The Auditor-Controller’s Office seeks an Internal Audit Chief (IA Chief) to be a service to management and our 25 decentralized County departments. The IA Chief will represent our department as a collaborative and team focused partner and conduct risk-based audits to ensure internal controls are in place. This position also conducts information technology and efficiency audits to identify and recommend improvements to processes that have a cost savings. In addition, this position will introduce entry level auditors to the business of auditing and develop a positive training curriculum and entry level brand for our department as the place to start an audit career. If you are motivated by bringing improvements to people, processes and technology, this is the job for you!
Public sector agencies are looking for ways to address financial issues our nation is facing. One of the initiatives that the County of Santa Barbara has undertaken is the “Rebalancing and Resiliency Project”. This project will look at opportunities to reduce redundancy, improve efficiencies and identify better ways to use information technology to cut costs, without reducing services; the Internal Audit Chief will participate in this effort.
As the IA Chief you will be part of a team-driven approach to facilitating the implementation of enterprise risk management and efficiency improvements throughout the County, while working with the 25 decentralized departments as a business and management partner. We want our County internal clients to view our audit services as a welcome visit; an opportunity to improve, save funds, and reduce risk through improved processes, better use of information technology, and an understanding of internal controls. This position will be leading the development and implementation of risk-based audits, efficiency audits, compliance audits, and the development and training new auditors on the critical functions of internal auditing.
This position is at-will and is an executive leadership position within the Auditor-Controller’s Office. County leaders are expected to uphold the values of accountability, customer-focus, and efficiency. Incumbents lead other managers and model behaviors that exemplify quality customer service; provide effective and ethical leadership; creatively and strategically plan, develop, and implement programs that use human and financial resources to achieve results; are accountable for strategy and goal formation consistent with the County’s mission and key business objectives; engage stakeholders; communicate and collaborate effectively at multiple levels; develop employees; analyze issues and data; and efficiently use public resources.
A combination of training, education, and experience that is equivalent to the required knowledge, skills and abilities identified in this recruitment announcement. This typically includes a bachelor’s degree in accounting, auditing, business administration, or related field; master’s degree desirable, and
Progressively responsible professional experience in accounting and financial operations that included experience auditing processes, efficiencies and financial records for compliance, as well as making recommendations that result in cost savings and supervision of staff.
Experience overseeing the work of others, including training, development, directing and motivating staff.
Public sector agency experience ideal.
Possess a valid California Class C Driver’s License upon hire.
Comprehensive knowledge and experience complying with applicable laws and accounting and audit standards.
SALARY AND BENEFITS:
Annual Salary: $104,615 - $142,266 (DOE/DOQ) - Salary range includes unit cash allowance of $6,149, and a car allowance of $2,236 per year. This salary range reflects the negotiable range for hire. See link above for complete benefits
The County may provide reimbursement for reasonable relocation expenses.
MARK THE DATE - Interviews
Interviews are scheduled for September 29th.
Candidates will be notified if they are selected for interview by September 20th
The County of Santa Barbara is an equal opportunity employer with an affirmative action plan. Requests for accommodations from disabled applicants will be considered. Women, members of minority groups, persons with disabilities and Vietnam-era veterans are encouraged to apply.
Additional Salary Information: •Annual Salary: $104,615 - $142,266 (DOE/DOQ) - Salary range includes unit cash allowance of $6,149, and a car allowance of $2,236 per year. This salary range reflects the negotiable range for hire. See link above for complete benefits