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Assistant City Auditor

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Position Information

Position Information

Posting Title Assistant City Auditor (2 Positions Available)
Job Requisition Number COA076841
Position Number 101269
Job Type Full-Time
Division Name Office Of The City Auditor
Minimum Qualifications


  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, Public Administration or a related field plus five (5) years of related experience, two (2) of which must have included management and/or supervisory experience. 
  • Master’s Degree in related field (highly preferred)


Licenses or Certifications:


Minimum of 2 audit-related certifications, one of which must be a: 

Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP)

Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)


Second certification can be one of the above or one of the following: 

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)

Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)

Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM)

Certified Internal Control Auditor (CICA)

Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA)

Certification in Control Self Assessment (CCSA)

Other related certification, subject to approval by the City Auditor


And, the following:


  • Valid State of Texas Driver’s License


Notes to Applicants

• A detailed, complete City of Austin employment application is required to help us better evaluate your qualifications. For each position, please describe your specific experience as it relates to the minimum and preferred qualifications. Please be thorough in completing the employment application and list all experience that is relevant to this position. If you are selected as the top candidate, starting salary will be based on overall relevant experience.
• This position may require a skills assessment.
If you are identified as a top candidate, verification of your education, which may include High School graduation or GED, undergraduate and/or graduate degrees, will be required.

Pay Range

$45.09 – $50.68 per hour


Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM
(Hours may vary depending on work demands and business needs)

Job Close Date
Type of Posting External
Department Office Of The City Auditor
Regular/Temporary Regular
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Professional
Location 200 W. Cesar Chavez St., Ste. 200 Austin, TX 78701
Preferred Qualifications

• 5+ years of local government auditing experience.
• Experience managing multiple performance audits in a government settings.
• Experience managing multiple government auditors of varied experience and performance levels.

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities

Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

  1. Provides responsive, high quality service to elected officials, employees, representatives of outside agencies, and members of the public by providing accurate, complete, and up-to-date information in a courteous, efficient, and timely manner.
  2. Manages all aspects of audit and non audit services for assigned engagements, including: planning, budgeting, scheduling, risk assessments, preliminary audit surveys, methodologies, fieldwork, audit program, work paper review, report writing, quality assurance and presentation of results and recommendations for basic and complex engagements as applicable.
  3. Manages engagements and administrative duties assigned to their teams monitoring their progress and insuring that engagements are performed effectively, efficiently and economically, and on a timely basis.
  4. Prepares and/or reviews reports to insure that key operational, financial or compliance risks and issues are sufficiently supported and documented and that meaningful recommendations are developed.  Also that reports are well organized, logical and clear.
  5. Manages the preparation of audit and non-audit reports for completeness, quality, and compliance with GAGAS standards.
  6. Formulates and recommends the development of audit techniques and procedures required by OCA to conduct engagements, address special situations and handle the changing environment. Coaches team leaders on concepts and implementation.
  7. Recommends alternative approaches to interpreting and implementing auditing standards, legal and regulatory requirements, administrative requirements and policies and procedures with regard to engagements and manages their implementation.
  8. Supervises the implementation of improvements in policies, procedures, operations and programs.
  9. Assists or conducts oral presentations to elected officials, management, employees and the public as required. Reviews written presentations and recommends improvements in organization, logical presentation and clarity as well as content.
  10. Assists in developing the OCA development plan to ensure the staff competency necessary to meet or exceed standards. Ensures that all assigned staff meet CPE required for their licenses and certifications. Manages and provides training and other developmental activities as required.
  11. Assists in managing the OCA Quality Assurance Program to ensure full compliance with standards. 
  12. Represents the City and department to state agencies, city officials, vendors, contractors, community interest groups, and the general public. May serve on committees, associations, and task groups as assigned.
  13. Maintains the credibility of the OCA, ensuring that the standards of objectivity and independence are maintained and that all staff adheres to the high ethical standards required by the profession and the City of Austin.
  14. Manages office activities and office-wide improvement projects to team leaders.
  15. Maintains OCA’s status as a regional and national governmental auditing leader by providing leadership in professional organizations and initiatives at the local, regional and national level.
  16. Leads in modeling office values and expectations with regard to ethical standards and professional demeanor.


Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:
Manager- Responsible for the full range of supervisory activities including selection, training, evaluation, counseling, and recommendation for dismissal

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.


  • Proficient knowledge of Generally Accepted Governmental Auditing Standards (GAGAS)
  • Proficient knowledge of performance measurement principles
  • Proficient knowledge of audit related quantitative methods
  • Proficient knowledge of audit project management
  • Proficient knowledge of City and Office of the City Auditor personnel policies and procedures and the ability to effectively apply them
  • Proficient knowledge of process improvement methodologies
  • Proficient knowledge of management principles and practices applicable to government functions, programs and processes
  • Effective oral and written communications skills in a local government setting
  • Effective leadership skills in a medium to large audit shop
  • Strong inner work standards
  • Strong decision-making skills with specific emphasis on good auditor judgment.
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills needed to establish and maintain good working relationships with elected officials, management, other employees and the public
  • Knowledge of the Institute of Internal Auditor’s (I.I.A.) professional practices standard framework including: Code of Ethics, International Standards, and Practice Advisories
  • Knowledge of the COSO Internal Control Framework
  • Knowledge of customer service objectives and methodologies
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (G.A.A.S.) 
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (G.A.A.P.)
  • Knowledge of Information technology concepts and with the IT best practice frameworks
  • Ability to maintain high ethical standards in difficult situations.
  • Ability to resolve issues and overcome obstacles needed to achieve objectives
  • Ability to treat City employees, representatives of outside agencies, and members of the public with courtesy and respect
  • Ability to maintain a professional presence and demonstrate sound judgment in answering questions and releasing information to insure relevant, reliable and accurate information is provided on a timely basis


Does this job require a criminal background investigation? This position requires a criminal background investigation

City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * The minimum qualifications of this position are graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, Public Administration or a related field plus five (5) years of related experience, two (2) of which must have included management and/or supervisory experience. Master’s Degree in related field (highly preferred). Do you meet these requirements?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * This position requires two professional certifications related to auditing; one of which must be a Certified Government Auditing Professional, Certified Public Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor license/certificate. Do you possess two certifications, including one of the above?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * This position requires a criminal background investigation. Do you agree to submit to a Criminal Background Investigation?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Describe you knowledge and experience in Performance, Financial, Compliance and IT Auditing.

    (Open Ended Question)

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document