Reporting to the City Council, with limited supervision, this position is responsible for performing comprehensive audits and analyses of the City’s operating methods and practices, as well financial systems, and related activities. Duties include providing assurance that adequate internal controls, sufficient security, and auditability are present, and activities and programs are conducted effectively and efficiently. Incumbent will develop and communicate the intended purpose of scheduled audits, develop a plan of action for each audit and conduct all activities covering audits. Will conduct multi-department feasibility projects and submit written reports to management on the viability and effectiveness of proposed projects. Will review operating budgets and City ordinances. Will interview City officials and perform various risk analyses to identify departments, programs, and areas of City operations in need of review for economy and efficiency. Duties include the review and reporting on proposed high-dollar and multi-year contracts prior to City Council consideration. Will review proposed City-owned utility rate increases for need, cost, and timeliness prior to Council consideration. Responsible for preparation of annual reports summarizing audit activities and staff efforts to implement approved recommendations. Will attend City Council meetings, executive sessions, study sessions, and audit and finance committee meetings; respond to questions on agenda items as required. At the request of the City Council, for the purpose of measuring efficiency and effectiveness, will conduct management and operational evaluations on a variety of City programs and departments. Performs related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in public administration, or Certified Public Accountant (CPA). At least 3 years’ experience with municipal government; at least 2 years’ experience with research and data analysis; at least 1 year experience with auditing. Valid driver’s license required. Must complete required NIMS level training within first six months of hire. Requires knowledge of basic concepts and understanding of municipal government; understanding of statistics and data analysis; research and planning skills to develop a plan for each audit; simple financial audit techniques and basic concepts. Requires strong interpersonal skills to work with individuals at the Director and above and strong time management skills. Must have the ability to make judgements of the current state of City affairs, financial status, and current programs to identify areas of the City in need of review for process improvements; decide how to plan and evaluate various programs/departments for review; communicate clearly and effectively, orally and in writing.
Physical Abilities: Employee is frequently required to walk, sit, use hands to handle or feel, talk, and hear, and lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
Working Conditions: Work is performed in a typically quiet, normal office environment with little or no exposure to outdoor temperatures, dirt, or dust.
In addition to the application, testing and/or examinations may be required for further consideration on this position.
Apply online at www.indepmo.org/hr, or on the 2nd floor of City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Independence, MO 64050. Position Closes – August 19, 2021.
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