Auditing Manager



JOB CODE: 1424

PAY GRADE: 2310

SALARY RANGE: $63,783 - $106,870

LOCATION OF WORK
Finance Department

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Under the direction of the Finance Director and Assistant Finance Director, performs highly responsible professional administrative and supervisory work as head of the Revenue Auditing Division or Internal Auditing Division. Work involves responsibility for 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. Work is performed with complete 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: Plans and directs 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, hires, evaluates, and monitors performance of audit staff. Establishes procedures used in conducting revenue audits of selected taxpayers. Coordinates the selection of tax audits; makes the assignment of audits to subordinate auditors engaged in audits of City-Parish taxpayers and coordinates out-of-town audit assignments. Reviews all sales and use tax audits performed by the Revenue Auditing Division. Represents Finance Department in meetings; 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 performance of special projects and special financial and statistical reports, and audits of unusual scope, sensitivity or complexity. INTERNAL AUDITING: Plans and directs 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, hires, evaluates, and monitors performance of audit staff. Establishes procedures used in conducting internal financial and compliance audits of City-Parish departments; reviews internal controls established by departments. Coordinates audit work with the external, state, and federal auditors. Plans, directs, and executes the annual work plan that is approved by the Finance Director and the Audit Committee; gives verbal reports to the Audit Committee on a quarterly basis. Investigates instances of alleged fraud and misappropriation of City-Parish resources. Supervises the performance of special projects and special financial and statistical statements and reports, and audits of unusual scope, sensitivity or complexity. Prepares written reports in order to present audit findings and recommendations to the Finance Director, auditee, Mayor-President and Metropolitan Council.

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 tax laws, regulations, procedures and the processes by which they are enforced and delinquent taxes collected. Knowledge of the principles and theory of sales, use and occupational license taxes. Skill in the operation and care of calculators, computers and other office machines used in connection with auditing work. Ability to make decisions, recognizing precedents and practices and to use resourcefulness and tact in meeting problems. 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 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 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 lift and carry a laptop and accessories to and from the work site. Ability to effectively supervise the work of a large professional staff. Ability to thoroughly review audits. Ability to use a computer for word processing and spreadsheet applications. 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 make decisions, recognizing precedents and practices and to use resourcefulness and tact in meeting problems. 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 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 eight years of professional level experience in auditing (accounting, budgeting, revenue collection, etc.), including four years of managerial experience (may include complex budget or project management).

SUBSTITUTIONS
Equivalent higher education in accounting may substitute for work experience; CPA may substitute for one year of work experience.

CERTIFICATIONS / LICENSES / REGISTRATIONS
(Unless otherwise specified below, must possess at the time of appointment and must be maintained current throughout employment in this classification.) Must have a valid Louisiana driver's license at the time of appointment and must be maintained 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.