Auditor Ii

Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
$60,276.11 - $100,461.09 Annually
Posted
Sep 25, 2021
Closes
Oct 16, 2021
Ref
21-01985
Function
Audit and Tax
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

Focuses on performing business process audits of county agencies in the areas of procurement, accounting & finance, and human resources functions. The audits are performed individually or as a member of a team, and are done to verify compliance with established policy and to verify that an effective system of internal controls is in place. Works under close supervision, utilizing a standard audit process and program to complete audits on a cyclical basis. Responsibilities include handling all parts of these business process internal audits in compliance with Government Auditing Standards. Duties will also include following up on prior audit findings. Uses excellent communications skills in interviewing auditees and providing management with recommendations for improvement - both orally and in writing - to successfully bring about positive changes. Possesses an understanding of auditing processes, as well as knowledge of accounting methods and controls, procurement practices, human resources areas, and the ability to work with a variety of software applications.

Note: The salary offer will not exceed the midpoint (or $80,368.91) of the advertised compensation range. Promotional rules apply for current Fairfax County Government and Fairfax County Public Schools employees.

Illustrative Duties

  • Participates in developing a work plan for assigned audits or audit segments;
  • Participates in identifying key controls and in determining audit procedures to be used;
  • Reviews transactions, documents, records, and reports for accuracy and effectiveness;
  • Evaluates the adequacy of internal controls and procedures;
  • Prepares work papers and written summaries of findings and recommendations;
  • Conducts preliminary discussions of findings with agency personnel;
  • Performs follow-up audits of department action plans.


Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of internal audit standards, procedures, techniques, and internal control;
  • Knowledge of fundamentals of accounting, economics, and finance;
  • Knowledge of office procedures;
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and meet established deadlines;
  • Ability to analyze, interpret and evaluate fiscal and accounting data and procedures, and makes recommendations;
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others;
  • Ability to use personal computers and common soft ware, i.e., word processing, spreadsheet and flowcharts.


Employment Standards

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
(Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for “Any combination, 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 two years of professional experience in auditing or accounting.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Not applicable.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Local or federal government auditing/accounting experience.
  • Experience using an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.
  • Experience utilizing software applications to perform data analytics.
  • CPA, CIA, or CISA certification, a plus.


NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.
  • The appointee to the position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check as a condition of hiring and periodically thereafter, as determined by the department head.
  • Applicants and employees within these select positions must demonstrate financial responsibility in personal finances as a condition of employment.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
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.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview and may include a written and oral exercise.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status 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.

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