The City of Fort Worth, or otherwise known as the “City of Cowboys & Culture,” is at the heart of true Texas hospitality and western heritage! As the 12th largest city in the U.S., Fort Worth is home to over 900,000 residents representing culturally diverse communities. Located in north central Texas, Fort Worth is designated as one of America’s “Most Livable Communities” and truly offers a melting pot of culture, commerce, community, and yes, cowboys. While keeping the small-town charm that keeps it unpretentious and charismatic in all the right ways, Fort Worth is the 2nd fastest growing city in the nation and the #1 tourist destination in Texas and welcomes more than 9.4 million visitors annually.
The Mayor and City Council are looking for their next leader for the City Auditor’s Office. The office aims to help promote fiscal stewardship, transparency, and add value by ensuring that the City of Fort Worth’s governance processes are efficient, effective, and are in compliance with applicable regulatory guidelines, as well as accountable through an independent assessment of operations and business practices. This position will manage a department with an annual operating budget of $2,131,447 per year and a total of 17.96 FTEs.
The City Auditor will be a bridge builder working collaboratively with department staff to develop and implement departmental goals, objectives, and priorities that support financial trust and transparency. The ideal candidate for the next City Auditor shall have the political aptitude, emotional intelligence, exceptional interpersonal, as well as analytical skills to bring credibility to the role and the ability to quickly establish mutual respect and trust with Mayor and Council, City leadership, the Audit Committee, City employees, local businesses, community stakeholders, and the public as needed. Previous local government experience is essential for this role!
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Accounting, Public Administration, Business Administration, or a closely related field is required. A minimum of 8 years’ experience in auditing, accounting, public administration, to include 4 years of management and supervisory experience. Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and/or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licenses are a must!