Internal Auditing Director

Internal Auditing Director
City of Charleston Executive Office
 Charleston, South Carolina
Job Description


People all over the world come to visit and be a part of our unique city. With a rich 350 year history, Charleston is a rapidly growing coastal city that is a premier place to live and do business. We are committed to making our City an even safer, more inviting, and beautiful place to live, work, and visit, and we rely on our employees to maintain this commitment. As a part of the City of Charleston you can help as we preserve and enhance the quality of life of our citizens.

We are looking for an Internal Auditing Director to join our team. The Office of Internal Audit is responsible for enhancing the quality and effectiveness of the City’s programs and services by conducting audits, special projects, and running a fraud and abuse hotline. As the Internal Auditing Director, you will provide technical, reference, or research information to personnel throughout the City on an informal basis. The Office also provides independent audits that promote transparency, accountability, efficiency, and effectiveness of the City for the citizens of Charleston.

Examples of Duties:

  • Manage the daily operations and budget of the Internal Audit division
  • Prepare an Annual Audit Plan with the approval of the Mayor, and report to the Audit Committee annually
  • Analyze data and systems for evidence of deficiencies in internal controls, duplication of effort, extravagance, or fraud
  • Audit records of departments and interview employees to ensure recording of transactions and compliance with applicable laws and regulations
  • Examine department activities for compliance with management plans and policies
  • Review the means of safeguarding assets and verify the existence of such assets
  • Proactively inform senior management of significant risks or exposures related to internal controls, compliance, and governance
  • Conduct studies and prepare reports, including audit results, findings, and recommendations for the Mayor, the Audit Chairman and management
  • Provide direct assistance in the annual external financial and single audits of the City
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Auditing, Business Administration, Finance, or related field
  • Six years of related experience with a minimum of two years in a supervisory role
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Government Financial Official (CGFO)