Scheduled Work Days; Hours of Work: Monday-Friday; 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Work Week: Non-Standard
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Within the Office of Internal Audit at the Department of Administration (DOA), to develop, prioritize and complete highly complex and detailed audits for evaluating the effectiveness and efficiencies of management, internal controls, accuracy of financial information and compliance with statutes, regulations, policies and internal procedures of state departments, agencies, quasi state agencies, or other entities within the purview of the Office of Internal Audit; to serve as the in-charge auditor on a regular or assigned basis and to coordinate and review the work of professional auditors during an audit; and to do related work as required. SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the general supervision of a superior with considerable latitude for the exercise of independent judgement; work is reviewed in process and upon completion for conformance to rules, regulations, procedures and for the application of generally accepted auditing standards and techniques. SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Serves as the in-charge auditor by coordinating and reviewing the work of professional auditors on a project basis as well as providing technical guidance/direction and assistance to lower-level auditors on a regular or project basis.
Illustrative Examples of Work Performed
Within the Office of Internal Audit at the Department of Administration, to develop, prioritize .and complete highly complex and detailed audits for evaluating the effectiveness and efficiencies of management, internal controls, accuracy of financial information and compliance with statutes, regulations, policies and internal procedures of state departments, agencies, quasi-state agencies, or other entities within the purview of the Office of Internal Audit. To serve as the in-charge auditor on a regular or assigned basis by coordinating and reviewing the work of professional auditors during an audit. To develop a plan to assess the risk of fraud and to develop, prioritize and complete detailed, complex audits. To assist in developing audit objectives and scopes to ensure adequate audit coverage. To apply advanced professional auditing standards, methods and procedures to perform the most complex analyses, and to make recommendations concerning the accuracy of accounting systems, practices, policies, and procedures, management controls and operational and administrative functions and procedures. To review analyses, summaries, findings, recommendations and audit reports to ensure work the work of subordinates is performed in compliance with professional auditing standards. To prepare in-depth and complex audit reports based upon independent as well as subordinate-level audit findings and recommendations, which include audit observations, findings and recommendations for corrective action. To provide technical guidance, direction and instruction to internal staff and agency officials regarding the interpretation and application of auditing rules, regulations, policies, procedures and practices. To interview staff and management, gather pertinent data, information, records and documentation to support audit research, analysis and subsequent reports. To review and interpret federal and state laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures as they pertain to the audit process and to prepare and present recommendations to a superior. To have regular contacts with interagency and intra-agency staff and others outside state government, primarily for gathering, coordinating and relaying information and recommendations.
To attend education and training seminars, conferences, workshops, etc. as requested by the Chief Audit Officer. To do related work as required.
Required Qualifications for Appointment
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND CAPACITIES: A thorough knowledge of accounting principles and practices; a thorough knowledge of professional auditing standards, methods and procedures; a thorough knowledge of audit techniques and requirements in the examination of various federal grants and programs; a thorough knowledge of corporation and governmental finance and the ability to interpret state and federal laws, rules and regulations as they pertain to such; a thorough knowledge of state and federal laws, rules and regulations; a thorough knowledge of interviewing techniques and procedures; a thorough knowledge of statistics and sampling and the ability to apply statistical and non-statistical sampling techniques; a thorough knowledge of auditing practices and procedures applicable to computer assisted auditing techniques; a working knowledge of information systems technology, operations and applications; the ability to gather, analyze, interpret and evaluate technical data; the ability to develop a plan to assess the risk of fraud and to develop, prioritize and complete detailed, complex audits; the ability to recognize deficiencies in management controls and procedures and to recommend corrective action; the ability to interpret program laws, rules and regulations; the ability to serve as the in-charge auditor by coordinating and reviewing the work of professional auditors as well as to provide training, technical guidance/direction and assistance on a regular or assigned basis; the ability to assist in the development of audit schedules, objectives, timeframes and scopes to ensure adequate audit coverage; the ability to provide training to auditing professionals; the ability to prepare complex and in-depth reports, work papers, analysis summaries, and recommendations; the ability to recognize deficiencies in accounting, compliance and management controls; the ability to communicate effectively with public officials, employees and customers; and related capacities and abilities.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Education: Possession of a Bachelor's Degree from an institution of recognized standing with a major in Accounting and must meet the requirements leading to a relevant professional certification including but not limited to Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), or possession of a Master's Degree in Accounting; and Experience: A minimum of three (3) years of progressive experience in the field of auditing or accounting, such as through extensive employment in a large federal agency, state department or in a large private organization involving the application of the professional auditing standards, investigation practices, procedures and techniques, including assessment of internal and external controls.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: At the time of appointment, must possess a valid driver's license and must maintain such license as a condition of employment.