Opportunities


The Audit Services Division assists City departments and policymakers by delivering independent and objective services that promote accountability, effectiveness, and improved performance across City operations. As auditor and internal consultant to the City, the Audit Services Division aims to be a proactive, forward-thinking function that promotes a culture of collaboration, integrity, and continuous improvement. The Audit Services Division is overseen by a Director with staff dedicated to conducting Program Audits & Special Reviews and Financial-Related Audits & Investigations.

Our work is timely and crucial to the People of Los Angeles.  Recent projects have focused on topics such as outreach for persons experiencing homelessness, building affordable housing, expanding digital government, pay equity, and wildfire prevention.

Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate or community college program
  • Experience with research and data analytics

Skills

  • Interest in public service, civic engagement and a desire to learn in a positive, creative environment.
  • Interest in local government
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent research skills
  • Strong organizational and planning skills
  • Great attitude and sense of humor
  • Ability to work effectively with others
  • Ability to solve problems creatively and effectively
  • Ability to read and follow manuals and instructions
  • Ability to observe processes and create a step-by-step documentation
  • Ability to work under time-sensitive and tight-deadline environment

Application Process and Deadline 

Apply by emailing your resume to controller.galperin@lacity.org no later than November 6, 2020, at 5:00p.m. In the subject line indicate the exact internship you are applying for. Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please submit any questions you have to controller.galperin@lacity.org. *Note: this is an unpaid internship. 

About the Office of Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin 

Los Angeles Controller Ron Galperin is the taxpayers’ watchdog at City Hall, making sure public dollars are spent efficiently and effectively. He is also the elected paymaster, auditor and chief accounting officer for the City of Los Angeles.

Galperin oversees a team that conducts independent audits, manages City payroll and spending, prepares financial reports, pursues fraud and waste, and works to create a more transparent and accountable city for everyone. His reports are improving street maintenance, arts funding, management of special funds, L.A.’s trees, emergency services and many other City functions.

Are you looking for internship opportunities to participate in real-world, multi-year project implementation, collaborate with teams, and gain experience in project management, financial management, and city business processes?  Become a member of our team in the City of Los Angeles, Controller’s Office and contribute to the success of the Financial Management System (FMS) Bank Replacement and the Early Warning System (EWS) Projects.

In this role, you will:

  • Assist the project lead in planning tasks and coordinating activities, managing communications, quality assurance, and updating project monitoring tools to track issues, deadlines, and progress.
  • Set up, organize and attend project team meetings for planning, status update, problem-solving, workshops, etc.
  • Document and follow up on important actions and decisions discussed in meetings.
  • Prepare drafts of presentation materials for meetings.
  • Coordinate efforts within the team and with outside consultants.
  • Support the project team members in collecting and compiling information, creating process mapping and documentation.
  • Assist and/or participate in the User Acceptance Testing (UAT).
  • Manage project record-keeping.

Qualifications: 

  • Currently or recently enrolled in College
  • Interest in project management, and financial systems
  • Outstanding organizational, time management, and communication skills
  • Excellent in analysis and attention to details
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, prioritize, and coordinate activities
  • Able to work independently
  • Ability to use Word, Excel and PowerPoint and Google Apps

Application Process and Deadline 

Apply by emailing your resume to controller.galperin@lacity.org no later than November 6, 2020, at 5:00p.m. In the subject line indicate the exact internship you are applying for. Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please submit any questions you have to controller.galperin@lacity.org. *Note: this is an unpaid internship. 

About the Office of Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin 

Los Angeles Controller Ron Galperin is the taxpayers’ watchdog at City Hall, making sure public dollars are spent efficiently and effectively. He is also the elected paymaster, auditor and chief accounting officer for the City of Los Angeles.

Galperin oversees a team that conducts independent audits, manages City payroll and spending, prepares financial reports, pursues fraud and waste, and works to create a more transparent and accountable city for everyone. His reports are improving street maintenance, arts funding, management of special funds, L.A.’s trees, emergency services and many other City functions.

Are you looking for internship opportunities to participate in real-world, multi-year project implementation, collaborate with teams, and gain experience in project management, financial management, and city business processes?  Become a member of our team in the City of Los Angeles, Controller’s Office and contribute to the success of the Financial Management System (FMS) Upgrade Project.

In this role, you will:

  • Assist the project lead in planning tasks and coordinating activities, managing communications, quality assurance, and updating project monitoring tools to track issues, deadlines, and progress.
  • Set up, organize and attend project team meetings for planning, status update, problem-solving, workshops, etc.
  • Document and follow up on important actions and decisions discussed in meetings
  • Prepare drafts of presentation materials for meetings
  • Coordinate efforts within the team and with outside consultants
  • Support the project team members in collecting and compiling information, creating process mapping and documentation
  • Manage project record-keeping

Qualifications: 

  • Currently or recently enrolled in College
  • Interest in project management, and financial systems
  • Outstanding organizational, time management, and communication skills
  • Excellent attention to details
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, prioritize, and coordinate activities
  • Able to work independently
  • Ability to use Word, Excel and PowerPoint and Google Apps

Application Process and Deadline 

Apply by emailing your resume to controller.galperin@lacity.org no later than November 6, 2020, at 5:00p.m. In the subject line indicate the exact internship you are applying for. Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please submit any questions you have to controller.galperin@lacity.org. *Note: this is an unpaid internship. 

About the Office of Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin 

Los Angeles Controller Ron Galperin is the taxpayers’ watchdog at City Hall, making sure public dollars are spent efficiently and effectively. He is also the elected paymaster, auditor and chief accounting officer for the City of Los Angeles.

Galperin oversees a team that conducts independent audits, manages City payroll and spending, prepares financial reports, pursues fraud and waste, and works to create a more transparent and accountable city for everyone. His reports are improving street maintenance, arts funding, management of special funds, L.A.’s trees, emergency services and many other City functions.

The Financial Management System (FMS) is the primary financial system for all City Departments (excluding Airports, Harbor and DWP). System hardware resides in the Cloud, with a robust capacity for future growth. Deployment to the Cloud has allowed FMS to be immune from natural disasters such as earthquakes and other states of emergency. The City of Los Angeles was the first municipality in California to deploy an enterprise financial system to the Cloud.

FMS users are assigned to “Security roles” which give them the ability to perform their specific job functions in FMS.  Workflow defines the electronic document approval process applied to various FMS documents (e.g. GAE encumbrance, GAX voucher, etc). Documents submitted move through draft and approval processes electronically until approval and are then posted into FMS. The Security & Workflow section of FMS oversees this complex process.

Qualifications 

    • Computer Programming Skills
    • Web design skills
    • Graphic design skills
    • Proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator or other visual design and wire-framing tools
    • Up-to-date knowledge of  the latest Web trends, techniques and technologies
    • Proficiency in HTML, CSS and JavaScript for rapid prototyping
  • Computer Science or Information Systems degree preferred

Skills

  • Ability to solve problems creatively and effectively
  • Strong customer service and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to read and follow manuals and instructions
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to observe processes and create a step-by-step documentation
  • Strong organizational and planning skills
  • Ability to work effectively with others
  • Ability to work under time-sensitive and tight-deadline environment

Application Process and Deadline 

Apply by emailing your resume to controller.galperin@lacity.org no later than November 6, 2020, at 5:00 

p.m. In the subject line indicate the exact internship you are applying for. Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please submit any questions you have to controller.galperin@lacity.org. *Note: this is an unpaid internship. 

About the Office of Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin 

Los Angeles Controller Ron Galperin is the taxpayers’ watchdog at City Hall, making sure public dollars are spent efficiently and effectively. He is also the elected paymaster, auditor and chief accounting officer for the City of Los Angeles.

Galperin oversees a team that conducts independent audits, manages City payroll and spending, prepares financial reports, pursues fraud and waste, and works to create a more transparent and accountable city for everyone. His reports are improving street maintenance, arts funding, management of special funds, L.A.’s trees, emergency services and many other City functions.

The Office of Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin is seeking dynamic, highly motivated interns in the area of Special Funds under Financial Analysis and Reporting.

Responsibilities 

The City of Los Angeles City Controller’s Office seeks to hire an intern to perform data analysis and verification of the City’s fund data reported in “All City Funds” on the Controller’s website located here.

Data validation includes performing or assisting in identifying, researching, reviewing files and legal documents found online or other electronic sources about the use of the City’s funds. The intern will assist Controller staff in developing and executing processes for monitoring, maintaining, and improving the information found in its databases. The intern will also assist Controller staff in using this information for developing investigative reports using Word, Excel, Access and other reporting tools.

Skills & Qualifications 

  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • Confident problem solver and critical thinker
  • Excellent communicator and writer
  • Ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Access for creating reports
  • Advance data visualization skills, desired but not required

Characteristics 

  •   Passion for the public good and public interest
  •   Meticulous attention to detail from start and finish
  •   Upbeat, flexible demeanor and ability to adapt and adjust to priorities on the spot

Application Process and Deadline 

Apply by emailing your resume to controller.galperin@lacity.org no later than November 6, 2020, at 5:00p.m. In the subject line indicate the exact internship you are applying for. Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please submit any questions you have to controller.galperin@lacity.org. *Note: this is an unpaid internship. 

About the Office of Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin 

Los Angeles Controller Ron Galperin is the taxpayers’ watchdog at City Hall, making sure public dollars are spent efficiently and effectively. He is also the elected paymaster, auditor and chief accounting officer for the City of Los Angeles.

Galperin oversees a team that conducts independent audits, manages City payroll and spending, prepares financial reports, pursues fraud and waste, and works to create a more transparent and accountable city for everyone. His reports are improving street maintenance, arts funding, management of special funds, L.A.’s trees, emergency services and many other City functions.

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