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City Auditor
Office of the City Auditor 
City of Sacramento, California
Annual Salary: $122,613 - $233,228 DOE/DOQ

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The City of Sacramento is seeking a City Auditor to drive efficiency, transparency, and accountability within our government. This role requires someone experienced in conducting financial, operational, performance, and compliance audits, as well as fraud investigations and risk assessments in the public sector. This role will serve as lead administrator, and at times investigator for the City’s whistleblower hotline. They will look for opportunities to reduce redundancy, improve efficiencies, and identify better ways to use information technology to cut costs, without reducing services. The ideal candidate will be a skilled professional with a CPA or CIA certification, and a background in leading or supervising audit teams in the public sector. They will oversee a team of 10 staff members and a budget of $1.8 million. They will also collaborate with the City Council to develop the annual audit plan and conduct audits across various departments and offices. In addition to audits, they will represent the Office, ensure internal controls, provide recommendations, and support the team. Strong communication skills and diplomacy are essential for working with elected or appointed officials. The Office of the Auditor is dedicated to serving the public interest, honoring the public trust, and demonstrating a commitment to professionalism. It is a compelling work culture that promotes great communication, respect for others, team building, workplace satisfaction, and joy in work. If you're ready to play a vital role in Sacramento's municipal administration, apply today!


The City Auditor is responsible for independently assessing and reporting on City operations and services, supporting budgetary inquiries and decisions, and exercising additional powers as dictated by law and City Council resolutions. This multifaceted role demands financial expertise, political savvy, and a commitment to public service. With oversight of a $1.8M budget and a team of 10 employees, the City Auditor will oversee staff training, ensuring adherence to professional and ethical audit standards while fostering a positive work culture and providing mentorship opportunities. Additionally, they will manage the City's whistleblower hotline, investigating allegations of fraud, waste, abuse, and other concerning activities. The ideal candidate will be organized, strategic, and data-driven, with experience collaborating with councils and boards in the public sector. Strong communication skills are essential for conveying audit findings and recommendations to elected officials and the public. The successful candidate will possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with a drive to identify and implement improved processes and innovative solutions.