Arlington County, VA

Arlington, Virginia

Date Posted March 03, 2023
Industry Internal Audit
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified


Position Information

Arlington County’s Board Office seeks an experienced Deputy County Auditor. Working under the general supervision of the County Auditor, the Deputy will assist in the administration of the County Auditor’s Office by coordinating and conducting financial, management, and operational audits. This position will coordinate and collaborate directly with County leadership and external agencies on audit execution.

Specific duties include:

  • Performing all statutory duties of the County Auditor in his absence;
  • Assisting in planning, organizing, reviewing, and directing staff’s work activities;
  • Assisting in establishing and implementing departmental policies, procedures and methods to ensure that related work complies with departmental standards, policies and procedures;
  • Establishing and maintaining statistical records of department functions and providing technical assistance on difficult or complex departmental work problems;
  • Planning, scheduling, and conducting audits of departments, divisions, programs, services, or other entities focusing on revenue enhancement and cost containment;
  • Analyzing, evaluating, and summarizing simple to complex financial and statistical data and translating financial accounting information into cohesive and comprehensive profiles for organizations being audited;
  • Reviewing financial and other business records to evaluate financial controls for revenue leakage and identifying programmatic deficiencies;
  • Writing observations and recommendations to address financial and/or programmatic gaps; and
  • Preparing audit reports and performing special investigations as assigned.

The Ideal Candidate will be an experienced executive with a strong record of achievement in the following:
  • Establishing departmental operational standards and procedures;
  • Responding to difficult problems or questions while exercising sound judgment;
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationship with county officials, county employees, public and private officials, and the public;
  • Innovative and strategic thinking with the ability to see the broader picture, while simultaneously managing other issues and projects; and
  • Collaborating and working effectively with all levels within the County, including senior management County-wide.

Selection Criteria


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, or other related area;
  • Significant experience conducting financial, operational, programmatic and/or compliance audits; and
  • Experience using and analyzing large data sets, as well as familiarity with datamining and data visualization tools (e.g., Power BI, SQL, Tableau, Anaconda, Python).

Desirables: Preference will be giving to applicants with Licenses/Certifications as CPA, CIA, or other financial certifications and experience or knowledge of one or more of the following:
  • Reading, interpreting, and applying the laws, regulations and codes of state and local government related to the County Auditor's Office work;
  • Writing skills which include composing audit observations and recommendations; compiling, editing, and finalizing clear, concise, and accurate audit reports; developing office procedures and policies;
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving skills and attention to detail;
  • Experience supervising subordinate employees in an Auditor’s Office in a government or related environment;
  • Problem-solving skills to define problems, collect relevant information, and recommend solutions; and/or
  • Arithmetic skills to apply statistical, algebraic, trigonometric, or geometric techniques in practical situations.

Special Requirements

Please attach a cover letter and resume. The submitted materials should address the areas listed in the Position Information section of this announcement. Your cover letter should include a description of the size of the organization you served including budget and staff; the range of services and functions you managed and to whom you reported; major issues facing the organization; and specific list of significant accomplishments.

Covid-19 Vaccination: Arlington County Government is committed to the health, safety, and wellness for all staff. In support of that commitment, all current and newly hired employees are required to provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination. For those qualified employees with a disability or sincerely held religious belief which prohibits them from receiving a vaccine, you will be able to contact the Office of Human Rights to request a reasonable accommodation. Adherence to this policy is a condition of employment.

Additional Information

Work hours: Full-time, 40 hours per week including some evening and weekend work. Opportunity for telework is available; however, this is not a full telework position and will not be converted to a fulltime telework position in the future.

As an Employer of Choice, Arlington County offers a generous benefit package. For details about our benefits click here.

Arlington County is committed to advancing diversity, equity, access, and inclusion across all our services, activities, and programs. Learn more about our commitment.

A comprehensive reference/background check will be conducted for the top candidates and employment will be contingent upon completion.

This recruitment is open until filled with a preferred filling date of March 17, 2023. Applications submitted by this date will receive first consideration. If your application is received later in the recruitment process, it may not be reviewed or considered.


  • Health insurance