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Forensic Auditor - G126

Columbus Consolidated Government

Columbus Consolidated Government

Columbus, GA, USA
Posted on Thursday, January 11, 2024

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plan and conduct internal reviews and audits to ensure compliance with applicable federal, state and local laws.
  • Review, monitor and make recommendations concerning accounting procedures.
  • Review internal control procedures to ensure adherence to good management practices and protection of government interests.
  • Review records pertaining to monetary, physical, and manpower assets to ensure accountability and efficient utilization.
  • Analyze work processes, administrative procedures, workflow, layout and utilization of physical facilities, equipment and manpower to determine productivity levels, and compliance with established standard operating procedures. Recommend and develop performance standards.
  • Review computer-based information systems for appropriate levels of control, documentation, audit trails and security.
  • Determine compliance with financial policies for preparation of legally mandated financial statements.
  • Evaluate controls for fraud prevention and detection.
  • Utilize “data mining” software and other tools to identify aberrant transactions for further investigation and analysis.
  • Direct and participate in special investigations, projects, and programs as requested by the Mayor, Council or department management.
  • Act as an advisor to departments, boards and/or commissions in their efforts toward identifying and improving controls, procedures and systems efficiencies.
  • Conduct cost/benefit analysis of programs.
  • Gather and assemble evidence to support criminal investigation or court cases for the prosecution of employees, agents, contractors or other individuals acting to defraud the government of its assets.
  • Conduct classes and seminars for city employees, as requested and appropriate, on issues relating to the financial wellbeing of the Columbus Consolidated Government.
  • Carry out continuous effort to improve operations and work processes. Works cooperatively and jointly to provide continuous improvement and customer-driven service.
  • Performs other related job duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of management/operational auditing, financial planning, analysis and financing mechanisms.
  • Knowledge of federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations governing area of assignment.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of grants, insurance and contract administration.
  • Knowledge of methods and techniques used for internal financial controls including governmental accounting standards (GAS), generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP); generally accepted auditing standards (GAAS) and methods and techniques used to conduct criminal investigations related to fraud and theft of the Consolidated Governments assets.
  • Skill in communication and interpersonal techniques, establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other Columbus Consolidated Government personnel, officials and the general public.
  • Skill in supervising assigned staff; preparing and presenting executive-level reports and managing multiple audit projects simultaneously.
  • Skill in instruction and an understanding of adult learning styles.
  • Skill in conducting surveys and developing and carrying out action plans.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.

Minimum Educational and Training Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Management, or related field is required. (Master’s Degree Preferred); Licensed as either a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certification issued by The Institute of Internal Auditors as a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), a Certification issued by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE), or a Certification issued by the Institute of Certified Forensic Accountants (CrFA). Five or more years of Internal Audit or Fraud Examination, or Forensic Accounting experience in a business or governmental organization.

Physical Requirements

The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table. The employee must occasionally lift light objects. Additionally, the following physical abilities are required:

  • Balancing – maintain equilibrium to prevent falling while walking, standing, or crouching.
  • Climbing – ascending, descending ladders, stairs, ramps, requires body agility.
  • Crawling – moving about on hands, knees, or hands, feet.
  • Crouching – bending body forward by bending leg, spine.
  • Feeling – perceiving attributes of objects by touch with skin, fingertips.
  • Grasping – applying pressure to object with fingers, palm.
  • Handling – picking, holding, or working with whole hand.
  • Hearing 1 – perceiving sounds at normal speaking levels, receive information.
  • Hearing 2 – receive detailed information, make discrimination in sound.
  • Kneeling – bending legs at knee to come to rest at knees.
  • Lifting – raising objects from lower to higher position, moving objects side to side, using upper extremities, back.
  • Manual Dexterity – picking, pinching, typing, working with fingers rather than hand.
  • Mental Acuity – ability to make rational decisions through sound logic, deductive reasoning.
  • Pulling - use upper extremities to exert force, haul or tug.
  • Pushing – use upper extremities to press against objects with force, or thrust forward, downward, outward.
  • Reaching – extending hands or arms in any direction.
  • Repetitive Motion – substantial movements of wrists, hands, fingers.
  • Speaking – expressing ideas with spoken word, convey detailed, important instructions accurately, concisely.
  • Standing – for sustained periods of time.
  • Stooping – bending body downward, forward at waist, with full motion of lower extremities and back.
  • Talking 1- expressing ideas by spoken word
  • Talking 2 – shouting to be heard above ambient noise.
  • Visual Acuity 1 - prepare, analyze data, transcribing, computer terminal, extensive reading.
  • Visual Acuity 2 - color, depth perception, field of vision.
  • Visual Acuity 3 - determine accuracy, neatness, observe facilities/structures.
  • Visual Acuity 4 - operate motor vehicles/heavy equipment.
  • Visual Acuity 4 - operate motor vehicles/heavy equipment.
  • Visual Acuity 5 -close acuity for inspection of small defects, machines, use measurement devices, or fabricate parts.
  • Walking - on foot to accomplish tasks, long distances, or site to site.