Salary: $38.42-$46.90 hourly / $6,682-$8,157 monthly /
DEFINITION: Under general supervision, conducts and
participates in financial, compliance, and business improvement
audits performed by the Internal Audit Division of the
Auditor-Controller's Office; provides supervision, training, and
quality control for, and oversees fieldwork of, Accountant-Auditors;
completes special projects and performs related duties as assigned.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: Audit Supervisor is
distinguished from the class of Accountant-Auditor III in that the
former class has oversight and review responsibilities for ongoing
audit fieldwork and reporting, whereas an Accountant-Auditor III may
serve as lead staff while working on an individual audit, conducts
fieldwork, and drafts original reports. Audit Supervisor is further
distinguished from the class of Audit Manager in that the Audit
Manager is responsible for the overall management of the division
and the annual audit plan and approves findings and final reports.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
- Conducts and participates in financial audits, compliance
audits, and business improvement audits for County agencies,
departments, and districts. Provides supervision, training, and
quality control and oversees fieldwork for Accountant-Auditors
performing audits of County activities and finances. Participates
in special projects that require audit or accounting expertise.
- Participates in the development of the annual audit plan.
Develops individual audit programs under the general supervision
of the Audit Manager. Participates in assigning staff and
budgeting hours for audits; tracks the progress of audits;
provides technical assistance to auditors in compiling, drafting,
and completing audits and audit reports.
- Coordinates with management, accountants, and staff of various
departments or districts to obtain information necessary for
internal auditing staff to conduct their audits; participates in
audit entrance and exit conferences; coordinates with County's
independent auditors, providing them necessary staff and
assistance to perform the audit of the Comprehensive Annual
- Participates in hiring, training, and evaluating staff;
reviews audit work papers and draft reports of staff, identifying
the need for improvements or corrections as necessary; assists
staff with technical requirements and problems that arise in the
course of their audits.
EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS: Possession of a Certified Public
Accountant's Certificate recognized by the American Institute of
Certified Public Accountants, or possession of a Certified Internal
Auditor Certificate and:
- three years of professional experience in financial auditing,
including at least one year of lead worker experience; or,
- two years of experience performing duties equivalent to the
class of Accountant-Auditor III in the Internal Auditing Division
of Santa Barbara County; or,
- a combination of training, education, and experience that is
equivalent to one of the employment standards listed above and
that provides the required knowledge and abilities.
Additional Qualifications: Possession of a valid
California Class C Driver's License may be required.
Knowledge of: Generally Accepted Auditing Standards;
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles; audit application
techniques, such as sampling and flow charting; internal control
systems; governmental accounting and budgeting; contract
administration; principles of organizational development and
management theory; principles of training and supervision; report
Ability to: review work of, evaluate, and manage
performance of a professional staff; allocate, coordinate, and
assign resources; analyze information to make recommendations for
improvement of processes and systems; establish accounting and
control methods, procedures, and systems; provide training and
direction to a professional staff; establish and maintain working
relationships with superiors, subordinates, departmental management,
and outside organizations; apply policy and legal requirements;
operate a computer.