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Auditor (Limited Duration)

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Perform audit procedures according to three levels of increasing responsibility, complexity, and pay grades. Auditing projects include examining, evaluating and appraising activities within the office of the Clerk & Comptroller, and Pasco County Departments. Work will support information provided to Management regarding the adequacy and effectiveness of the organization's internal control and quality of performance. The duties range from entry level to higher levels of internal auditing tasks and procedures. Each higher level includes all duties from the lower levels. All three levels report directly to the Director of the Department of Inspector General. Perform audit procedures according to three levels of increasing responsibility, complexity, and pay grades. Auditing projects include examining, evaluating and appraising activities within the office of the Clerk & Comptroller, and Pasco County Departments. Work will support information provided to Management regarding the adequacy and effectiveness of the organization's internal control and quality of performance. The duties range from entry level to higher levels of internal auditing tasks and procedures. Each higher level includes all duties from the lower levels. All three levels report directly to the Director of the Department of Inspector General.
Examples of Duties (Essential Functions):Representative Essential Duties:
Note: The statements contained herein are illustrative and reflect general details to describe the principal function of this position, the level of knowledge and experience typically required, and the scope of responsibility. This should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned. The omission of specific statement of duties does not exclude them from the position. Depending on the projects assigned, incumbents in the position may perform one or more of the activities below.
Auditor I
Evaluate adequacy of corrective action taken by departments on deficient conditions previously documented.
Formulate conclusions, disclose problems and prepare recommendations for improvement in accounting and operating systems.
Assist with preparation of draft reports and comments on work performed for review and approval by the Director or designee.
Provide support to the external auditors under supervision of Auditor III or Director.
Perform audit work in accordance with audit programs, and in compliance with professional standards, and with Department policies and procedures.
Examine and analyze accounting records, operations, policies and procedures. Execute audit procedures developed by Director or designee.
Auditor II
In addition to the tasks of an Auditor I:
Prepare draft reports and comments on work performed for review and approval by the Director or designee.
Provide support to the external auditors and Department auditors as needed. Assist in the preparation of the County's Annual Financial Statements when needed.
Examine and analyze accounting records, operations, policies and procedures. Assess risks in the organization or functions.
Perform audit projects as a lead auditor, plan and execute audit plans and fieldwork programs independently.
Update the Department procedures manual to reflect current practices and requirements. Update all requisite templates and forms to reflect current requirements.
Assist with training new audit teammates as directed by the Director or designee..
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Auditor III
In addition to the tasks of an Auditor I and II:
Appraise the validity and propriety of financial records, adequacy of controls, effectiveness of programs, efficiency of operations and compliance with law and policies. Assist the Director in establishment and review of audit procedures for projects.
Lead and train other Auditors in the conduct of routine, medium and complex audits. Assist with training new audit teammates as needed or requested by the Director.
Assist the Director in the development of an overall annual plan for proposed audits, and in the development of audit programs for the analysis and review of operations and records for specific audit areas.
Assist in the review of working papers prepared by Auditors to ensure that work was adequately performed and documented, and audit program steps were complete. Ensure that sufficient evidence exists to support findings, and work was performed in accordance with professional standards and Department policies and procedures.
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Typical Qualifications and Minimum Qualifications:This position is typically posted at the Auditor I Level. The teammate progresses to the next level based upon defined criteria. However, candidates may be considered for direct entry to Levels II or III based on education, certifications, training, and experience.
Auditor I
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in accounting or related field with course work in accounting and auditing.
A comparable amount of training and/or auditing experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.
Basic skills testing such as typing, spelling, grammar, and math may be required for this position.
Proficient in Excel, Word, and Outlook.
Governmental auditing experience preferred.
Testing may be required for this position.
Auditor III
In addition to Auditor I and II
Three years' experience in governmental auditing.
A minimum of two of the following certifications required: CFE, CIGA, CIA.
Supervisory duties as assigned.
Testing may be required for this position.
A valid drivers license required for all levels listed above.
Supplemental Information and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:Auditor I
Live and advocate our commitment to the Organization's vision, mission, and values.
All customer interactions are governed by knowledge of the principles and processes for effective, professional customer service.
Possess the drive, energy, and the ability to follow the progression to higher levels of responsibility.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with the Clerk & Comptroller, County Administrator, administrative staff, employees and vendors.
Communicate and collaborate independently and proactively with external and internal customers to understand information needs and to define concepts and functional requirements.
Work effectively in a team environment. Successfully engage in multiple initiatives simultaneously. Actively resolve problems and find solutions using available resources.
Provide guidance, assistance, and/or interpretation to others in the resolution of problems or in the use of new software/hardware to assist users in maximizing productivity gains from technology.
Must be alert to the possibility of fraud, errors, irregularities or non-compliance
Knowledge of auditing and accounting practices and procedures, including familiarity with governmental accounting. Ability to objectively and independently conduct internal audits and develop recommendations for procedural and/or operational improvement.
Compile and analyze facts and figures, arriving at sound conclusions. Ability to continually expand knowledge of the County's functions and operations. Skill in verbal and written communication. Familiarity with information technology systems.
Work with the Director and/or designee daily, updating the status of current projects and obtaining direction.
Timely and efficient completion of assignments is required.
Critical thinking and analytical aptitude and judgment necessary to analyze data and form conclusions.
Gather factual evidence to ensure findings are adequately supported and documented. Decide what is the best method to satisfy an audit objective with concurrence of the Director.
Mental concentration on detail-oriented work for long periods of time.
Limited physical exertion. Occasionally requires working with archived records stored in boxes, which may involve some lifting. Will sometimes be required to transport working papers and documents to/from audit locations, which may involve lifting.
Work with confidential and /or sensitive paperwork and comply with legal advice restrictions for the Office of Clerk & Comptroller.
Position and duty location may vary between East and West Side of the County based on workload. May be required to work a flexible schedule and/or overtime when conducting an audit.
Thorough working knowledge of computer systems and use of personal computers; use of calculators and general office equipment.
Work independently but may perform certain projects with assistance from another Auditor.
Gather information from the County and Clerk & Comptroller's offices as required. Excellent communication and human relations skills are needed when interviewing and gathering information from staff.
Auditor II
In addition to Auditor I
Assist in planning of audit work performed by Auditors.
Work independently but may perform certain projects with assistance from another Auditor. Works with Auditors to both plan audits and review work papers.
Advise staff and management on controls, risks, etc.
Understanding of internal control concepts and the ability to apply the concepts to audit situations. Familiarity with laws and ordinances applicable to audit areas and ability to determine compliance with such laws, and impact of non-compliance.
Understanding of databases, flowcharting and creating data reports from systems.
Auditor III
In addition to Auditor I and II
Assist in planning of audit work performed by Auditors. Will perform reviews of work papers prepared by Auditors.
Work independently, but may perform certain projects as a lead with assistance from another Auditor.
Work with Auditors to both plan audits and review work papers.
Work with the Director updating the status of current projects and obtaining direction for the Adapt theory and experience to individual circumstances of a project or audit.
Determine the most appropriate audit methods and procedures to complete an audit objective or step, and understand the purpose of the audit procedures used. Be able to identify areas needing improvements (i.e., inadequate controls, inefficiencies, etc.).
Position and duty location may vary between East and West Side of the County based on workload. May be required to work a flexible schedule and/or overtime when conducting an audit.
Current employees may receive preference.
The statements herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principle functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other areas to cover absences or relief to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload.
ADA STATEMENT:
A qualified employee or applicant with a disability may be afforded a reasonable accommodation to perform the essential job functions of a position in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
VETERANS PREFERENCE:
Certain veterans and spouses of veterans receive preference and priority in employment and are encouraged to apply for this position.



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