Internal Auditor

Description

It is the policy of the Springfield City Council to maintain a comprehensive program of internal auditing as an overall control measure and as a service to the City. The City Charter allows the City Council to appoint an auditor to keep the council informed as to the financial affairs of the city.

The Internal Auditor serves at the pleasure of the City Council and examines and evaluates city activities to assist the City Council in the discharge of their duties. The auditor provides independent, objective, professional analysis and reporting to the City Council. Specifically, the auditor identifies and proposes audit topics, conducts audit planning and fieldwork, and reports the results of audits completed.

The Internal Auditor’s work is guided by ethical principles of the public interest; integrity; objectivity; proper use of information, resources, and position; and professional behavior.

Duties Include:

  • Work closely with City Council’s Finance and Administration Committee to develop an audit work plan and priorities for audit
  • Conduct internal protective and constructive audits of the controls, financial records, administrative policies, procedures, and operations of the City
  • Examine and inspect departmental records, accounting systems and procedures; analyze data obtained and prepare reports of findings and recommendations
  • Work closely with staff and management of departments being audited to obtain accurate and complete information and to foster understanding and acceptance of audit findings and recommendations
  • Independently conduct various special projects requiring the application of professional accounting, auditing and analytical skills
  • Provide consulting services to departments in establishing internal controls that meet best practices standards

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Busch Municipal Building
Fourth Floor
840 Boonville Avenue
Springfield, MO 65802
417.864.1000