City Auditor

Office of Internal Audit

City Auditor
Hiring salary range: $127,000 to $150,000
*New employees are eligible for a $5,000 signing bonus; with $2,500 paid on the first pay period, and $2,500 paid upon successful completion of the 6-month introductory period.
First resume review: Friday, December 30, 2022.

This position provides the opportunity for a remote/hybrid schedule for candidates that live within the Aurora/Greater Denver area.

Known as the Gateway to the Rockies, this All-America City lies on the eastern edge of the Denver-Aurora metropolitan area. The city boasts spectacular views of the Front Range spanning from Pikes Peak to Longs Peak. More than 398,000 residents and 10,000 businesses choose to call Aurora home, making it the third largest city in Colorado and the 51st largest in the United States. The Office of Internal Audit delivers an independent, systematic, transparent, and disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of municipal services and programs by seeking meaningful performance improvement as a result in each engagement. The City Auditor reports to the City Manager and serves as the Chief Audit Executive (CAE) for the City in accordance with professional standards and provides assurance that risks are mitigated, and that city governance is strong and effective. This position provides updates to the City’s Audit Committee and has administrative oversight to two staff Auditors and the City’s Police Auditor. The City Auditor and staff will work collaboratively with departments to objectively analyze City-wide operational procedures and internal controls, identify areas needing improvement regarding cost effectiveness and efficient delivery of City services, as well as recommendations for enhancing processes, policies, and procedures. This position will also investigate potential internal fraud and theft cases, and serve as an administrator for Ethical Advocate, the City’s ethics, and whistleblower hotline platform. A key project for this role will include an upgrade to the existing audit software system (TeamMate) by migrating to the cloud-based platform. Working knowledge of this software is ideal, but not required.

The ideal candidate shall have demonstrated success in developing and managing a business-like approach to improving audit procedures and processes, as well as internal controls and protocols. This innovative leader must have proven strategic planning, decision making, problem-solving, and listening skills, along with excellent written and verbal communication skills. It is imperative for candidates to also have exceptional interpersonal and analytical skills to bring credibility to this role and have the ability to quickly establish mutual respect and trust with the City leadership, department staff and elected officials. Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or directly related field, five (5) years progressively responsible experience as an internal auditor or auditor with a public accounting firm, and three (3) years supervisory/leadwork experience. Candidates are required to have current credentials either as a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), but both are desirable. Additional credentials as a Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) or Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) are also desirable, but not required. An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that demonstrates the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered.

Please submit your materials to: https://www.cpshr.us/recruitment/2116

For more information, contact:

Kylie Wilson
CPS HR Consulting
kwilson@cpshr.us

Recruitment Brochure: https://executivesearch.cpshr.us/flyer?file=APPROVEDCityofAuroraCA.pdf
City of Aurora website: https://www.auroragov.org

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