This is highly responsible professional, managerial and technical work in directing the city’s internal audit program
Nature Of Work
employee in this class, under administrative direction, plans, develops,
organizes, implements, and manages an internal auditing program for the city to
provide management with an independent appraisal of major city activities with
emphasis on recurring audits of areas of high risk and high dollar impact. The internal audit aspect of this class is as
established by the City Charter. Work is
of unusual difficulty, requiring the exercise of extensive initiative and
independent judgment in providing for continuous auditing and reporting of
internal financial transactions, controls, and procedures of the various city
departments and in dealing with elected officials and representatives of other
governmental agencies. The employee serves as a member of the Mayor’s Executive
Staff. Work is evaluated by conferences,
reports and results achieved.
Examples of Duties
Plans, develops, and directs an internal audit program
including development of audit standards and procedures; ensures compatibility
with federal governmental guidelines as appropriate; reviews and approves
annual audit agenda and four-year plan.
Supervises staff engaged in conducting audits; reviews audit
reports to ensure findings are accurate and fully documented; reviews work
papers when necessary; participates in entrance and exit conferences held in
conjunction with significant audits; directs special audits as requested by
Mayor; oversees tax and franchise fee audit projects and formulation of city’s
utility tax and franchise fee policy.
Participates in consultant studies through written and oral
communication; supervises and coordinates review and appraisal of departments
and functions for adequacy of controls, legal and contractual compliance, and
good business practices; counsels and advises directors and managers on
procedures, work processes and control methods.
Prepares reports and correspondence; assigns, develops and
evaluates staff; manages unit budget and work processes; and performs related
Represents the Mayor and serves as liaison with
state/national professional associations and with various boards and committees
on which the Mayor is a member.
Performs related duties as required.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
knowledge of: modern accounting
principles and practices; municipal administration and organization; federal
and state laws relating to job duties; systems of internal controls for large
and complex government entities.
knowledge of: auditing standards,
procedures and practices; modern management practices and procedures;
application of data processing to accounting systems and financial analysis.
Ability to: plan, assign, direct, and coordinate the work
of professional employees in a manner that promotes full performance; write and
speak clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings; set clear
objectives and measures and monitor process, progress and results; plan,
organize, and refine procedures; establish and maintain effective working
relationships with city officials, directors, managers and other
employees, representatives of boards and
committees, and the general public.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a
bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field and extensive progressively
responsible experience in public accounting and/or internal auditing, including
considerable experience in auditing; or an equivalent combination of education
Licenses or Certifications
Registration as a Certified
Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of Florida or Certified Internal Auditor
or Certified Fraud Examiner may be required.
During periods when the
Mayor issues an emergency declaration for the City of Tampa, all employees
may be required to work in preparation, response or recovery activities
related to the stated emergency.