Delray Hires Internal Auditor

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Staff report

Delray Beach commissioners selected who they want to see fill the role of internal auditor, a new position with the city.

City commissioners selected Julia Davidyan for the job. The city’s human resource department will now work to negotiate a contract with her.

She has experience in auditing in both the public and private sector. She has recently moved to Boca Raton.

“I am not afraid to make tough calls,” she told commissioners during her interview.

Voters approved a referendum in 2016 that supported the city hiring an internal auditor. The auditor will serve at the pleasure of a majority of commissioners. The auditor will report directly to commissioners.

“We are doing what our constituency asked us to do a couple of years back,” Mayor Shelly Petrolia said of the new job.

The job was posted in April and 63 applications were received. Human Resources Director, Sharon Liebowitz, reviewed the applications, identified those meeting the minimum qualifications for the position, and forwarded the 13 most highly qualified candidates to commissioners to review in June. From there, commissioners narrowed the list to five and then conducted interviews.

The job posting indicates the maximum the city will pay the auditor annually is $152,295 and proposes a start date of Aug. 20.