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Senior Internal Auditor

Company: City of Boulder
Location: Boulder
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Job Description:

DescriptionAs of December 8, 2021, the City of Boulder will be requiring all employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19.The City of Boulder is a great place to live, work, grow and play.With over 300 miles of dedicated bikeways and more than 150 miles of hiking trails, Boulder values active lifestyles and access to nature.Forty-sixthousand acres ofprotectedland provide open space forpassive recreation, natural environments, anda green belt around the city.With world class restaurants and art and music venues, The City of Boulder values diverse culture.Respect is one of our fiveCity Values (including Customer Service, Collaboration, Integrityand Innovation)and we are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion. We celebrate and support our differences across all spectrums, including but not limited to ethnicity, gender, age,disabilityand sexuality. Through our focus onRacial Equity, ouremployee benefits, and the many programs resources we offer our staff, we continually strive to weave respect for one another into the fabric of our organization.Add your voice and talents to the City of Boulder and help us grow in service excellence for an inspiredfuture.OVERALLJOBOBJECTIVE:The purpose of this position is toprovideanindependent,objective,andcomprehensiveauditing programforoperationsofthe city; evaluate the adequacy of financial controls, records, and operations and the effectiveness andefficiency of organizational operations; and providethe City Manager, CFO,management, and employees objectiveanalyses, appraisals, and recommendations for improving systems and activities.DUTIESANDRESPONSIBILITIES:* Plans audits in accordance with accepted professional standards.This typically includesreviewingpriorauditwork,reports, applicable policies,procedures,andregulations;risk assessment;developing an audit program for review and approval bythe CFO;evaluating fraud risk; researching and documenting internal controls and efficiency ofoperations;andresearchingbestpracticesorindustrycriteriaforauditmeasurement.

* Develop annual auditplans.

* Performs audits through a combination of the following activities: interviewingpersonnel; assessing internal controls; reviewing and verifying processes; performingdata mining and analytics; communicating clearly and concisely with managementthroughdifferentmediums;maintainingobjectivity;buildingsecurerelationshipswith clientstoensureinformationaccuracy;andhandlinghighpressuresituationsand meetings.

* Reports audit results by documenting audit findings; making recommendations for corrective action; writing an initial draft of the audit report; clearing audit notes frommanagement's review; discussing audit results, findings and recommendations with audited management; and performing annual audit follow-ups.

* Communicatesaudit findings andrecommendations to client at all levels in the organization in person and via writtenreport to management, staff and, ifneeded, Council.Ensures written reports meet theneedsofinternal andexternalstakeholders.

* Handles special projects and administrative functions by providing external audit support; researching anddrafting responses related to the fraud hotline;contributing potential projects for annual auditplanning; status reporting; project management; and attending staff meetings and team building activities.

* Communicates withkey stakeholders on the audit process; meets with department managers to developprofessional relationships, improve idea sharing, support client and audit goals andobjectives.

* Attends professional development and training by maintaining professional certifications; remaining current in accounting, auditing and fraud examination theory andpractices; and participating in local professional associations and continuing professional education.

ORGANIZATION STRUCTURE:(1)TITLE OF IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:CFO(2)TITLE(S) OF POSITION(S) OVER WHICH THIS POSITION HAS DIRECT SUPERVISION:NoneREQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSThe ideal candidate will be a proven and innovative leaderininternal auditwithprior workexperience in local governmentor an audit firm,providing an organization-wide focus oninternal controls and fosteringrelationships with engaged stakeholders and customers.* Undergraduatedegree inAccounting orrelated field.

* Minimumoffiveyears ofauditing experience.

* Must be able to communicate complex data in understandable terms to external and internalcustomers.

* Must possess or be able to acquire one of the following certifications and/or licenses bythe employee's start date:

* Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)

* Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

* Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)

* Certified Information System Auditor (CISA)

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS - In addition to the required minimum qualifications* A Master'sdegree inAccounting or related field

* Demonstratedstrong leadershipandcommunicationsskills.

* Excellent presentation skills and the ability to prepare clearandconcise reports.

* Experience in local government finance.

* Knowledge of and ability to use various quantitative and qualitative methods, accounting and statistics.

WORKING CONDITIONS - Required PhysicalandMental Effort,andEnvironmental Conditions:* RequiredPhysicaland MentalDemands:Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities that permits the employee to communicate effectively on the telephone and in person. Sufficient vision or other powers of observation that permits the employee to review, evaluate and prepare a variety of written documents and materials.Sufficient manual dexterity that permits the employee to operate computer equipment and other office equipment. Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes, which permits the employee to work in an office setting. Work may include extended periods of time viewing a computer video monitor and/ or operating a keyboard. Ability to work under stress from demanding deadlines, public contact, and changing priorities and conditions.

* Work Environment:Works primarily in clean, comfortable environment.Works in a setting subject to continuous interruptions and background noises.

* Machines and equipmentusedinclude but are not limited to the following: Frequently uses standard office equipment including personal computers, telephones,calculatorsand copy/fax machines.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.Note: The above description is illustrative only. It is not meant to be all-inclusive.The City of Boulder provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.

Keywords: City of Boulder, Boulder , Senior Internal Auditor, Accounting, Auditing , Boulder, Colorado

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