Inspector General Auditor I

Website St. Johns Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller

SALARY RANGE: $55,000.00 – $82,500.00 Annually 

JOB TYPE: Full – Time

DEPARTMENT: Audit Services

JOB SUMMARY

Responsible for conducting compliance and performance audits and reviews of activities under the Office of Inspector General jurisdiction. This position supports ongoing Office of Inspector General investigations and activities, evaluating the adequacy and effectiveness of management controls over such activities, and determining whether the activities are in compliance with laws, policies and procedures, and good business practices. This position serves as a primary auditor for the OIG and will be involved in governmental and various internal audits and assignments, including highly confidential information.

MAJOR DUTIES

• With oversight from supervisors, performs audits identified in the annual audit plan.
• Plans and conducts all phases of an audit including developing a written audit plan, audit workpapers, fieldwork, draft reports, and follow-up.
• Assists with the annual risk assessment and development of the Office of Inspector General Annual Audit plan.
• Collaborates with the audit team to assess the effectiveness of controls, the efficiency and effectiveness of operations, and compliance with laws, policies, and procedures.
• Participates in preparing and orally communicating written presentations of audit findings and recommendations to department Directors and government officials.
• Examines and analyzes accounting records, controls, operations, policies, and procedures.
• Prepares and orally communicates written presentations of audit findings and recommendations to department Directors and government officials.
• Participates in entrance and exit conferences.
• Prepares draft reports summarizing findings of supervisory review.
• Plans and conducts audits relating to Guardianship cases.
• Assists in the preparation of Guardianship case documentation to meet the requirements established by the Statewide Investigative Alliance.
• Reviews and audits contracts and contract compliance.
• Assists other auditors, other constitutional offices, and other independent auditors with audits as directed.
• Performs Tourist Development Tax audit functions; account filing for compliance, enforcement of filings, and audit of earmarked funds.
• Provides audit-related support to ongoing Office of Inspector General investigations and activities.
• May conduct multiple audits at the same time.
• Performs related work and/or special projects as required.
KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION

• Knowledge of the principles, practices, methods, and procedures of auditing.
• Thorough knowledge of Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS/Yellow Book) and/or The Institute of Internal Auditor’s (IIA) International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing (IPPF/Redbook) and the ability to apply them in the design and execution of audits.
• Knowledge of and exposure to advanced forensic data analytics (e.g., Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, and other audit software).
• Knowledge of internal controls; ability to analyze complex governmental activities to determine compliance with policies/procedures and good business practices.
• Ability to analyze complex governmental activities to determine compliance with policies and procedures and good business practices.
• Ability to communicate effectively in a clear and concise manner, both orally and in writing.
• Ability to conduct audit activity within the Guardianship program and understand the role of the Office of Public and Professional Guardians is a plus.
• Ability to conduct audit activity of the Tourist Development Tax.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS

The Inspector General Auditor I reports directly to the Director of Audit Services.

GUIDELINES

Guidelines include Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS), Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing, Florida Statutes and Probate Rules, County Ordinances, best practices for Guardianship Audits, as per Florida Court Clerks and Comptrollers guidelines, the Association of Inspectors General, Principles and Standards for Offices of Inspectors General, and office policies and procedures. Maintains confidentiality consistent with law and policy.

COMPLEXITY/SCOPE OF WORK

• Knowledge of auditing theory and principles, practices, and governmental accounting.
• Knowledge of local government and familiarity working closely with various local agencies, including the Board of County Commissioners.
• Ability to deal and communicate with the public in an effective and courteous manner; establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, other organizations, and the public.
• Skill in financial calculations, analysis, and reporting.
• Ability to work in a fast-paced working environment.
• Ability to remain highly organized and prioritize work.
• Ability to handle confidential or sensitive information and maintain confidentiality.

CONTACTS

• Contacts are typically with co-workers, other county employees, court employees, attorneys, law enforcement officers, and members of the general public.
• Contacts are typically to provide services and to give or exchange information.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ WORK ENVIRONMENT

• The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing, walking, bending, crouching, or stooping.
• The work is primarily performed in an office environment.
• Travel may be required.
• This position may be eligible for hybrid remote work.

SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY

None.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

• A Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Public/Business Administration, or related field.
• Minimum of two years of experience in internal auditing, accounting, financial auditing, or financial analysis, preferably governmental.
• Assignment to work a variety of work schedules including compulsory work periods in special, emergency, and/or disaster situations.
• Experience with financial reporting systems and with MS Office, to include Excel, Access, Word, Publisher.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

• Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Public/Business Administration, or a related field.
• Possess a relevant professional certification:
o Certified Inspector General Auditor (CIGA) certification
o Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
o Active Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
o Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
o Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
o Certified Government Auditor Professional (CGAP)
o Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM)
• Considerable experience with reporting systems, case management systems, and with MS Office, to include Excel, Access, Word, and Publisher.
• Experience working in Inspector General offices.
• Experience in government or non-profit organization environment.

 

CLOSING DATE & TIME:

This position is open until filled.

This job posting is not intended as and does not create an employment contract. The Clerk of Courts maintains its status as an “at-will” employer. Employees can be terminated with or without notice or cause at any time and for any reason not prohibited by law.