Tampa Skyline
Tampa Skyline
Tampa Skyline

Senior Auditor

Recruitment #231108-000271-005


This is responsible professional auditing work.

Nature Of Work

Employees conduct audits of various activities of departments within, and other agencies with business or other official connections to, the municipal government. The scope of work includes financial, compliance, economy, efficiency, and performance effectiveness audits. Tasks are of more than average difficulty, and include development and conduct of work programs for assignments, preparation of reports, and presentation of recommendations. Employees serve on teams during major projects, coordinating with other auditors so that projects progress according to plans. Important responsibilities are to ensure that: assignments are conducted in a thorough, objective manner; recommendations are developed and presented which provide a sound basis for corrective actions/improvements in municipal financial and other operational systems; work is performed in accordance with professional standards issued by the United States Comptroller General. Considerable initiative and independent judgment are required in project development and performance and the formulation of effective recommendations. Tact and diplomacy are required as employees have considerable contact with other municipal employees and officials, and representatives of other governmental agencies and business concerns. Work is performed under direction and reviewed through conferences and reports submitted.

Examples of Duties

Collects, assimilates, analyzes, and interprets data utilizing quantitative and other analytical techniques, in order to develop recommendations; conducts preliminary surveys in assigned department or agency to determine activities being performed and develop recommendations as to audit needs; formulates and recommends work plan, including scope, techniques, and timetable, within time constraints established by supervisors; conducts audit, reviewing records and other documentation, and interviewing management and other personnel to obtain needed information; completes file with documentation to substantiate findings.

Performs analyses, critiques, and evaluations to determine legal, contractual and financial compliance, economy, efficiency and performance effectiveness of the activities of the area under study; audits municipal accounting and operational records, procedures, and practices to determine accuracy and compliance with accepted practices, procedures, and the law; reviews accounting and administrative controls to evaluate soundness and reliability; performs audits of federal funds expenditures administered by the municipal government.

Prepares written findings and recommendations for corrective actions and operational and managerial improvements; presents findings as required to affected managerial personnel and high level municipal officials, explaining findings and encouraging implementation of recommendations; provides advice on internal controls, acceptable practices and procedures, and economy and efficiency issues.

When on a team: accepts project tasks and coordinates with team members; completes work in accordance with plans and schedules; coordinates preparation of written reports, ensuring that reports and documentation are complete.

Attends and participates in meetings, workshops, conferences, seminars for the purpose of gathering, verifying, and distributing information.

Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Considerable knowledge of: auditing standards, accepted techniques and practices; principles, accepted practices, and methods of accounting, including those pertinent to governmental accounting; statistical and analytical evaluation techniques; effective interviewing techniques.

Working knowledge of: data processing capabilities, controls, and applications to accounting and other systems.

Ability to: comprehend, analyze, and evaluate situations, organizations, contracts and systems, and recommend modifications and improvements; develop sound audit objectives and apply proper, effective auditing techniques; prepare oral and/or written reports, including compilation of documentation in support of findings and recommendations, and communicate them in a clear, concise, and objective manner; establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, municipal officials, and representatives of other governmental agencies and business concerns.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or a related field and three (3) years of auditing experience; OR- Graduation from an accredited college or university with an associate’s degree in accounting, finance, or a related field and five (5) years of auditing experience.

Licenses or Certifications

Must have one of the following:

-CFE:   Certified Fraud Examiner

-CIA:   Certified Internal Audit

-CPA:   Certified Public Accountant

-CISA:  Certified Information System Auditor

-CGAP: Certified Government Auditing Professional

Possession of a valid drivers license may be required.


Evaluation of education and experience. Drug testing is included in all pre-employment processing.


Employees may be required to work rotating shifts, including nights, weekends, holidays and overtime as needed. 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.


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