Internal Auditor II (Open & Promotional)

  • County of San Mateo, CA
  • Redwood City, California
  • Feb 21, 2020
Full Time Accounting and Finance
  • Salary: $78,083.20 - $97,635.20 Annually USD

Job Description


Note: This recruitment schedule was amended on March 11, 2020 to extend the Final Filing Date. This recruitment has been changed to "Continuous."

Do you possess intense curiosity?Are you asolution-orientedindividual who wants to knowwhat, where, and HOWthings happen? Are you able totranslate your knowledge into practical solutions?

The Internal Audit Division of the Controller's Office of the County of San Mateo is seeking highly qualified candidates for the position of Internal Auditor II.

The Internal Auditor II is the advanced, professional level class in this professional auditing series and will be expected to:
  • Perform internal control and compliance audits of County departments/agencies and programs.
  • Conducting assigned audit engagements successfully from beginning to end.
  • Develop practical recommendations to improve internal controls within County departments/agencies and obtain management's buy-in to implement the recommendations.
  • Undertake special projects as required.
  • Independently perform the full range of auditing duties.
  • Possess a thorough knowledge of accounting and auditing procedures.
  • Exercise sound judgment within established guidelines.
  • Reviewing financial controls, analyzing trends, making recommendations to accounting procedures and controls, and following up to ensure that recommendations have been implemented.
  • Extracting data from a variety of information systems and performanalysesusing software applications (e.g., ACL, Excel, etc.).

The ideal candidate will possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
  • Earned a four-year degree or an advanced degree from an accredited college or university in a related field, with a major or concentration in accounting, finance, business or public administration, technology, or economics.
  • Two or more years of demonstrated progressive experience in auditing, financial, or operational analysis and/or business consulting.
  • Either have or be pursuing an auditing or audit-related certification.
  • Either have or be pursuing Possession of one of the following certifications: Certified Public Accountant (C.P.A.) or Certified Internal Audit (C.I.A.), or a similar designation.
  • Ability to easily adapt between working independently or collaboratively.
  • Strong report writing, presentation, and research skills.
  • Passion for the profession and good stewardship of public dollars.
  • The ability to interact professionally with team members and County personnel.
  • The foresight to seek timely guidance when needed.

County of San Mateo, located in the heart of the San Francisco Peninsula, offers residents and visitors a wide range of recreational options, economic opportunities and numerous attractions. The County has a diverse, multi-cultural citizenry who enjoy the cosmopolitan ambiance, temperate climate, clean air, and beautiful bay and ocean views. Over 75% of the County is dedicated open space or agricultural land, with many acres devoted to federal, state and county parks.

The Controller's Office contributes to the stability and efficiency of the County by working collaboratively with County departments, cities, special districts, other local agencies, and the taxpayers of County of San Mateo to provide high quality accounting, auditing, payroll and tax accounting services, and financial information in a courteous, cooperative, and cost effective manner.

The County was awarded aCertificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reportingby the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for the last 20 years.

The Internal Audit Division is charged with the important task of safeguarding County assets, reducing risk, and meeting county, State and federally mandated reporting requirements. The Division accomplishes this task, in part, by conducting independent audits, evaluations, and analyses to assist County management in improving the efficiency and effectiveness of County departments, programs, functions, and systems.Audits are conducted in accordance with the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)guidelines and generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). The Division utilizes paperless auditing as well as data analysis applications. Auditors have access to on-line audit guides and resources. The Controller's Office pays for professional memberships and continuing professional education.

Our Internal Audit team's mission is to recognize risks and drive actions to address those risks, make valuable recommendations, and influence changes and decisions. We help improve operational efficiencies, the effectiveness of programs and functions, and safeguard County assets.

NOTE:The eligible listgenerated from this recruitment may be used to fill future extra-help, term, unclassified,and regular classifiedvacancies.

Examples Of Duties

Duties may include, but are not limited, to the following:
  • Conduct audits of County departments and divisions, agencies, and private firms contracting with the County.
  • Review and analyze departmental and County financial internal control procedures for conformance with best practices, laws, regulations, and generally accepted accounting practices; recommend practical improvements to such procedures to ensure compliance with those standards.
  • Prepare audit reports, summary of findings, and varied fiscal reports in conformity with IIA standards.
  • Confer with operating department staff to establish new and revised policies and procedures.
  • Review accounting documents to ensure accuracy of information and calculations.
  • Perform all phases of an audit, including planning, fieldwork, and reporting.
  • Examine supporting documentation to establish proper authorization and conformance with agreements, contracts, and state and federal regulations.
  • Review programs and legislation to determine fiscal and budgetary impact on departments.
  • Review and recommend modifications to accounting systems and procedures.
  • Provide technical support to outside auditors and governmental program auditors as directed.
  • Perform risk assessments.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Knowledge of:
  • Auditing standards and procedures.
  • Principles, practices and terminology of general, fund and government auditing and budgeting.
  • Principles and practices of business data processing, particularly related to the processing of accounting information.
  • Applicable laws regulating public fiscal operations.
  • Budgeting principles and terminology.
  • Principles of public finance.

Skill/Ability to:
  • Audit a variety of internal documents, procedures and reports.
  • Review, analyze, balance, interpret and reconcile financial reports and transactions.
  • Ensure that all applicable regulations and directives are followed.
  • Ensure proper authorization and documentation for disbursements and other transactions.
  • Prepare clear, concise and complete financial reports, statements and audit reports and audit work papers.
  • Exercise sound independent judgment within established procedural guidelines.
  • Make accurate mathematical and statistical calculations.
  • Maintain accurate records and files.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Experience and Education :Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and skills is qualifying. A typical way to qualify is two years of financial auditing experience.

Open and Promotional.Anyone may apply. Current County of San Mateoand County of San Mateo Superior Court employees with at least six months (1040 hours) of continuous service in a classified regular, probationary, SEIU or AFSCME represented extra-help/term position prior to the final filing date will receive five points added to their final passing score on this examination.

Responses to the supplemental questions must be submitted in addition toour regular employment application form.A resume will not be accepted as a substitute for the required employment application and supplemental questionnaire .

The examination process may consist of an application screening based on the candidates' application and responses to the supplemental questions.Candidates who pass the application screening will be invited to a panel interview(weight: 100%). Depending on the number of applicants, an application appraisal of education and experience may be used in place of other examinations or further evaluation of work experience may be conducted to group applicants by level of qualification . All applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. All examinations will be given in County of San Mateo, California and applicants must participate at their own expense.

Apply immediately. This recruitment is open on a continuous basis and selections may be made at any time within the process.

IMPORTANT: Applications for this position will only be accepted online. If you are currently on the County's website, you may click the 'Apply' button. If you are not on the County's website, please go to https://jobs.smcgov.orgto apply.This is a continuous recruitment which may close at any time. The final filing date will be posted five days in advance on this job announcement.

~ Tentative Recruitment Schedule ~
Final Filing Date: Continuous
Application Screening: March 12, 2020
Combined Departmental and Panel Interview: March 24 and/or 25, 2020

At the County of San Mateo, we take pride in the way our employees bring together their diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives to serve our community's needs.

The County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

HR Analyst: Christina Chan(022020) (Internal Auditor II - E094)

Job Address

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