Located on the Southern California coast with a culturally diverse population of 3 million, the County of Orange (Orange County) offers a high quality of life and a nearly perfect climate year-round. Commonly referred to as “The OC,” Orange County has thirty-four incorporated cities with seven of these cities among the 200 largest cities in the United States. Orange County features excellence in education, low crime rate, a wide variety of businesses, and unlimited recreational opportunities. Orange County embraces vibrant, historic, and diverse neighborhoods, and welcomes millions of visitors per year, truly making it where the world comes to live, work, and play.
The Internal Audit Director reports directly to the Board of Supervisors and manages the Internal Audit Department under the oversight of an Audit Oversight Committee. The two core services provided by the department are to (1) provide unfiltered, independent and objective financial audits of the efficiency of County operations and programs, and (2) provide advisory services to the Board of Supervisors regarding topical policy and management issues. The Department is comprised of 14 staff, including the Director with a budget of approximately $2.2 million. The Auditor will work directly with the Board and the Audit Oversight Committee and in consultation with the County Executive Officer to recommend approaches for applying audit results. The individual will have an opportunity to directly improve transparency and ensure that County continues to meet the needs of the community.
The Internal Audit Director will need to be a seasoned, analytical auditor with experience conducting various types of audits. The ideal candidate must be non-political and independent in judgement with a high regard for ethics and transparency. The individual must be a Certified Public Accountant in the State of California and possess a Bachelor’s degree in a related field, a Master’s degree in a related field is desired as well an extensive background managing and leading internal audit staff in a government setting. To be considered, please visit the Avery Associates Career Portal at www.averyassoc.net/current-searches/ to upload your letter of interest, resume and contact information including email addresses for five work-related references to Bill Avery by November 9, 2018.