Supervising Internal Auditor

  • San Jose, California
  • Jul 01, 2020
Full Time Accounting and Finance
  • Salary: $121,264.00 - $147,401.28 Annually USD

Job Description

Under direction, supervises audit staff and assists in planning and executing the activities of the Internal Audit division.

Typical Tasks
  • Directs audit projects to ensure that professional standards and Division policies and procedures are applied in the planning and performance of audit projects and studies;
  • Selects, supervises, directs, evaluates and disciplines staff, and ensures their orientation, training and development;
  • Supervises internal auditors in the preparation of audit programs and time estimates related to preliminary survey and the performance of substantive testing;
  • Evaluates and confirms the adequacy of internal controls and the evaluation of risks after these have been identified by an in-charge auditor;
  • Reviews audit work to determine whether: a) work conforms to generally accepted auditing standards; b) audit programs were followed; c) sufficient evidence was examined to support conclusions; d) working papers adequately support findings and conclusions; e) audit objectives were accomplished;
  • Reviews and advises auditors regarding the preparation of interim and final reports;
  • Directs and instructs assistants assigned, and reviews their work for sufficiency of scope and for accuracy;
  • Participates in entrance and exit conferences with department and County management;
  • Maintains current knowledge of professional standards, laws, directives, and professional literature applicable to governmental accounting and operations and auditing;
  • Recommends use of audit software;
  • Performs research on governmental accounting principles and auditing techniques and standards;
  • Advises Manager regarding changes needed to Division's policies and procedures;
  • Conducts on-the-job and in-house training;
  • May be assigned as a Disaster Service Worker, as required;
  • Performs 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 Bachelors degree in Accounting, Internal Audit, Finance, Business, Information Systems, Computer Science or a related field and four (4) years of increasingly responsible experience as an internal auditor or public accountant, including two (2) years experience equivalent to that of a Santa Clara County Senior Internal Auditor. Full supervisory or lead experience is desirable.

Possession of a Bachelor's Degree in any field and five (5) years of internal audit or public accountant experience, including two (2) years experience equivalent to that of a Santa Clara County Senior Internal Auditor. Full supervisory or lead experience is desirable.
Possession of a California Drivers license required prior to appointment and the ability to qualify for and maintain a County Driver's Permit.

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
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) issued by ISACA
Knowledge of:
  • Financial and performance auditing;
  • Principles of finance and business law;
  • Governmental accounting, including the Government Accountability Office (GAO);
  • Current laws, directives, and professional literature applicable to auditing and governmental accounting;
  • Principles and applications of internal controls;
  • Common office computer applications, including word processing and spreadsheets;
  • Use of computers and automation techniques in the audit process;
  • Internal controls related to information technology environments;
  • Statistical sampling;
  • Principles of organization and management.
Ability to:
  • Maintain a current knowledge of professional standards, laws, directives and professional literature applicable to auditing and governmental accounting;
  • Apply auditing, accounting and management principles in sensitive audit situations;
  • Understand complex computer systems and applications of the computer in auditing;
  • Gather and analyze data and reason logically to reach valid conclusions;
  • Effectively prioritize work and meet deadlines;
  • Maintain effective working relations with County Management;
  • Apply principles and practices of supervision; personnel management and training;
  • Meet with and obtain the cooperation of others under adverse and sensitive circumstances;
  • Supervise the activities of auditors and obtain conformance with professional audit standards, plans, budgets and schedules;
  • Plan, organize and direct the work of assigned staff;
  • Speak and write effectively;
  • Write clear and concise reports.

Closing Date/Time: 7/26/2020 11:59 PM Pacific

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