Under supervision, plans and conducts financial, compliance and operational audits and special examinations as assigned; may act as in-charge auditor on designated audits.
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.
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
Auditing practices and procedures;
Principles of internal controls, finance, and business law;
Professional audit standards, including the Government Accountability Office (GAO);
Principles of organization and management;
Principles of supervision;
Accounting principles and practices;
Common office computer applications, including word processing and spreadsheets.
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.
County Of Santa Clara