Auditor I

Auditor I
City of Galveston Auditor's Office
 Galveston, Texas
Job Description

Under the direction of the City Auditor and Assistant City Auditor, the Auditor I will assist with auditing the accounting, financial data, and operational functions of various departments within the City of Galveston to ensure accuracy and compliance with government guidelines and laws.


Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Schedule and manage Contract Management System (CMS) and Financial & Compliance Policy Guides F&CPG engagements with management and employees. Comprises best practices from other entities, accounting system reports, ACAFR's, budget, manager reports, standard operating procedures, charters, and governmental law.
  • Assess the efficiency and productivity of staff and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Prepare and present reports that reflect audit results and document process.
  • Preparing and compiling audit work papers; preparing reports and providing documentation to support the audit reports; verifies reports against source documents and records to ensure accuracy.
  • Identify improper accounting or documentation.
  • Will be required to research best practices and make recommendations to improve policies or procedures accordingly.
  • Prepares Revenue Monitoring Audits. Analyzes data, coordinates communication, gathers pertinent information, creates custom spreadsheets, and writes audit reports for Sales and Hotel Occupancy Tax.
  • Ability to present findings and opportunities for improvement professionally to the Mayor and City Council.
  • Supports the relationship between the City of Galveston and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors, and City staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and City information; performs other duties as required or assigned.
  • Employees may at any time be required to work to provide for the safety and well-being of the general public, including the delivery and restoration of vital services, in the event of an emergency.



  • Knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within the accounting and auditing fields.
  • Required to rely on Supervisor's instructions and pre-established City guidelines to perform the functions of the position.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to maintain working relationships with municipal officials and the general public.
  • Business and personal computers, and spreadsheet software applications.

Skill in:

  • Excellent report writing skills.
  • Assist in conducting special studies for management such as those required to discover the mechanics of detected fraud and develop fraud prevention controls.
  • Assist in auditing employer business records for governmental agencies to determine unemployment insurance premiums, liabilities, and employer compliance with state tax laws.
  • Understanding and applying City policies and procedures and applicable federal and state regulations.
  • Explaining City policies and procedures.
  • Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with all levels within the City.
  • Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or a closely related field; AND five years’ experience in accounting/finance operations, including two years of government accounting; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. To obtain the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Texas Certified Contract Management (CTCM) within a reasonable time.


  • Possession of a valid Texas driver’s license.
  • Certified Fraud Examiner. (CFE)
  • Texas Certified Contract Management (CTCM)


  • Work is performed primarily in a standard office environment. Must be able to operate various automated office machines, including computers, typewriters, calculators, copiers, facsimiles machines. Must be able to move around in an office environment.