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Director of Internal Audit

Fort Smith, Arkansas (US)
$96,012 - $120,000
Closing date
5 Jul 2024

Job Details

Located on the Arkansas River at the Arkansas-Oklahoma border, scenic Fort Smith is where you can “expect the unexpected.” Covering just over 65 square miles, the City sits at the crossroads of Interstates 40 and 49 and US Highways 64 and 71 in Sebastian County. Fort Smith is the third largest city in the state and has a population approaching 90,000. This thriving community is a hub for commerce and boasts a diverse economy, a rich history, and a promising future.

The City of Fort Smith is seeking a dynamic, innovative, and visionary leader to serve as its next Director of Internal Audit. The ideal candidate is a highly collaborative and approachable team player, and a visible leader with proven communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills.

The successful candidate will have a deep understanding of internal audit functions, regulations, and industry standards and trends. They will also be highly organized, with exceptional attention to detail, and know how to keep their eye on the mission and celebrate successes with their staff.

Proven problem-solving skills and long-range planning are essential to this position, as is the ability to inspire the best in others. Working closely with members of the Board of Directors and colleagues throughout the organization on behalf of Fort Smith citizens, relationship-building skills and a commitment to truth and transparency are also critical.

This role requires a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or a related field and five (5) years of audit experience with a regional or national accounting firm or government-related organization. Relevant certifications, including Certified Public Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor are preferred, as is experience supervising and/or training audit staff. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.

The City of Fort Smith is offering a salary range of $96,012 to $120,000 for this position, dependent on qualifications and experience.

For more information on this position, please apply or contact:

Gary Holland, Senior Vice President


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