Lead Auditor

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General summary

This is an advanced position accountable for independently organizing, leading, and executing the most comprehensive audits within their assigned function or for an agency. At this level, employees may either manage the entire audit function or lead a team of auditors in an agency. Incumbents may also lead and complete audits requiring specialized skills and operate within a framework of professional standards that apply to a specific auditing function (e.g., internal, State, governmental) to develop a plan, determine scope and objectives, develop procedures, and secure resources needed to complete the audit. This includes coordinating, assigning, and reviewing the work of an audit team and evaluating the overall results and effectiveness of audits.

Knowledge, skills & abilities

In addition to those identified in the previous levels: Ability to organize an audit, and provide technical direction to teams. Ability to assess the impact of audit findings and recommendations.

Typical qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of relevant experience. (Substitutions may be allowed.)

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