Leg Audit Staff

State Of Minnesota Saint Paul , MN 55102

Posted 3 days ago

Job Details

Job Class: Leg Audit StaffWorking Title: Staff Auditor

Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers

Date Posted: 09/04/2018

Closing Date: Applications received from this posting may be used to fill current and future vacancies in this job class through 02/22/2019.

Hiring Agency: Office of the Legislative Auditor

Division/Unit: Financial Audit Division

Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift - hours are flexible between 6:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Days of Work: Monday - Friday

Travel Required: Some travel within the state may be required

Salary Range: $20.83 - $30.25/hourly; $43,493 - $63,162/annually (The Legislative Auditor will determine the starting salary within this salary range based on the successful applicant's qualifications.)

Classified Status: Classified

Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes

Job Summary

Job Summary

The Office of the Legislative Auditor (OLA), Financial Audit Division, is now accepting applications for full-time staff auditor positions. Staff auditors enjoy rewarding work and encounter a variety of financial activities, programs, and people.

Staff auditors conduct audits of diverse and complex government agencies and programs. Typical duties require a staff auditor to:

  • Evaluate and test internal controls.

  • Perform legal compliance testing.

  • Audit financial statements.

  • Analyze transactions and financial activity.

  • Test accuracy and determine data integrity.

  • Document audit evidence in work papers.

  • Draft audit findings.

Applications received from this posting may be used to fill current and future vacancies in this job class through February 22, 2019. The Legislative Auditor will determine the starting salary based on the successful applicant's qualifications.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

To be considered, a candidate must submit a cover letter and must have:

  • A bachelor's degree (or be enrolled in the last semester) in accounting, business, economics, finance, or a closely related field.

  • Knowledge of accounting and auditing principles.

  • Strong oral and written communication and organizational skills.

  • A demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.

  • The ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers and other state agency staff.

  • Computer skills, including experience using word processing, spreadsheet, and database software.

Preferred Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Training or experience in critically analyzing financial data and legal compliance requirements, including laws, federal regulations, and state rules, policies, and procedures.

  • Training or experience with data analysis and sampling techniques.

  • Training or experience collecting information through interviews and written inquiries.

  • Proficiency in writing clear and concise reports on complex and technical issues.

  • Knowledge of state government and the legislative process.

  • Experience obtaining and handling sensitive information.

A bachelor's or master's degree in accounting and successful completion of some or all parts of the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam are highly desired.

Additional Requirements

Cover letters and resumes/applications will be reviewed to identify applicants meeting minimum and preferred requirements. Selected applicants will go through an interview process and will be asked to submit education transcripts and employment references. At the time of the interview, applicants will be asked to draft a written response to an essay question. Background checks will be conducted prior to any employment offer. Personal integrity is an essential qualification to work at OLA, and certain violations of ethical or legal standards relevant to being an auditor at OLA may disqualify an applicant.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status).

Application Details

Why Work For Us

MEANINGFUL WORK! OLA looks out for the citizens of our state to make sure the government uses their money prudently and in compliance with the law. OLA also looks out for the interests of the State Legislature and the federal government to make sure their programs are operated efficiently and effectively.

GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short- and long-term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year. Additionally, OLA offers flexible work schedules and the ability to telecommute.

How to Apply

Click "Apply" at the bottom of this page. Interested applicants must submit a cover letter with their resume/application. You may do this by uploading them together as a single file attachment, or uploading the cover letter separately from the resume. If you are unable to apply online, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637.

For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers.

Contact

If you have job-specific questions, contact Lori Leysen at Lori.Leysen@state.mn.us or 651-295-0118. For benefits-related questions, contact Shelly Gilb at Shelly.Gilb@state.mn.us or 651-296-1730.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.mn.us. Please indicate what assistance you need.

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