Manager - Internal Auditor

City Hall, 555 Walnut Street, Abilene, Texas, United States of America Req #678
Friday, September 29, 2023


Under direction of the City Manager, develops and administers a comprehensive city-wide internal audit program, provides an independent appraisal activity established within the City as a service to the organization, performs internal audits of City activities ensuring that audits are adequate in scope, that all pertinent facts are developed, and that detailed reports are prepared and distributed to management.


This position exercises no supervision.


Develop and implement a comprehensive annual audit work program for each City activity that will be reviewed in the fiscal year.

Perform audit tests and prepare audit reports on various activities including compliance and adherence to policies throughout the City.

Develop and implement a training program that ensures training is properly acquired in performing audits, investigations, and reporting the results of each review.

Assist all external, Federal, State and other agencies in reviewing the operations of various City departments.                                             

Review federal and state grant applications and related compliance requirements.

Perform audit of outside agencies or business concerns involved with the City through franchise or contractual agreements.

Prepare recommendations for improvements to financial and record keeping procedures and processes.

Operate a City vehicle or personal vehicle to travel to various City locations.


Perform other job related duties and responsibilities as assigned


Knowledge of:

Governmental operating procedures related to finance and accounting.

Working knowledge of economics, law, personnel regulations, general business practices, and environmental impact matters.

Professional audit practices and standards.

Generally accepted accounting principles and practices.

Governmental accounting systems and related procedures.

Financial research and statistical testing methods.

Computer system controls and comprehensive application development processes.

Internal controls development and the cost/benefit relationship.

Skill to:

Operate office equipment including computer equipment and related software.

Develop computer applications for audits and financial operations.

Safely operate a motor vehicle.  

Ability to:       

Detect accounting inconsistencies and irregularities.

Compile and analyze data.

Interpret and apply governmental laws and regulations related to a variety of City activities.

Develop sound recommendations.

Communicate through verbal and written reports on audit findings and recommendations.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Communicate clearly the results of an audit to the affected agency in terms that are familiar to that agency.

Develop a working environment in the audit agency that advances the audit work and improves the overall City program.

Work in a standard office environment. 

Travel to different work sites.

Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, both internally and externally.

Follow and embrace the City of Abilene Core Values – Respect, Integrity, Service Above Self, and Excellence in All We Do.

Perform as a team member in a manner that accomplishes the Division’s mission and treats team members with dignity, courtesy, and respect.      

Experience and Training Guidelines:

For positions with more than one level, all listed requirements at the lower levels are required at the higher levels. Any combination equivalent to experience and training to provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be qualifying.  Knowledge, skills, and abilities may be obtained through:


Five (5) years of experience in governmental or private accounting or auditing work is required.


A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in governmental accounting, governmental auditing, public administration, or a related field is required.

License or Certificate:

Possession of, or the ability to obtain, the Certified Internal Auditor designation from the Institute of Internal Auditors is required. 

A valid Texas driver’s license; the ability to obtain one within ninety (90) days of employment, or a military waiver is required.

Special Requirements:

Ability to work in a standard office environment.

Essential duties require the following physical skills and work environment:

With or without accommodation, the “X” indicates the overall strength demand of the position during a typical workday:

_X_     Sedentary – lifting of no more than 10 pounds

___     Light – lifting no more than 20 pounds; carrying up to 10 pounds

___     Medium – lifting no more than 50 pounds; carrying up to 25 pounds

___     Heavy – lifting no more than 100 pounds; carrying up to 50 pounds

___     Very Heavy – team lifting over 100 pounds; carrying more than 50 pounds

Physical Demand Codes:  The following describes whether or not the position is expected to exert the physical demands listed during a typical workday as well as the overall frequency of the task:

Codes for how often:

N         =          No

E         =          Extensive (100 – 70% of the time)

M         =          Moderate (60 – 30% of the time)

I           =          Infrequent (20 – 10% of the time)

A         =          Almost Never (<10% of the time)

Code / Task

_M_    Standing

_E_     Sitting

_M_    Walking

_I__    Lifting

_I__    Carrying

_A_     Pushing/Pulling

_A_     Overhead Work

_E_     Fine Dexterity

_A_     Kneeling

_A_     Crouching

_N_     Crawling

_A_     Bending

_A_     Twisting

_N_     Climbing

_N_     Balancing

_E_     Vision

_E_     Hearing

_E_     Talking

___     Other:  _____________________


Other details

  • Job Family Manager - Internal Auditor
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Min Hiring Rate $77,807.56
  • Max Hiring Rate $97,259.00
Location on Google Maps
  • City Hall, 555 Walnut Street, Abilene, Texas, United States of America