Plans, organizes and directs the operations of a division or divisions in the Auditor-Controller’s Office in accounting and auditing, providing policy direction in accounting and auditing to departments, evaluating and ensuring the reliability of financial reporting; analyzes and provides complex financial data; interprets laws, mandates, regulations and provides technical assistance and advice to the Board of County Supervisors, CAO, Federal, State, local agencies and the public.
This classification describes positions assigned to direct the activities of an internal audit division or to direct a multi-function accounting division. This is a fully qualified professional accounting/auditing level characterized by the responsibility to perform routine and complex accounting/auditing functions in ensuring accuracy and reliability of financial data reported.
The current vacancy exists in the Auditor’s Department for regular, full time, regular position.
This position is an “at-will” senior management position and is exempt from the civil service; incumbents serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Receives direction from the Assistant Auditor-Controller.
Exercises supervision over Accountant-Auditor staff.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Plans, organizes and directs an accounting or audit division; supervises professional accountant/auditors; interviews and recommends candidates for hire; provides instruction and training; plans, coordinates, assigns and reviews work activities; responds to employee issues and concerns; maintains work standards; evaluates performance and recommends evaluation outcomes; establishes policies and procedures to ensure proper accountability and compliance with established law, agreements and policies; develops strategic plans.
Prepares annual audit plan for approval; plans, organizes and directs the performance of annual County-wide risk assessment used in developing annual plan; updates long-range strategic plans; obtains and reviews new audit mandates form the state and federal governments for inclusion in planning.
Develops and implements accounting policy and procedures manuals for County departments and for use by counties state-wide; conducts county-wide training and workshops.
Reviews, evaluates and analyzes the information gathered by professional auditors during surveys and audits; reviews department/agency mission and goals, budget, staffing levels, revenues and expenditures and the impact of applicable legal codes and policies that govern or affect the department/agency’s operations.
Reviews and approves cost reports, program audits, audit resolution, and cash management; approves payments, adjustments or corrections to data or records with financial and political implications.
Formulates, enhances, and modifies accounting systems; works with MIS to develop and expand automated areas of manual account systems.
Directs the preparation and/or prepares account reports and financial information for the Board of Supervisors, special districts, other agencies and the public.
Makes recommendations to departments and other agencies on fiscal administration and accountability; resolves fiscal and administrative issues; responds to questions and complaints.
Maintains professional knowledge in applicable areas and keeps abreast of changes in job-related rules, statutes, laws and new business trends; acts as an information source regarding laws, rules, regulations impacting accounting and fiscal procedures; makes recommendations for the implementation of changes; reads and interprets professional literature; attends training programs, workshops and seminars as appropriate.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Three (3) years of professional accounting and auditing experience that includes supervisory experience.
Bachelor’s degree is required from an accredited college or university, preferably in Business or Public Administration, Accounting, or a related field.
This Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to determine applicants’ qualifications for this position and whether they will continue in the recruitment process; therefore, applicants are encouraged to answer all questions thoroughly and completely. Omitted information will not be considered or assumed. Applicants who have no experience in a specific area are recommended to state "no experience in this area" instead of leaving the space blank.
Describe your experience in planning, organizing and supervising (or leading) the work of auditors in performing financial, compliance and/or operational audits.
Describe your experience in reviewing and writing professional opinions using generally accepted auditing standards.
Describe your experience in evaluating organizational/enterprise risk and using it in the development of an annual audit plan.
Describe your experience dealing with an employee performance issue.
Tasks involve the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (5-10 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation.
Requires the ability to recognize and identify similarities and differences between shade, degree or value of colors, shapes, sounds, forms, textures or physical appearance associated with job-related objects, materials, tasks or people.
Requires the ability to work under conditions where exposure to environmental factors poses a limited risk of minor injury or illness
10/11/2012 Qualifications Review
10/16/2012 Telephone screen - if applicable
SALARY POLICIES: The starting salary is ordinarily the first rate shown on the front of the announcement. Salary advancement is authorized after satisfactory completion of additional periods outlined in the employee’s memoranda of understanding or the County’s Personnel and Salary Resolution. Longevity and bilingual, pay maybe available for some job classes.
HOLIDAYS: Regular and limited-term employees receive 12 paid holidays per year.
ANNUAL/SICK LEAVE: Regular and limited-term full-time employees accrue vacation leave at the rate of 15 days per year. After a certain period of continuous service, employees accrue vacation time at a higher rate as outlined in the employee’s memoranda of understanding or resolution. Regular and limited-term full time employees accumulate 12 sick leave days per year. And, employees receive 80 hours of administrative leave per fiscal year.
RETIREMENT: The County is a member of the Public Employee’s Retirement System (PERS), and benefits are coordinated with Social Security. The County has reciprocity with all State PERS and County 1937 Act Retirement Systems agencies. PERS retirement for miscellaneous employees is based on a formula of 2% @ 60.
HEALTH BENEFITS: Employees and their dependents are eligible for vision and dental insurance with 100% of the cost paid by the County of Solano. The County also participates in a cafeteria medical plan administered by PERS HealthCare.
OTHER BENEFITS: Employees may also elect to participate in deferred compensation, credit union, life insurance, and flexible spending plan. All County employees are eligible to purchase auto and/or home owners, renter insurance from Liberty Mutual Insurance. An Employee Assistance Program is also provided.
EXTRA-HELP: Extra-help employees do not receive or accrue benefits of regular employees during their period of employment.
Based on the information provided in the application documents, the best qualified applicants will be invited for further examination. All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. Depending upon the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of an initial application screening, a mandatory information meeting, a written and/or practical exam, an oral interview, or any combination listed. Information contained herein does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.
All potential new hires and employees considered for promotion to management, confidential positions or unrepresented positions will be subject to a background and reference check after contingent job offer is accepted. These provisions are subject to change.
HOW TO APPLY
All additional application materials as requested in the job announcement (e.g. copies of diploma and/or transcripts, certificates, DD-214) must be submitted with the Document Cover Sheet by the final filing date or within five (5) calendar days from application submittal if the recruitment is Open & Continuous or Open until Filled.
Please visit the County of Solano website, www.jobsatsolanocounty.com, to apply. Any further questions can be directed to the Department of Human Resources at (707) 784-6170 or at 675 Texas Street, Suite 1800 Fairfield 94533. The office is open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Paper applications may be completed in person during office hours. EOE/AA
VETERANS PREFERENCE POINTS
To be eligible, applicant must have served at least 181 consecutive days of active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States and have received either an honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions. A COPY OF THE DD 214, SHOWING DISCHARGE TYPE, MUST BE RECEIVED IN THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT WITHIN FIVE (5) DAYS FROM THE DATE OF APPLICATION. Applicants who have a service connected disability must submit a recent award letter from the VA stating they are receiving disability benefits for service connected reasons. Disability must be rated at least 10% to be eligible for disabled veteran's points.
Veteran applicants for initial County employment with an honorable or general under conditions discharge shall receive five (5) points added to their combined grade. Disabled veterans shall have 10 points added to their combined grade. Veteran scores will only be added to passing scores.
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT
It is the policy of Solano County that all employment decisions and personnel policies will be applied equally to all County employees and applicants and be based upon the needs of County service, job related merit, and ability to perform the job.
APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES: Qualified individuals with a disability, who are able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, and need special testing arrangements, must contact the Solano County Department of Human Resources at (707)784-6170, to obtain a Request for Testing Accommodation by Applicants with Disabilities Form. This form must be received in the Human Resources Department by the final filing date of the recruitment. Applicants will be contacted to discuss the specifics of the request.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
DIRECT DEPOSIT: All persons hired will be required to participate in the direct deposit program. DRUG FREE
WORKPLACE ACT: Depending on the applicant’s job class, prospective employees may be required to undergo a Urine Drug Test in accordance with the Solano County Alcohol and Drug Free Workplace Policy once a conditional offer of employment has been made. Solano County employees are subject to the provisions of the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the California Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1990.
BACKGROUND PROCESS: The background process may include but not limited to conducting a reference check, completing a personal history statement, conducting a background interview, and live scan fingerprinting. The County of Solano also utilizes e-Verify to verify employment eligibility.
MEDICAL EXAMINATION: Prior to appointment, candidates may be required to pass a medical examination. Candidates are encouraged not to quit or give notice to present employers until the medical examination has been completed and passed.
APPOINTMENT: At the time of appointment, all candidates will be required to execute an oath of allegiance to the United States and the State of California and may be fingerprinted. Candidates will also be required to offer proof that they are a lawfully admitted alien or U.S. citizen.
EXAMINATION APPEALS: Applicants for Civil Service positions may appeal their disqualification in any phase of the examination process by submitting a written statement to the Director of Human Resources, within five (5) calendar days of the action. Applicants must indicate the action being appealed, the specific basis for the appeal, and the remedy sought.
PROBATIONARY PERIOD: All new positions are required to successfully complete a minimum probationary period of 6 to 12 months, depending upon the job class. A probationary period does not apply to "at will" positions.
DISASTER WORKERS: In accordance with Government Code Section 3100, County employees, in the event of a disaster are considered disaster workers and may be asked to respond accordingly.
EXTRA-HELP: An employee appointed to an extra-help position must meet all the requirements of the corresponding regular position. Extra-help employees cannot work more than 999 hours in the fiscal year. Extra-help employees are excluded from civil service and do not have rights to regular or continued employment. The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.
"SOLANO COUNTY IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER"