Under the supervision of the Staff Management Auditor and Assistant Audit Chief, the incumbent will perform scheduled audits. In completing these engagements, the auditor works independently and performs the full range of Auditor I duties. The Auditor works with highly confidential information that could have an impact on the Executive Office.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
• Performs financial and compliance audits of various accounting systems, such as operation of the District Agricultural Associations (DAAs), Departmental programs, various counties, and an evaluation of the Departments internal control structure.
• Works closely with a Lead Auditor with more complex audits by performing the less complex tasks.
• Applies an understanding of accounting and auditing principles, such as Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS) and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) when performing financial and compliance audits.
• Performs compliance audits that provide on-the-job training and will provide practical experience in the application of government rules and regulations.
• Develops the scope of audits and applies audit techniques to determine means of verification and amount of testing necessary.
• Verifies sections of an organization’s financial records and assists in the preparation of audited financial statements and schedules.
• Develops working papers that support the sections audited.
• Works closely with a variety of individuals in stressful situations in the organizations and within the Department. This includes Chief Executive Officers, management staff, and clerical personnel.
• Establishes and maintains effective professional working relationships with all contacts.
• Travel up to 35% of the time to various locations to perform audits; may include overnight travel by various modes of transportation.
• Writes clear and concise audit reports summarizing findings and recommendations, ensuring they are reasonable and properly documented.
• Writes correspondence explaining provisions and application of law, discussing audit procedures, findings, and recommendations with the organizations and Departmental personnel.
• Researches, develops, and documents audit procedures and other assurance techniques.
In addition, the position will be responsible for conducting financial statement audits that also qualify for experience in obtaining a CPA license.