We are looking for an Auditor to perform detailed financial and accounting auditing to determine the reliability and effectiveness of financial and control systems. Additional responsibilities include:
- Conducts audits of contracts, grants and/or operations; reviews organization structure, controls, policies, and procedures.
- Determines the nature and extent of auditing required.
- Adjusts or extends audit programs where necessary.
- Analyzes functions and provides appraisals of internal control structure of functions or systems.
- Investigates irregularities and recommended corrective measures.
- Prepares and reviews audit documentation to ensure adherence to standards, uniformity of procedures and adequacy of audit.
At the highest level, examines records, documents, methods, policies, costs and other factors. Coordinates the preparation of reports summarizing audit results. Makes recommendations and reviews audit findings with managers. Provides work leadership to lower level auditing staff on complex audits. May review the progress and work of subordinates (or support staff) for adequacy, method, and procedures. May act as Audit Leader for an audit team assigned to specific functional or operational areas. Plans methods to be followed in the conduct of audits, recommends activities to be examined, the extent of examination and establishes completion schedules.
This position may be filled as an Auditor I, II, or III. Position placement and compensation will be determined based the selected candidates’ credentials.
Early application submittal is encouraged. First application review will begin on June 24, 2022, at 8:00 a.m. This position will remain open until filled and may close anytime without notice.
The position currently includes a hybrid work schedule with a combination of work from the office and at home. From time to time there will be in-person interactions. Approximate working hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
This position includes a robust benefits package. Learn more about our benefits here: Salt Lake City Benefits.
Offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a criminal background check in accordance with City policy and applicable law. Criminal offenses will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and do not automatically disqualify a candidate from City employment.
AUDITOR I - Following established procedures, assists higher level auditors in a variety of audit functions. Documents audit findings and identifies deviations and exceptions and provides basic recommendations for improvements and revisions in procedures. Requires 0-2 years of related work experience.
AUDITOR II - Following general instructions and with discretion as to work details, provides experienced level assistance in the auditing operations. Prepares audit reports and recommendations for review by supervisors. Recommends revisions in audit programs and analyzes effectiveness of audit programs. Requires 2-5 years of related work experience.
AUDITOR III - Performs financial and accounting auditing duties of a complex nature requiring advanced knowledge and experience in auditing principles and practices. Works with broad discretion as to work details on assignments of a varied and difficult nature. Requires 5-8 years of related work experience. Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification may be required at this level.
- Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in Accounting, Finance, business administration or related field, plus related work experience, as stipulated for each level noted above. Education and work experience may be substituted one for the other on a year-for-year basis.
- Ability to identify, analyze and research programmatic and financial problems; conduct statistical analysis; apply professional judgment in the application of standard and advanced accounting techniques and principles, make accurate mathematical calculations, and operate a 10-key calculator.
- Knowledge of Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) requirements, as well as Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). In addition, may also require knowledge of the specific laws, ordinances and regulations governing financial operation of the City and experience in municipal accounting/auditing.
- Basic typing skills and knowledge of personal computer operation, including proficiency with office software applications such as MS Word and Excel.
- Ability to communicate effectively with others, both orally and in writing, including presentation of statistical analysis, audit findings and recommendations.
- Possession of a valid state driver’s license or Utah driving privilege card may be required.
- Light physical effort. Some discomfort associated with prolonged periods of confinement to work station, concentrating on figures and computer reports, and video display screens.
- Low level exposure to stressful situations as a result of human behavior.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required of personnel so classified. All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.