Audit Committee of the Board of Commissioners 

Multnomah County

Audit Committee

Job Summary:

The Audit Committee of the Board of Commissioners of Multnomah County serves as a liaison between the Board, the independent external auditor and management, as their duties relate to financial accounting, reporting, and internal controls and compliance. The Committee assists the Board in reviewing county accounting policies and reporting practices as they relate to the county’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.The Committee is the county’s agent in assuring the independence of the county’s external auditors, the integrity of management, and the adequacy of disclosures to the public.

The Audit Committee is established in County Code Chapter 3, Section 3.501 to 3.505

Qualification:

  • Selection of the Audit Committee will be designed to ensure the maximum degree of independence for the audit management process.
  • Members of the Committee must have no monetary or investment interest in any matters concerning the selection of the external auditor.
  • Multnomah County employees and employees of any organization providing or bidding upon audit contract services to Multnomah County are not eligible for membership on the Committee.
  • Knowledge of audit, financial statements, and/or financial management is desired but not required.
  • Community members of the Audit Committee must reside in Multnomah County.
Membership Terms:

Members are appointed to 3-year terms beginning in May, and can serve no more than 2 successive terms.

Meetings:

The Audit Committee meets twice a year. These meetings typically take place during lunch on a weekday. Lunch is provided.

How to Apply:

Click HERE to apply to sit on the Board of Commissioners Audit Committee

Membership:

The Committee is composed of the County Chair or their designee, one County Commissioner appointed by the Chair, one independent community member appointed by the Chair, four independent community members recommended by the County Auditor to the County Chair for appointment, the County Auditor (non-voting), and the County Chief Financial Officer (non-voting). Community members on the Audit Committee are appointed for three-year terms and can serve no more than two consecutive terms.

Current Membership:

Rambod Behnam, community member (1st term: May 2019 - April 2022)

Donald R. Cox, Jr., community member (1st term: July 2018 - June 2021)

Jack Pessia, community member (2nd term: July 2017 – June 2020)

Terri Preeg Riggsby, community member (1st term: May 2019 - April 2022)

Kevin C. Rogers, community member (1st term: May 2019 - April 2022)

Susheela Jayapal, County Commissioner District 2

Marissa Madrigal, County’s Chief Operating Officer, County Chair designee

Jennifer McGuirk, County Auditor (non-voting)

Eric Arellano, County’s Chief Financial Officer (non-voting)


Duties:

The Audit Committee serves as a liaison between the Board, the independent external auditor and management, as their duties relate to financial accounting, reporting, and internal controls and compliance.

The Committee assists the Board in reviewing county accounting policies and reporting practices as they relate to the county’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. The Committee is the county’s agent in assuring the independence of the county’s external auditors, the integrity of management, and the adequacy of disclosures to the public.

How a member is selected:

Application process will be overseen by the County Auditor’s Office and the successful candidate will be recommended to the County Chair for appointment with the approval of the Board of Commissioners through resolution.

Deadline to apply:

All applications must be submitted by 11:59pm on Friday, March 13, 2020.

Qualifications:

1. Community members of the Committee must reside in Multnomah County.

2. Selection of the Audit Committee will be designed to ensure the maximum degree of independence for the audit management process.

3. Members of the Committee must have no monetary or investment interest in any matters concerning the selection of the external auditor.

4. Multnomah County employees and employees of any organization providing or bidding upon audit contract services to Multnomah County are not eligible for membership on the Committee.

5. Knowledge of audit, financial statements, and/or financial management is desired but not required.





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