Internal Auditor II
County of Sonoma - Santa Rosa, CA

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The Audit Division of the County of Sonoma Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector's Office is seeking experienced and talented individuals to fill three (3) full-time Internal Auditor II vacancies.


The Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector (ACTTC) performs duties under the legal authority set forth in the California Code. The ACTTC's Office provides a broad range of financial accounting and auditing services to all County Departments, agencies, and districts whose funds are kept in the County Treasury.

The Audit Division’s professional staff performs a variety of audits to meet today’s rigorous governmental financial reporting demands. The Division’s key responsibilities include performing financial, compliance, and operational audits; fraud investigations; and internal control evaluations.


This position works in the Audit Division of the ACTTC's Office and performs complex professional internal auditing work. Typical duties include: conducting performance, operational, financial and compliance audit projects; providing consulting services to the client’s management and staff; and providing input to development of the annual internal audit plan. This position maintains all organizational and professional ethical standards and completes all internal audit work in compliance with The IIA’s International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing (Standards). Incumbents in the Internal Auditor II class are distinguished by their responsibility for conducting complex audits and given lead responsibilities for audit teams and/or are required to perform and/or manage subordinates in a broad range of complex and technical financial activities.

The Ideal Candidate will have two years of experience performing professional internal auditing work, involving performance, operational, financial or compliance audit projects. Applicants with knowledge of auditing standards and professional practices for Internal Auditing; working knowledge of information systems and information system controls; and professional certification such as Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) are highly desirable.
Under direction, performs and/or manages the performance of various complex auditing and/or accounting functions within the Auditor-Controller's Office; prepares detailed audit, accounting and financial statements and reports; and performs related duties as required.

The Civil Service Title for this position is Accountant/Auditor II.

Minimum Qualifications:
Education & Experience: Any combination of education and experience which would provide an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed above. Normally, either possession of a four year college degree in accounting, finance, economics, management or business administration (or possession of a Certified Public Accountant's Certificate) and two years of professional audit and/or accounting experience (comparable to Accountant II or Accountant/Auditor I).

Seven years experience in governmental auditing and/or accounting, including two years of professional audit and/or accounting experience (comparable to Accountant I or II or Accountant/Auditor I) AND 12 semester units or 16 quarter units of accounting, including Principles of Accounting, Intermediate Accounting, Advanced Accounting, Governmental Accounting, Cost Accounting or Auditing, would provide such opportunity.

Experience directly related to the assigned section, such as payroll, tax accounting, budget, or auditing may be required.
License: Possession of a valid driver's license at the appropriate level including special endorsements, as required by the State of California, may be required depending upon assignment to perform the essential job functions of the position.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Considerable Knowledge of: general and governmental accounting principles and practices; generally accepted auditing standards, including governmental auditing; laws, regulations, procedures, and policies related to various County fiscal operations; principles of personnel and public administration; principles and practices of employee supervision; automated accounting, payroll, and management information systems and personal computer applications.

Ability to: apply general and governmental accounting principles and practices; use generally accepted auditing standards, including governmental auditing; establish and. maintain cooperative work relationships with coworkers, administrative management staff, department heads, and others; problem solve, research and use fiscal documents; plan, manage and perform complex auditing and accounting tasks; plan, organize and direct the work of clerical and technical staff; prepare clear and concise reports and other correspondence; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; adapt to changing work situations as a result of regulations, laws and requests; explain County financial processes and systems to others; perform mathematical calculations rapidly and accurately; and evaluate and recommend complex accounting systems and procedures.

Selection Procedure:
The information contained in the application and responses to the supplemental questions will be evaluated and taken into consideration throughout the employment process. Applicants should list all employers and positions held within the last ten years in the work history section of your application and be as thorough as possible when responding to the supplemental questions. You may include history beyond ten years if related to the position for which you are applying. If you held multiple positions with one employer, please list each position separately. Failure to comply with these instructions may impact your competitiveness in this process or may result in disqualification.
For more detailed information about examination steps and the hiring process, you are encouraged to go to and review the hiring process.
The selection procedure will consist of the following examination:
An Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination (weight 100%) will be conducted to evaluate each applicant's application and supplemental questionnaire for satisfaction of minimum qualifications (pass/not pass), and for educational coursework, training, experience, knowledge, and abilities which relate to this position. Each applicant will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
Relevance of work history, related experience, and achieved level of education and/or training as described in the application and responses to the supplemental questions.
Candidates demonstrating possession of the minimum qualifications will be placed on an employment list in order of most qualified to least qualified based on the achieved score received in the Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination. Scores may be adjusted based on such factors as number of candidates, anticipated vacancies, past practice, and natural breaks in the scores achieved by this group of candidates.
A background investigation is required prior to employment. Candidates referred to departments for a selection interview are typically required to sign authorization and release forms enabling such an investigation. Failure to sign prescribed forms will result in the candidate not being considered further for that vacancy. Reference information will not be made available to applicants.
Additionally, a pre-employment medical examination, including a drug screening, will be required prior to employment.
Applications are accepted on-line at Paper applications may be submitted by person, fax (707-565-3770), email, or through the mail. All applications and appropriate supplemental information as outlined in the job bulletin must be RECEIVED by the time and date specified on the first page of this job announcement. Applications received after the recruitment closes will not be accepted.
The County of Sonoma is committed to a policy and actively pursues a program of equal employment and non-discrimination. More information can be found at:
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