DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
This is professional supervisory work performed in conducting audits of the financial accounting records of local governments departments within an assigned area. Under general supervision, an incumbent supervises the work of a team of auditors and participates in the audit procedures. Work includes the development and installation of new accounting procedures. Supervision is exercised over subordinate auditors and clerical personnel. Assignments are received from the department head who reviews work for conformance with departmental policies, procedures, and adherence to objectives of the auditing program. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Supervises and participates in field audits of municipal departments' financial records in an assigned geographic area to insure compliance with legal provisions, uniform accounting procedures and established procedures for general financial administration.
Analyzes audit reports submitted by subordinates, conducts specialized examinations to verify essential data submitted in auditing reports.
Prepares audit reports and makes appropriate recommendations for changes and improvements in accordance with findings.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Thorough knowledge of accounting principles and procedures and the ability to apply this knowledge of audit accounting records.
Thorough knowledge of principles and procedures governing audits in municipal government.
Ability to prepare complete and accurate audit reports.
Ability to supervise and coordinate the work of an auditing staff in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale.
Ability to perform detailed work involving written or numeric data and to make arithmetic computations rapidly and accurately.
One (1) year of permanent, competitive class status in the title of Auditor I.
Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a baccalaureate degree in accounting or a baccalaureate degree including or supplemented by 24 semester credit hours, or its equivalent, in accounting PLUS two (2) years of work experience, or its part time equivalent, in professional accounting or financial auditing, or a closely related field, which must have involved as the major job function the application of accounting principles to the installation and operational maintenance of a general or specialized accounting system and the design or modification of accounting system(s).
Successful completion of graduate semester hours in Accounting or a closely related field from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university may be substituted for work experience as follows: Thirty (30) graduate semester hours is equivalent to one (1) year of work experience; Sixty (60) graduate semester hours is equivalent to two (2) years of work experience. Degrees in Finance, Banking, Economics and related fields will not be considered as qualifying.