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Hillsborough County Government

Senior Internal Auditor (#SRAUDCLKS) CLKS
$29.47-$46.79 Hourly / $5,108.13-$8,110.27 Monthly / $61,297.60-$97,323.20 Yearly


Performs professional administrative and oversight work auditing various financial or program operations in county departments and agencies, external governmental organizations and commercial firms with whom contractual relationships exist.


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

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 governmental accounting, office management and the principles of public and business administration in their application to governmental accounting.
  • Extensive knowledge of federal, state and local laws, ordinances, rules, regulations and guidelines pertaining to fiscal management of government agencies, including those funded by federal grants.
  • Extensive knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, public finance administration and internal control systems and their methods and application to the development, installation and audit of governmental accounting systems.
  • Extensive knowledge of the special principles, practices and procedures of auditing with reference to public finance and governmental accounting.
  • Considerable knowledge of the organization and operating activities of departments and agencies assigned for audit.
  • Considerable knowledge of management principles, practices and procedures.
  • Ability to coordinate and oversee the work of an auditing team in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret accounting data, devise audit procedures and techniques or specialized and general accounting systems.
  • Ability to oversee the preparation of complete and accurate audit reports and statements, including those of a complex nature.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in the application of audit standards and principles to complex auditing problems.
  • Ability to plan, organize and analyze data and make logical conclusions.
  • Ability to participate effectively in the formulation of departmental policies and procedures.
  • Ability to stay abreast of laws, legal opinions, regulations and standards relating to the conduct of audits in county departments and external agencies.
  • 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 some or all of the activities described below.

  • Plans, assigns and oversees the work of professional auditors engaged in both regular systematic and special audits in departments and agencies or a group engaged in audits of contractors and outside vendors.
  • Reviews completed audit reports and analyses for completeness of preparation and conformance with audit program guidelines and professional auditing standards; attends conferences with departmental officials or officials in external organizations as needed.
  • Guides audit teams in the planning and conduct of special audits of a difficult nature; participates as necessary in the completion of complex audits; may testify in court as an expert witness.
  • Participates in decisions relating to changes in auditing policies and procedures; coordinates division work with that of other departmental division; represents the department in outside meetings and conferences as assigned.
  • Modifies and revises standard audit program guides; holds conferences with team members to discuss audit policies and procedures or to further train new personnel; insures that staff receives available professional literature to keep abreast of techniques and developments in the governmental auditing field.
  • Keeps informed on law opinions, rules, regulations, standards and related information pertaining to the internal audit of county departments or audit of external agencies.
  • Develops comprehensive practical programs of audit coverage for assigned areas of audit, assures conformance with acceptable audit standards, plans, budgets and schedules.
  • 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: SRAUDCLKS; EST: 8/19/2013 2:32:00 PM; REV: 8/19/2013 2:32:00 PM;