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Forensic Auditor - G126

Columbus Consolidated Government

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Columbus Consolidated Government is seeking a Forensic Auditor who is responsible for the following:

Plan and conduct internal reviews and audits to ensure compliance with applicable federal, state and local laws. 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. Review computer-based information systems for appropriate levels of control, documentation, audit trails and security. Determine compliance with financial policies for preparation of legally mandated financial statements. Evaluate controls for fraud prevention and detection. Utilize “data mining” software and other tools to identify aberrant transactions for further investigation and analysis. Direct and participate in special investigations, projects, and programs as requested by the Mayor, Council or department management. Act as an advisor to departments, boards and/or commissions in their efforts toward identifying and improving controls, procedures and systems efficiencies. Conduct cost/benefit analysis of programs. Gather and assemble evidence to support criminal investigation or court cases for the prosecution of employees, agents, contractors or other individuals acting to defraud the government of its assets. Conduct classes and seminars for city employees, as requested and appropriate, on issues relating to the financial wellbeing of the Columbus Consolidated Government. Carry out continuous effort to improve operations and work processes.  Works cooperatively and jointly to provide continuous improvement and customer-driven service. Performs other related job duties as assigned. 

Knowledge of management/operational auditing, financial planning, analysis and 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 Governments 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 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 (CrFA). Five or more years of Internal Audit or Fraud Examination, or Forensic Accounting experience in a business or governmental organization. 

The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, bending, crouching, or walking.  The employee occasionally lifts light objects and must be able to distinguish between shades of color. The work is typically performed in an office setting.

The Columbus Consolidated Government offers an exceptional compensation and benefits packet. The salary for this position ranges from $58,905.38 to $75,084.38 annually.


Benefits include the following:


Low-cost Medical Insurance 

Prescription Drug Plan

Flexible Spending Account

Retirement Plan                                                                                     
Dental and Vision                                                         
Supplemental Life Insurance

Deferred Compensation Plan

Health and Wellness Center                                     
Long Term Disability                                                
Annual Leave

Sick Leave                                                                 
Direct Deposit & Credit Union                                  

12 Paid Holidays

Employee Assistance Program

Free and Discounted Services


Questions and inquiries may be directed to:

Reather Hollowell

Director of Human Resources
Columbus Consolidated Government
P. O. Box 1340
Columbus, Georgia 31902-1340
Telephone: 706-225-3631


An Equal Opportunity Employer

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