City of Garland – Staff Auditor/Sr. Auditor

 

Position Summary

An individual will be hired EITHER as an intermediate level Staff Auditor or experienced Sr. Auditor who is most closely aligned to the following criteria and is able to recognize how strategies, decisions, and business situations impact outcomes to maximize value added to the organization.

Staff Auditor: Responsible for performing analysis of policies, procedures, financial documents and contracts to ensure accuracy of expenditures, maximization of revenues, efficiency and effectiveness of operations, and compliance with federal, state and local regulations and laws.

Sr. Auditor: Responsible for the complex analysis of policies, procedures, financial documents and contracts to ensure accuracy of expenditures, maximization of revenues, efficiency and effectiveness of operations, and compliance with federal, state and local regulations and laws. The Sr. Auditor may also train and lead auditors in the field.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities upon assignment may include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Staff Auditor:

1. Conduct operational and performance audits of procedures used to direct and control City assets, resources, services and products in conformity with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards.

2. Verify City’s compliance with federal and state rules and regulations, as well as internal policies and guidelines.

3. Conduct risk assessments and develop audit programs and processes to determine timeline and resources.

4. Perform comprehensive reviews of controls as it relates to the City’s acquisition processes.

5. Evaluate the effectiveness of City’s system of internal controls and efficiency of operations.

6. Review cost control procedures used for operating expenditures.

7. Review the system of management controls in place to ensure that vendors and customers are in compliance with contracts.

8. Provide report of findings and recommendations for corrective measures in areas needing improvement.

9. Assist with department administration duties.

10. Assist department with conducting fraud, waste and/or abuse investigations.

11. Run reports from various City systems and perform data analysis using tools such as Excel, Access, IDEA, etc.

Sr. Auditor:

1. Conduct complex operational and performance audits of procedures used to direct and control City assets, resources, services and products in conformity with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards.

2. Investigate fraud, waste and/or abuse (FWA) allegations reported directly or via the anonymous hotline.

3. Assist with training lower level auditors in appropriate business procedures and internal controls. Promote cohesion among team members.

4. Verify City’s compliance with federal and state rules and regulations, as well as internal policies and guidelines.

5. Conduct comprehensive risk assessments and develop audit program and process to determine timeline and resources.

6. Identify and apply efficient practices in order to complete audits within the established timeline

7. Perform comprehensive reviews of controls as it relates to the City’s acquisition processes.

8. Evaluate the effectiveness of City’s system of internal controls and efficiency of operations.

9. Review cost control procedures used for operating expenditures.

10. Review the system of management controls in place to ensure that vendors and customers are in compliance with contracts.

11. Provide report of findings and recommendations for corrective measures in areas needing improvement.

12. May supervise staff auditors in the absence of the Audit Manager.

Minimum Qualifications

Staff Auditor:

• Four-year college degree in Business, Accounting, Finance or Information Systems

• 2 years related experience Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

Sr. Auditor:

• Four-year college degree in Accounting, Finance or Business

• 5 years related experience

• CIA or CPA certification or the ability to obtain within 2 years of hire Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

Preferred Qualifications

Staff Auditor:

Education/ Experience:

• Bachelor’s degree in Business, Accounting, Finance or Information Systems

• 2-5 years experience in auditing

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

• Knowledge of Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS) • Intermediate skill in Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint) • Ability to maintain objectivity and independence (Independence of Mind and Appearance) at all times • Ability to uphold and apply high ethical standards • Ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality regarding sensitive matters or issues at all times • Ability to independently perform audits • Ability to analyze various financial and procedural information and documentation • Ability to complete projects within required timeline • Ability to learn and use report writing/data analysis tools such as, IDEA, Crystal Reports, etc. • Ability to promote mission, goals, policies, guiding principles and standards of City of Garland • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work • Ability to maintain regular, reliable and punctual attendance • Ability to go the extra mile to achieve departmental goals and objectives

Sr. Auditor:

Education/ Experience:

• Master’s degree in Finance, Accounting or Business

• 5-7 years in auditing with at least 3 years of governmental auditing experience

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

• Comprehensive knowledge of Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS) • Comprehensive knowledge of municipal government • Advanced skill in Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, Access and PowerPoint) • Willingness to go the extra mile to achieve departmental goals and objectives • Ability to learn and use report writing/data analysis tools such as, IDEA, Crystal Reports, etc. • Ability to promote mission, goals, policies, guiding principles and standards of City of Garland • Ability to maintain objectivity and independence (Independence of Mind and Appearance) at all times • Ability to uphold and apply high ethical standards • Ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality regarding sensitive matters or issues at all times • Ability to plan and organize workload in order to meet established deadlines • Ability to understand strengths and weakness of team members and promote team spirit • Ability to independently perform complex audit analysis • Ability to analyze various financial and procedural information and documentation • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work

Licenses and Certifications

Staff Auditor:

• CIA, CPA, CFE, CGAP or CISA Certification or the ability to obtain within 3 years of hire

• Valid Class C Texas driver’s license

Sr. Auditor:

• CIA or CPA Certification or the ability to obtain within 2 years of hire

• Valid Class C Texas driver’s license

Physical Requirements / Work Environment

The incumbent works in a typical office environment; occasional exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/ or hazards. Occasional outside work performed.

Apply online at https://external-garland.icims.com/jobs/5198/staff-auditor-sr.-auditor/job

 

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