City of Boise Internal Auditor, Sr. in Boise, Idaho

Internal Auditor, Sr.



Internal Auditor, Sr.


$60,444.00 - $70,516.00 Annually


Boise, ID

Job Type

Full Time Regular


Internal Audit

Job Number



5/7/2018 5:00 PM Mountain

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Summary Statement

Independently conducts complex planned reviews and assessment activities including reviewing the effectiveness of financial processes and operational controls established by management, assessing the level of compliance with internal policies and procedures, as well as with laws, rules, and regulations impacting the organization. Works under limited supervision with discretion to exercise professional judgment and initiative.

This position is designated as At-Will.

Applicants must submit a Resume and Cover Letter.

Essential Functions

Provides assurance-related services related to operational effectiveness and efficiency, the safeguarding of resources, the integrity of financial reporting mechanisms, and compliance with legal and regulatory requirements. Assesses risks across all operating departments and divisions within the City. Oversees, and may perform continuous monitoring of financial transactions, and related accounting records. Evaluates operational efficiency and effectiveness. Develops and recommends process and procedural changes that will enhance operational environments. Assists management and governance authorities by performing fact-finding and consulting-related tasks and activities as requested. (30%)

Utilizes a variety of resources to identify and research audit-specific best practices and/or industry standards. Researches applicable laws and regulations, and applies that knowledge to identify tests of compliance for incorporation into audit procedures. Uses analytical techniques to document operations, and to identify areas of audit interest. Evaluates risks in various environments, and identifies audit objectives based on assessments of those risks. (20%)

Schedules, oversees, conducts, and/or participates in audit activities appropriate to satisfying unique audit objectives established for each engagement. Ensures conformance with internal and professional standards established for audit activities, as well as the successful completion of audit plans and budgets. Ensures thorough and professional audit documentation that supports audit activities is created and maintained. Establishes and maintains open and active channels of communication with client staff and management (20%)

Conducts exit conferences at the end of audit engagements. Drafts reports and statements of findings for presentation to management. Assists other staff members with the creation of appropriate audit communications. Works with audit client management to help ensure action-oriented responses to audit findings and recommendations. Assesses management's progress toward remediating / correcting identified gaps or deficiencies. (20%)

Prepares and presents both formal and informal written communications to management and City Council as appropriate. Ensures all communications meet professional and office standards for clarity, completeness and accuracy. Participates in audit committee meetings, attends Council sessions as required and participates in meetings with members of the management team. (10%)

Performs other duties as assigned. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time. Total Percentage = 100%


Required Knowledge, Experience, And Training

Must have a Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration.

Requires education and/or experience to attain the following:

Three years progressively responsible experience in a public accounting environment, public sector financial management, or internal audit discipline, and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Functional knowledge of governmental accounting practices; accounts payable and receivable, cash management; payroll; purchasing procedures; budgetary practices, internal controls, fund balancing, record keeping and financial analysis; computerized accounting systems and spreadsheet software; and internal audit practices.

Ability to prepare or interpret detailed financial statements and management reports; research and analyze financial data; read, interpret and apply Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) or applicable governmental accounting principles; perform routine or complex mathematical calculations; operate a computer with demonstrated proficiency using contemporary relational database, word processing, and spreadsheet software applications at an appropriate level for efficient job performance; read, interpret and apply governmental laws, rules, and regulations; receive, comprehend and follow verbal instructions; display an attitude of cooperation and work harmoniously with all levels of City employees, the general public and other organizations; communicate effectively in the English Language at a level necessary for efficient job performance; complete assignments in a timely fashion; understand and comply with all rules, policies and regulations; maintain prompt and regular attendance; perform all essential and marginal functions as assigned by an authorized employee, supervisor and/or manager with or without a reasonable accommodation.

Individuals must be capable of operating vehicles safely and have an acceptable driving record.

Preferred Knowledge, Experience, And Training

Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration, and five years progressively responsible experience in public sector financial management or audit. Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Government Auditing Professional, Certified Fraud Examiner, and/or Certified Control Self Assessment.

Licensing And Other Requirements

Valid driver's license.

Special Requirements

All applicants must be able to successfully pass City of Boise background check processes which include reference checks and criminal history checks.

Applicants must be able to pass, or have:

Driving Record Check Education Verification

Working Conditions

The physical effort characteristics and working environment described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Efforts

While performing the duties of this job the employee is occasionally lifting/carrying up to 10 lbs. Also the employee is occasionally pushing/pulling up to 10 lbs. Work includes sensory ability to talk and hear. Work in this position also includes close vision. Employees will sit, reach and grasp. Position requires hand/finger dexterity.

Working Environment

The work environment will include inside conditions. Employees will also drive a vehicle as part of this position.

Top talent deserves top notch benefits. The City is among the best in the Treasure Valley when it comes to the benefits and perks we offer our employees.

Most positions are eligible for the general benefits listed here; fire fighters, police officers, senior managers, command staff, and directors may be offered other benefit plans.


  • Low deductible medical, dental, and vision benefits at no cost for employee-only coverage, up to just $118 per month to cover your whole family as a regular full time employee.

Retirement and Investment Plans

  • Public Employee's Retirement System of Idaho (PERSI) provides a defined benefit retirement account with 100% vesting after 60 months of eligible service. 6.79% of your pre-tax wages go to the plan, and the City contributes 11.32%. Your retirement benefit is based on a formula which looks at your years of service and income and so creates a predictable retirement benefit not affected by changes in the investment market.

  • 401(k) or 457 investment options are also available to complete your retirement plan with the City of Boise! As a general employee you will receive a match for your contributions up to 2% of your pre-tax wages.

  • The City puts money into a HRA VEBA for you to use to pay for health expenses after you leave City employment.

Wellness Program

  • You can earn up to $500 per year by participating in optional wellness program activities and annual hosted health screening event.

  • Employee Assistance Program for short-term counseling on work, family, finances and personal issues.

Paid Leave – City employees receive generous paid leave:

  • 8 hours of vacation per month, and this increases the longer you stay with the City

  • 10 paid holidays every year

  • 8 hours of sick leave per month

  • Up to six weeks Parental Leave

Life & Long Term Disability-

  • Basic Life insurance at no cost to you

  • Long Term Disability insurance at no cost to you

Other optional benefits –

  • Pre-tax Flexible Spending Account

  • Supplemental Life Insurance

  • Supplemental Disability Insurance

  • Rewards for using Alternative Transportation

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Free Boise GreenBike membership

  • Free local bus pass

  • Discounted gym membership

  • AFLAC voluntary coverages