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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 1321 - EO Staff Auditor

Job Description

GRADE: 311

Under general supervision; performs work of moderate difficulty in professional auditing work; and performs related work as required.

An employee in this class is responsible for performing internal financial, compliance or operational audits. The position has latitude for independent action and judgment. Work is performed under general supervision of a division manager, administrator or supervisor.

The list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all the duties and responsibilities performed by positions in this class.

• Assists in the planning and execution of internal audit functions
• Performs financial, compliance or operational audits
• Conducts preliminary meetings with personnel of the department to obtain an overview of the auditee operating systems and internal accounting and administrative controls in existence
• Selects audit areas as well as scope of audit to be performed
• Assists in preparing audit programs which describe in detail the audit procedures to be performed
• Performs audits in accordance with approved audit programs
• Evaluates findings and results of audit procedures performed in order to arrive at valid conclusions
• Conducts closing meetings to discuss audit findings and recommendations for corrective actions
• Reviews prior year work papers and makes necessary revisions to audit program for current year program
• Performs and makes necessary revisions to audit program for current year program
• Assists in the preparation and execution of special reports and projects
• Prepares reports of the meetings
• Responsible for the performance of internal audit procedures of the fixed asset accounting system
• Assists in preparing the audit program for the fixed asset accounting system
• Prepares reports on audit findings on the fixed asset accounting system
• Performs audit procedures involved in preparation of quarterly financial reports
• Determines scope of audit procedures to be performed in area of revenue receipts
• Prepares draft copies of quarterly reports
• Analyzes significant changes in expenditures and revenue earning trends
• Prepares press releases regarding contents of quarterly financial reports
• Performs other internal audits and analyses as directed
• Review County Board rules, regulations, resolutions, and ordinances as well as state and federal rules and regulations in preparation for audits
• Attend County Board and/or County Board Committee meetings as directed
• Provide assistance to account clerk in the pre-payment audit of claims against the County and makes recommendations to the County Board as to whether each claim should be paid or rejected
• Maintains regular attendance and punctuality.

• Adjusts work assignments and schedules in the event of an emergency to participate in emergency preparedness, response, and recovery activities as assigned.
• Depending on assignment may maintain required emergency management training, licensure and/or certifications.
• Performs related duties as required or assigned within job classification.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Knowledge of:
• Accounting principles, practices and methods including governmental accounting
• Auditing principles, practices and techniques
• Principles and practices of sound fiscal management
• Sound internal control techniques and principles
• Office procedures and standard office machines
• Current office practices, procedures and equipment
• County policies and procedures
• Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes

Skill in:
• Analyzing and interpreting accounting and operating data and reports
• Determining problem areas and suggesting effective corrective measures
• Quickly understanding departmental operations
• Using computer hardware and software including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email, etc.
• Applying an acquired knowledge of procedures, rules, regulations and services applicable to the assigned office

Ability to:
• Manage projects and multiple priorities simultaneously
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with department and division staff, other departments and others, such as vendors
• Communicate and use interpersonal skills to interact with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction
• Ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations
• Convey excellent oral and written communication
• Work effectively under stress
• Maintain confidentiality


Completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration or related field; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Position is typically office or administrative work and is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

Professional designation as a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Information Systems Auditor, Certified Fraud Examiner, or other relevant designation.