Join a team of dedicated professionals in the Polk County Clerk of Courts office. The Clerk’s office has been recognized as a Best Places to Work—an award given by CareerSource Polk that is based on employee surveys and an evaluation by judges. The Clerk of Courts provides a very rich benefit plan which includes membership in the Florida Retirement System, health insurance, an employee wellness center, and an employee gym.  There’s also a paid time off plan in which one can accrue twenty-two days of leave time in the first year of employment.

Essential Attributes:
  • The office of the Clerk of Courts has a high degree of public accountability. Regular attendance and punctuality is an essential function of this position.
  • Support and comply with the Mission Statement and Code of Conduct of the Clerk of Courts.
  • Maintain a high standard relating to professional conduct and behavior.
  • Work cooperatively with other employees of the work unit and embrace a teamwork approach to completing tasks.
Essential Tasks:
  • Plan and conduct internal audits and investigations to assure the accuracy and effectiveness of accounting, financial, budgeting, personnel, procurement, contracting and other operating policies, procedures and systems.
  • Develop audit programs and procedures to be performed, including risk assessment, process analysis, and control evaluation. 
  • Develop investigative plans and procedures to be performed for investigative assignments, under the supervision of the Inspector General. 
  • Determine procedures to be performed to assess departmental compliance with Florida statutes, county ordinances, provisions of grants and contracts, and other rules and regulations as appropriate. 
  • Conduct interviews, collect supporting documentation, and review facts to substantiate conclusions in an audit or investigation.
  • Being able to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner. 
  • Prepare working papers to document the audit and investigative work performed and written findings and recommendations. 
  • Prepare complete and accurate audit and investigative reports, including those of a complex nature. 
  • Assist external auditors with year-end financial audit. 
  • Work independently, or with a team in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale. 
  • Analyze and interpret accounting and technical data, to devise audit procedures and techniques. 
  • Exercise good judgment and discretion in making sound auditing decisions, identify sensitive issues and facilitate communications in a proactive manner. 
  • Multi-task as needed to achieve the audit objectives within projected time budget and budget constraints while ensuring quality and exceeding client expectations. 
  • Perform related work and assist in training other team members as assigned. 
Minimum Skills/Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Audit. Other degrees may be considered based on candidate's experience. 
  • Preferred current credentials (or commit to obtaining): Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Inspector General Auditor (CIGA), Certified Inspector General Investigator (CIGI), or Certified Government Finance Officer (CGFO). 
  • Minimum of 2 years auditing or governmental accounting experience is preferred. 
  • Knowledge of auditing theory, principles, practices and methods of governmental accounting. 
  • Knowledge of investigative theory, principles, practices, and techniques. 
  • Ability to work effectively with people and exercise good judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions. 
  • Proficiency with sophisticated computer application software, including development of customized spreadsheets, use of electronic audit work-papers, data bases and word processing. 
  • Ability to research and understand statutes, policies and manuals to ensure compliance in governmental accounting. 
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and changing priorities while meeting critical deadlines. 
Physical Requirements:
  • Applicant must have the physical, developmental and mental ability to perform job tasks, work efforts, responsibilities and duties of the job illustrated above. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel; and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, climb or balance. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust to focus.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Hiring rate: $55,000
Monday - Friday; 8:00am - 5:00pm
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This is a non-management position
This is a full time position

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