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Auditor

FLSA: Exempt

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SALARY RANGE:

(N33) $50,003.20 - $74,963.20 a year

JOB CODE: 024000

BENEFITS:

Health, vision, dental, and life insurance; annual and sick leave; paid holidays; pension and tax-deferred compensation (457) plans; and more.

JOB PURPOSE: The selected candidate will conduct audits of various activities of departments within, and other agencies with business or other official connections to, the municipal government.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Collecting, assimilating, analyzing, and interpreting data utilizing quantitative and other analytical techniques, in order to develop audit findings and recommendations.

  • Conducting preliminary surveys in assigned department or agency in order to perform risk assessments and identify control activities being performed, assess their adequacy, and develop audit field work recommendations.

  • Formulating and recommending work plan, including scope, techniques, and timetable, within established time constraints.

  • Conducting audits, reviewing records and other documentation, and interviewing management and other personnel to obtain needed information.

  • Completing electronic audit files with documentation to substantiate findings.

  • Performing analyses, critiques, and evaluations to determine legal, contractual and financial compliance, economy, efficiency and performance effectiveness of the activities of the area under study.

  • Auditing municipal accounting, operations, and practices to determine accuracy and compliance with standards, best practices, procedures, and law.

  • Reviewing accounting and administrative controls to evaluate soundness and reliability.

  • Performing audits of federal funds expenditures administered by the municipal government.

  • Preparing written findings and recommendations for corrective actions and operational and managerial improvements.

  • Presenting findings as required to affected managerial personnel and high level municipal officials, explaining findings and recommendations.

  • Providing advice on internal controls, practices and procedures, and economy/efficiency opportunities, as well as cost savings.

  • Accepting project tasks and coordinating with team members while working with a team. Completing assigned work in accordance with plans and schedules.

  • Participating in the preparation of written reports, ensuring that reports and documentation are complete.

  • Providing support and assistance to the City's external auditors during their annual audits and interim fieldwork. Assistance to the external auditor includes completing audit steps and detailed work plans assigned by and under the supervision of the external auditor's engagement manager/supervisor for up to 10-weeks per year.

DESIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of internal controls, auditing standards, accepted auditing techniques and professional practices, and methods of accounting, including those pertinent to governmental accounting.

  • Ability to develop sound audit objectives and apply effective auditing techniques.

  • Knowledge of statistical and analytical evaluation techniques.

  • Knowledge of effective interviewing techniques; general information systems security and information technology controls.

  • Ability to analyze, and evaluate organizations, contracts and systems, and recommend modifications and improvements.

  • Ability to prepare oral and/or written reports, including documentation supporting audit findings and recommendations, and communicate them in a clear, concise, and objective manner.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, municipal officials, and representatives of other governmental agencies and business concerns.

  • Experience with audit softwares such as Audit Leverage, TeamMate, AutoAudit, ACL and IDEA are highly desirable skills.

Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or a related field and a minimum of one (1) year of auditing experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience that sufficiently demonstrates possession of the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the essential job requirements.

Preferred Qualifications: Minimum of three (3) years of auditing experience; knowledge of auditing principles as applied to municipal government operations; knowledge of government auditing standards and IIA International Professional Practices Framework; knowledge of PC software, MS Word, Excel, and Access; experience auditing IT systems; experience with data mining software (e.g., ACL, IDEA).

LICENSES OR CERTIFICATES: Must obtain one of the following within one (1) year of employment:

  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)

  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

  • Certified Information System Auditor (CISA)

  • Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP)

    EXAMINATION:

    Evaluation of education and experience. Drug testing is included in all pre-employment processing.

    CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: May 3, 2012.

    HELPFUL HINTS FOR COMPLETING YOUR APPLICATION: Please register as a MyTampaGov member before you begin the application process. This will enable you to view and re-use information from previously submitted applications to complete and submit any future applications. Please make certain your application is complete and the information you provide clearly demonstrates that you possess the minimum job qualifications as stated in the job announcement. Resumes can be submitted in support of an application, but not in lieu of an application. Resumes and copies of certifications or other required documents may be attached to your online application or e-mailed to careers@tampagov.net.

    2-17-12; 5-1-12 (024000)

    Note: Applications must be received or postmarked by the closing date. Applications received or postmarked after 5/3/2012 will not be processed.

  • This office reserves the right not to consider those applications that have incomplete information, or that are received without necessary transcripts, certificates, licenses, or other required documents.