Internal Auditor

City of Carlsbad, CA - Carlsbad, CA4.0

The Position

The City:
The City of Carlsbad currently has an opening for an Internal Auditor in Administrative Services. Administrative Services supports the approximate 700 diverse individuals of the organization and the 115,000 residents of the city to achieve the City Council Strategic Policy Goals and the Community Vision. To help the city achieve its goals, our Internal Auditor will detect and track mistakes in data, streamline risk assessments, and create the annual audit plan.

We need an innovative, forward-thinking professional who doesn't mind digging into data and working with stakeholders to improve business processes. Our ideal Internal Auditor will:
Demonstrate emotional intelligence and self-awareness
Have exceptional verbal, listening, presentation, and written communication skills
Have synergy that will spark innovative ideas and solutions with staff
Think and approach organizational challenges and opportunities strategically and on a holistic, enterprise level
Have strong information software application skills and experience
Be action oriented, adaptable, flexible, and have tenacity, courage, and confidence
Be able to juggle multiple projects and assignments at one time with a variety of complexities
Please see the "Education and Experience" section of the job posting for minimum qualifications

A typical day as the City of Carlsbad's Internal Auditor may include:
Using your tech-savviness and ability to audit records and computer processes to ensure functionality and effectiveness
Ensuring completion of required compliance audits
Assessing performance management principles, investigating complaints of fraud, waste and abuse, and performing other assurance and efficiency audits
Identifying internal control weaknesses and making recommendations for improvements
Establishing project measurements and outcomes
Leading and performing audits from inception to execution
Leading project teams with team membership from multiple departments

The City of Carlsbad Offers:
  • Flexibility for a work life balance
9/80 schedules
Flex time
  • Support in the form of various opportunities to facilitate personal and professional growth.
  • Feedback because your success is our success.
  • And much more. Check out our website or follow us on social media for more reasons why Carlsbad is a great place to live, work, and play.
Save The Date:
Oral Panel Interviews are tentatively scheduled to take place April 9, 2019*

  • dates are subject to change without notice
Key Responsibilities
Lead, plan and participate in developing and conducting a variety of audit programs such as financial, operational (also known as performance or value for money), information systems (including computer, personal computer and network systems), compliance and investigatory; provide functional and technical oversight and training to assigned staff; assign, plan, direct, coordinate and schedule assignments; monitor work progress and review work results.

Participate in preparing the annual audit plan; prioritize and schedule audit requests.

Oversee and participate in the development and administration of the annual budget; direct the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; monitor and approve expenditures; implement adjustments.

Lead and participate in planning each audit, including writing an audit plan with objectives, obtaining an understanding of the program to be audited, determining the criteria to be used and the staff and resources needed to conduct the audit.

Lead and participate in determining the scope, or boundary, of the audit; determine the methodology, or how to gather and analyze the data to achieve the objectives.

Use a common-sense business approach and logical audit techniques with a management perspective and apply them to activities, systems and operations in conducting and overseeing audits, and in working with management and staff throughout the process.

Oversee work progress to ensure that audit objectives are accomplished.

Perform the audit to gain reasonable assurance that: the auditee is in compliance with applicable laws and regulations; applicable management controls are effective and appropriate; sufficient, competent and relevant evidence is obtained to support conclusions.

Maintain audit records in the form of work papers.

Lead and participate in preparing audit reports to communicate the results; reports may be written, oral or on other media.

Present the more complex or difficult audit findings to management, the City Manager's Office, the Mayor and City Council or the Audit Committee.

Lead and participate in ensuring that recommendations for improvement or correction are communicated and that staff works with management to make the necessary changes; follow up on implementation of corrective actions; ensure that the annual follow-up report includes the status of uncorrected findings and recommendations.

Provide in-house consultation service to departments and staff for self-assessment and improvement, streamlining processes, reengineering and training.

Ensure that all applicable professional standards and regulations are adhered to.

Respond to inquiries in a courteous manner, providing information within the area of assignment.

To perform a job in this classification, an individual must be able to perform the essential duties as generally described in the specification. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties in a specific job. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

Knowledge of:
Advanced methods of research, program analysis and report preparation.
Current audit techniques and standards.
Principles and procedures of internal control systems.
Principles and practices of public administration.
Budgeting and management control systems.
Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration.
Sound finance, accounting and management practices.
Institute of Internal Auditors, General Accounting Office and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants professional standards.
Generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), generally accepted auditing standards (GAAS), and generally accepted governmental auditing standards (GAGAS).
Laws and regulations governing municipal taxation, finance and auditing.
Automated financial reporting systems, spreadsheets, and computer applications.
City finance-related ordinances, policies, procedures and regulations.
Applicable federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations related to assigned work.

Ability to:
Assign, organize and review the work of staff in the area of work assigned.
Plan and prioritize assignments.
Independently perform difficult or complex audits.
Supervise, and perform as a member of, multiple teams.
Function independently with minimal direction.
Negotiate and sell audit conclusions.
Offer unbiased counsel and advice.
Provide training on internal control and ethics issues and fraud.
Apply knowledge and skills to conduct complex, thorough analyses and make sound recommendations.
Develop and persuasively present value-added recommendations to management.
Interpret, explain, and enforce department policies and procedures.
Evaluate and apply management principles.
Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Experience & Education
Any combination equivalent to the education and experience that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical background would include:

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in accounting, business management, or a closely related course of study, and three years of professional-level accounting experience.

Supervisory and Auditing experience are desirable.

The following certificates is/are desirable:
Certified Internal Auditor
Certified Public Accountant
Certified Fraud Examiner
Certified Management Accountant.