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Audit Manager

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DEFINITION: Under general direction, plans, directs and supervises the work of the Internal Audit Division of the Auditor Controller's Office; performs related duties as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This is a single position class. the incumbent reports directly to the Auditor Controller. This class differs from the Auditor Controller Division Chief in that the Division Chief is responsible for managing an accounting division as opposed to an auditing division. It differs from the Assistant Auditor Controller in that the Assistant is responsible for the day-to-day management of the department and acts for the Auditor Controller in his/her absence.


  1. Plans, organizes and supervises the work of the Internal Audit Division; recommends and schedules financial, compliance, performance and electronic data processing (EDP) based audits of departments and institutions under the control of the Board of Supervisors and of districts whose funds are kept in the County Treasury; establishes and implements internal audit policies and procedures; reviews changes in legal and procedural requirements for fiscal operations affecting auditing processes; develops internal control systems to determine if systems are adequate and in accordance with management policies and procedures; reviews and approves audit findings and final reports; communicates with an responds to the Board of Supervisors, County Administrator, Grand Jury, and department management regarding audit findings and recommendations.
  2. Selects staff; assigns audits; reviews audit work papers and determines material problems; evaluates staff; develops and provides training to staff.
  3. Reviews EDP systems during the design development stages to ensure that the proper audit and fiscal control techniques are included; reviews and suggests changes to fiscal controls and audit procedures of installed EDP systems; develops information retrieval procedures for audit of EDP data; performs operational analysis and statistical sampling.

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS: Possession of a Certified Public Accountant's Certificate recognized by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; and:

  1. Three years of professional auditing experience in a large organization with a least one year of operational/performance based auditing and two years of audit supervisory or audit management experience; or,
  2. two years of audit supervisory experience comparable to that of an Accountant-Auditor III with Santa Barbara County; or,
  3. any combination of training, education or experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities.

Knowledge of: auditing and accounting practices used in large scale complex organizational and fiscal audits; Generally Accepted Accounting Principles; Generally Accepted Auditing Standards; internal control systems; principles of management analysis and organizational design; principles and practices of supervision; EDP techniques and requirements related to accounting/auditing procedures and practices.

Ability to: apply advanced audit concepts and techniques in analyzing fiscal, operational and computed based systems; formulated, recommend and implement administrative policies and procedures to improve internal control systems; understand and interpret government auditing/accounting legal requirements for reporting and maintaining fiscal records; direct, train and evaluate staff; manage multiple priorities and off-site audits; establish and maintain effective working relationships with departments, staff, federal, state and local representatives and the public; analyze complex problems to develop corrective action alternatives; prepare comprehensive, clear, concise reports; communicate effectively in writing and orally; maintain objectivity and impartiality.

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