Los Angeles County Department of Human Resources

Los Angeles County, California

Date Posted September 14, 2021
Industry Internal Audit
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified


Job details

$65,110 - $78,719 a year
Job Type

Full Job Description



We are accepting applications from: September 14, 2021 at 8:00 AM (PT) to
October 22, 2021 at 5:00 PM (PT)
Open Competitive Job Opportunity

County of Los Angeles Department of Auditor-Controller is recruiting for highly motivated and career minded individuals to fill the position of Accountant-Auditor. To view classification standards for the position, please click HERE.

With more than 10 million residents, Los Angeles County is the most populous county in the nation. As the largest employer in Southern California, over 112,000 employees in more than 36 departments provide vital public services as diverse as law enforcement, property assessment, public health protection, water conservation, cultural activities and many more.

We are dedicated professionals committed to preserving the dignity and integrity of the workplace as well as protecting the rights of each employee. With more than 2,300 different job descriptions, the County offers a lifetime of opportunities and careers! We offer one of the strongest public-sector benefits packages in the nation. Join us and discover a rich selection of health care options, robust retirement plans, and the flexibility to work, relax, and rejuvenate in order to reach your fullest personal and professional potential.

Check Out Our Outstanding Benefits! Click here to see a list of employee benefits.

The Internal Auditor position in the Department of Auditor-Controller is an entry-level position within our Internal Auditor professional career track. Internal Auditors assist in conducting audits and are under close supervision of higher level auditors.

Internal Auditors are typically placed within the Department's Audit Division, Countywide Contract Monitoring Division, or Office of County Investigations.

The Audit Division conducts internal audits of County departments including compliance audits of financial procedures and internal controls, management structure and organization, program effectiveness, and computer system integrity and security.

The Countywide Contract Monitoring Division conducts fiscal and program audits of County contractors and provides other contract monitoring assistance and oversight for County departments.

The Office of County Investigations conducts criminal and administrative investigations of alleged misconduct and fraud by County managers, employees, contractors and vendors.

Essential Job Functions

We are looking to fill full-time openings for Internal Auditor / Accountant-Auditor position.

What you will do as an Internal Auditor / Accountant-Auditor:

  • Assists in conducting management, performance, financial, compliance and information technology (IT) component audits.
  • Assists and/or conducts financial studies and investigations by gathering data from a variety of sources and documents.
  • Assists in providing technical assistance to departments by gathering, analyzing, and interpreting a variety of information provided by the client departments.
  • Assists in conducting reviews of County contractors' compliance with their County contract and other regulatory requirements.
  • Assists in reviewing and evaluating accounting systems by auditing various components of IT systems in County departments and contractors.
  • Prepares various documents.\
  • Interacts with a variety of individuals.
  • Testifies in criminal and administrative proceedings.
  • Click here (Download PDF reader) for additional details on the essential job functions of the position.


A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with 21 semester units or 32 quarter units of accounting courses, including a course in auditing.

You may also apply if you will meet the minimum requirements BY JULY 31, 2022. Please see the withhold information below.

Withhold Information:
Applicants who will meet the Minimum Requirements BY JULY 31, 2022 may also apply for this exam and will be invited to take the multiple choice and/or simulation test (please refer to "Our Assessment Process" section). Such candidates who achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the multiple choice and/or simulation test will be placed on "WITHHOLD" status until proof of completion of the Minimum Requirements is received and verified by our human resources unit.

Withhold applicants will be added to the hiring list (eligible register) once completion of the Minimum Requirements is verified. Please refer to the "Proof of Meeting the Requirements" section of this job posting for more information on the required supporting documentation to receive credit for any degree or completed college courses.


Education Requirement Information:
  • Accreditation: Accredited institutions are those listed in the publications of regional, national or international accrediting agencies which are accepted by the Department of Human Resources. Publications such as American Universities and Colleges and International Handbook of Universities are acceptable references. Also acceptable, if appropriate, are degrees that have been evaluated and deemed to be equivalent to degrees from United States accredited institutions by an academic credential evaluation agency recognized by The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE).
International transcripts require an evaluation report which validates and converts international units, credits, or hours etc. into U.S. semester or quarter units. The evaluation report must be done by an evaluation agency recognized by The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc.
  • Scanned legible copy of the official transcript(s) showing proof of completion of the required accounting units and auditing course and Bachelor's degree as stated in the Minimum Requirements section of the job posting.
  • For applicants with international transcripts, an evaluation report completed by an evaluation agency recognized by The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. The evaluation report must provide information on the equivalent U.S. degree and credits/units.
Important Notes:
Los Angeles County will not consider claims of not viewing or receiving notification to be a valid reason for late test administration or rescheduling of a test component.

Notice of Non-Acceptance and Final Result letters will be sent electronically to your e-mail address.
Test scores cannot be given over the telephone.

4. You can also track the status of your application using this web site.

Desirable Qualifications
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to interface with the public and staff on all levels
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated experience working independently and in a team environment
A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to use an alternative method of transportation when needed to perform the job.
Physical Expectations:
This job requires light physical effort which may include occasional considerable walking, light lifting to a 10 pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting.

Additional Information

Our Assessment Process:
Once we have determined that you meet the requirements, we will invite you to take multiple choice and/or simulation assessments weighted 100% covering:

  • Verbal Ability
  • Professional Potential
  • Achievement
  • Copes with Uncertainty
  • Responsibility
  • Work to High Quality Standards
  • Willingness to Learn
  • Maintains Good Working Relationships
  • Analyzes Information
  • Learns Quickly
  • Generate New Ideas
  • Uses Time Efficiently
  • Adapts to Change

  • Applicants must meet the minimum requirements
    BY JULY 31, 2022 and achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the examination in order to be placed on the hiring list (eligible register) for consideration of employment.
  • Applicants who have taken identical components recently for other exams may have their scores automatically transferred to this examination.
  • This examination contains test components that may be used in the future for new examinations and your test scores may be transferred.
Study guides and other test preparation resources are available to help candidates prepare for employment tests. While the guides will help you preparing for the test, we advise you to review all related materials that you deem necessary.
  • An interactive, Online Test Preparation System for taking practice tests may be accessed on the Department of Human Resources website at Please click on "Find A Job" and then "Job Search Toolkit." Test preparation information is located under the "Employment Test Assistance" section.
  • Additional online practice tests are available at
Application and Filing Information

Applications must be submitted online only. We must receive your application by 5:00 p.m., PT, on the last day of filing. Applications submitted by U.S. Mail, Fax, or in person will not be accepted.

Plan to submit your online application well in advance of the October 22, 2021 at 5:00 PM (PT) deadline as you may be required to verify your email address. This only needs to be done once per email address, and if you already have a job seeker account on, you can verify at any time by logging in and following the prompts. This is to enhance the security of your online application and to ensure you do not enter an incorrect email address.

Fill out your application completely. The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the Minimum Requirements to qualify as listed on this job posting. Provide any relevant job experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week, and description of work performed. If your application is incomplete, it will be rejected.
Important Note: Applications may be rejected at any stage of the selection process. All information included in the application materials is subject to verification at any point during the examination and hiring process, including after an appointment has been made. Falsification of any information may result in disqualification or rescission of appointment.

Applications will be processed on an as-received basis and promulgated to the eligible register accordingly. The names of candidates receiving a passing score in the examination will be placed on the eligible register in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of promulgation.

The resulting eligible register will be used to fill vacancies within the Department of Auditor-Controller.


Testing Accommodation

If you require an accommodation to fairly compete in any part of the assessment process, let us know by contacting the Testing Accommodation Coordinator at You will be required to complete the Request for Reasonable Accommodation form (Download PDF reader) as well as supporting documentation from a qualified professional justifying the requested accommodation(s). The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can respond to your request and keep you moving through the process.

Anti-Racism, Diversity, and Inclusion (ARDI)

The County of Los Angeles recognizes and affirms that all people are created equal and are entitled to all rights afforded by the Constitution of the United States. The Department of Human Resources is committed to promoting Anti-racism, Diversity, and Inclusion efforts to address the inequalities and disparities amongst race. We support the ARDI Strategic Plan and its goals by improving equality, diversity, and inclusion in recruitment, selection, and employment practices.

Fair Chance Initiative:
The County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history unless you receive a contingent offer of employment. The County will make an individualized assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and consider potential mitigating factors, including, but not limited to, evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of the offense(s), and age at the time of offense(s). If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records which are exempted by a valid court order do not have to be disclosed.
Social Security Number: Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.
No sharing of User ID and Password: All applicants must file their application online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member's or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.
Computer and Internet Access at Public Libraries:
For applicants who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, you may borrow laptops and Wi-Fi hotspots from some public libraries throughout Los Angeles County to complete job applications.

Please note some public libraries have reopened with limited access hours and may require prior reservation to use their computers. For more information, please visit their website at or contact the specific libraries directly.
Do you have any questions?
Department Contact Name: Exam Analyst
Department Contact Phone: (213) 351-6471
Department Contact Email:
ADA Coordinator Email:
Teletype Phone: (800) 899-4099
Alternate Teletype Phone: (800) 897-0077
California Relay Services Phone: (800) 735-2922