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City Auditor - Gainesville, FL

The City of Gainesville (est. pop. 140,398), a vibrant and dynamic community located in north-central Florida and home to renowned University of Florida, is seeking a City Auditor. With a rich cultural tapestry, Gainesville embraces the arts, offering an array of theaters, galleries, and music venues that cater to the diverse tastes of its residents and visitors. Nature enthusiasts revel in the city's proximity to breathtaking state parks, lush forests, and crystal-clear natural springs, inviting outdoor adventures and leisurely escapades.
Reporting to the City Commission, the City Auditor will be a strong leader with a passion for governance, accountability, and transparency, and is responsible for overseeing all operations, assignments, and coordination related to internal auditing, and will lead and manage a professional staff of five employees and an annual department budget (current FY23 budget is $932,781).
The salary range for this position will be $140,000 - $170,000, depending on qualifications and experience. The City of Gainesville offers an excellent benefits package which includes health, dental, and life insurance, paid leave, paid holidays, along with retirement and savings options.
Qualified candidates will possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in accounting, finance, business administration, or a related field and current certification as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA). Candidates will possess a minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible auditing experience, of which at least five (5) years is in government or university auditing, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to effectively perform in the position. Residency in Gainesville is required, and the selected candidate must possess a valid Florida Driver’s License within 30 days of appointment. Candidates will be thoroughly familiar working with the Government Auditing Standards (GAS), an understanding of the International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF), generally accepted accounting principles along with knowledge of either generally accepted auditing standards or government auditing standards, and the principles of internal control of Committee of Sponsoring Organizations (COSO). The ability to learn about and respond to public records requests in compliance with Florida public records laws is important. Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) designation is preferred.
Qualified candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and resume online by visiting our website
This position is open until filled; however, interested applicants are strongly encouraged to apply no later than September 19, 2023. For more information, please contact Yolanda Howze at or 312-240-3401.
The City of Gainesville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. By way of its City’s Discrimination Ordinance, the City Commission declares the policy of the City to be to prohibit employment discrimination against persons because of sexual orientation, race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, marital status, disability or gender identity that do not constitute bonafide occupational qualifications.