Internal Audit Chief

County of Santa Barbara



County of Santa Barbara


Annual Salary: $120,300 - $147,881 (DOE/DOQ)

The negotiable salary range is base salary plus car allowance. The top of the range for salary advancement, including car allowance, is $175,451


The Auditor-Controller’s Office seeks an Internal Audit Chief (IA Chief) to be a service to management and our 22 decentralized County departments.  The IA Chief will represent our department as a collaborative and team focused partner and conduct risk-based audits to ensure internal controls are in place. This position serves in a dual role of individual contributor and manager.   The IA Chief will be responsible for developing all procedures and practices and will train internal auditors at all levels  in order to complete the assurance and consulting engagements identified as part of County’s internal audit plan.  This role will serve as lead administrator, and at times investigator for the County’s whistleblower hotline. If you are motivated by bringing improvements to people, processes and technology, this is the job for you!



As the IA Chief you will be responsible for developing and implementing the County’s enterprise risk management framework and all associated procedures and will be performing efficiency improvements throughout the County, while working with the 22 decentralized departments as a business and management partner.  We want our County internal clients to view our audit services as a welcome visit; an opportunity to improve, save funds, and reduce risk through improved processes, better use of information technology, and an understanding of internal controls.  This position will be responsible for developing and implementing all procedures, practices and staff training so that Division staff can perform risk-based audits, efficiency audits, compliance audits, consistent with IIA Red Book Standards. 



  • A combination of training, education, and experience that is equivalent to the required knowledge, skills and abilities identified in this recruitment announcement.  This typically includes a bachelor’s degree in accounting, auditing, business administration, or related field; master’s degree desirable, and
  • Progressively responsible professional experience in internal audit that has included experience auditing processes, efficiencies and financial records for compliance, as well as making recommendations that result in cost savings and supervision of inexperienced staff.
  • Experience overseeing the work of staff members
  • Public sector agency experience ideal.
  • Possess a valid California Class C Driver’s License upon hire.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience complying with applicable laws and accounting and audit standards.



  • Annual Salary: $120,300 $147,881 (DOE/DOQ) - The negotiable salary range is base salary plus car allowance. The top of the range for salary advancement, including car allowance, is $175,451.
  • Benefits:  CLICK HERE



This is an open continuous recruitment; however, for first consideration apply by November 6th by completing an application at:


Please contact Wendi Brown with any questions:



Concierge Services: offered to assist with relocation and housing needs. The County may provide reimbursement for reasonable relocation expenses.


MARK THE DATE - Interviews

  • Interviews are scheduled for November 30th.

The County of Santa Barbara is an equal opportunity employer with an affirmative action plan.  Requests for accommodations from disabled applicants will be considered. Women, members of minority groups, persons with disabilities and Vietnam-era veterans are encouraged to apply.


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