Website St. Johns Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller
April 12, 2023
Inspector General – Auditor II Salary: $61,131.20 – $91,707.20
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.
This position is a full-time position with part-time remote work availability.
- Conducts annual risk assessment and assists with developing the Office of Inspector General Annual Audit plan.
- With oversight from the Inspector General, performs audits identified in the annual audit plan.
- Prepares audit reports including recommendations for corrective action(s) and/or process improvement(s) relating to areas of weakness or noncompliance identified during the audit.
- Determines the validity and propriety of financial records and transactions.
- Assesses the effectiveness of controls, the efficiency and effectiveness of operations, and compliance with laws, policies, and procedures.
- Prepares and orally communicates written presentations of audit findings and recommendations to department Directors and government officials.
- Conducts entrance and exit conferences.
- Evaluates financial or transactional data and detects irregularities, such as duplicate, erroneous, or fraudulent data that requires further investigation.
- Examines and analyzes accounting records, controls, operations, policies, and procedures.
- Plans and conducts audits relating to Guardianship cases.
- Examine and determine the action to be taken on requests, petitions, certificates, complaints, and other legal documents in Benchmark case management application as it relates to the guardianship audit.
- Coordinates and prepares correspondences related to documentation requests.
- 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, and reviews audit reports with Assistant Inspector General.
- 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 experience in performing 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.
- Understanding of the Guardianship program and the role of the Office of Public and Professional Guardians.
- In-depth understanding of fraud, waste, and abuse.
- Ability to develop sound, efficient, and effective audit programs for individual audit entities including the performance of complex audits that cut across multiple departments, agencies, or local government entities.
- 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.
The Inspector General Auditor II reports directly to the Assistant Inspector General.
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 organize and prioritize work.
- Ability to handle confidential or sensitive information and maintain confidentiality.
- 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.
- This position may be eligible for hybrid remote work.
SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY
- A Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Public/Business Administration, or a related field.
- Minimum of five (5) 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.
- Familiar with court case management applications such as the Benchmark Case Management application.
- Experience with financial reporting systems and with MS Office, including Excel, Access, Word, and Publisher.
- Master’s degree and at least three years of government auditing experience or an equivalent combination of education, training, and /or experience.
- Possess a relevant professional certification:
- Certified Inspector General Auditor (CIGA) certification
- Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
- Active Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
- Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
- Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
- Certified Government Auditor Professional (CGAP)
- Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM)
- Considerable experience with reporting systems, case management systems, and MS Office, including Excel, Access, Word, and Publisher.
- Experience working in Inspector General offices.
The original position opening is posted on stjohnsclerk.com. Anyone interested in applying for this position must complete a COC Internal Job Application (in-house applicants only) or a St. Johns County, COC Employment Application (outside applicants). Forms can also be obtained from the Human Resources office. Drug-Free Workplace and Equal Opportunity Employer.
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.
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