City of Edinburg
  • 19-Oct-2022 to Until Filled (CST)
  • City Manager -Dept #0200
  • Edinburg, TX, USA
  • Commensurate based on qualifications
  • Salary
  • Full Time

The City offers excellent benefits including paid holidays, vacation/sick leave, health, dental, life, and disability insurance, retirement system and optional deferred compensation programs.

Job Title:

Internal Auditor


City Manager

Reports to:

City Manager

FLSA Classification:


Safety Sensitive Type:

Safety Sensitive

Effective Date:


Job Summary:

Under the direction of the City Manager, develops and administers a comprehensive city-wide internal audit program, provides an independent appraisal activity established within the City as a service to the organization, performs internal audits of City activities ensuring that audits are adequate in scope, that all pertinent facts are developed, and that detailed reports are prepared and distributed to management.

Performs the duties necessary to maintain an internal audit program in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards. Performs financial and compliance audits of City departments, operations and other relevant third-party entities.

Essential Job Functions:

Note: This information is intended to be descriptive of the key responsibilities of the position. The list of essential functions below does not identify all duties performed by any single incumbent in this position.

a. Develops, tests, and implements an annual audit work program related to internal auditing for the City using a risk-based, value-added approach.

b. Prepares and documents audit procedures, including identifying standards, developing criteria, and selecting appropriate methodologies to meet the audit objective.

c. Plans and performs internal audits, investigative services, and audit tests that promote good government business practices and assess the effectiveness of the City's adopted internal controls.

d. Develops audit reports that present findings and recommendations to City management, department directors, managers, and supervisors in written, verbal, and graphic formats. Ensures audit work is supported by competent, relevant evidence.

e. Combines critical thinking skills, technical experience, and project management techniques to plan, conduct and report audit findings within established timelines.

f. Communicates effectively with City management and departments. Skilled in persuading levels of management to change procedures and controls.

g. Performs follow-up on audit recommendations in an efficient and effective manner. Investigates allegations of fraud and wrongdoing.

h. Supports and assists independent audit firm with the annual audit process and review of internal control.

i. Completes special audit and financial projects as assigned; Assists all external, Federal, State, and other agencies in reviewing the operations of various City departments.

j. Participates in city-wide project teams.

k. Must maintain confidentiality and integrity of City documents and information.

l. Performs all other related duties as assigned.

Conditions of Employment:

  1. Applicant will be subject to a complete background investigation. Incomplete, inaccurate and/or failure to report information will cause the applicant rejection from consideration.
  2. Applicant must take and pass a pre-employment drug test administered by the City of Edinburg at the City's expense.
  3. Valid Class "C driver's license from the Texas Department of Public Safety with a satisfactory driving record.
  4. Bilingual English/Spanish Preferred.

Required Education:

Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Business, Public Administration or related field required.

Education Preference:

Certifications of Certified Public Accountant and/or Certified Internal Auditor strongly preferred.

Educational Substitute:

Not Applicable

Required Work Experience:

Two (2) years of progressively responsible auditing experience required.

Experience Preference:

Governmental accounting or auditing experience preferred.

Supervisory Experience Requirement:

Not Applicable

Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

a. Knowledge of municipal financial, legal and political environments of and municipal operations.

b. Knowledge of internal controls development and the cost/benefit relationship.

c. Thorough knowledge of professional accounting and internal and/or external audit theory.

d. Thorough knowledge of generally accepted accounting practices and procedures (GAAP).

e. Ability to communicate complex concepts and express ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

f. Ability to work with various accounting and financial systems and database applications.

g. Ability to effectively present information publicly to staff, management, and other groups/organizations.

h. Ability to plan, organize and prioritize a variety of work assignments and projects.

i. Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.

j. Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.

k. Ability to follow instructions, safety practices and standard operating procedures in performing assigned tasks.

l. Ability to be punctual and attend work regularly

m. Ability to form and maintain effective relationships regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, or job type.

n. Skilled in the use of personal computer and software programs including Microsoft Office Suite and/or Google Apps.

o. Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills with ability and willingness to work effectively with others.

Equipment Materials:

General office and safety equipment/materials to include but not limited to the following:

· Personal computer

· Copier/Fax Machine

· Printer/Scanner

· Calculator

· Telephone

· Vehicle

· Software

Work Conditions:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee works under typical office conditions, and the noise level is usually quiet. Occasional driving is required to attend business and public meetings.

Mental Demands:

While performing the duties of this class, the incumbent is regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret data, information and documents; analyze and solve complex problems; use math and mathematical reasoning; perform highly detailed work under changing, intensive deadlines on multiple concurrent tasks; work with constant interruptions; and interact with staff and the public.

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