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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 1322 - EO Senior Staff Auditor

Job Description

GRADE: 313

Under direction; performs work of considerable difficulty in professional auditing work; supervises and reviews the work of fellow employees engaged in professional auditing tasks and related activities; and performs related work as required.

An employee in this class has responsibility for planning and developing audit programs for financial, compliance and operational audits; developing audit work procedures; reviewing/supervising work of auditors and subordinate office personnel; and independently performing professional auditing tasks for county departments and elected officials. This position is distinguished from the auditor because of its review of the auditor's work and its latitude for independent action and judgment.

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 the County Auditor and the Chief Deputy Auditor in the planning, execution, and review of the internal audit function
• Suggests possible areas for audit
• Develops and implements audit programs and procedures for all types of audits
• Develops audit procedures to be followed by auditors
• Reviews the work of auditors in progress including assigning additional procedures as needed
• Reviews audit work papers based on audit results
• Performs financial, compliance and operational audits
• Conducts preliminary meeting with personnel of the Audit department to obtain overview of the operating systems and internal accounting an administrative controls in existence
• Evaluates audit findings and results of audit procedures in order to arrive at valid conclusions
• Develops possible methods to be followed to correct problem areas found
• Conducts closing interviews with audit personnel to discuss findings and recommendations for corrective action
• Prepares audit reports
• Presents completed reports to the Finance or Parent Committee and discusses any problem areas found
• Supervises office staff in pre-audit of claims for payment
• Authorizes the return of problem claims for corrective action prior to final approval
• Prepares the quarterly financial report
• Serves as secretary to the Auditor's Claim Review Committee
• Represents the Office at County Board/Finance Committee meetings
• Works on special projects as assigned
• 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:
• Auditing principles, practices and techniques
• Accounting principles, practices and methods including governmental accounting
• Sound internal control techniques and principles
• Principles and practices of sound fiscal management
• 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:
• Planning and developing methodologies to accomplish audit objectives
• Analyzing and interpreting accounting and operating data and reports
• Determining problem areas and suggesting effective corrective measures
• Quickly understanding departmental operations
• Reviewing the work of others
• 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, Auditing, Business Administration or related field and three years of experience in auditing work, including one year of governmental work; 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.