Auditor

Recruitment #19-1216-001

Definition

Conducts complex audits of operations, management controls, policies, practices, performance, and financial records for the District.

Typical Duties

Conducts and reports on complex internal operational, performance, compliance, and financial audits at locations throughout the District by systematically examining and appraising matters of financial implication for the purpose of evaluating internal controls and assuring compliance with principles of sound management, applicable accounting procedures, and laws and regulations.

Obtains comprehensive information about the organization or function to be audited, determines objectives of the audit, devises the auditing procedures to be used to identify all relevant audit issues (including the assessment of "risk"), and selects the areas of examination.

Evaluates District operations in terms of their adherence to prescribed policies and applicable laws and regulations, operational efficiency, economical use of property and personnel, effective control over expenditures, receipts, revenues and assets, proper accounting for financial transactions, production and reporting of accurate, reliable, timely, and useful financial data.

Examines records to determine the accuracy of presentation of facts, propriety and legality of transactions, and compliance with established policies and procedures.

Performs special investigations to resolve discrepancies discovered by audits.

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.

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

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.

Prepares audit reports identifying and describing faulty practices and procedures and improper transactions and makes recommendations for improvement based on audit findings.

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.

May provide work direction to lower-level auditing staff.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Distinguishing Characteristics

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

 

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.

Supervision

General supervision is received from the Director of Internal Audit. Work direction is received from higher level auditing staff. Work direction may be provided to lower-level professional, technical, and clerical employees.

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

 

Principles of management and organization

 

Methods and techniques of research and management analysis

 

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

 

 

Ability to:

 

Apply the theories and techniques of professional auditing to auditing problems

 

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

 

Identify and analyze present and potential problems and evaluate alternate solutions

 

Effectively utilize computer equipment and software in the performance of duties

 

Communicate effectively in writing and orally

 

Organize and prioritize work to meet schedules and deadlines

 

Prepare clear and conclusive oral and written reports

 

Make effective presentations in a group setting

 

Work effectively with officials and employees of the District

 

Travel to various locations to conduct audits

 

Learn accounting policies, procedures, and requirements of the District

 

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

Entrance Qualifications

Education:

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.

Experience:

Two years of full-time, paid, professional audit experience with an internal or commercial auditing department or firm.

Special:

A valid Class "C" California driver's license.

Travel to locations throughout the District is required.

Benefits

  • Medical and dental insurance and vision care plans are provided for employees and their dependents.
  • A $50,000 life insurance policy is provided free of charge for each employee.
  • New employees receive 12 full-pay days and 88 half-pay days of illness leave.
  • At least 15 paid holidays per year.
  • Vacation days accrue annually beginning at 10 days and increasing incrementally to 24 days depending on years of service with the District. Vacation days for management and confidential positions begin at 15, 20, or 24 days.
  • Other paid time off includes: bereavement leave, personal necessity leave, court subpoena, and jury duty.
  • Employees become members of the Public Employees Retirement System. Employees are also covered by Social Security.
  • Employee Assistance Program

Selection Process

The examination process may consist of one or more parts which may include a training and experience evaluation, written test, performance test and/or oral interview.

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.

 



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