Internal Auditor

Internal Auditor
City of Grand Rapids city Comprtoller Department
 Grand Rapids, Michigan
Job Description

The purpose of this job is to conduct financial audits and analysis of city departments, agencies and programs. Provides audit findings and recommendations and other information to departmental and city management for the improvement of financial controls and procedures.


  • Conducts financial audits of city departments and/or funding partners; reviews fiscal controls and provides recommendations to departments
  • Coordinates financial information with outside auditors for the annual audit
  • Monitors key financial and general ledger accounts
  • Develops various information to assist management in the improvement of financial controls and procedures
  • Follows up on completed audits; monitors key issues to facilitate implementation of audit recommendations
  • Assist with year-end closing procedures and preparation of annual financial report.
  • Performs related work as required


  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or business
  • At least five (5) years of progressively responsible professional experience in auditing and budget analysis
  • Any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities

Preferred Qualification

  • Professional certification is desirable – Internal Auditor, CPA, CFE or CMA


Knowledge of:

  • Governmental and/or nonprofit accounting principles and practices
  • Data processing applications for financial auditing purposes
  • Principles, theory, methods, and practices of basic accounting – GAAP (Generally Accepting Accounting Principles)