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Senior Internal Auditor

YUBA CITY, CA Full-time
Posted on September 16, 2018

OPEN UNTIL FILLED $5,059 - $6,206/Monthly

*First Application Review Anticipated By
October 15, 2018


Under general direction, plans, coordinates and conducts a variety of complex financial, compliance and performance audits of county departments, programs, special districts and trust funds. Makes recommendations regarding improving systems, controls, and procedures to assist management in maintaining a comprehensive framework of internal controls and ensure efficiency and effectiveness in operations. The eligible list established from this recruitment may be used to fill any future opening(s) in this class for up to nine months.



Audits and reconciles revenues, expenditures and technical transactions for the County and Special
Districts in compliance with all applicable federal, state and county rules, regulations and ordinances; reviews,
investigates, and identifies errors and inconsistencies in financial entries, transactions, documents and reports;
participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for assigned programs; assists in the development and implementation of an annual audit plan to mitigate risks and ensure adequate accountability of all county funds/departments/programs; researches, audits and analyzes technical transactions and uses financial models to resolve questions and validate data; assures fiscal accountability and fund integrity for all transactions, allocations, distributions, and documentation; audits financial information system database; checks and verifies expenditures, billings, collections, journal entries and fund balance as needed; reconciles revenues, allocations and expenses according to schedules; reconciles and resolves differences; assures the accuracy of the financial records; reviews department and/or program accounting procedures and policies and makes recommendations; consults with department heads, management and staff to determine solutions to problem areas in accounting, compliance and/or operations; acts as a resource and technical expert for county departments, special districts, management, and staff on accounting and auditing procedures; interprets and explains state and local laws, rules, and regulations; presents report findings and recommendations to management, County audit committee, external agencies, and the Board of Supervisors, as appropriate; monitors compliance with, and also maintains professional competence in auditing and accounting principles and techniques; reviews and applies new or revised laws, regulations, and accounting standards;
performs audits as required on complex accounting systems, on highly confidential matters, and for special investigations requested by management that may be major in scope; participates in audit committee and other department and county meetings; attends training; performs special projects that have an impact on the financial accountability in the county; may exercise technical/functional supervision over auditing, technical, and/or support staff.


Knowledge of:

Generally accepted accounting and auditing principles, practices and procedures related to Public Sector
financial administration; Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), and other regulatory agencies; Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) standards, recommended practices, and policies; principles and practices of accounting, mathematical and statistical computations; accounting principles, procedures and techniques to track and maintain large and complex financial systems; practices in auditing local government; office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications including specialized applications related to area of assignment; effective verbal and written communication skills. Knowledge of Sutter County organization, operations, policies and procedures, and accounting and budgeting systems desired.

Ability to:

Ability to read, interpret, understand and apply accounting standards and procedures, applicable state and
federal rules and regulations, and Sutter County policies and procedures; analyze and interpret financial reports, statistical data and documents; audit and validate financial and accounting information systems; prepare a variety of complex financial statements, reports, and analyses; perform extensive audits of complex accounting systems and make recommendations for improvements of policy, procedures, and internal controls; write clear, concise and comprehensive audit reports; evaluate, develop and implement complex accounting systems; apply auditing standards to complex audit projects; possess outstanding planning, organizational and time management skills; prioritize and multi-task while undertaking multiple projects simultaneously; make presentations of technical topics to management and board of supervisors; work closely and collaborate with the department’s managerial team members; ability to utilize software applications related to area of assignment; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with staff and others contacted during the course of work.


Education and Experience:

A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in accounting, business administration, finance, public administration or related field; three years of progressively responsible experience in accounting, finance, and/or financial analytical work that would demonstrate the possession of the above knowledge, skills, and abilities; or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills, and
abilities. A Master’s degree in public or business administration is desirable. 


Special Requirements:

Essential duties require the following physical skills and work requirements: Requires the ability to maintain mental capacity which allows the capability of exercising sound judgment and rational thinking under varied circumstances; requires the ability to exert a small amount of physical effort in sedentary to light work involving moving from one area of the office to another; ability to see; ability to hear and communicate orally; may require prolonged visual concentration requires sufficient hand/eye coordination to perform semi-skilled repetitive movements, such as using a computer, ten-key adding machine, or use of other office equipment or supplies; ability to operate a motor vehicle.

License: Must possess and maintain a valid California driver’s license. A CPA (Certified Public Accountant), CIA
(Certified Internal Auditor), and/or CFE (Certified Forensic Examiner) is desired.