Under general direction, to plan, organize and supervise the audit activities of the Auditor-Controller's Office, and to do other work as required.
This single position class is responsible for the operations of the Audit and Systems Division of the Auditor-Controller's Office. This division conducts audits covering fiscal and operational reliability and integrity, prepares reports as necessary, and develops and implements accounting systems in County Departments. Additionally, the audits determine if resources are used economically and efficiently and whether established goals and objectives are met. This class differs from the next higher class of Chief Deputy Auditor-Controller, who has responsibility for assisting the Auditor-Controller to manage the department.
Plans, organizes and directs the audit operations of the Auditor-Controller's Office with the responsibility of conducting audits which conform to State and Federal policies and procedures and meet professional auditing standards; supervises, trains and evaluates the work of professional staff who conduct fiscal and compliance and management audits of County departments and Special Districts; counsels departmental staff on technical audit problems; performs complex and difficult audits; prepares reports with recommendations and presents recommendations at the exit conference; analyzes audit practices, policies and procedures, recommends appropriate changes and implements new policies and procedures, as approved; supervises the preparation and/or prepares financial statements; consults with department heads, government officials, business organizations, and other interested parties on auditing fiscal policy, practice, methods and conclusions; reviews and studies changes in legal and procedural requirements for fiscal operations affecting auditing processes; prepares correspondence and reports; may perform and/or oversee special accounting projects and the annual cost plan; attends meetings and conferences; may appear as a witness before interested boards or courts; answers inquiries and provides information regarding the status of financial accounts; assists and advises supervisor on administrative problems involving technical auditing, accounting and fiscal reporting. Directs the development of accounting systems and implementation thereof.
Training and experience: Any combination of education and experience, which would provide the required knowledge and abilities, is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: