Senior Auditor 8/9/2016
City of Houston, Public Works and Engineering
JOB DESCRIPTIONAPPLY PN# 16670
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Reviews the auditing and accounting work of auditors and auditor associates to ensure conformance with appropriate city, state and federal auditing standards. Conducts and leads preliminary surveys to determine areas to be audited for conformance to policy, procedure, and internal controls. Compiles and prepares work papers containing relevant evidentiary materials used to support all findings, conclusions and recommendations. Develops, plans and coordinates implementation of specialized or non-standard audits. Selects audit methods, level and aspects of analysis, and investigative procedures. Conducts special investigative audits regarding alleged illegal or improper activities, e.g. attempted bribery, employee drug usage/theft, etc. Submits reports, findings and recommendations to supervisor. Develops recommendations and remedial actions for areas of weakness. Prepares written reports of findings and results. Presents reports to appropriate management staff. Recommends areas for future audits. May evaluate assets, depreciation rate methods, cost accounting systems and reports, determining appropriate methodologies for department utilization. May conduct legal and title research. Prepares various internal and federal reports. Performs various special projects as requested.
Position is physically comfortable; the individual has discretion about walking standing, etc.
This is a Department of Public Works and Engineering Emergency Management Position at the Tier III Level.
MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Requires a Bachelor's degree in, Accounting, Business Administration, or a closely related field such as Finance, with a minimum of 18 hours in accounting.
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Four years of professional accounting/auditing experience is required.
MINIMUM LICENSE REQUIREMENTS
A Valid Texas Driver's License and compliance with the City of Houston's policy on driving.
PREFERENCES:Preference will be given to those who are proficient in Microsoft applications. **PREFERENCE SHALL BE GIVEN TO ELIGIBLE VETERAN APPLICANTS PROVIDED SUCH PERSONS POSSESS THE QUALIFICATIONS NECESSARY FOR COMPETENT DISCHARGE OF THE DUTIES INVOLVED IN THE POSITION APPLIED FOR, SUCH PERSONS ARE AMONG THE MOST QUALIFIED CANDIDATES FOR THE POSITION, AND ALL OTHER FACTORS IN ACCORDANCE WITH EXECUTIVE ORDER 1-6.**
SELECTION/SKILLS TESTS REQUIRED: None
However, the department may administer a skill assessment evaluation.
SAFETY IMPACT POSITION: Yes
If yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.
Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification.
Pay Grade 21