This is a professional-level position that is responsible for submission and implementation of all internal audits in the City of East Point. This position reports directly to the Finance Director and City Manager.
Recommends the development of policies and procedures for administration, finance and operations;
Plans, evaluates and performs internal audits including related computer audit functions for the City;
Under the direction of the City Finance Director, develops and maintains a short- and long-term business plan. Monitors the effectiveness of the business plans and recommends adjustments or new strategies as indicated by statistical trends;
Reports directly to the City Finance Director with functional relationship with the City Manager. Upon direction, may make presentations to elected officials and/or appointed boards;
Continually examines the City operations and internal controls through review and economic cycle evaluation, and evaluates the stewardship of resources and their compliance with established policies and procedures to ensure maximum protection of assets;
Interviews and may examine books and records of suppliers, licensees, contractors and business operator, to confirm charges or revenues due to the City;
Reviews proposed contracts for compliance with City purchasing policies and procedures;
Coordinates internal audit functions with independent auditors to ensure complementary efforts and promote a well-integrated total audit function;
Drafts reports on the results of audit examinations or research studies with recommended improvements to internal controls and/or operating procedures;
Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with operating management, employees, customers, contractors and licensees to foster optimum use of internal audits and fulfillment of major audit recommendations;
As requested by the City's Finance Director and/or City Manger, directs the investigation and evaluation of problem areas and/or major potential transactions to provide criteria for management decisions (i.e. fraud, outside contractors, etc.).
Bachelor's degree required in Finance, Business Administration or closely related field with a minimum of five (5) years auditing experience or an MBA or CPA and three years of related auditing experience. Other equivalent combinations or education and experience will be considered. Experience with municipal government and/or government operated utilities highly desired.
Knowledge Required by the Position
Knowledge Required by the Position:
Advanced knowledge of Internal Auditing Procedures and guidelines established by Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA);
Advanced knowledge of public accounting, utility accounting, fixed assets accounting, finance, budgeting and auditing principles, procedures and techniques;
Advanced knowledge of principles and practices of public financial administration, including budget preparation;
Advanced knowledge of statistical methods, techniques and financial report preparation;
Advanced knowledge of computerized financial system design and analysis;
Advanced knowledge of principles and practices of fund investing procedures and cash management;
Knowledge of administrative practices and principles including goal setting, program budget development and implementation;
Knowledge of City ordinances, City investment policies and bond agreements, property tax allocation, Federal and State payroll taxes and laws governing local governments;
Knowledge of general office procedures, policies and equipment;
Skill in effective and clear oral and written communications about the City's finances to individuals and groups;
Ability to interpret and apply related Federal, State and local laws;
Ability to apply sound administrative and fiscal practices;
Ability to write clear, comprehensive explanatory texts to accompany financial reports;
Ability to prepare accounting/financial data projections;
Ability to present ideas effectively orally and in writing;
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, other City employees/ departments, City officials, and the public;
Guidelines: Guidelines include governmental Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Governmental Accounting Standards (GAS), State and Federal laws and regulations governing municipal financial administration, City and departmental rules and regulations, and City ordinances, policies and procedures. These guidelines are sometimes clear and specific, but may require interpretation in application.
Complexity: Work requires analysis and judgment in accomplishing diversified duties. Work requires the exercise of independent thinking within the limits of guidelines, policies, standards, and precedents.
Scope and Effect: The purpose of this position is to audit the financial operations of the City. Successful implementation ensures effective administration and implementation of approved financial policies, procedures, plans and programs.
Personal Contacts: Contacts are typically with co-workers, auditors, elected officials, City employees, other local government officials and the general public.
Purpose of Contacts: Contacts are typically to give and exchange information, resolve problems, and provide services.
Physical Demands: The work is typically performed with the employee sitting at a desk with intermittent standing or walking. The employee occasionally lifts.
Work Environment: The work is typically performed in an office.
Supervisory and Management Responsibility: This position has direct supervision over professional and clerical departmental staff.