Los Angeles Community College District

Senior Auditor (#1222)

$42.95-$53.21 hourly / $7,445.30-$9,223.42 monthly / $89,343.60-$110,681.04 annual


Plans and conducts complex and difficult internal operational, performance, compliance, and financial audits for the District; acts as a lead over a small audit team.

Typical Duties

Plans, organizes, and conducts internal operational, compliance, performance, and financial audits of major functional units and of special programs funded by federal, state, or private grants such as the Veterans Affairs, Student Financial Aid, and Senior Citizens programs in accordance with established standards, laws, and regulations at locations throughout the District.

Determines aspects and methods of audit assignments to identify all relevant audit issues (including the assessment of "risk"), and develops special audit aids such as questionnaires.

Analyzes accounting and reporting systems of units audited and evaluates accounting and related management procedures, records, and controls.

Communicates audit related issues, including audit status, findings, conclusions, and significant problems to management staff as the audit field work progresses.

Prepares audit reports according to established format but with latitude as to areas of emphasis and incorporates recommendations for needed changes or improvements.

Makes recommendations to help the District improve accounting controls, improve efficiency, reduce operating costs, and properly safeguard assets.

Oversees and participates in special investigations to resolve discrepancies discovered by audits.

Conducts investigations of Whistle Blower Program matters brought to the attention of the District.

Coordinates and conducts special awareness training for District employees based on discrepancies discovered during audits.

Participates in investigations involving fraudulent activities, fraud control, vulnerability assessments, internal controls, inspections, and operational surveys, and reports on findings.

Fully utilizes the capabilities and functions of standard and specialized office software applications such as data management, spreadsheet, presentation, word processing, and graphics in completing assigned projects.

Discusses complex problems with the Director of Internal Audit who reviews completed assignments for adherence to principles and established standards as well as the soundness of conclusions.

Documents completed work in a clear and organized manner to facilitate review by management staff.

Performs follow up reviews as necessary to assure corrective actions have been implemented.

Provides work direction to staff assigned to the projects.

Performs related duties as assigned. 

Distinguishing Characteristics

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.

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

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


General supervision is received from the Director of Internal Audit. Acts as a lead over members of an assigned audit team.

Class Qualifications

Knowledge of:

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

Current trends and developments in auditing, accounting and internal controls

Laws, rules, regulations, policies, practices, procedures, and precedents pertinent to governmental auditing, accounting and internal controls

Accounting systems

Organization and functions of the various operating units of the District

Principles of management and organization

Methods and techniques of research and management analysis

Accounting policies, procedures, and requirements of the District

Principles of training

Capabilities of computer systems, software, and hardware used in auditing

Ability to:

Apply the theories and techniques of professional auditing to complex problems

Identify and analyze present and potential problems and evaluate alternate solutions

Interpret laws, rules, regulations, and policies related to the auditing program of the District

Gather, assemble, consolidate, and analyze facts, and draw conclusions

Prepare and present clear, concise, and effective oral and written reports

Effectively utilize computer equipment and software in the performance of duties

Communicate effectively orally and in writing

Organize and prioritize work to meet schedules and deadlines

Work effectively with District employees and representatives of government agencies and private organizations

Provide leadership and technical assistance to others

Travel to various locations to conduct audits

Learn quickly the laws, rules, regulations, and contractual provisions related to special programs which are funded by federal, state, or private grants

Learn quickly the specialized functions and procedures 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 closely related field OR a valid license to practice as a Certified Public Accountant in California. A valid professional designation such as Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) is desirable.


Three years of full-time paid professional audit experience with an internal or commercial auditing department or firm. Experience in a team leader capacity and governmental auditing is desirable.


A valid Class “C” California driver’s license.

Travel to locations throughout the District is required.

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: 1222; EST: ; REV: 6/9/2015;