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Hillsborough County Government

Principal Internal Auditor (#PRIAUDCLKU) CLKU
$33.71-$53.49 Hourly / $5,843.07-$9,271.60 Monthly / $70,116.80-$111,259.20 Yearly


Performs highly responsible supervisory and administrative or project management work auditing various highly complex financial or program operations in departments and agencies, external government organizations and commercial firms with whom contractual relations exist to ensure proper procedural compliance.


A Bachelor's degree in  in Accounting, Business Administration or Public Administration; and
Possession of a current Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) license; and
Three years of supervisory or project management experience as a professional Auditor.

An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-related competencies noted below.


  • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service.
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve.
  • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations.
  • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals.


  • Extensive knowledge of the special principles, practices and procedures of auditing pertaining to financial and program operations of County departments, external companies, contractors and grantees having contractual relationship with the County.
  • Extensive knowledge of the principles of governmental accounting, business and public administration.
  • Extensive knowledge of local, state and federal laws, ordinances and regulations pertaining to fiscal management of government agencies.
  • Extensive knowledge of the organization and operations of departments and agencies assigned for audit.
  • Extensive knowledge of professional and departmental standards for the conduct of comprehensive auditing programs.
  • Extensive knowledge of the provisions of various contracts between the County and external companies and contractors.
  • Considerable knowledge of supervisory principles and practices.
  • Ability to plan the objectives, approach, scope and work plan to accomplish audit objectives in accordance with professional and departmental standards.
  • Ability to direct and coordinate the work of an auditing staff to achieve audit objectives within projected time constraints.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret accounting data, devise audit procedures and techniques, and evaluate completed audit reports.
  • Ability to determine the adequacy and effectiveness of management controls over operational activities.
  • Ability to exercise judgment and discretion in evaluating audit findings for critical and non-critical matters.
  • Ability to plan , organize and supervise the work of others.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.
  • Ability to use a computer and related software.


Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform one or more of the activities described below.

  • Supervises the work of subordinate staff by scheduling, assigning and reviewing work, providing training and counseling and evaluating performance.
  • Plans, directs, organizes and coordinates the work of subordinate professional auditors engaged in highly complex auditing of assigned organizational and functional activities.
  • Plans and determines the focus and direction of specific audits; assists in formulating an annual audit plan; plans the objectives, approach, scope and work program to accomplish audit objectives in accordance with professional and departmental standards and within time constraints.
  • Oversees highly complex audit activities and work progress; provides direction on proper documentation techniques, data gathering, analysis methods, and quality and quantity of audit documentation.
  • Reviews and evaluates completed work, findings and recommendations for accuracy, adequacy and presence of sufficient supporting documentation; assures that working papers support findings and conclusions and are in accordance with professional and departmental standards.
  • Obtains, analyzes and appraises evidentiary data in support of audit objectives, conclusions and findings.
  • Participates in audits of highly technical or complex areas to determine the adequacy and effectiveness of management controls, effectiveness and efficiency of activities under review, and compliance with policies, procedures, laws and regulations.
  • Evaluates audit findings for inclusion in audit reports; distinguishes critical and noncritical matters when assessing the significance of deficiencies and making recommendations for improvement.
  • Regularly informs management of auditing progress and/or technical problems; conducts periodic project status meetings with staff; prepares administrative reports regarding job scheduling and assigned activities.
  • Makes recommendations regarding hiring, discipline and promotion of subordinates; authorizes leave and overtime; evaluates and rates employee performance.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

This classification description is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as an all inclusive list of the duties associated with a particular position. Management may require incumbents to perform job duties other than those contained in this document at any time.

CLASS: PRIAUDCLKU; EST: 8/19/2013 2:33:00 PM; REV: 8/19/2013 2:33:00 PM;