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.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
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
Minimum Training and Experience
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
Professional certification is desirable – Internal Auditor, CPA, CFE or CMA
About City of Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids is the second-largest city in Michigan, and the largest city in West Michigan. It is on the Grand River about 30 miles east of Lake Michigan and three hours from Chicago. The City's population is 198,829 and covers an area of 45 square miles. The combined statistical area of Grand Rapids-Muskegon-Holland is 1.3 million.
The City recently received numerous recognitions ranging from the Best U.S. City to Invest in Housing and the Fastest Growing Economy in the U.S. (Forbes); the #1 City to Raise a Family; the #1 Hottest Real Estate Market to Watch (Trulia.com), and #28 Most Hipster City in the world. The Art Prize Festival was ranked one of the Top Five Festivals Worldwide (Time). Fifteen craft breweries are located within Grand Rapids making it locally known as Michigan's "Beer City."
Grand Rapids provides a full range of services to a multicultural group of residents, students and visitors. The Grand Rapids metropolitan area hosts fifteen institutions of higher learning. Grand Rapids has 67 parks with sports and recreation activities year-round. Salmon weighing up to 35 pounds are caught during the annual upstream migration of the Grand River.
In 20...19 the City completed a comprehensive Strategic Plan with a new Mission Statement: To elevate quality of life through excellent City services.