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Independent
Performance Auditor

 

The SANDAG Board has launched a nationwide search for a new Independent Performance Auditor.

At its February 8, 2019, meeting, the SANDAG Board of Directors approved an employment agreement with Ms. Mary Khoshmashrab for the position of Independent Performance Auditor. Ms. Khoshmashrab is currently the Chief Auditor at the County of Yolo in northern California. She has extensive audit experience and has worked for various state agencies including the Energy Commission, the Office of the Attorney General, and the Office of the State Controller. Ms. Mary Khoshmashrab’s first day will be Wednesday, April 3, 2019.

Reporting to the SANDAG Board of Directors and Audit Committee, Ms. Khoshmashrab will oversee and conduct independent examinations of SANDAG programs, functions, operations, or management systems and procedures to assess whether the agency is achieving economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in the employment of available resources; and provide sound professional recommendations for consideration in formulating policies and procedures, establishing internal controls, and improving operational and organizational performance.

The Audit Committee initiated a recruitment for the Independent Performance Auditor position in July 2018, which included a review of the primary job functions, education and experience requirements, and proposed compensation and benefits package. Following stakeholder engagement activities, the position was advertised in mid-September through mid-October; 24 applications were received.

With assistance from Ralph Andersen & Associates, the executive recruitment firm hired for this project, the Selection Subcommittee (composed of two members of the Audit Committee: Mayor Bill Wells and Robert Monson) short-listed four candidates who interviewed with the Audit Committee on December 14, 2018. Based on these interviews, the Audit Committee recommended two candidates to the Board of Directors; these individuals were interviewed by the Board on January 11, 2019.

Following finalist interviews, the Board identified a preferred candidate for the Independent Performance Auditor position and authorized the Vice Chair and Audit Committee Vice Chair to negotiate terms and conditions of employment that are consistent with organizations comparable to SANDAG.

Resources

February 8, 2019, SANDAG Board of Directors Report: SANDAG Independent Performance Auditor

Recruitment Brochure: SANDAG Independent Performance Auditor

Draft Position Description

July 13, 2018, Audit Committee Report: Independent Performance Auditor Recruitment

June 22, 2018, SANDAG Board of Directors Report: SANDAG Independent Performance Auditor Recruitment

SANDAG Board Policy No. 039: Audit Policy Advisory Committee and Audit Activities

Proposed Recruitment Workplan