Responsible auditing work examining, evaluating and appraising activities within the office of Clerk & Comptroller and County Departments. Work will support information provided to Management regarding the adequacy and effectiveness of the organization's internal control and quality of performance.
Examples of Duties (Essential Functions):
Perform audit work in compliance with professional standards, departmental procedures and adherence to audit programs.
Examine and analyze accounting records, operations, policies and procedures. Appraise the validity and propriety of financial records, adequacy of controls, effectiveness of programs, efficiency of operations and compliance with law and policies.
Formulate conclusions, disclose problems and prepare recommendations for improvement in accounting and operating systems.
Prepare draft reports and comments on work performed for review and approval by the Director of Internal Audit.
Evaluate adequacy of corrective action taken by departments on deficient conditions previously documented.
Provide support to the external auditors. Assist in the preparation of the County’s Annual Financial Statements.
Perform other duties as required.
Typical Qualifications and Minimum Qualifications:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in accounting or related field with course work in accounting and auditing. Two years auditing experience. Governmental auditing preferred. CPA and/or CIA preferred. CIA required within three years after employment date. A comparable amount of training and/or experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.
Basic skills testing such as typing, spelling, grammar, and math may be required for this position.
No supervisory responsibility.
Valid driver’s license required.
Supplemental Information and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Live and advocate our commitment to the Organization's vision, mission, and values.
Knowledge of auditing and accounting practices and procedures including familiarity with governmental accounting. Ability to objectively and independently conduct internal audits and develop recommendations for procedural and/or operational improvement.
Ability to compile and analyze facts and figures, arriving at sound conclusions. Ability to continually expand knowledge of the County's functions and operations. Skill in verbal and written communication. Familiarity with information technology systems.
Ability to use personal computers, calculators and general office equipment.
Works with the Director of Internal Audit daily, updating the status of current projects and obtaining direction. Gathers information from the Clerk & Comptroller's office staff and County staff as required. Provide the external auditors with audit assistance as assigned or required.
Timely and efficient completion of assignments is required. Must be alert to the possibility of fraud, errors, inefficiencies and non-compliance. Analytical aptitude and judgment necessary to analyze data and form conclusions.
Gather factual evidence to ensure findings are adequately supported and documented. May decide what is the best method to satisfy an audit objective with concurrence of the Director of Internal Audit.
Requires mental concentration on detail-oriented work for long periods of time. Limited physical exertion. Occasionally requires working with archived records stored in boxes, which may involve some lifting. Will sometimes be required to transport working papers and documents to/from audit locations, which may involve lifting.
Ability to work with confidential and /or sensitive paperwork and comply with legal advice restrictions for the Office of Clerk & Comptroller. Must be able to work independently.
Position and duty location may vary between East and West Side of the County based on workload. May be required to work a flexible schedule and/or overtime when conducting an audit.
Current employees may receive preference.
The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief to equalize peak work periods or otherwise to balance the workload.
A qualified employee or applicant with a disability may be afforded a reasonable accommodation to perform the essential job functions of a position in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.