County Of MauiWailuku 96793
Full Time +

Schedules and assigns audit projects and other work to subordinates, provides advice and assistance on problem areas, and reviews work for technical adequacy and completeness.

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Internal Control Officer

County Of Maui
Full Time, Temporary 200 S High St, Wailuku, HI 96793, United States


Note:  Employees appointed to temporary positions may also gain membership in the civil service upon satisfactory completion of an initial probation period of at least six months. Once you become a member of the civil service, you become eligible to apply for promotion and transfer opportunities to permanent as well as other temporary positions.

Plans, coordinates, and supervises the conduct of audits and technical studies in the review, analysis, development, installation and establishment of accounting and internal control systems and procedures for County-wide fiscal operations; serves as the principal staff specialist to the Director of Finance; and performs other related duties as required.

Distinguishing Characteristics:
This class is distinguished by its responsibility of being the principal staff specialist to the Director of Finance; and reviewing, analyzing, making recommendations, and implementing changes to County-wide fiscal and accounting activities.

Examples of Duties

The following are examples of duties and are not necessarily descriptive of any one position in this class.  The omission of specific duties statements does not preclude management from assigning such duties if such duties are a logical assignment for the position.

  • Schedules and assigns audit projects and other work to subordinates, provides advice and assistance on problem areas, and reviews work for technical adequacy and completeness.
  • Determines the purpose, scope, and approach of audit projects.
  • Performs risk assessment analyses to identify areas of risk and appraises their significance relative to cost, schedule, and scope.
  • Plans audit schedules and investigations in accordance with degree of risk and significance.
  • 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, and policies and procedures.
  • Prepares detailed and comprehensive reports on audits and studies conducted, with recommendations for improvement.
  • Consults with departments to assists in developing and/or modifying their fiscal and accounting practices, processes, and policies and procedures, to meet departmental needs and County, State, and Federal requirements.
  • Conducts follow-up analysis on implemented changes to insure 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.
  • Assists in establishing procedures and controls for the execution and maintenance of the department's budget.
  • Reviews standards for monitoring special funded projects and makes changes as necessary.
  • May attend departmental meetings related to fiscal matters.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualification Requirements

Training and Experience:   A combination of education and experience substantially equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in accounting, economics, business administration, or a related field and five years of professional level accounting work involving developing and recommending procedures for the design and implementation of accounting and internal control systems, two years of which shall have included the supervision of professional staff.
License Requirement:  Possession of a valid motor vehicle driver's license (equivalent to State of Hawaii Type 3).
Knowledge of:   the principles, practices, procedures and techniques of commercial and governmental accounting and auditing; practices, theories, techniques and methodology of management and public fiscal administration; the preparation and analysis of financial statements and reports; accounting and internal control systems and procedures; organizational structure, functions, procedures and ordinances relating to the County's centralized budget and fiscal activities; records management; report writing; principles and practices of supervision; use of standard office machines and equipment, including personal computer, peripheral equipment, and software applications.
Ability to:   plan, assign, and supervise the work of subordinates; review and analyze accounting, financial, statistical, and legal data and reports; evaluate effectiveness of accounting practices and policies and procedures; exercise independent judgment 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; 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; establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with others.
Health and Physical Condition:
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



The above examination is being given on an open-competitive basis to establish an eligible list which shall be effective for not more than one year unless extended by the Director of Personnel Services.


The County of Maui does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, color, ancestry, national origin, disability, marital status, pregnancy, arrest and court record, assignment of child support, national guard participation or any other basis covered by state or federal laws governing non-discrimination

Pre-Employment/Post-Offer Drug Screening Test: All applicants, who will enter a safety sensitive position or certain designated categories that the Personnel Services Director has established or who are required by law to be drug tested must pass a pre-employment/post-offer drug screening test as a condition of employment. There is no retesting or re-evaluation process. Cost for the drug screening test shall be borne by the County of Maui.

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