Internal Auditor

Organization: Volusia County, Florida
Salary: The beginning salary will be negotiable depending on the experience and qualifications of the selected candidate.
Close Date: August 5, 2019

Job Description:

Volusia County is located in east-central Florida and bordered by the Atlantic Ocean. The County is approximately 40 miles northeast of Orlando and approximately 200 miles from Tallahassee, Florida’s capital. Volusia County is unique among Florida's communities. With a wealth of natural resources, an established infrastructure and easy access to just about anywhere, it is the perfect place to live. The County boasts a long list of firsts, bests and biggest. It is home to the World Center of Racing and the world's largest Harley-Davidson dealership. The County hosts some of the most popular motorcycle and car events in the world. For chocolate lovers, the County has a chocolate factory that's been popular for more than 85 years. The Daytona One, one of the County’s newest developments, will have 300,000 square feet of retail, dining and entertainment space. The County offers world-class beaches where the hard-packed sand allows motorized vehicles to drive on the beach in restricted areas. Residents and visitors also enjoy nature experiences such as surfing, golfing, biking, multi-use trails and horseback riding,

Volusia County’s government operates under the Council/Manager plan. Accordingly, policy setting is the responsibility of the County Council and policy execution is the responsibility of the Council-appointed County Manager. In Volusia, the County Council consists of seven members who are elected on a non-partisan basis to serve four-year terms. Five are elected by district; the County Chair and the at-large representative are elected Countywide. The County provides a full range of services including public protection; highway, street, and other infrastructure construction and maintenance; growth management; conservation and resource management; economic development; health and human services; and recreational activities and cultural events. In addition, the County operates a water and sewer system, an international airport, a public transportation system, a parking garage, a garbage collection program and a refuse disposal system. Volusia County has a current operating budget of $768,755,651 and it employs 3,385.81 FTE’s.

The Internal Auditor performs highly responsible professional audit work in the areas of performance, operational and financial auditing. The Auditor is appointed by the County Manager and confirmed by the County Council. He or she and is responsible to and serves at the pleasure of the County Manager.

Assigned responsibilities include conducting operational, financial, compliance, and forensic audits of departments, offices, boards, agencies, contracts, grants, and any other operations or programs that fall under the responsibility of the County Council; making recommendations for improving internal controls; appraising the cost effectiveness, efficiency, and responsiveness of County programs; preparing an annual audit plan with input from County Council and County management for approval by County Council; developing and maintaining audit recommendation follow-up systems including notifying responsible parties; investigating allegations of wrongdoing, fraud, abuse, or illegal acts; coordinating the Internal Auditor's activities with the external auditors; and preparing and presenting written and oral reports for the County Manager and County Council. May supervise the work of subordinates.

Requires a Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Management, Public Administration, or related field and current certification as a Certified Public Accountant combined with and at least ten (10) years of progressively responsible governmental auditing experience, five (5) of which must have been in the area of performance, operational, compliance, or forensic auditing. Must possess and maintain a valid Florida driver's license within 30 days of appointment.

Must have a thorough knowledge of the principles, practices, methods and theories of governmental auditing standards and governmental accounting standards as well as the laws, ordinances, regulations and statues which govern audit functions.

This is a “working” auditor position which requires exceptional self-motivation and time management skills. The incumbent must be well-organized and skilled at balancing priorities. The Auditor must be aware of his or her strengths and limits and be willing to utilize outside experts depending on the workload and/or type of project. He or she must be a highly-skilled communicator both verbally and in writing, have a strong commitment to continuous quality improvement and will take more of a collaborative rather than punitive approach to this work.

For more details about the specifics of the County and this position, please visit Volusia County at www.volusia.org

Compensation
The beginning salary will be negotiable depending on the experience and qualifications of the selected candidate. Volusia County provides excellent benefits.

To Apply
The position will remain open until filled and the process will move forward upon receipt of an adequate pool of well-qualified applicants. If interested, please email your resume and cover letter with your current salary to slavin@bellsouth.net.

For best results, please respond by August 5, 2019. For additional information about this opportunity, contact Robert E. Slavin, or Barbara Lipscomb at (770) 449-4656.


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