EXAMPLE OF DUTIES The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.
Assume management responsibility for the services and activities of a functional area within the Auditor-Controller's Office responsible for the preparation, maintenance and audit of financial data for County departments, districts and other agency operations; participate in the development and implementation of departmental goals, objectives, policies, and priorities; recommend and administer policies and procedures; monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; recommend appropriate service and staffing levels; plan, direct, coordinate, and review the work plan for assigned staff; assign work activities and projects; review and evaluate work products, methods, and procedures; meet with staff to identify and resolve problems; participate in the selection, training, motivation, and evaluation of assigned personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; participate in the development and administration of the department's budget; participate in the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; ensure that department expenditures and cost estimates are adequately documented and monitored; review and approve department expenditures; implement adjustments; direct, monitor, and evaluate the work of assigned consultants, contractors, and/or grantees according to pertinent agreements; assist in the development of appropriate contract language; provide clear, concise, and consistent direction; act as a resource and County representative to consultant, contractor, or grantee regarding administrative and operational policies, procedures, and guidelines; serve as the liaison for the assigned area with other areas, programs, divisions, departments, and outside agencies; negotiate and resolve sensitive and controversial issues; coordinate assigned department activities with those of other County departments and outside agencies; perform highly technical and complex accounting or auditing work including the preparation of the more complex reports and statements; manage the design, installation, modification, operation and evaluation of the accounting systems for the Department, district and other agencies including the review of written policies and procedures; work closely with outside auditors and accountants, and represent the Auditor-Controller's Office at meetings that relate to areas of assigned responsibility; oversee the Countywide financial system, including the maintenance of internal audit records, general ledgers, budget transfers, journal entries, and accounting records; process bond payments and track bond issues; oversee property tax calculations and reports; respond to inquiries regarding tax bills; oversee the internal processing of biweekly payroll for the County and other agencies; oversee the accounts payable functions, including the approval and payment of invoices, contracts, and vouchers; serve as the liaison for a program within the Auditor-Controller's Office with other divisions, departments, and outside agencies; negotiate and resolve sensitive and controversial issues; serve as staff on a variety of boards, commissions, and committees; prepare and present staff reports and other necessary correspondence; provide responsible staff assistance to the Assistant Auditor Controller; conduct a variety of organizational studies, investigations, and operational studies; recommend modifications to programs, policies, and procedures as appropriate; attend and participate in professional group meetings; maintain awareness of new trends and developments in the field of internal auditing and general ledger and accounts payable management; incorporate new developments as appropriate; respond to and resolve difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints; perform related duties as required.
Operational characteristics, services, and activities of an auditing and accounting department.
Business principles and practices for the area of responsibility.
Project management techniques and principles.
Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration.
Principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation.
Methods and techniques of technical, administrative, and financial report preparation and presentation.
Principles and practices of contract administration.
Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
Principles and practices of auditing, general ledger management, payroll, and accounts payable functions.
Methods and techniques of performing internal audits.
Accounting and auditing theory, principles, and practices, and their application to a wide variety of accounting transactions and problems.
Accounting software concepts, including database relationships and program integration.
Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.
Participate in the management of a comprehensive auditing and accounting department.
Plan, organize, direct, coordinate, and evaluate assigned projects.
Plan, schedule, and review the work of assigned staff.
Participate in the development and administration of department goals, objectives, and procedures.
Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals.
Research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods and techniques.
Participate in the preparation and administration of budgets.
Work effectively under pressure, meet deadlines, and adjust to changing priorities.
Operate a variety of office equipment including personal computers and related peripheral equipment and software applications.
Perform the more complex professional accounting and auditing work.
Prepare clear, concise accounting and auditing reports and financial statements.
Interpret and apply federal, state, and local policies, laws, and regulations, including legal and procedural regulations pertinent to governmental accounting and fiscal operations.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Work in a standard office setting with some travel to different sites and locations.
Work extended hours including evenings and weekends.
Stand or sit for prolonged periods of time.
Occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist.
Lift, carry, push, and/or pull light moderate amounts of weight.
Use repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including using a computer keyboard.
Verbally communicate to exchange information.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.