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Assistant Auditing Manager
 
JOB CODE:100225
 
PAY GRADE:2280
 
SALARY RANGE:$54,017 - $74,772
 
LOCATION OF WORK
Finance Department
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Under the direction of an Auditing Manager, performs responsible professional, administrative and supervisory work in the Finance Department. Work involves responsibility for assisting in directing, planning and coordinating the activities of professional and clerical employees engaged in 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. General supervision is exercised over subordinate positions through assignment of duties and review of work completed. Work is performed with independent judgment in accordance with established policies, rules, regulations, and professional standards and is reviewed through progress reports and discussion of overall results. Performs other work as requested.
 
ESSENTIAL WORK TASKS
REVENUE AUDITING: Assists in planning and directing the work of a large division engaged in 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. Supervises, evaluates, and monitors performance of audit staff; assists in recruiting and training of audit staff. Participates in establishing procedures used in revenue audits of selected taxpayers. Reviews all sales and use tax audits performed by the Revenue Auditing Division. Represents the City-Parish at sales tax administrative hearings; represents the City-Parish when subpoenaed to appear in court or before authoritative boards. Supervises the Audit Research and Selection Section; supervises personal computer applications. Supervises subordinate auditors and reviews completed audit reports, time sheets, expense reports, correspondence, etc., for compliance with prescribed policies and procedures. Conducts or supervises the performance of special projects; supervises audits of unusual scope, sensitivity and complexity. INTERNAL AUDITING: Assists in the planning and directing of a moderate-sized division engaged in audits of 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. Supervises, evaluates, and monitors performance of audit staff; assists in recruiting and training of audit staff. Participates in establishing procedures used in conducting internal financial and compliance audits of City-Parish departments; reviews internal controls established by departments. Coordinates audit work with external, state, and federal auditors. Assists in the planning, directing, and execution of the annual work plan; gives verbal reports to the Audit Committee on a quarterly basis. Investigates instances of alleged fraud and misappropriation of City-Parish resources. Conducts or supervises the performance of special projects; supervises audits of unusual scope, sensitivity and complexity.
 
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, to perform detailed work involving written or numeric data, and to 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, to groups and to individuals, and considerable knowledge of business English for preparing narrative reports. 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 make assignments and supervise subordinate employees effectively. Ability to thoroughly review audits. 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, to perform detailed work involving written or numeric data, and to 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, to groups and to individuals, and considerable knowledge of business English for preparing narrative reports. 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 effectively supervise the work of a moderate sized professional staff. Ability to thoroughly review audits. 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 or Master's degree with at least twenty-one semester (thirty-one and a half quarter) hours of a university professional accounting curriculum, and six years professional level experience in auditing (accounting, budgeting, revenue collection, etc.), including two years supervisory experience (may include budget or project supervision).
 
SUBSTITUTIONS
Equivalent higher education in accounting may substitute for work experience; CPA may substitute for one year of work experience.
 
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.
 
NOTE:
The work examples described in this specification are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from job performance requirements if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the job.