Los Angeles Community College District

Director of Internal Audit (#1203)

$85.73-$100.67 hourly / $14,859.90-$17,449.11 monthly / $178,318.80-$209,389.32 annual


Plans, organizes, coordinates, evaluates, and directs the District's internal audit and special investigation functions.

Typical Duties

Plans, organizes, coordinates and directs the conduct of complex internal operational, compliance, financial, performance audits, and investigations involving fraudulent activities, fraud control, vulnerability assessments, internal controls, inspections, and operational surveys at locations throughout the District.

Develops, adapts and revises policies, procedures and guidelines pertinent to the administration of the District's internal auditing and special investigation programs.

Consults with representatives of District branches, divisions and governmental agencies in order to coordinate assigned activities, address and meet funding and financial reporting requirements, resolve discrepancies discovered by audits and special investigations and improve financial management procedures.

Provides technical advice and guidance and recommends corrective internal controls, policies, and procedures to District management at locations throughout the District involving the District's internal audit and special investigation activities.

Advises the Chancellor and District management through oral and written reports of unit objectives, critical problems, achievements, improvement recommendations, and on requirements and restrictions of laws, rules, and policies.

Ensures the proper and effective operation of the Whistle Blower Program and Hotline by planning scope, developing a work plan, and establishing protocols.

Plans, organizes and directs the development of fraud prevention programs and directs staff in conducting fraud awareness training for District employees.

Analyzes state legislative and administrative decisions, regulations, and policies to determine their impact on the internal audit and special investigation, activities of the District and makes recommendations on how to implement new requirements.

Evaluates computer software and systems applicable to District auditing and special investigation activities and recommends system enhancements.

Develops standardized protocols for documentation of findings, document security/confidentiality, retention and/or disposal requirements, safeguarding the identity of confidential sources, and for protecting privileged and confidential information.

Directs and prepares correspondence, reports, and presentations regarding the assigned functions.

Plans, schedules, and reviews the work of assigned auditing and special investigation staff.

Develops and oversees the maintenance of the office budget.

Performs related duties as assigned

Distinguishing Characteristics

A Director of Internal Audit is responsible for directing the activities of the District's auditing and special investigation functions.

A Senior Auditor acts as a lead over a small audit team and plans and conducts complex and difficult internal operational, compliance, performance, and financial audits for the District.

An Auditor conducts complex internal operational, performance, compliance, and financial audits for the District.


General direction is received from the Chief Financial Officer/Treasurer. General supervision is exercised over assigned professional, technical, and clerical staff.

Class Qualifications

Knowledge of:

Principles, theories, and practices of auditing, accounting and internal controls

Governmental auditing standards (the “Yellow Book”)

Current trends and developments in auditing, accounting and internal controls

Laws, rules, regulations, policies, practices, procedures, and precedents pertinent to public agency auditing and accounting and fraud investigation

Accounting and financial systems

Accounting policies, procedures, and requirements of the District

Fraud investigative techniques

State legislative processes and procedures

Principles of management and organization

Principles of supervision and training

Principles and practices of business and public administration

Organization, functions, and inter-relationships of the various operating units of the District

Capabilities of computer applications and hardware used in the administration of an auditing and special investigation programs

Ability to:

Plan, organize, direct, coordinate, and evaluate internal auditing and special investigation activities

Designs and implements an internal audit program/plan to include the identification of potential and actual risk areas

Apply the theories and techniques of professional auditing to complex and unusually difficult problems

Develops methods and procedures to implement policies and regulations and to improve efficiency of assigned functions

Identify pertinent details, assemble and analyze facts, draw conclusions, and make recommendations

Interpret laws, rules, regulations, and policies related to the auditing and special investigation functions of the District

Anticipate conditions, plan ahead, establish priorities, and meet schedules

Act independently and promptly to situations and events

Motivate, direct, train, and develop others

Stimulate teamwork and promote cohesiveness to achieve unit objectives

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with administrators and staff of the District and other public and private organizations

Effectively communicate highly technical information concisely and in understandable terms

Provide leadership and technical assistance to others

Allocate and effectively utilize the human, fiscal, and physical resources of the department

Integrate technology into business decisions and operations

Evaluate work methods and performance

Effectively utilize computer equipment and software in the performance of duties

Prepare effective written and oral communications, reports, and presentations

Travel to off-site meetings

Learn quickly the specialized procedures and functions of various operating units of the District

Entrance Qualifications


A bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university preferably with a major in accounting, business administration, economics, finance, or a related field. An advanced degree in one of the aforementioned majors is desirable. A valid license to practice as a Certified Public Accountant in California is desirable. Professional certification such as Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP), or Certified Financial Services Auditor (CFSA) is desirable.


Five years of recent full-time, paid professional-level experience in a senior auditing management position with responsibility for planning, conducting, and/or managing internal audits for one or more organizations employing 500 or more employees. Experience must have included the supervision of staff, which included professional-level employees. Public Agency experience is desirable.


A valid Class "C" California driver's license must be obtained within 10 days of establishing residency in the State of California.
Travel to locations throughout the District is required.
Must meet the requirements for bonding.

Reasonable Accommodations

Our class specification generally describes the duties, responsibilities, and requirements characteristic of the position(s) within this job class. The duties, responsibilities, and requirements of a particular position within this class may vary from the duties of other positions within the class.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Los Angeles Community College District provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with covered disabilities on a case-by-case basis throughout the application, examination, and hiring processes and throughout employment. If an individual is in doubt about his or her ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of a position or possession of any other requirement noted in a class specification or job announcement, he or she should always apply for a position and request reasonable accommodation at the appropriate time.


CLASS: 1203; EST: ; REV: 3/28/2018;