Internal Auditor/Analyst I/II

County of Ventura Ventura, CA
Description

Under general supervision, the Internal Auditor/Analyst I learns to perform, and under direction, the Internal Auditor/Analyst II performs, a variety of performance and compliance audits in a timely, independent and objective manner, and in accordance with professional standards and processes; assists management at all levels within the County by bringing a systematic approach to evaluating and improving risk management, control and governance processes of County departments and agencies; audit functional areas include, but are not limited to, financial, compliance, performance and information systems.

The ideal candidate will have some of the following:

* strong analytical and critical thinking skills;

* strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills;

* the ability to manage projects and make progress on multiple projects concurrently;

* the ability to plan, perform, and report on diverse engagements for a diverse group of agencies;

* the ability to work independently or as a member of a team;

* a commitment to being proactive and self-motivated to deliver high quality work on a timely basis.

* An active Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license, a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) certificate, or a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certificate is highly desirable.

Internal Auditor/Analyst I - $26.39 - $36.95 per hour, is the entry-level classification in the Internal Auditor/Analyst series, where the emphasis is on learning the audit and fiscal operations and processes in the assigned program area(s), and on conducting duties and responsibilities that are limited in nature. Initially, under close supervision, incumbents perform the more routine duties while learning the assigned program area's audit and fiscal policies, procedures, systems, operations and practices. As experience is gained, and over a period of time, incumbents will assume the increasingly responsible duties associated with the full journey level of the series. This classification is flexibly staffed with the Internal Auditor/Analyst II and incumbents are expected to progress toward the competency and performance of the full range of duties assigned to the journey level of the series; however, formal assignment to the journey level is at the discretion and approval of management.

Internal Auditor/Analyst II – $2,345.73 - $3,284.03 bi-weekly, is the fully experienced/journey-level classification in the series, competent to independently perform the full range of duties assigned to the classification. This classification is flexibly staffed with the Internal Auditor/Analyst I and is distinguished from incumbents in the lower level of the series by the performance of the full range of duties and the relative independence with which they perform their duties by applying their working knowledge of auditing policies and procedures to different work situations, and referring only non-procedural questions to their supervisor. This classification is distinguished from the Senior Internal Auditor/Analyst in that positions assigned to the advanced journey level classification perform the most complex work assigned to the series, requiring a specialized technical or functional expertise.

Some positions may be eligible for educational incentive. This incentive may be 2.5%, 3.5%, or 5% for incumbents in eligible positions based on completion of an Associate's, Bachelor's, or Master's degree that is not required by the classification.

Incumbents may also be eligible for bilingual incentive pay depending upon operational needs and certification skills.

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

OPENING DATE: April 11, 2018

CLOSING DATE: April 25, 2018, at 5:00 p.m.

APPLICATION REVIEW COMPLETE: April 27, 2018

WRITTEN EXAM: week of May 7, 2018

CERTIFICATION OF NAMES: May 15, 2018 Examples Of Duties

The following duties are considered characteristic but not inclusive, and are examples only. Specific assigned duties may differ depending on the needs of the department/agency.

* Learns to perform (I) or performs (II) a variety of performance and compliance audits in a timely, independent and objective manner, and in accordance with professional standards and processes; ensures optimal communication of all audit activities with all stakeholders.

* Learns to plan and develop (I) or plans and develops (II) scope of audit including the rationale, overall objective, audit standards and sampling methodology, and to evaluate risk factors in audit areas.

* Conducts any needed research into changes in professional standards and/or legislation which will impact the scope and methodology within the audit.

* Prepares letters and memos to management notifying them of the audit engagement and schedules meetings with all stakeholders to discuss the overall objectives and scope of the audit.

* Conducts routine audit field work (I) or audit field work (II); assists in analyzing (I) or analyzes (II) financial records, operating procedures, management practices and/or program performance to evaluate fairness of financial statement presentations, compliance with legal requirements, adequacy of internal controls and effectiveness and efficiency of program operations.

* Learns to perform (I) or performs (II) detailed testing, utilizing statistical sampling techniques when appropriate, to verify accuracy of data and effectiveness of accounting procedures and controls; applies mathematical formulas and makes calculations necessary to select and apply appropriate statistical methods.

* Assists in the preparation and submission of (I) or prepares and submits (II) audit findings; documents unfavorable findings in work papers; assists in preparing (I) or prepares (II) written report of audit findings and recommendations to improve internal controls or operational effectiveness and efficiency.

* Under direction from higher level staff, confers with management (I), or confers with management (II), regarding audit findings and specific operational problems; reviews and evaluates management response to audit findings and incorporates into final reports; schedules final meetings with stakeholders to present audit findings and inform on corrective action needed.

* Assists in conducting presentations before agency management, County Executive Officer, Grand Jury and Board of Supervisors regarding audit findings and recommendations.

* Performs special research projects and assists external auditors as necessary.

* As assigned, may receive, review and analyze complaints received in the County's Fraud Hotline; prepares notifications to appropriate parties identifying the nature of the complaint; follows through to determine whether complaint has been satisfactorily resolved.

* Ensures mandated and professional standards of privacy and confidentiality are preserved in all audit activities.

* Coordinates and assists District Attorney's Office on incidents of fraud and embezzlement.

* Performs related duties as assigned.

Internal Auditor/Analyst I/II is represented by Service Employees International Union (SEIU). Internal Auditor/Analyst II is not eligible for overtime compensation.

NOTE: This class is within a bargaining unit that is subject to an agency shop arrangement which mandates all Regular employees either join Local 721 of SEIU and pay dues as a member OR either pay a service fee to Local 721 or direct that an amount equivalent to the service fee be distributed to a qualified charitable organization. Typical Qualifications

There are entrance requirements to the examination process and assure neither continuance in the process nor placement on an eligible list.

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERIENCE:

Any combination of education and experience which has led to the acquisition of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. The required knowledge, skills, and abilities can also be obtained by a Bachelor's degree with at least eighteen (18) semester units of college-level accounting/business related coursework PLUS:

Internal Auditor/Analyst I

No professional accounting or auditing work experience is required.

Internal Auditor/Analyst II

Two (2) years of progressively responsible professional auditing experience or one (1) year of experience as an Internal Auditor/Analyst I in the County of Ventura.

Education/Experience Substitution:

Professional level auditing experience may be substituted for up to two (2) years of undergraduate education on a year for year basis, provided the candidate possesses at least 18 semester units of college-level accounting, public administration, information technology, and/or business-related coursework.

Professional level accounting experience may be substituted for professional auditing experience on a two for one basis.

A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license, a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) certificate, or a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certificate may substitute for one (1) year of professional auditing experience for a maximum substitution limit of one (1) year experience.

Special Requirements:

* Verification of accounting, public administration, information technology, and/or business-related coursework completed is required.

* Must possess a valid California driver license.

* Excellent written communication skills must be demonstrated in the completion of the employment application and supplemental questionnaire.

* Advanced training, as evidenced by a Master's degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Public Administration, Information Technology or a related field is highly desirable.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Internal Auditor/Analyst I

Knowledge of:

* operations, services and activities of a comprehensive audit function;

* Generally Accepted Accounting Principles;

* Generally Accepted Auditing Standards;

* Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards;

* theories, techniques, and practices relating to financial, compliance, and performance audits;

* accounting methods and practices;

* budgeting methods and techniques; and

* methods and techniques of analyzing risk factors.

Skill in:

* reading, interpreting and analyzing legal and procedural requirements of contract provisions;

* applying laws, statutes, codes and regulations governing audit operations;

* maintaining confidentiality in all audit activities;

* learning to develop scopes of work and establish audit methodologies;

* learning to develop clear and concise audit reports and related documents; and

* use of computers and related technology including software applications specific to work performed.

Ability to:

* learn the operations, services and activities found in County government;

* learn County specific administrative manuals, operational guides and personnel related policies and procedures;

* learn to perform complex analytical and critical examination of governmental operations and activities;

* understand interrelationships among financial records and documents;

* analyze financial/accounting data and draw logical conclusions;

* analyze and evaluate administrative and abstract accounting/auditing concepts and procedures;

* learn, understand, interpret and apply legal and procedural requirements;

* interpret and apply professional principles and standards;

* evaluate and reconcile financial data from multiple financial accounting systems;

* adapt to new or revised policy changes or legal mandates;

* maintain the confidence of departmental and agency staff and other officials during audits and while resolving difficult problems;

* maintain impartiality and objectivity;

* effectively communicate both orally and in writing; and

* establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

In addition to (or in lieu of) the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities listed above, performance at the level of Internal Auditor/Analyst II necessitates the following:

Knowledge of:

* operations, services and activities found in County government;

* internal control principles and frameworks; and

* County specific administrative manuals, operational guides and personnel related policies and procedures.

Skill in:

* conducting research;

* reading and reconciling financial statements;

* developing scopes of work and establishing audit methodologies; and

* developing clear and concise audit reports and related documents;

Ability to:

* perform complex analytical and critical examination of governmental operations and activities;

* understand, interpret and apply legal and procedural requirements; and

* exercise sound judgment in sensitive situations.

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