Internal Auditor III

County Of Santa Clara Santa Clara , CA 95051

Posted 1 week ago


Under supervision, plans and conducts financial, compliance and operational audits and special examinations as assigned; may act as in-charge auditor on designated audits.

Typical Tasks

  • Prepares audit programs and time budgets to accomplish assignment;

  • Determines the auditing procedures to be used including statistical sampling and electronic data processing;

  • Recommends necessary staff required to accomplish audits assigned;

  • Evaluates the adequacy and effectiveness of systems of control and recommends improvements of controls;

  • Interprets and applies legal and administrative concepts;

  • Analyzes data and draws logical conclusions;

  • Determines effective courses of actions;

  • Prepares, takes and evaluates statistical samples;

  • Determines whether: a) operations are properly conducted and accurately reported; b) policies and laws are complied with; c) resources are managed in an economical and efficient manner; d) procedures are adequate to accomplish objectives; e) desired results and benefits are achieved and assets are safeguarded;

  • Recommends corrective action to improve operations and to reduce costs;

  • Appraises the adequacy of corrective action taken to improve deficient conditions;

  • Prepares comprehensive financial, compliance and operational reports;

  • Directs and instructs staff assistants assigned, and reviews their work for sufficiency of scope and for accuracy;

  • Prepares working papers to document audit work;

  • May provide on the job training to assigned staff;

  • Budgets & manages time;

  • Obtains, analyzes and evaluates data as a basis for formal and objective opinions on the activities reviewed;

  • Maintains a current knowledge of professional standards, laws, directives, and literature applicable to auditing;

  • May be assigned as a Disaster Service Worker, as required;

  • Performs other related duties as required.

Employment Standards

Sufficient education and experience to demonstrate the possession and application of the following knowledge and abilities:

Experience Note: The required knowledge and abilities are attained through possession of a Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Internal Audit, Finance, Business, Computer Science or a related field and three (3) years of increasingly responsible professional experience in auditing.


Possession of a Bachelor's Degree in any field and four (4) years of auditing experience.

Possession of one or more of the following certifications is desirable:

  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) issued by the Institute of Internal Auditors;

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) issued by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Knowledge of:

  • Auditing practices and procedures;

  • Principles of internal controls, finance, and business law;

  • Professional audit standards, including the Government Accountability Office (GAO);

  • Statistical sampling;

  • Principles of organization and management;

  • Principles of supervision;

  • Accounting principles and practices;

  • Common office computer applications, including word processing and spreadsheets.

Ability to:

  • Apply auditing, accounting and management principles;

  • Speak and write effectively;

  • Gather and analyze data and reason logically to reach valid conclusions;

  • Meet with and obtain the cooperation of others;

  • Effectively prioritize work and meet deadlines;

  • Lead staff and plan, organize and direct the work of assistants;

  • Understand complex computer systems and use of the computer in auditing;

  • Write clear and concise reports.

Possession of a California driver's license required prior to appointment and the ability to qualify for and maintain a County Driver's Permit.

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Internal Auditor III

County Of Santa Clara