Internal Auditor

  • 101301

SUMMARY: Under general direction from the City Commission prepares annual audit plan, directs audits of records, reports, operations, and activities related to the various functions and duties of the City government, departments and programs; 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. Submits for the City Commission’s approval the annual audit plan detailing activities to be performed by the Internal Auditor’s Office.
  2. Performs full supervisory responsibilities for Internal Auditor’s staff.
  3. Ensures consistency with auditing standards before submitting draft audit reports to the Audit Committee for approval to issue and issuing reports.
  4. Provides consulting services on legislative proposals and contracts, responds to special requests and needs of Mayor, City Commissioners and Department Directors for information and interpretation.
  5. Maintains audit recommendation follow-up system including notifying responsible parties; participates in meetings to develop consensus on recommendations and implementation of corrective actions.
  6. Presents and represents the City at professional, educational, citizens groups and the City Commission meetings.
  • Knowledge of City, state and federal laws, regulations, rules and ordinances pertinent to accounting and auditing of governmental entities.
  • Knowledge of auditing and accounting methods, practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of management and administrative methods, practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of mediation and consensus methods, practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of computer hardware and software pertinent to auditing and accounting practices.
  • Knowledge of research methods and practices.
  • Skill in effectively developing and utilizing oral and written presentations and reports.
  • Skill in delegating, assigning, reviewing and evaluating work.
  • 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 10 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, or a related field, and seven (7) years of progressively responsible governmental auditing experience, plus three (3) years of supervisory experience, or any equivalent combination of training and experience required. Must possess the professional designation of Certified Public Accountant or Certified Internal auditor. A valid Florida driver’s license or be able to obtain upon employment, is required.

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