The Pierce County Performance Audit Committee is seeking to fill a vacancy created by the resignation of Roy Polley, who has served since the seven-member committee’s formation more than nine years ago. He is a retired University of Puget Sound accounting professor, and his replacement must be a certified public accountant.
The committee meets monthly and includes three County Council members, the county executive or designee, the budget and finance director, and two citizen members. The other citizen member is Mark San Soucie, a retired Air Force officer. The committee decides what should be audited, plans specific audits, acquires audit contractors through an RFP process, hears audit reports, and makes recommendations for action to the County Council.
“We’re looking for a CPA who is acquainted with performance audits, has good analytical skills, is comfortable working with public officials and will represent the public at large,” said Matt Temmel, the county’s performance audit coordinator.
The other citizen member of the committee is Mark San Souci, a retired Air Force officer now serving as a regional liaison for military families. “This committee is enlightening. If you have ever wondered how our county agencies provide their respective services to the public and wish to ensure they operate efficiently and effectively, we could use you,” San Souci said.
Pierce County has had an ongoing performance audit program since 1997. Audit reports are posted at www.piercecountywa.org/performance-audit.
To apply for the position or obtain additional information, contact Temmel at 253-798-4927. Applications close Dec. 28, 2006.