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Hillsborough County Government

Senior Internal Auditor (#SRAUDGENS) GENS
$25.69-$40.78 Hourly / $4,452.93-$7,068.53 Monthly / $53,435.20-$84,822.40 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.


Graduation from an accredited four year degree granting college or university with a major in Accounting, Business Administration or Public Administration; and
Possession of a current Certified Public Accountant (CPA) License or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) License; and
Four years of experience as a professional Internal Auditor.

Or 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.

CLASS: SRAUDGENS; EST: 9/7/2005; REV: 10/3/2011;