Internal Auditor

Department/Agency of position: 
City of Rocky Mount
Location of position: 
Rocky Mount, NC
$88,848.64 to $111,060.82
Date Posted: 
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Closing Date: 
Friday, July 13, 2018
Job Description: 

The City of Rocky Mount, NC is seeking a skilled and service focused Auditor who is a strategic thinker and collaborative project manager to be their inaugural leader of the City of Rocky Mount Internal Auditing program. The philosophy of developing an internal auditing program is to proactively evaluate standards, identify gaps and enhance performance of all departments within the City of Rocky Mount. The new Auditor will only be successful with a proactive and educational philosophy rather than a “gotcha” and rigid approach. The focus of the internal auditing program will be process improvement with the goal of collaboratively identifying best practices, improving accountability, and creating streamlined, effective and consistent protocols that fit the goals and needs of each department and the City overall. The Auditor must have a track record of educating and influencing internal clients to close gaps and enhance methods that enhance City effectiveness. The Community: Celebrating its 150th anniversary, and established at the Falls of the Tar River, Rocky Mount prides itself on being a leading cultural, economic, and education center of Eastern North Carolina. This city of over 60,000 lies in two counties, Nash and Edgecombe and is home to NC Wesleyan College as well as Nash and Edgecombe Community Colleges. With lovely parks and greenways, a jewel of the City is the Imperial Center for the Arts and Sciences creatively and lovingly renovated from an abandoned Atlantic Coast Line Railroad water tank and pump house. The city is served by three major highways: I-95 to its west US 64 (Future 87) as its main east-west corridor and US 301 (Wesleyan Boulevard) as its main north-south corridor. The City has easy access to Raleigh (55 miles) and the Research Triangle. It is also a two-hour drive from Wilmington and the beautiful North Carolina coast. With such easy access to several major highways and Raleigh-Durham International Airport, Rocky Mount is a great place to live and to do business. With its temperate climate and close proximity to both the mountains of North Carolina and Atlantic Ocean beaches, Rocky Mount provides residents the best of both worlds.

About the Organization: The City of Rocky Mount is governed by a non-partisan City Council utilizing a council/manager form of government consisting of a Mayor, Mayor Pro-Tem and six Council members. City Council sets the policy and direction; the City Manager oversees the day-to-day operations of the organization. The City, believing in active Community input and engagement has 15 Council Committees, Commissions, or Boards. Holding an Aa2 bond rating and multiple GFOA budget awards, the 2017-2018 adopted budget is $201M budget with a $64M General Fund, a $81.5M Electric and a $21M Gas Fund. The City holds a $400M debt load. The City has 12 departments employing 900 FTE employees. In addition to traditional municipal departments, Rocky Mount is an ElectriCity which also has a fixed route transit system, a City library, museum and theater. Additional information about the City is available at Position description and responsibilities: The City has established an Auditing Committee of the City Council. The Auditor will report to the City Manager and will work with the Auditing Committee. The Auditor will conduct internal audits, ensure internal controls, and provide support in budget development in partnership with the City Manager and Finance Director.

The successful candidate: • has experience leading and conducting internal audits; • has a track record of successfully assisting departments to understand the auditing process and how performance improvement can result; • communicates and collaborates with an outstanding ability to listen for understanding, educate and seek satisfactory solutions; • uses proactive rather than punitive auditing methods in the day to day course of work and has a verifiable track record of same; • evaluates and recommends changes to policy as needed based on audit findings and best practice; • has comprehensive knowledge of principles and practices of accounting as applied to city government; thorough knowledge of the principles of city government budgeting; thorough knowledge of modern office practices and use of standard office and accounting equipment; thorough knowledge of audit practices; • has experience providing technical support to external contractors; • analyzes and synthesizes multiple complex pieces of data into understandable reports; • effectively communicates technical information in understandable terms to a wide variety of audiences; • develops strategies for creative engagement with departments; • experience in consulting on budget development and financial management: • communicates excellently both verbally and in writing and possesses well-developed interpersonal skills and abilities; • thrives in a culture of high performance expectations and personal accountability with a track record of developing the same departmental standards as a highly accomplished law enforcement leader.

Qualifications: The City seeks an auditing professional with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree with major coursework in accounting. Possesses a minimum of five years auditing experience including experience leading audits. Three or more years of government accounting experience is preferred. Must have certification as CPA. CIA or CLGFO is highly preferred or candidates must have the ability to obtain CIA or CLGFO within two years. The hiring salary range is $88,848.64 to $111,060.82 and base salary and compensation is negotiable based on experience and qualifications. There is no residency requirement.

To apply for this position, visit the Developmental Associates client openings website (, where you will find links to current openings and information about assessments. All applications must be submitted online via this portal. Resume screening will begin July 14, 2018. Semi-Finalists will participate in interviews and onsite skill assessment in Rocky Mount on August 14-15, 2018. All inquiries should be emailed to The City of Rocky Mount is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The recruitment and selection process is being managed by Developmental Associates, LLC.