This position reports directly to the Arlington County Board. The five-member County Board, elected at large on staggered four-year terms, is Arlington’s governing body.
This County Auditor will support both the County Manager’s and the County Board’s commitment to strengthening County operations and ensuring that public funds are utilized in a responsible, efficient and transparent manner. This experienced professional will exercise considerable authority in developing recommendations that can be used to increase county revenues, reduce county expenditures, and otherwise improve the efficiency and effectiveness of county resources. The County Auditor’s interaction as expert counsel to the Board, County Attorney, County Manager, other Senior County Managers, on a wide variety of operational issues and problems is far-reaching both internally and externally.
Specific responsibilities of the County Auditor include:
Developing short and long range work plans for the systemic review of County programs and conducting independent program and operational audits and reviews of County departments, operations and/or County-funded programs, focusing on program efficiency, effectiveness and transparency;
Performing audits outlined in the annual work plan or in response to a Board request, reports on findings and formulates recommendations for remediation;
Augmenting the existing Internal Audit function within the Department of Management and Finance (DMF) in a dual office approach that reflects complementary functions in both core financial and internal control audits/reviews and program/operational audits;
Determines audit strategies, programs and procedures with timelines for each review and directs all phases of the review in accordance with appropriate industry standards;
Conducting interviews, surveys, evaluations and investigations of county agencies, coordinating and interacting with County staff/management or non-profit management as well as Advisory Commission members; and
Developing and preparing interim and final review report findings and recommending measures to improve controls and enhance operations.