National Association of State Retirement Administrators

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Internal Auditor
The ideal candidates will be organized critical thinkers with demonstrated experience formulating objective opinions of systems and programs and preparing written audit reports with recommendations on audit findings.

OCERS mission is to provide secure retirement and disability benefits with the highest standards of excellence.

OCERS vision is to be a trusted partner providing premier pension administration, distinguished by consistent, quality member experiences and prudent financial stewardship. 

  • Open and Transparent
  • Commitment to Superior Service
  • Engaged and Dedicated Workforce
  • Reliable and Accurate
  • Secure and Sustainable

The Internal Auditor reports to the Director of Internal Audit and is expected to uphold the highest standards of accountability, integrity, professionalism, superior service, and system efficiency. The selected incumbent will set the scope of work, audit objectives, and will ensure audit objectives are met in a timely manner.
Under general supervision, the Internal Auditor will provide support to the Internal Audit Director. In this role, the Internal Auditor will perform financial, performance, and information systems audits to ensure that OCERS has a comprehensive system of financial and operational internal controls in place to minimize risks and substantiate overall system compliance.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The responsibilities of this position will include, but are not limited to the following:  
  • Perform all audits in compliance with the Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing as issued by the Institute of Internal Auditors and OCERS Internal Audit policies and procedures.
  • Conduct audits of OCERS internal divisions and Participating Employer departments/agencies; determine the nature of operations and formulate objective opinions on the adequacy, effectiveness, efficiency, and compliance of systems or programs reviewed.
  • Partner with management to establish best-practice reporting relationships to ensure Internal Audit is promoted throughout the organization and to develop a methodology for following up on audit recommendations and measuring performance.
  • Verify and analyze transactions, management representations, documents, records, methods of reporting, receipts, disbursements, etc., for adequacy, effectiveness, errors, irregularities, and inconsistencies.
  • Audit records to determine compliance with stated goals and objectives.
  • Evaluate information system controls and assesses system security and data integrity.
  • Perform data analysis using audit software.
  • Report on effectiveness and adequacy of internal control systems.
  • Prepare and present written audit reports with recommendations on audit findings and follows up on the status of findings and recommendations.
  • Prepare work papers, correspondence, and final reports.
  • Make recommendations for the correction of unsatisfactory conditions, operation improvements, and cost reductions.
  • Maintain positive/constructive written and oral communication with OCERS personnel throughout the audit process.
  • Work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Perform other specialized duties related to Internal Audit operations.

Position: Internal Auditor
Organization: Orange County Employees Retirement System
Location: Santa Ana,  CA 
United States
Salary: $85,876.00 - $133,108.00 Annually
Posting Start Date:
Date Posted: 9/1/2022
Requirements Minimum Qualifications
Minimum qualifications required for entry into the classification

Education and/or Experience:
  • Graduation from an accredited university or college with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business or Public Administration, Economics, or a related field which may include elementary, intermediate, and advanced accounting, auditing, cost accounting, business law, and other business-related courses.
  • One (1) to three (3) years of professional accounting or internal auditing experience which demonstrates possession of the knowledge and abilities listed above.
Special Notes, Licenses or Requirements:
  • A valid California Class C driver’s license or the ability to arrange necessary and timely transportation for field travel; may be required to use personal vehicle.
  • A complete background investigation is required; a felony or misdemeanor conviction may be a disqualifying factor from employment.
Highly Desirable Qualifications:
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) certification
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certification
  • IT audit and operational audit experience
Sample of KSA’s necessary to perform essential duties of the position

Knowledge of:
  • Theory, principle, and practice of auditing, including the methods and procedures used to examine, verify and analyze operational records, statements, and reports.
  • Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing (Institute of Internal Auditors); Generally Accepted Auditing Standards; Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards, and information systems auditing standards.
  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and internal control frameworks (such as COSO).
  • Internal controls, including an understanding of information system controls, accounting systems, and financial structures.
  • Statistical methods, including qualitative and quantitative analysis and statistical sampling.
  • Computer-based information systems and the use of computers for research and analysis.
  • Investment management and conducting investment reviews for public pension funds.
Skills/Ability to:
  • Define problem areas, analyze data and or situations, draw logical conclusions and recommend effective courses of action.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing, including preparing comprehensive work papers, clear and concise audit reports, and financial statements.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with Participating Employers, external contractors, management team members, and co-workers.
  • Review, understand, interpret and apply State, Federal and County laws and procedures; auditing and accounting pronouncements and standards (i.e., FASB, GASB, SAS, 1937 Law, SEC, and ISACA).
  • Conduct risk assessments and IT control audits.
  • Review and understand job descriptions, policy manuals, organization charts, business plans, and financial and accounting records.
  • Stay current on the standards for the professional practice of internal auditing and adhere to the Institute of Internal Auditors Code of Ethics.
  • Understand, use, and explain complex legal provisions in conducting audits.
  • Conduct research using a variety of research techniques; collect, compile, analyze and interpret data.
  • Exhibit exemplary interpersonal skills and exercise sound judgment and professionalism in business matters.
  • Perform job functions independently, objectively, and within set time frames.
  • Use of standard office equipment such as: computer, printer, scanner, fax machine, photocopier, and 10-key calculator.
  • Use computer software to compose reports, spreadsheets, graphs, flowcharts, calculations and time reports, etc.
  • Use of OCERS-approved means of transportation to travel to and from work sites may be required for some assignments.

Compensation and Benefits

Compensation will be determined based on the experience level, credentials, and personal characteristics of the candidate. OCERS offers a competitive benefits package that includes a choice of several health plans, annual leave, and paid holidays. Additionally, OCERS has a defined benefit pension plan which has reciprocity with the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS). Participation in a deferred compensation plan is also available. OCERS also offers a $10,000 annual Educational and Professional Reimbursement; a $3,500 taxable optional benefit plan; annual leave, and a flexible/hybrid work schedule. 



Only on-line applications with the completed supplemental questionnaire will be accepted. For additional information about this amazing opportunity and to apply, please visit


OCERS, as an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Status: This listing expires on: 10/31/2022
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Organization Information
Orange County Employees Retirement System
2223 E Wellington Ave
Suite 100
Santa Ana,  CA 92701
United States
Felicia Durrah