FPC Audit Manager

Recruitment #2006-5105-001


**This position is exempt from civil service and the incumbent serves at the pleasure of the Executive Director of the Fire and Police Commission.**

Located on the western shore of Lake Michigan, Milwaukee is an urban hub bursting with energy. Milwaukee provides a casual sophistication – big city appeal without the big city hassles. We are accessible and affordable, and our residents are welcoming. Milwaukee has evolved through the years, bringing together its unsurpassed old world charm with a breathtaking Art Museum, top-flight arts and cultural attractions, professional sports, lakefront festivals, recreational opportunities, and great restaurants.


Take your auditing career to the next level in this interesting and challenging new position! The Fire and Police Commission’s auditing unit is a significant part of the City’s public safety by closely working with the Milwaukee Fire and Police Departments.

Under the general direction of the Fire and Police Commission (FPC) Executive Director, the FPC Audit Manager oversees the FPC Audit Division and ensures that high-risk areas of the Milwaukee Fire Department (MFD) and Milwaukee Police Department (MPD) are audited in order to decrease risk and to improve operations.  

The Audit Manager is also responsible for the audits as they relate to the ACLU Settlement agreement.

Essential Functions

  • Direct FPC Auditors to conduct audits that ensure thorough, fair, and credible results and timely and objective results, and that the appropriate division within MPD audits data, dashboard camera footage, and body camera footage related to traffic stops, field interviews, no-action encounters, frisks, and searches. Auditors will be instrumental in the Collins, et. al Settlement Agreement audits and management of proper compliance efforts.
  • Direct the FPC Audit Division’s daily activities, including making assignments, monitoring work in progress, providing ongoing training, assessing performance, and making hiring recommendations.
  • Oversee audits of all complaint investigations conducted by the MPD, the MFP or the FPC.
  • Oversee audits of traffic stops, field interviews, no-action encounters, frisks, and searches, including audits of video sources; ensure that FPC Auditors analyze these audits to identify and/or assess problematic officer behavior.
  • Ensure the data and findings from FPC audits are incorporated into the MPD’s AIM System, a database software program used to identify MPD member performance for the purpose of evaluation.
  • Aid in handling complex audit issues and facilitate communication with FPC management, city leaders and Fire and Police Department management.
  • Monitor completion of each audit project and final audit work product.  

Reasonable accommodations requested by qualified individuals with disabilities will be made in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended by the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008.

Conditions of Employment

  • Based upon each department’s responses to the COVID-19 pandemic and the needs of each department, employees may be expected to work from home intermittently or continuously.
  • Must meet continuing professional education (CPE) requirements of auditing standards.

Minimum Requirements

  1. Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration, public administration, finance, or a closely related field from an accredited college or university.
  2. Four years of progressively responsible professional auditing experience gained in an internal auditor or external auditor position, performing financial, compliance, operational, and/or performance auditing, including two years in a management or supervisory capacity.
  3. Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) at the time of appointment and throughout employment.
  4. Valid driver’s license at time of appointment and throughout employment.

Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.  

IMPORTANT NOTE: College transcripts are required and must be emailed as an attachment to staffinginfo@milwaukee.gov by the closing date and time.  Student/unofficial copies are acceptable; however, your transcript must be legible and include your college/university name, your name, the degree completed and the date completed.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Public sector auditing experience.
  • Certification as a Certified Law Enforcement Auditor (CLEA) or Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA).

Knowledges, Skills, Abilities & Other Characteristics

  • Knowledge of municipal government policies, procedures, and internal controls.
  • Knowledge of generally accepted auditing standards and generally accepted government auditing standards.
  • Ability to evaluate internal controls, risk management programs, compliance with laws and the Collins, et. al Settlement Agreement, public safety rules, regulations, and policies.
  • Ability to make recommendations for improvement.
  • Ability to develop well-written, well documented audit reports.
  • Ability to learn and apply to auditing law enforcement methods, procedures, policies and the laws governing and prescribing the powers and authority of a law enforcement officer.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex technical, financial, and legal documents.
  • Ability to use standard computer software programs, including word processing, spreadsheet, enterprise software and databases.
  • Ability to analyze and solve complicated problems.
  • Skill in decision-making.
  • Ability to exercise exemplary judgment.
  • Ability to employ innovative approaches to meeting and resolving assignments and critical issues.
  • Skill in performing strategic planning, project management and risk assessment.
  • Customer focus and a dedication to exceptional service delivery.
  • Skill in verbal and presentation skills, including the ability to clearly convey information one-on-one and before groups in a public setting.
  • Superior written communication skills, including the ability to write complex reports that may be viewed by the public and/or subject to open records.
  • Interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish effective working relationships with team members, departmental representatives and City Officials.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with people whose backgrounds may differ from one’s own.
  • Ability to assign duties, set performance standards, provide guidance and training, monitor work in progress, evaluate performance and make hiring recommendations.
  • Ability to foster an environment of inclusion and respect for all.
  • Ability to work effectively in a diverse, collaborative and team-oriented environment.
  • Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to perform well under pressure and to withstand possible attempts to influence audit proceedings.
  • Ability to represent the department with the utmost professionalism, honesty, and integrity.
  • Ability to comply with all applicable legal requirements.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and information security.

Current Salary

The current salary range (1 IX) is $75,478-$105,669 and the resident incentive salary range for City of Milwaukee residents is $77,743-$108,839.  Appointment above the minimum is possible based upon level of experience and other qualifications and is subject to approval.

The City of Milwaukee provides a comprehensive benefit program that includes the following:

  • Defined Benefit Pension Plan
  • 457 Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • Comprehensive Wellness Program
  • Onsite Clinic Services
  • Onsite Employee Assistance Program
  • Alternative Work Schedules
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Tuition Benefits
  • Paid Vacation
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • Paid Sick Leave and other paid leaves
  • Flexible Spending Arrangement
  • Commuter Value Pass

For full details of the benefits offered by the City of Milwaukee, please visit https://city.milwaukee.gov/der/benefits.


Selection Process

THE SELECTION PROCESS will be job related and will consist of one or more of the following: an evaluation of related education, experience and accomplishments, written tests, interview, or other assessment methods.  The Department of Employee Relations and the Fire and Police Commission reserve the right to call only the most qualified candidates to oral, performance tests or personal interviews. Information from the selection process will be used to make a hiring decision.

APPLICATIONS and further information may be accessed by visiting www.jobaps.com/MIL.

  • Applications and transcripts should be submitted no later than the deadline listed above.
  • If you would like assistance completing an application, please contact the Department of Employee Relations at (414) 286-3751 or staffinginfo@milwaukee.gov.
  • The Department of Employee Relations is located in City Hall, 200 E Wells St, Room 706, Milwaukee, WI 53202.


The City of Milwaukee values and encourages diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.

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