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INTERNAL AUDITOR/FINANCIAL INVESTIGATOR Job Description
The Internal Auditor position in the Department of Auditor-Controller is an entry level position within our Internal Auditor and Investigator professional career tracks.
Internal Auditors assist in conducting management, program, performance, financial, information technology, internal control, and compliance audits of County departments and contract providers.
Internal Audit Divisions
Conducts internal audits of County departments including compliance audits of financial procedures and internal controls, management structure and organization, program effectiveness, and computer system integrity and security.
CONTRACT MONITORING DIVISION
Conducts fiscal and program audits of County contractors and provides other contract monitoring assistance and oversight for County departments.
SALARY AND ADVANCEMENT:
The auditing positions and salaries are listed below. For additional information about each position, you may click on the links to review the job descriptions.
Internal Auditor (Accountant-Auditor): $77, 304 – $88, 412*
Intermediate Internal Auditor (Intermediate Accountant-Auditor): $84, 505 - $106, 346*
Senior Internal Auditor (Senior Accountant-Auditor): $96,890 - $126,583*
Principal Internal Auditor (Principal Accountant-Auditor): $110,049 - $146,775*
Chief Internal Auditor (Chief Accountant-Auditor): $126,655 - $169,729*
*includes annual base salary plus benefits package
Excellent benefits package includes a benefit allowance of $1,200 cash added to your monthly paycheck to purchase medical, dental, and other insurance coverage; a Contributory Defined Benefit Retirement Plan ("Pension"); and a 401(k) and 457 (similar to a 401(k)) deferred income plans that are each matched dollar-for-dollar up to 8% of your salary. Employees also receive 10 days of paid leave, can use their benefits package to add up to 20 additional leave days per year, and receive 12 paid holidays per year.
5.6468% salary increase for employees who possess a valid CPA, CIA, or CISA.
ADVANTAGES TO A CAREER WITH US:
Our work schedule provides ...
- Standard work schedule (8 hour work days, 5 days a week)
- Optional 9/80 work schedule (9 hour work days with every other Monday or Friday off)
- Up to 42 paid days off per year
- 10 days of paid leave
- 12 paid holidays
- Option to add 20 days of paid leave through your benefits package
Work for one of Southern California’s largest and most stable employers with competitive salaries, generous benefits, and rewarding retirement plans.
Make a meaningful impact
Your work contribution will have a significant impact in promoting integrity, accountability, compliance, and innovation in LA County.
Continue growing through the training programs and mentorship we offer, as well as the ability to branch out and gain diverse experience within our Department.
Internal Auditor/Accountant-Auditor Application Requirements:
You may apply and participate in this recruitment if you meet the Minimum Requirements listed below:
A bachelor's degree from an accredited* college or university with 21 semester units or 32 quarter units of accounting courses, including a course in auditing.
Note: You may also apply and participate in this recruitment if you will meet the Minimum Requirements within 9 months of the date your application is filed.
Applicants who will meet the Minimum Requirements within 9 months of filing their application may also apply for this exam and will be invited to take the written test (please refer to the Examination Content section in the Job Bulletin). Such candidates who achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the written test will be placed on "withhold" status until proof of completion of the Minimum Requirements is received and verified by our human resources unit. Withhold applicants will be added to the hiring list (eligible register) once completion of the Minimum Requirements is verified. Please refer to the Proof of Meeting the Requirements section in the job bulletin for more information on the required supporting documentation to receive credit for any degree or completed college courses.
- Strong written and oral communication skills;
- Ability to interface with the public and staff on all levels;
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills;
- Strong time management and organizational skills; and
- Demonstrated experience working independently and in a team environment.
Education Requirement Information:
*Accreditation: Accredited institutions are those listed in the publications of regional, national or international accrediting agencies which are accepted by the Department of Human Resources. Publications such as American Universities and Colleges and International Handbook of Universities are acceptable references. Also acceptable, if appropriate, are degrees that have been evaluated and deemed to be equivalent to degrees from United States accredited institutions by an academic credential evaluation agency recognized by The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE).
International transcripts require an evaluation report which validates and converts international units, credits, or hours etc. into U.S. semester or quarter units. The evaluation report must be done by an evaluation agency recognized by The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc.
The information you provide on the supplemental questionnaire will be evaluated and used to determine your eligibility to participate in the examination process. Your responses are subject to verification. Falsification of any information may result in disqualification or dismissal.
Prior to consideration of appointment you MUST provide the documentation listed below to receive credit for any degree or completed college courses. Please note, all submitted documentation is subject to verification:
PROOF OF MEETING THE REQUIREMENTS:
- Scanned legible copy of the official transcript(s) showing proof of completion of the required accounting units and auditing course and bachelor's degree as stated in the Minimum Requirements section of the bulletin;
- For applicants with international transcripts, an evaluation report completed by an evaluation agency recognized by The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. The evaluation report must provide information on the equivalent U.S. degree and credits/units.