City of Tampa

Director of Internal Audit (#009039) MH

$50.82-$79.62 Hourly / $8,808.80-$13,800.80 Monthly / $105,705.60-$165,609.60 Yearly


This is highly responsible professional, managerial and technical work in directing the city’s internal audit program

Nature Of Work

An employee in this class, under administrative direction, plans, develops, organizes, implements, and manages an internal auditing program for the city to provide management with an independent appraisal of major city activities with emphasis on recurring audits of areas of high risk and high dollar impact.  The internal audit aspect of this class is as established by the City Charter.  Work is of unusual difficulty, requiring the exercise of extensive initiative and independent judgment in providing for continuous auditing and reporting of internal financial transactions, controls, and procedures of the various city departments and in dealing with elected officials and representatives of other governmental agencies. The employee serves as a member of the Mayor’s Executive Staff.  Work is evaluated by conferences, reports and results achieved. As outlined in the City Charter, the incumbent must reside within the City of Tampa or be willing to relocate.

Examples of Duties

Plans, develops, and directs an internal audit program including development of audit standards and procedures; ensures compatibility with federal governmental guidelines as appropriate; reviews and approves annual audit agenda and four-year plan.
Supervises staff engaged in conducting audits; reviews audit reports to ensure findings are accurate and fully documented; reviews work papers when necessary; participates in entrance and exit conferences held in conjunction with significant audits; directs special audits as requested by Mayor; oversees tax and franchise fee audit projects and formulation of city’s utility tax and franchise fee policy.
Participates in consultant studies through written and oral communication; supervises and coordinates review and appraisal of departments and functions for adequacy of controls, legal and contractual compliance, and good business practices; counsels and advises directors and managers on procedures, work processes and control methods.
Prepares reports and correspondence; assigns, develops and evaluates staff; manages unit budget and work processes; and performs related tasks.
Represents the Mayor and serves as liaison with state/national professional associations and with various boards and committees on which the Mayor is a member.
Performs related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Comprehensive knowledge of:  modern accounting principles and practices; municipal administration and organization; federal and state laws relating to job duties; systems of internal controls for large and complex government entities.
Extensive knowledge of:  auditing standards, procedures and practices; modern management practices and procedures; application of data processing to accounting systems and financial analysis.
Ability to:  plan, assign, direct, and coordinate the work of professional employees in a manner that promotes full performance; write and speak clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings; set clear objectives and measures and monitor process, progress and results; plan, organize, and refine procedures; establish and maintain effective working relationships with city officials, directors, managers and other employees,  representatives of boards and committees, and the general public.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field and extensive progressively responsible experience in public accounting and/or internal auditing, including considerable experience in auditing; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Licenses or Certifications

Registration as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of Florida or Certified Internal Auditor or Certified Fraud Examiner may be required.


During periods when the Mayor issues an emergency declaration for the City of Tampa, all employees may be required to work in preparation, response or recovery activities related to the stated emergency.

CLASS: 009039; EST: 12/10/2018;