the following knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Ability to interact and collaborate with line employees, managers, executives, and outside auditors.
Demonstrate a commitment to and value for conducting oneself in accordance with the highest standards of
integrity and ethical behavior in compliance with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations.
Develop and maintain a thorough understanding of Tribal accounts, financial processes and systems, policies, and
Maintain advanced working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Generally Accepted
Auditing Standards (GAAS), and Tribal Gaming Internal Control over Financial Reporting.
Maintain advanced working knowledge of gaming regulations, and internal controls, policies, and procedures.
Ability to carry out advanced mathematical computations, including probability and statistical inference, fractions,
percentages, ratios, and proportions.
Demonstrate a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail in all tasks.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions in the context of standard
situations with common, predictable variables.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret governmental regulations, financial reports, and legal documents.
Ability to effectively communicate information and ideas, particularly to Commissioners, and regulatory agencies,
as well as compose clear, effective, and grammatically correct reports, procedures, and business correspondence
appropriate for the intended audience.
Ability to make sound and timely informed decisions in complex situations.
Ability to work in a professional manner in an environment with individuals from many different cultures and
Ability to work independently with minimum direction.
Working knowledge of MS Office, including document creation and editing in Word, messaging and calendaring in
Outlook, and performing routine tracking and complex computations in Excel.
The following capabilities are required to perform the essential functions of this position.
Effectively communicate with others verbally and in writing, including by phone, e-mail, or in person.
Understand, remember, communicate and apply routine and complex regulations, oral and/or written
instructions, and factual information.
Maintain sustained concentration on computer screens, and use keyboards and a variety of peripherals.
Maintain sustained concentration and focus in a moderately noisy environment.
Remain in a stationary position (sitting or standing) for extended periods of time, and move about the property
Exert up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up-to 10 pounds of force frequently, to lift, carry, push, pull, or
otherwise move objects.
Tolerate working in a confined space for prolonged periods of time with sustained exposure to moderate noise
and tobacco smoke.
The following are required of an employee in this position.
Three years’ experience and/or training in a similar position, or equivalent combination of education and
Three years’ experience in internal auditing and management related to gaming, preferably tribal gaming,
including testing and assessment of internal controls over financial reporting.
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or other related field, or four-year degree with sufficient courses in
Accounting and Auditing.
Current PGC Class “A” Gaming License.
Ability to periodically travel locally, regionally, and nationally to training and other events.
Must be age 21 or older.
Requires passing background check, credit check, and drug screening upon hire.
The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
Consistent with federal law, it is the policy of the Pechanga Band to give preference in hiring, promotions, and transfers into vacant positions to qualified Pechanga tribal members, Pechanga tribal member spouses, and non-member American Indians.