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Auditor
 
Work Location:Finance Department
 
Starting Salary:18.4563 Hourly / $38,389 Annual
 
Pay Grade:2210
 
Special Recruiting Rate:
This position has a special recruiting rate for new hires only at Step 6 ($21.40/hr)
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Under the direction of a higher classification, performs professional auditing work in determining liability for municipal taxes or in auditing City-Parish financial records and operations. Work involves verifying returns of businesses for sales, use, occupational license and other tax purposes, determining the liability of taxpayers, or performing complete and detailed audits of all accounts and financial transactions in City-Parish departments and agencies. Work requires the exercise of independent judgment in accordance with established policies, rules, regulations, and professional standards, and requires the use of discretion and tact, usually under circumstances in which cooperation must be secured through good will rather than legal authority. Work is subject to review through written comments, discussion, and observation of results obtained. Performs other work as requested.
 
ESSENTIAL WORK TASKS
REVENUE AUDITING: Conducts independent audits of journals, ledgers, invoices, bank statements, and other financial documents and records of taxpayers to verify the accuracy of sales, use, gross receipt, occupational license and other returns filed under the municipal tax laws and ordinances. Determines amounts of any additional liability; formulates opinions and recommendations from financial evaluations; prepares written reports of findings for submission to and review by a technical superior. Researches businesses for potential audits and performs special projects. INTERNAL AUDITING: Audits financial and operational records, data, and programs to determine the effectiveness of internal controls, efficiency and effectiveness of systems, and the level of compliance with applicable statutes, rules, procedures, policies, and regulations. Examines all contracts, purchase orders, and other documents which may involve obligations of the municipal government; monitors financial operations of City-Parish departments and agencies. Monitors federal and state grants to ensure compliance with applicable regulations. Assists external auditors in audits of City-Parish government; provides assistance to City-Parish departments and agencies in establishing financial, system and operational controls. Determines audit strategies, programs, and procedures for specific audit assignments. Writes professional audit reports detailing audit procedures, findings and conclusions. Reviews audit results with audited party and explains the findings and basis for exceptions. Performs special projects.
 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
REVENUE AUDITING: Knowledge of auditing procedures and accounting principles as applied to commercial accounts and auditing for tax purposes. Knowledge of modern office practices, procedures, equipment and standard clerical techniques as applied to tax accounting systems. Knowledge of the principles and theory of sales, use and occupational license taxes. Knowledge of tax laws, regulations, procedures and the processes by which they are enforced and delinquent taxes collected. Skill in the operation and care of calculators, computers, and other office machines used in connection with auditing work. Ability to perform independent audits of a standard set of commercial accounts under circumstances requiring the utmost discretion and tact. Ability to prepare complete and accurate audit reports, perform detailed work involving written or numeric data, and make arithmetic calculations rapidly and accurately. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, City-Parish employees and officials, and to exercise initiative and judgment in difficult situations. Ability to make decisions, recognizing precedents and practices and to use resourcefulness and tact in meeting problems. Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing. Ability to use a computer for word processing and spreadsheet applications. Ability to lift and carry a laptop and accessories to and from the work site. Ability to apply good work habits such as punctuality, reliability, preciseness, and dependability in order to effectively complete assigned tasks and contribute to the smooth operation of the department and division. INTERNAL AUDITING: Knowledge of generally accepted auditing standards and accounting principles as applied to governmental accounting. Knowledge of all ordinances and resolutions relating to the operation of the municipal accounting system. Skill in the operation and care of calculators, computers, and other office machines used in connection with auditing work. Ability to perform independent audits of a standard set of municipal accounts under circumstances requiring the utmost discretion and tact. Ability to prepare complete and accurate audit reports, perform detailed work involving written or numeric data, and make arithmetic calculations rapidly and accurately. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, City-Parish employees, and officials, and to exercise initiative and judgment in difficult situations. Ability to make decisions, recognizing precedents and practices and to use resourcefulness and tact in meeting problems. Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing. Ability to use a computer for word processing and spreadsheet applications. Ability to lift and carry a laptop and accessories to and from the work site. Ability to apply good work habits such as punctuality, reliability, preciseness, and dependability in order to effectively complete assigned tasks and contribute to the smooth operation of the department and division.
 
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree with at least twenty-four semester (thirty-six quarter) hours of a university professional accounting curriculum.
 
SUBSTITUTIONS
Master's degree with at least twenty-one semester (thirty-one and a half quarter) hours of a university professional accounting curriculum.
 
CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES
Must have a valid Louisiana driver's license at the time of appointment and maintain throughout employment in this classification.
 
OTHER JOB ASPECTS
Availability of, and ability to drive a private motor vehicle during working hours. Must be able to perform out-of-town work for a one week period (Internal Auditing) or consecutive two-week periods (Revenue Auditing) when requested by supervisors.
 
JOB CODE:100217
 
EXAMINATION
Score derived from application grading.
 
APPLICATION NOTE
In your employment application, please detail types of records and reports developed, maintained and/or audited, analysis and budgeting functions performed, rules and regulations applied, data interpreted, technology used, supervisory functions and other such specifics. Also be detailed about your education, training and certifications/licenses and bring original supporting documentation with your application.