Senior Auditor (Auditor III)
Performs a variety of complex internal audits involving financial, compliance, operational, and investigative subjects. May serve as a team lead on major audits and performs related duties as assigned. This is an advanced level auditing position. Plans the scope of an audit, analyzes county operations, and prepares the audit program, including test work procedures to be used. Examines agency programs, processes, and activities to determine the nature of operations, their efficiency and effectiveness, and the adequacy of the internal controls to prevent waste and safeguard assets.
Requires the ability to write clearly and concisely on complex issues, prepare audit reports and make oral presentations on findings and recommendations; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; work effectively under pressure and meet established deadlines; and work independently within established policies, procedures, and guidelines. Requires thorough knowledge of internal audit standards, procedures, and techniques; management principles, methods, and practices; accounting methods, principles, and practices, along with knowledge of the fundamentals of economics, finance and computerized system. Duties are performed under general supervision.
Note: The salary offer will not exceed the mid-point (or $89,742.22) of the advertised salary range.
Examines department programs and activities to evaluate efficiency and effectiveness of their operations to prevent waste and safeguard assets;
Plans the scope of an audit, performs risk assessment, and develops a risk-based fieldwork audit program;
Examines internal controls in major financial processes to determine adequacy to prevent fraud and waste, and safeguard assets;
Evaluates accuracy and propriety of contractor costs in claims and proposals;
Examines contracts and compliance with contract provisions;
Conducts investigative audits to review allegations of fraud, waste, and abuse;
Presents oral and written reports to management, communicating findings and recommendations during and at the conclusion of an audit concerning recommendations regarding the adequacy and effectiveness of department control systems;
Serves as consultant to County management on operating issues;
Analyzes complex department operations for efficiency, effectiveness, and compliance with policies and procedures;
Evaluates department responses to audit reports;
Performs assigned follow up audits of department action plans;
Performs quality control reviews of other staff members' workpapers.
Thorough knowledge of internal auditing standards, procedures, techniques, and internal controls;
Thorough knowledge of governmental accounting principles, methods, and practices;
Thorough knowledge of management principles, methods, and practices;
Thorough knowledge of County computer application systems, i.e., accounting, purchasing, etc.;
Ability to effectively use personal computers and common software, i.e., word processing, spreadsheet, and flowcharting;
Ability to problem solve and analyze complex County operations;
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships;
Ability to plan work, develop audit methodology, and complete assignments within established deadlines;
Ability to work independently within established policies, procedures, and guidelines;
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing with all levels, including senior management;
Familiarity with data extraction and analysis software tools.
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to: graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in business administration, public administration, or a related field, with major course work in accounting, auditing, or finance; plus three years of professional experience in auditing or accounting.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Must possess one (1) of the following: Certified Internal Auditor (CIA); Certified Public Accountant (CPA); Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA); Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP); or Certification in Control Self Assessment (CCSA).
Government auditing experience preferred.
The appointee to the position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check.
Applicants and employees within these select positions must demonstrate financial responsibility in personal finances as a condition of employment.
Work is generally sedentary and is performed in a normal office environment. May be required to carry items up to 15 pounds in weight. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.
Panel interview; may include a written exercise.
It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.
Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.