Internal Control & TAT Manager – EM-03 Job in County of Hawaii
Plans, coordinates, and conducts audits and technical studies in the review, analysis, development, installation, and establishment of accounting and internal control systems and procedures for county-wide fiscal and Transient Accommodations Tax (TAT) operations; serves as the principal staff specialist to the Director of Finance; and performs other related duties as required.There is one (1) permanent full-time vacancy with the Department of Finance – Internal Controls and Transient Accommodation Tax Division in Hilo.
(Appointment may be made at any rate within the salary range advertised above at which appropriate qualified applicants can be recruited. Starting salary will be based on the qualifications of the person selected.)
The eligible list may be used for other permanent and temporary vacancies as they arise during the life of the list. Temporary appointment may lead to conversion to permanent appointment.
- Plans, schedules, and conducts internal financial audits of county departments and agencies.
- Plans audit schedules and investigations in accordance with degree of risk and significance.
- Determines the purpose, scope, and approach of audit project.
- Develops and maintains internal controls for the auditing, reconciliation, and record keeping of the financial accounting of TAT/TOT collections.
- Advises the director on all matters relating to internal controls, auditing, and information management for the administration and management of TAT operations.
- Represents the department at appeal hearings at the Board of Review and Tax appeals Court.
- Researches and responds to difficult and complex inquiries.
- Conducts research and projects data based on economic trend and keeps up to date on all laws relating to issues related to Transient Accommodations Tax.
- Develops informational publications for distribution ensuring quality and accuracy of information.
- Performs risk assessment analyses to identify areas of risk and appraises their significance relative to cost, schedule, and scope.
- Provides advice and assistance on problem areas. Makes recommendations that will correct and resolve issues, and assists departments with implementation of changes.
- Trains new employees on various phases of work; explains policies, practices, and procedures.
- Prepares instructions and other procedural guides, including training manuals.
- Reviews, analyzes, and evaluates existing accounting practices, processes, policies, and procedures.
- Prepares detailed and comprehensive reports on audits and studies conducted, with recommendations for improvement.
- Consults with departments to assist in developing and/or modifying their fiscal and accounting practices, processes, policies, and procedures to meet departmental needs and county, state, and federal requirements.
- Conducts follow-up analysis on implemented changes to ensure the accomplishment of desired objectives.
- Reviews, analyzes, and evaluates performance under, and extent of compliance with established policies, plans, and procedures.
- Reviews, analyzes and evaluates for operational feasibility, cost benefit, and other factors recommendations for procedural improvements submitted by independent or the County Auditor.
- Confers with operating officials to secure approval, support, and cooperation in implementing improvements of new or revised accounting and internal control systems and procedures.
- Plans, develops, recommends, and implements changes to enhance the accuracy and efficiency of accounting practices for county-wide fiscal operations and TAT revenue collection.
- Performs follow-up audits to check on implementation of changes, issues, etc. to ensure compliance with established policies and implementation plans. Assists departments with resolving issues that arise.
- Assists in establishing procedures and controls for the execution and maintenance of the departments budget.
- Reviews standards for monitoring special funded projects and makes changes as necessary.
- Operates vehicle to get to various facilities county-wide to conduct onsite audits.
- May attend departmental meetings related to fiscal matters.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
Training and Experience:
A combination of education and experience substantially equivalent to:
- graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelors degree in accounting, economics, business administration, or a related field (attach a copy of your official college transcript to your application), and
- five (5) years of managerial level work including developing and recommending procedures for the design and implementation of accounting and internal control systems, and
- possession of a valid State of Hawaii Driver License (Class 3) or any other valid comparable drivers license at the time of filing. You will be required to submit your valid drivers license at the time of hire.
Please read the minimum qualification requirements carefully. Be certain to list all pertinent training and experience, as this may be important in determining your examination score. It is essential that the applicant describe fully the duties and responsibilities of each position held, specify the date of each position held (from and to, month and year), and indicate the number of hours worked per week.
Attach all required documentation (e.g. official transcript, professional license(s)/certification(s), DD-214, etc.) at the time of submitting your application.
Note: In-person interviews and/or further testing in Hawaii County may be required at the discretion of the hiring department/agency. If in-person interviews and/or further testing are required, applicants who are referred to the hiring department/agency must be available to participate in person and at their own expense at that phase of the selection process.
Knowledge of: principles, practices, procedures and techniques of commercial and governmental accounting and auditing, practices, theories, techniques, and methodology of management and public fiscal administration, preparation and analysis of financial statements and reports, accounting and internal control systems and procedures, organizational structure, functions, procedures, and ordinances relating to the countys centralized budget and fiscal activities, records management, report writing, and use of standard office machines and equipment including personal computer, peripheral equipment, and software applications.
Ability to: review and analyze accounting, financial, statistical, and legal data and reports, evaluate effectiveness of accounting practices, policies, and procedures, exercise independent judgement and make decisions, apply accounting, auditing, and management principles, practices, theories, techniques, and methodology to operational problems, recognize and identify potential and existing operational problems, make recommendations to correct and resolve issues in accordance with internal control standards, interpret laws, ordinances, and regulations and advise others in complying with applicable accounting and reporting requirements, prepare clear, concise, and effective oral and written reports of financial activities, and establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with others.
Physical Requirement: Persons seeking appointment to positions in this class must meet the health and physical condition standards deemed necessary and proper to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.
Physical Effort Grouping: Light
Please scan and attach these supporting documents to your on-line application, if required:
- an official college transcript,
- a valid drivers license,
- a temporary assignment verification,
- professional licenses, and/or
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- sick leave and vacation earnings
- paid holidays
- social security
- credit union membership
- life, dental, medical, vision, and prescription
- employee-employer paid retirement plan
- flexible spending plan
- tax-sheltered savings and investment program
- career opportunity and mobility in a merit system for
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