Volunteers sought for DeKalb audit committee

DeKalb County is seeking applicants for a five-person audit oversight committee, which will be responsible for nominating a watchdog over the county’s government.

The independent auditor position was created by the Georgia General Assembly this spring as a way to reduce inefficiencies, find fraud and expose waste, according to House Bill 599.

The audit oversight committee’s first job will be to nominate between two and three candidates to serve as the auditor. If the DeKalb Commission doesn’t appoint one of those candidates within 30 days, the committee will choose the auditor.

The committee will also monitor the government’s actions in response to the auditor’s findings, propose the auditor’s budget and create auditing standards.

Those interested in volunteering to serve on the audit committee must live in DeKalb, possess expertise in conducting performance or financial audits, and have at least five years experience as a public accountant, an internal auditor, a performance auditor or a management accountant. Alternatively, an applicant may have 10 years of other relevant professional experience.

Candidates for the committee may submit their resumes to executiverecruiting@dekalbcountyga.gov. Resumes are being accepted from Monday through Sept. 11.

Committee members will be chosen by Oct. 31, with two selected by the DeKalb Commission, one by Interim DeKalb CEO Lee May, one by DeKalb’s delegation to the Georgia Senate, and one by DeKalb’s delegation to the Georgia House.

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