County of Alameda

Benefits Auditor (#0267)

$29.52-$40.86 Hourly / $2,361.60-$3,268.80 BiWeekly /
$5,116.80-$7,082.40 Monthly / $61,401.60-$84,988.80 Yearly


Under direction, to examine, analyze and verify a variety of records and documents; to prepare analytical narrative statistical and accounting reports; and to perform other related duties as required.    




The Benefits Auditor is a professional auditing classification located in the Benefits Division of the Human Resource Services Department.  Incumbents in the class will be responsible for performing professional auditing duties with a great degree of independence using the ALCOLINK HRMS automated benefits system.  This class is distinguished from the Auditor I/II series in that the latter performs auditing functions in County departments while the Benefits Auditor is responsible for auditing the County’s benefit programs.  This position reports to the Benefits Administration Supervisor.


NOTE:   The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification.  However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level.  Each individual in the classification does not necessarily perform all duties listed.  


1.  Reviews financial records and statements verifying entries; prepares worksheets, narrative and statistical reports of findings and recommendations.

2.  Audits various employee benefits reports (i.e., Voluntary Benefits, Commuter Benefits, COBRA, etc.) for compliance; analyzes bi-weekly and monthly record-keeping systems.

3.  Prepares budget projections and the preparation of financial statements for the ISF Dental Program.

4.  Audits financial transactions associated with benefit related items.

5.  Reconciles active and related COBRA billing for all health and welfare plans; and reconciles various voluntary plans and other related exception reports.

6.  Preparation of journal vouchers and ad hoc reports as needed.

7.  Reconciles discrepancies between payroll and benefit deductions for various benefit plans.

8.  Assists in the review of the ALCOLINK HRMS benefits system for the County and contractors including computer-based information systems for compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and County requirements.  

9.  Records financial transactions consisting of employee benefit premiums and expenses; checks posting of financial transactions; prepares posting of changes and corrections to budgets accounts; provides information to County departments concerning benefits accounts and reconciliations with department records.

10. Attends meetings, communicates with County staff and employees to discuss billing and reconciliation matters and/or present audit findings. 


Either I



The equivalent of one year of full-time experience as an Auditor in the Alameda County classified service  





The equivalent of three years of full-time experience in a professional position involving the exercise of auditing or accounting duties.  (A Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting may substitute for two years of the required work experience.)  



NOTE:  The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.


NOTE:   The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to duties listed under the “Examples of Duties” section of this specification.  


Knowledge of:  

  • Computer skills such as Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Governmental accounting principles and practices.
  • Operational characteristics of automated personnel/payroll record processing system.
  • Generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Generally accepted auditing standards.
  • English grammar, spelling and punctuation.


Ability to:  

  • Write reports and other correspondence.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing with employees, department personnel and customers.
  • Communicate with diverse groups of people by demonstrating effective interpersonal skills and sensitivity.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, public and other agencies.
  • Read, research, analyze and interpret fiscal documents and other records.
  • Perform detail work and accounting.
  • Learn specific accounting information systems.
  • Interpret and apply business and governmental laws and regulations.


RE:bl  5/2/02

New doc:  0267.doc

CSC Date:  5/8/02 AM:pf 

Revised 1/22/03

CSC Date:  2/4/04

MH:jf Revision 3/22/18

CSC Date: 06/06/18


Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well being.  These benefits include but are not limited to*:

For your Health & Well-Being

  • Medical – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Dental – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Vision or Vision Reimbursement
  • Share the Savings
  • Basic Life Insurance 
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage for eligible employees)
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance 
  • County Allowance Credit
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Health FSA, Dependent Care and Adoption Assistance
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Benefits - Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity and Legal Services
  • Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future

  • Retirement Plan - (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan or Roth Plan)

For your Work/Life Balance

  • 11 paid holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Management Paid Leave**
  • Catastrophic Sick Leave
  • Employee Mortgage Loan Program
  • Group Auto/Home Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Guaranteed Ride Home
  • Employee Wellness Program (e.g. At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership Discounts)
  • Employee Discount Program (e.g. theme parks, cell phone, etc.)
  • Child Care Resources
  • 1st United Services Credit Union 

*Eligibility is determined by Alameda County and offerings may vary by collective bargaining agreement.  This provides a brief summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change.

** Non-exempt management employees are entitled to up to three days of management paid leave. Exempt management employees are entitled to up to seven days of management paid leave.