Deputy Internal Auditor

  • 101307

SUMMARY: Under general direction, assists the Internal Auditor in the administrative functions of the Internal Auditor’s Office, performs and supervises audits; prepares recommendations on policies and procedures to improve internal controls; and performs related duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge skills, and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (Which are not in any hierarchical order)
  1. Performs all phases of an audit from planning through report writing and issuance.
  2. Assumes supervisory responsibility of staff assigned for audits.
  3. Conducts follow-up on audit recommendations, prepares report and master tracking schedule.
  4. Prepares Annual Audit Plan and Annual Report of Audit activities.
  5. Trains new auditors and interns.
  6. Coordinates Audit Committee agendas and packets.
  7. Responds to and researches inquiries for information.
  • Knowledge of City, federal, and state laws, regulations, rules, and ordinances pertinent to governmental auditing and accounting practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of accounting and auditing methods, practices, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of computer hardware and software pertinent to auditing and accounting practices.
  • Knowledge of research methods, practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of mediation / consensus development practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of customer service / public relations practices and procedures.
  • Skill in utilizing written and verbal communication in the development of reports and presentations.
  • Skill in analyzing technical data and information for financial and performance auditing.
  • Skill in maintaining an independent and objective attitude in performing all work.
  • Skill in prioritizing and handling multiple tasks and projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work involves sedentary to light work in an office setting. There is occasional need to stand, stoop, walk, sit, lift light objects (up to 25 pounds) and perform other similar actions during the course of the workday. The City of West Palm Beach promotes a drug/alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or a related field, and five (5) years of progressively responsible experience, including governmental auditing experience and supervisory experience. Must possess the professional designation of Certified Public Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor, or any equivalent combination of training and experience required. A valid Florida driver’s license or ability to obtain one upon employment is required.

FLSA Code: E
B/U: None
Last revision: October 2001
Overtime: No
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