Doña Ana County

COUNTY SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR INTERNAL AUDIT ADVISORY COMMITTEE

COUNTY SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR INTERNAL AUDIT ADVISORY COMMITTEE

            Doña Ana County is seeking qualified applicants who are willing to serve on the county’s Internal Audit Advisory Committee, which will be comprised of five county residents who come from the following applicant pools: 1) Those with management experience, are certified public accountants, certified internal auditors or business educators; and 2) Current city, state or educational institution employees with backgrounds in accounting, finance and/or auditing.

            The internal audit function is designed to strengthen county procedures and to emphasize accountability to the taxpayers. The Internal Audit Advisory Committee will work closely with Doña Ana County Internal Auditor Ernest Harvin to develop a comprehensive plan for improving efficiency and accountability, and recommending workable solutions. The implementation of such solutions can be subsequently overseen by the county manager and the Doña Ana County Board of County Commissioners. 

            The committee will meet regularly to receive input from and give directions to the county’s internal auditor about pursuing areas of interest and to hear reports of ongoing audit functions.  The committee members will have wide access to county records and documented internal-control systems across all departments for review. 

            Through the committee’s chairperson, the Internal Audit Advisory Committee will regularly report to the county commission about any findings or recommendations for procedural changes to the county’s systems of internal controls.

            Application materials such as letters of interest, resumes and reference letters will be accepted through Sept. 8, 2017. Application materials should be remitted to: Peggy Strahan, County Manager’s Office, Doña Ana County Government Center, 845 N. Motel Blvd., Las Cruces, N.M., 88007

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Reporters seeking more information or interviews may call county Public Information Director Jess Williams at (575) 525-5801.