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