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Internal Auditor


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Columbus Consolidated Government is seeking an Internal Auditor to Plan and conduct internal reviews and audits to ensure compliance with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, generally accepted accounting principles and auditing standards.  Review, monitor and make recommendations concerning accounting procedures. Review internal control procedures to ensure adherence to good management practices and protection of government interests. Review records pertaining to monetary, physical and manpower assets to ensure accountability and efficient utilization. Analyze work processes, administrative procedures, workflow, layout and utilization of physical facilities, equipment, and manpower to determine productivity levels, and compliance with established standard operating procedures. Recommend and develop performance standards. Presents recommended or requested audits to Mayor and Council for approval.  Direct, plan, conduct and prepare written reports of audit findings to the Mayor and Council, which include departmental responses to the audit findings. Provide copy of all written reports to City Manager simultaneously with delivery of report(s) to Mayor and Council. Determine compliance with financial policies for preparation of legally mandated financial statements. Review computer-based information systems for appropriate levels of control, documentation, audit trails and security. Work with auditors or consultants to conduct independent reviews of department operations. Advise the Mayor and Council on the financial impact or policy significance of its actions. Direct and participate in special investigations, projects and programs as requested by the Mayor and Council. Upon request of an elected official and at the authorization of the Mayor and Columbus Council, review, monitor and make recommendations concerning accounting procedures and review internal control procedures to ensure adherence to good management practices and protection of government interests. Upon request by City Manager to the Mayor and Columbus Council, act as an advisor to departments in their efforts towards identifying and improving controls, procedures, and systems efficiencies. Review, monitor and make recommendations concerning accounting procedures for Columbus Consolidated Government boards, commissions, and authorities.  Conduct cost/benefit analysis of programs. Manage assigned staff, including establishing workloads, prioritizing work assignments, evaluating employee performance, and interpreting and enforcing policies and procedures. Develop proposed budget and staffing levels for Internal Auditor/Compliance Officer operations. Conduct classes and seminars for city employees, as appropriate, on issues relating to the financial wellbeing of the Columbus Consolidated Government. Carry out a continuous effort to improve operations and work processes.  Works cooperatively and jointly to provide continuous improvement and customer-driven service. Perform such other duties as may be requested by the Mayor or the Columbus Council.


Knowledge of Management/operational auditing, financial planning, analysis and long-term financing mechanisms. Knowledge of federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations governing area of assignment. Knowledge of principles and practices of grants, insurance and contract administration. Knowledge of methods and techniques used for internal financial controls including governmental accounting standards (GAS),  generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP); generally accepted auditing standards (GAAS) and methods and techniques used to conduct criminal investigations related to fraud and theft of the Consolidated Government's assets. Skill in communication and interpersonal techniques, establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other Columbus Consolidated Government personnel, officials and the general public. Skill in managing and supervising assigned staff; preparing and presenting executive-level reports and managing multiple audit projects simultaneously. Skill in instruction and an understanding of adult learning styles. Skill in conducting surveys and developing and carrying out action plans. Skill in oral and written communication.


Bachelor's Degree  in Accounting, Management, or related field is required. (Master's Degree Preferred); Licensed as either a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certification issued by The Institute of Internal Auditors as a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), a Certification issued by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE), or a Certification issued by the Institute of Certified Forensic Accountants (CFA). Five or more years of Internal Audit or Fraud Examination, or Forensic Accounting experience in a business or governmental organization.


The Columbus Consolidated Government offers an exceptional compensation and benefits packet. The salary for this position is $ 93,890.38 Annually


Benefits include the following:


Low-cost Medical Insurance                                                                                       Retirement Plan
Dental Programs                                                        
Supplemental Life Insurance                                     
Long Term Disability                                                
Sick Leave                                                                 
Direct Deposit & Credit Union                                  

Prescription Drug Card

Retirement Plan

Life Insurance Plans

Deferred Compensation Plans

Vacation Leave

11 Paid Holidays

Employee Assistance Program


How To Apply:

Candidates will be evaluated throughout the recruiting period.


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