Dallas is the cultural and economic hub of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Ranked as the ninth largest city in the U. S. with a population of 1.3 million, and the third largest in Texas, Dallas is also the fourth largest metropolitan area in the country.
The City of Dallas is recruiting candidates for the executive level position of City Auditor. The ideal candidate will be a visionary and collaborative leader who will oversee the office of City Auditor which was established by the Dallas City Charter. The City Auditor is appointed by and reports to the Mayor and City Council governing body.
The City Auditor’s Office is the independent auditing authority of the City organization. Its work is conducted in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards established for government auditors. The Office manages and conducts financial, performance and compliance audits of City departments and other entities that receive State or Federal funding. In addition, the Office manages and conducts a fraud, waste and abuse investigative function for the City.
As the leader of the office, the City Auditor combines critical thinking skills, technical expertise and experience, and project management techniques to plan, conduct and report on audits. The Auditor directs audit teams in performance of audit procedures including identifying standards, developing criteria and selecting appropriate methodologies to meet audit objectives. Additionally, the Auditor oversees operations of the Employee Retirement Fund (ERF) as a member of the Fund’s board.
The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and experience:
- Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration, finance, economics or related field and ten (10) or more years of progressively responsible experience in auditing, financial analysis, accounting or other relevant field, including substantial supervisory level experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities. A graduate degree is desirable.
- Texas CPA license or ability to obtain within six (6) months of appointment. Certification as a Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Information Systems Auditor, Certified Fraud Examiner or other certification(s) related to the auditing function are desirable.
- Experience in internal auditing, development of audit plans, developing vision, mission, goals and objectives of an audit organization, and leading and managing a team of auditors. Strong understanding of internal controls. Knowledge of internal audit best practices and proven ability to implement such practices. Knowledge of regulatory requirements and accounting policies and procedures.
- Experience in accounting, business process analysis, auditing of financial and information systems, and investigation of fraud, waste and abuse in a large municipal environment highly desirable. Experience in investment and pension administration is a plus.
- Superior leadership, communication and team-building skills. Strong ethical framework and standards. Ability to make independent decisions and defend them. A passion for innovation.
Starting salary negotiable DOQ/E. Attractive benefits package. Apply online by January 14, 2019 with resume, cover letter and contact information for five (5) work-related references to Stephen Veitch, Vice President, GovHRUSA at www.govhrusa.com/career-center/.
Residency in the City of Dallas is required within a period of time to be established by the City Council. Information submitted by candidates may be subject to disclosure under the Texas Public Information Act.