City Auditor Application

 

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CITY OF READING

Interim City Auditor

 

Charter Section § 503. Defines the responsibilities of the City Auditor.

The City Auditor shall:

  1. Have financial oversight of City finances, independent of the Executive and Legislative branches and shall review all expenditures of the Mayor, City Council, and City boards, commissions and agencies;

  2. Review the annual budget before approval by City Council, and make nonbinding recommendations to City Council for consideration;

  3. Be present or represented at all Council meetings;

  4. Perform specific audits of City finances from time to time as determined by the City Auditor or City Council;

  5. Report to Council on the progress of the implementation of any recommendations as found in the annual audit and management letter;

  6. Assist in all audits conducted by independent auditors;

  7. Assure the accurate and timely completion and submittal of audit reports along with appropriate follow-up recommendations;

  8. Furnish to City Council, the Mayor, the Managing Director, and others, as appropriate, periodic reports of audits conducted;

  9. Interpret and communicate audit policies and procedures to all City management and staff;

  10. Direct internal financial security and loss investigation activities;

  11. Prepare an annual budget for the office of City Auditor and operate the office of City Auditor within approved budget limitations; and

  12. Issue any subpoenas in order to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of the office of City Auditor.

 

APPLICATION FORM

 

Name: ______________________________________

Address:____________________________________

 

Date of Birth?_______________________

 

Where do you reside?___________________________

Please provide proof of residency re copy of driver’s license, state issued ID, etc.

Occupation: ___________________________

Place of Employment & Address:________________________

 

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Telephone:     Cell_____________ Home__________________

E Mail Address:____________________________________

 

If you need more space for any of the questions below, please use the back of this form or attach additional sheets of paper. If you have a current resume, please attach it to this completed application.

 

  1. Describe your educational background and professional experience(s) that apply to the responsibilities of this position.

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  2. Why are you interested in filling the City Auditor’s position?

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  3. As you may know, the City Auditor is the internal “watch dog” for the taxpayers of Reading. How would you determine areas to focus your efforts in fulfilling this responsibility?

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4. What are the main internal controls within an organization? Do you have any experience with reviewing and testing internal controls?

 

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  1. What skills, abilities or characteristics do you have that will help you achieve success as the City Auditor?

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  2. Will you take on the Auditor’s duties on a full or part-time basis? If part-time, how many hours on a weekly basis will you devote to the responsibilities of this office?

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  3. Have you had any previous experience working with or for any governmental bodies? If yes, please describe.

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  4. Have you ever been employed by the City of Reading? If so, please list positions.

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  5. In a business relationship, have you ever provided goods or services for the City? If so, please describe?

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  6. Have you served previously on any City of Reading Board, Authority, or Commission or in any other advisory capacity? If yes, please list the position and date(s) of service.

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  1. . Are you currently a registered voter? Yes No

     

  2. How did you become aware that Council is seeking applicants to fill the Auditor’s position?

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  3. Have you ever been convicted of a felony? Yes____ No_____

     

  4. Do you own any properties or businesses in the City? If so, please list?

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  5. Will your schedule permit you to attend Council meetings held every Monday evening beginning at 5 p.m.? Yes____ No_____

     

  6. Do you have any water/sewer bills, property taxes, codes violations, or fines which are delinquent for 6 months or longer? If so, please list and provide explanation.

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I verify that the statements made in this application are true and correct. I understand that any false statements herein are made subject to penalties of 18 PA.C.S. 4904, relating to unsworn falsification of authorities.

 

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Signature                                                                             Date

 

Please return the completed form to the .    City Clerk's Office

Office 2-24

815 Washington Street

Reading, PA 19601

Or at council@readingpa.gov