This position reports to the Inspector General (or designee) and is responsible for conducting compliance and performance audits and reviews of Consolidated Government activities to support on-going 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. Primary responsibilities include the following:
- As required, conducts annual risk assessment and develops substantial portions of the Office of Inspector General Annual Audit plan.
- Identifies and develops the scope of audits, and determines the appropriate audit procedures to be performed. Develops an audit program based on audit scope and objectives.
- Prepares and orally communicates written presentations of audit findings and recommendations to Department Directors and Consolidated Government officials. May be called upon to conduct entrance or exit conferences with these officials without participation by the Inspector General.
- Prepares written and complete audit reports including recommendations for corrective action(s) and/or process improvement(s) relating to areas of weakness or noncompliance identified during the audit.
- Participates in meetings with Department Directors and/or Consolidated Government officials to present audit findings and to discuss recommendations for improving operations.
- Assists in developing various written presentations to the City Council, Mayor, and/or other officials.
- Conducts surveys and audits of Consolidated Government functions and activities in assigned areas to determine the nature of the functions and the adequacy of controls.
- Evaluates financial or transactional data and detects irregularities, such as duplicate, erroneous, or fraudulent data that requires further investigation.
- Provides audit related support to on-going Office of Inspector General investigations and activities.
- Reviews and audits contracts and contract compliance in support of investigations and other activities.
- May conduct multiple audits at the same time.
- Performs related work and/or special projects as required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of internal auditing.
- Thorough knowledge of Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS/Yellow Book) and/or the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing (IIA/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).
- Ability to analyze complex governmental activities to determine compliance with policies and procedures and good business practices.
- Ability to develop and execute sound, efficient and effective audit programs for individual audits.
- Ability to develop a comprehensive audit program for one or more audit entities including the performance of complex audits that cut across multiple departments or agencies of the Consolidated Government.
- Ability to communicate effectively in a clear and concise manner, both orally and in writing.
- Ability to objectively interview vendors, management, elected officials and employees.
- Ability to write draft and final audit reports in compliance with auditing standards and effectively communicate the results of the audit.
- Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with other Consolidated Government agencies and employees.
- Ability to adjust work hours/schedule occasionally, if necessary, to meet time critical demands of priority audits.
Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university in business, accounting or a related field and four (4) years of experience in internal auditing, accounting, financial auditing or financial analysis.
One or more of the following certifications are required:
Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).
Association of Inspectors General Certified Inspector General Auditor (CIGA) certification and experience in a municipal government is preferred.
A valid driver’s license is required and must be maintained.
Note: This classification performs safety-sensitive functions and is subject to pre-employment, random and other drug/alcohol testing programs as set forth in the City of Jacksonville’s Drug Free Workplace Policy (0401).
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