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Posted: July 07 2016
Company Location: New Brunswick, NJ
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 10 Part-time, Paid

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Description

Auditor
City of Sacramento 51 reviews - Sacramento, CA

Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Depending upon the assignments, duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Conducts audits of City operations, programs and activities; evaluates actual versus projected outcomes; identifies areas of risk; recommends functional and operational changes needed to improve the economy, efficiency and effectiveness of City government services and programs.
Conducts analysis of City revenues and expenditures; evaluates internal and external controls; ascertains compliance with applicable policies and regulations.
Assesses and documents the reliability of internal control systems through inspection, interviews, and analytical procedures.
Conducts audit planning, executes field work, and document audit steps in working papers.
Manages and prioritizes assignments to meet department work plan goals and deadlines.
Prepares written reports or communications in accordance with GAGAS.
Develops and maintains positive and collaborative relationships with City Officials and their staffs.
Maintains written documentation of all findings; assists departmental staff in implementing recommendations.
Drives automotive vehicle as necessary in order to conduct audits and attend meetings.
Periodic attendance at evening City Council meetings, including preparing for the presentation of audit reports.

Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS:
Knowledge of:
Operational characteristics, services and activities of audit and performance measurement programs.
Principles and practices of complex auditing and accounting functions and their application to municipal/governmental accounting systems, with emphasis on fiscal and operational aspects of such organizations.
Various professional accounting standards such as Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS), Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), and Generally Accepted Governmental Auditing Standards (GAGAS).
Operating characteristics of computerized information systems relating to auditing.
Contracts and contract audit process, procedures, and standards.
Statistical methods, cost and revenue projecting, cost allocation methods, and financial schedules.
Project management, including project planning, scheduling, and control mechanisms.
Principles, practices, and techniques of business administration, public administration, public finance, management, and team building.
Principles, methods, and practices of municipal finance, budget development, economics, organizational, policy, and financial analysis, financial accounting, cost benefit-benefit analysis, and statistical methods and research.
Principles of long-range financial planning and methods.
Principles and practices of pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations.
Business computer applications and presentation software, particularly related to statistical analysis techniques and formulae, word processing and spreadsheet, and basic accounting and budgeting.
Methods and techniques involved in conducting analytical studies of administrative and management practices and procedures.
Organizational and functional structures of municipal government and the relationship between staff, tasks and budget.
Usage of English syntax, language mechanics, punctuation and grammar in technical report writing and report presentation.

Public speaking, contact and community relations. Ability to:
Effectively plan and organize complex auditing projects and activities; design, implement, and monitor internal audit programs, systems, and procedures.
Use professional accounting and audit judgment and apply generally accepted government auditing standards in all assignments.
Develop audit plans and conduct audits; reduce complex issues to the most basic form; formulate reasonable and achievable recommendations.
Evaluate compliance with Federal, State, and local laws and regulations.
Analyze statistical and financial data and make operative recommendations regarding financial and accounting procedures and work flow.
Analyze a variety of complex administrative, statistical and organizational problems and make sound policy and procedural recommendations.
Work independently and as a team member.
Work in stressful situations and under strict deadlines.
Collect, evaluate, and interpret varied information and data, either i

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