ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF AUDITING SERVICES 9313
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
An employee in this position assists the Executive Director of Auditing Services in the supervision of professional staff involved in providing countywide auditing services for the Department of Audit and Control. The incumbent assists in the development, revision and implementation of auditing procedures to ensure effective compliance with current County fiscal policy and the law. Supervision is exercised over Senior Investigative and Chief Auditors and other professional staff in their performance of auditing and financial procedures. Work is reviewed by the Executive Director of Auditing Services, the Chief Deputy Comptroller and the County Comptroller through periodic conferences, reports and observations. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Assists in developing comprehensive plans and schedules to insure proper auditing of all county fiscal functions:
Releases audit reports to county officials, including the County Executive, County Legislators and department heads;
Reviews and edits audit reports and reviews work papers in support of the reports for compliance with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards;
Assists in the direction of the professional staff engaged in the auditing of county fiscal records;
Assists in conducting conferences and advising departmental accounting and auditing supervisors, county officials and others on the interpretation of county fiscal policies and procedures and new regulations;
Assists in coordinating the accounting and auditing activities of all county departments to be consistent with those of the State Department of Audit and Control;
Acts for the Executive Director of Auditing Services in the Executive Director’s absence.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Comprehensive knowledge of laws, rules and regulations relating to the administration of financial records in all county departments; comprehensive knowledge of accounting and auditing principles and practices and their application to the development, installation and maintenance of governmental accounting systems; thorough knowledge of the fiscal interrelationship of the state, county, town, local district and special district governments; good knowledge of budgeting, Federal and State aid, and local laws as they pertain to fiscal policy and the interaction of all functions; good knowledge of electronic data processing as applied to accounting operations and auditing procedures; ability to analyze and interpret accounting data, develop audit procedures and techniques, and to devise specialized and general accounting systems; ability to prepare complete and accurate complex fiscal reports; ability to plan, assign and direct audit division personnel in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisory accounting personnel and government officials; ability to express oneself clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
(a) Graduation from a college with federally-authorized accreditation or registration by NY State with a Bachelor's Degree, which includes or is supplemented by at least twenty-four (24) credits in accounting, and seven (7) years in a position involving formulating, implementing and coordinating municipal auditing policies.
Two (2) years of permanent competitive status as a Senior Investigative Auditor, or four (4) years of permanent competitive status as a Chief Auditor.