Characteristics of Work Benefits Supplemental Questions
This is very responsible supervisory and professional work in various functional areas of the Office of the State Auditor. An Auditor Analyst IV is required to perform a wide variety of activities that require a high level of intuition, logic, analytical ability, technical knowledge, and communication skills. This position is responsible for applying auditing, business, management, and social science research methods to evaluate the efficiency, effectiveness, and impact of public programs.
Employees in this classification are responsible for planning, conducting, and reporting performance audits and studies of state and local government programs, and thus have developed technical and supervisory proficiencies. They serve as auditors-in-charge of moderately complex and/or technically demanding performance audits and studies.
Auditor Analysts IVs work under the general supervision of a higher level Auditor Analysts and Audit Department Management and, in some instances, other Auditor Analyst IVs. They supervise lower level Auditor Analysts, and, in some cases, other Auditor Analyst IVs.
Examples of Work:
Examples of work performed in this classification include, but are not limited to, the following:
Assists in formulating research questions that are responsive to legislative concerns.
Assists in developing valid and reliable research methods.
Assists in providing specialized technical assistance and advice on research methods.
Assists in collecting and analyzing data to measure program impact, effectiveness, and efficiency, as well as compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements.
Exercises professional judgment on data analysis. For those with accounting backgrounds professional judgment is to be exercised on financial accounting and reporting matters.
Provides accurate, valid, and reliable results of assigned audit tasks.
Prepares supporting analyses and detailed and summary work papers.
Assists in the examination of financial statements that are prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles when necessary to meet audit objectives.
Reviews management accounting techniques.
Assists in financial analysis, budget and performance measures review, and management information systems review.
Develops audit findings, conclusions, and recommendations.
Assists in the preparation of audit reports.
Makes oral presentations.
Assists in certain other tasks assigned such as planning and presenting training, maintaining audit manuals and directives, and completing other projects as required.
Inspects vehicles for proper markings.
Inspects and verifies fixed assets inventories in state agencies, universities, public schools, and counties.
Generates electronic work papers.
Conducts follow-up audits.
Assists supervisors in exit conference meetings.
Assists the state agencies, universities, and counties with policies and procedures regarding fixed assets.
Performs related or similar duties as required or assigned.
These minimum qualifications have been agreed upon by Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in this job class and are based upon a job analysis and the essential functions. However, if a candidate believes he/she is qualified for the job although he/she does not have the minimum qualifications set forth below, he/she may request special consideration through substitution of related education and experience, demonstrating the ability to perform the essential functions of the position. Any request to substitute related education or experience for minimum qualifications must be addressed to the Mississippi State Personnel Board in writing, identifying the related education and experience which demonstrates the candidate's ability to perform all essential functions of the position.
A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Accounting, Business Administration, Computer Science, Economics, Finance, Public Administration, or a related field;
Six (6) years of experience related to the described duties.
Must possess a valid Mississippi driver's license.
Above a Bachelor's Degree, related education and related experience may be substituted on an equal basis.
Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring agency. These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following.
1.Inspects city and county vehicles for proper markings.
2.Audits the fixed assets in agencies, universities, public schools, or counties and relates policy and procedures for the fixed assets as necessary.
3.Assists in formulating research questions that are responsive to legislative concerns.
4.Assists in developing valid and reliable research methods.
5.Assists in providing specialized technical assistance and advice on research methods.
6.Assists in collecting and analyzing data to measure program impact, effectiveness, and efficiency, as well as compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements.
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