County of Alameda

Chief of Internal Audit, ACERA (#1373)

Bargaining Unit: Unrep - ACERA Classes (066)
$55.62-$91.70 Hourly / $4,449.60-$7,336.00 BiWeekly /
$9,640.80-$15,894.67 Monthly / $115,689.60-$190,736.00 Yearly

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. Plans, organizes and directs the activities of the Internal Audit Department, which audits and investigates a wide variety of functions, processes, and activities of ACERA.

2. Review and approves the annual audit plan.

3. Leads the Department in evaluating internal controls to ensure the accuracy of financial records, compliance with laws and regulations, contract terms and conditions, and the efficiency and effectiveness of ACERA operations.

4. Prepares and presents periodic reports to the Board of Retirement’s Audit Committee on internal audit projects.

5. Issues and distributes audit reports to the Board of Retirement, appropriate levels of management and interested third parties, as applicable.

6. Assigns personnel to audits/projects and provides instructions covering the extent of the work to be done for the assignments. Reviews and approves audit reports prepared by staff to ensure completeness and accuracy. Approves staff developed recommendations for improved systems of internal control and, where appropriate, for changes in policies and procedures.

7. Performs special examinations as requested by the Executive Office, Board of Retirement, or appropriate management personnel. Oversees the investigation of employee misconduct or illegal acts that are reported or detected.

8. Selects and maintains a professional audit staff with sufficient knowledge, skills, experience, and professional certifications. Directs the personnel and activities of the Internal Audit Department, and is responsible of the Internal Audit Department, and is responsible for the development, evaluation and training of the audit staff.

9. Perform consulting services, beyond assurance services, to assist management in meeting its objectives. Examples may include facilitation, process design, training, and advisory services.




The equivalent of two years of full time experience as an Internal Auditor, ACERA or an equivalent or higher level accounting or auditing classification in the Alameda County classified service. (Non- classified includes District Attorney’s Office, Hospital Authority and the Consolidated Courts.)



Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in accounting, business administration, economics or a related field which includes at least 24 semester units or 32 quarter units of accounting, including a course in auditing.



The equivalent of six years of full-time increasingly responsible professional accounting experience, which must have included two years of auditing experience and one year of supervisory experience.



Possession of a Certified Public Accountant (C.P.A.) or Certified Internal Auditor (C.I.A.) Certificate.



The equivalent of four years of increasingly responsible professional experience, which must have included two years of auditing experience and one year of supervisory experience.

Licenses and Certificates:

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator’s License.

Special Requirement:

Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Investments Derivative Auditor and/or Certified Information Systems Auditor preferred.

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:

• Generally accepted accounting principles
• Generally accepted auditing standards
• Internal control systems
• Principles of management analysis and organizational design
• Principles and practices of supervision
• Business culture/acumen
• Automated reporting systems and formats

Ability to:

• Communicate effectively orally and in writing
• Gather, organize and summarize data
• Analyze problems and identify solutions and recommendations

Jobspecs/Newspecs: 1373.doc
AM:cs 10/15/12
CSC Date: 11/14/12


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

  • 12 paid holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Management Paid Leave**
  • Catastrophic Sick Leave
  • 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.

E-mail | Phone: (510) 272-6471 | 8am - 5pm M-F | Powered by JobAps