Marty Kolkin has been appointed the City of Santa Monica’s new internal audit manager.

Kolkin, who began the position June 1st, was selected following a nationwide recruitment and comes to the city with an extensive background in internal auditing.

“I am delighted to have Marty on our team,” said Carol Swindell, director of finance for the city. “During these challenging economic times it’s especially important to protect our assets and maintain healthy fiscal monitoring practices.

“Marty has the right experience to assist our city departments in evaluating their internal and administrative controls and reviewing operational efficiencies.”

The internal audit manager oversees the operations and activities of the Internal Audit Division, which conducts citywide internal control system assessments of municipal business practices to ensure the safeguarding of public assets.

The manager also consults with staff to develop adequate systems of administrative and internal controls to mitigate risk, and conducts internal financial and program audits of city operations.

Most recently, Kolkin was the city auditor for the City of Sacramento where he served since 2003.

Kolkin has a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Avila University, and is a certified public accountant, a certified fraud examiner, certified government financial manager, certified business manager and a certified internal controls auditor.