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CA - City Auditor, City of San Diego

  • 1.  CA - City Auditor, City of San Diego

    Posted 07-14-2020 10:32 AM

    The Position

    The City Auditor heads the 22-member Office of the City Auditor, a department that is independent of the City's executive branch. The Office of the City Auditor conducts performance audits of City departments, offices, and agencies in accordance with government auditing standards. The audits may assess internal controls and evaluate how well the City complies with applicable laws, rules, and regulations; gauge achievement of stated goals and objectives; appraise reporting of financial and performance information (reliability); assess whether the use of resources is efficient and effective; and/or evaluate asset safeguards and protections. This highly visible Office is involved in regular public presentations before the City's Audit Committee and City Council.

    Additionally, the Office of the City Auditor administers the City's Fraud Hotline program and performs investigations for all material complaints received related to potential fraud, waste, and abuse. The City Auditor also directs efforts that address business needs and changing business practices related to the Office.

    The Association for Local Government Auditors (ALGA) has acknowledged the Office of the City Auditor with its prestigious Knighton Award for best performance audit reports seven times since 2010.

    The San Diego City Auditor reports to a five-member independent Audit Committee (consisting of two members of the City Council and three members of the public with qualifying experience and technical expertise).

    Position Requirements and Qualifications:

    A professional designation of Certified Internal Auditor or Certified Public Accountant is required per the San Diego City Charter. Strong preferences for the position include:

    • A Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Public Policy, Public Administration, or a related field (A Master's degree is also preferred.)
    • At least ten years of increasingly responsible performance auditing, management systems analysis, and/or financial management evaluation experience
    • Performance audit field work experience performed in accordance with Generally Accepted Governmental Auditing Standards (GAGAS)

    Ideal candidates will also possess the following competencies and characteristics:

    • An experienced governmental auditor who is committed to encouraging the San Diego City government on its path to even higher performance levels
    • Commitment to process improvement
    • Collaborative and cooperative while maintaining independence and a high level of integrity
    • Abides by GAO's Yellow Book
    • Highly objective – exercises impartial judgement on all issues associated with conducting an audit
    • An innovative leader who inspires and encourages innovation in his or her staff
    • Proven ability to build and maintain trust
    • A strategic thinker
    • A focus on outcomes
    • Apolitical but politically astute
    • Fair and impartial
    • Skilled at employee recruitment, selection, and retention
    • A mature leader with a proven record of leading and developing high performing teams
    • Ability to communicate effectively with all internal/external stakeholders
    • Local government experience in a large, complex environment

    For additional information, including how to apply, click here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/sandiego/jobs/2804118/city-auditor-office-of-the-city-auditor-i1914-unclassified


    NASBO Staff