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Audit Strategic Planning Specialist

Audit Strategic Planning Specialist

locationManhattan, New York, NY, USA
PublishedPublished: 12/15/2023
Procurement / Operations
Full Time

The New York City Campaign Finance Board manages New York City’s small donor democracy program and educates and engages voters via NYC Votes. The CFB has enjoyed a tremendous arc of progress over its 30-year history, and our updated flagship small donor democracy program is the centerpiece of this progress.

We eliminate barriers to participation by providing access to the resources New Yorkers need to vote or run for office and amplify the voices of small donors with New York City’s small donor democracy program.

We are dedicated to making New York City’s local democracy more open, transparent, and equitable. You would be working with a team that is mission-driven and committed to continuous improvement.

The CFB’s Auditing & Accounting Unit is comprised of a talented team of auditing professionals with diverse backgrounds who are committed to ensuring that candidates running for City office comply with the Campaign Finance Act and Board Rules. The important work performed by each member of this team has a direct impact on maintaining the integrity of New York City’s matching funds program, which stands as a benchmark for effective campaign finance systems around the country.

In addition to safeguarding one of the strongest publicly funded campaign finance systems, the Audit Unit ensures that the CFB’s robust disclosure and oversight requirements, which are key to having an informed electorate, are met by all candidates, regardless of their participation in the matching funds program.

This is a new position in the Audit Unit that will report to the Deputy Director of Audit Strategic Planning. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who is interested in auditing and strategic planning. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

- Maintain a work plan for the Audit Unit and ensure deadlines are met.
- Aid in the planning of each new election cycle and ensure that the templates and procedures are updated, and deadlines are determined.
- Standardize all audit processes.
- Develop a long-term strategic plan for the Audit Unit.
- Learn and maintain a working knowledge of the audit process to be able to understand the work when planning.

Essential Skills

- Strong analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills (both verbal and written).
- Efficient and effective project management skills.
- Ability to track numerous deadlines.
- A strong work ethic, meticulous organization, and attention to detail.
- Background or interest in auditing.
- Background in strategic planning and/or caseload management.
- Experience in documenting procedures.

Additional Information

The City of New York provides generous medical benefits (including dental and vision through respective unions or funds), retirement, tuition reimbursement, and additional ancillary benefits. CFB offers a flexible and hybrid work schedule, opportunities for career development, learning & development (leadership training, coaching), wellness programs, and much more!

The CFB is an equal opportunity employer firmly committed to diversity. All individuals are encouraged to apply. If you anticipate needing any type of reasonable accommodation to apply for an employment opportunity, please contact or (212) 409-1800.

How to Apply

All applicants must apply through NYC Government Jobs | Explore Careers | City of New York (

- Please search and apply to the job ID number listed above.
- Resume and cover letter are required for consideration.
- Note that only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

Minimum Qualifications

1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college including or supplemented by at least twelve-semester credits (or the equivalent of twelve-semester credits) in accounting, auditing, business or public administration, computer science, economics, finance, statistics, graphic design, personnel or human resources administration, user experience design, or a closely related area of study and one year of satisfactory full-time experience in accounting, auditing (including compliance or investigative auditing), business or public administration, business analysis, computer science, database administration, economics, finance, fiscal or economic management or research, statistics, graphic design, personnel or human resources administration, user experience design, or a closely related field; or
2. A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent and five years of experience as described in “1” above; or
3. Education and/or experience equivalent to “1” above.

Public Service Loan Forgiveness

As a prospective employee of the City of New York, you may be eligible for federal loan forgiveness programs and state repayment assistance programs. For more information, please visit the U.S. Department of Education’s website at

Residency Requirement

New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.

Additional Information

The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.