City of Detroit

Auditor I

POSTED DATE 6 days ago(3/12/2018 12:05 PM)
Office of the Chief Financial Officer
Office of the Chief Financial Officer
Tax Division, Tax Compliance Branch, Office of the Treasury
$44,499 - $52,202
07 (Promotional Potential up to Grade 11)


Posting will close on Monday, March 26, 2018 at 5pm.


The Office of the Chief Financial Officer is seeking to fill an Auditor I position within the Tax Division, Tax Compliance Branch of the Office of the Treasury. The Auditor I is an entry-level auditing professional that receives direction and guidance from higher level Auditors. Day-to-day supervision is provided by the immediate Supervisor. An Auditor I applies professional accounting and auditing knowledge, standards and principles, laws, and regulations while performing functions including, but not limited to: examination and appraisal of financial records, financial and management reports, management controls, policies and practices affecting or reflecting the financial condition and operating results of an activity; analyzing work related to the developing and executing audit policies and programs; conducting activities related to the detection of fraud, waste, and abuse; conducting in-person, telephone, and on-site investigative interviews; preparing audit reports; and recommending corrective action plans. An Auditor I also determines, educates, and advises on the Federal tax liability of individual and business taxpayers.


The Auditor I with a specialization in financial or performance audits performs a variety of accounting functions including but not limited to:

  • Examines records and interviews workers to ensure recording of transactions and compliance with laws and regulations;
  • Maintains records for each account, including contacts, telephone numbers, and actions taken;
  • Examines and reviews financial accounts, financial reports, and practices affecting or reflecting the financial condition of an activity;
  • Collects and analyzes data to detect deficient controls, duplicated effort, extravagance, fraud, or non-compliance with laws, regulations, and management policies;
  • Prepares detailed reports on audit findings;
  • Inspects account books and accounting systems for efficiency, effectiveness, and use of accepted accounting procedures to record transactions; and
  • Examines and evaluates financial and information systems, recommending controls to ensure system reliability and data integrity.

View Job Specification.



Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, with major course work in accounting, finance, business administration, statistics or a closely related field. Such education must include at least twenty-four (24) semester (36 terms) credits in coursework of accounting or a related field.



No work experience is required. One (1) year of professional experience involving the examination and evaluation of the accounting, financial, operational, or control records of public agencies, private organizations, or individuals is preferred but not required. Auditor I must demonstrate proficiency with integrated word processing and spreadsheet functions.


License / Certificates

There may be a requirement for some positions to have or be working on achieving a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and/or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) certification.



Equivalent combinations of education and experience that provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities will be evaluated on an individual basis.


Applicants may be required to illustrate proficiency in the use of software packages such as the Microsoft Office Suite including Word and Excel. Applicants may be required to take written tests or work simulations to illustrate proficiency in other skill sets as may be determined based on the duties and responsibilities to be performed. These written tests might include mathematical skills and writing skills, including grammar and reading comprehension.


Applicants may be subject to background, criminal, and credit checks.


Valid government issued identification will be required at time of hire.


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