1/24/2017 12:00:00 AM
The Council voted 7-0 on a 2-year contract set to begin on or before February 27.
DENTON, TX, January 24, 2017 – The Denton City Council appointed Craig Hametner as City Auditor, following a meeting on January 24. The Council voted 7-0 on a 2-year contract set to begin on or before February 27.
“After having the opportunity to speak with citizens and business owners, City staff, and the City Council, I am honored to join this vibrant and growing community,” Craig Hametner said. “With the extensive level of services Denton provides, I am looking forward to working with staff to further accountability, transparency, in a culture of continuous improvement of City operations and service delivery.”
“The City Council is excited to welcome Craig Hametner to Denton,” said Mayor Chris Watts. “Craig has a wealth of knowledge and expertise in accounting and is committed to working alongside our new City Manager to ensure effectiveness and efficiency of the services Denton provides. He brings unmatched experience to the City Auditor position and I look forward to working with him on the issues that matter most to our citizens.”
Craig Hametner previously served as City Auditor for the City of League City, TX, where he was the first Internal Auditor. He has also served as the City Auditor for the City of Garland, Senior Auditor for the City of Irving, Auditor for the City of Dallas, and in a variety of accounting-related positions for private sector companies. Hametner serves as an adjunct instructor for North Lake College in the areas of financial accounting and managerial accounting.
Hametner holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio and a Master of Business Administration from Texas State University. Hametner is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Fraud Examiner, a Certified Management Accountant, a Certified Information Systems Auditor, and a Certified Internal Auditor.
The City Council started the nationwide selection process in October by working with Dallas-based executive recruitment firm Waters & Company. 12 applicants responded, which Waters & Company narrowed to 9 semi-finalists for City Council’s additional review. Council Members reviewed the semi-finalists at the Dec. 13 Council meeting and selected four finalists based on the candidate applications, resumes, and supplemental materials.
About the City Auditor Position
According to the City Charter, the City Auditor is appointed by the Council and will report directly to the City Council and Audit/Finance Committee. The City Auditor position is one of a financial, internal control and compliance auditing nature. The City Auditor position will accept management requests for reviews related to the operations and performance of the organization and its programs.