Office of the Governor - Greg Abbott

Employment at the Office of the Governor

Staff Auditor

Job #: 2016-30
TWC Job #: 3372986
Opening Date: 02/12/2016
Closing Date: Until Closed
Travel Required: 25%
Monthly Salary: *$3,520.33 - $3,750.00
Position Location: 1100 San Jacinto, State Insurance Building Austin, Texas 78701
Group Step: B19
Class: 1046

*Salary Commensurate With Experience


Military Occupational Specialist codes that may be applicable to this position: 89A, 89, 020, FIN10, Finance, 34, 3410, 6F0X1, 65AX, 6F
Serves as a staff auditor in the Office of the Governor’s (OOG) Office of Compliance and Monitoring (OCM) reporting to the division director.  Performs on-site and desk monitoring review work on grantees receiving funds awarded by the OOG.  Work involves examining and reviewing records, reports, financial statements, and management practices to ensure compliance with state statutes, federal guidance, and internal regulations.  Works under general supervision with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
Registration, Certification or Licensure:  Valid Texas Driver’s License. Certification as CPA/CIA/CGAP/CGFM/CFE is preferred.

Physical Requirements and/or Working Conditions:  This classification functions in a standard office environment.  Ability to move up to 35 lbs.  Ability to drive and travel as needed.  Will need to move about the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, set up conference rooms for meetings, etc. Must be able to communicate and exchange accurate information via phone, computer and in person.  Must be able to observe and evaluate media in electronic, visual and/or audio format. Must be able to work hours during a legislative session that include holidays and as needed. 


  • Travels throughout Texas to conduct on-site reviews based on program schedule.
  • Conducts desk reviews based on program schedule.
  • Examines audit issues by researching grant topics through interviews, document reviews, prior audit findings, and other documentation.
  • Examines management practices, internal controls, and financial accounting records to ensure standards are being met and to determine ongoing compliance with legal regulations.
  • Prepares monitoring reports, which includes work papers, draft reports, and final reports.  Reviews management responses on non-compliance issues to incorporate into final reports.
  • May conduct special projects.
  • May assist with conducting special investigations into grantees’ questionable operations, practices, or records.
  • Communicates with grantees and provides technical assistance as needed.
  • Maintains well-organized and accurate work papers.
  • Maintains regular attendance and regular work schedule.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in business administration, accounting, finance, auditing or related field and a minimum of two (2) years’ experience in auditing, accounting and/or grant management.  Experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis.  Prefer Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP), Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM), or Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) certification.


  • Knowledge of auditing standards (e.g., Government Auditing Standards, AICPA Statements on Auditing Standards).
  • Knowledge in the field of accounting.
  • Knowledge of grant management standards (e.g. Uniform Grant Management Standards)
  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and regulations relevant to program areas; and of the principles and practices of public administration and management.
  • Knowledge of personal computers and software applications.
  • Skill in verbal and written communication.
  • Skill in Microsoft Word, Excel and Access.
  • Skill in writing and compiling plans and reports.
  • Skill in effective strategic, verbal, and written communications.
  • Ability to accurately complete and assemble audit work papers.
  • Ability to compose clear and concise audit findings and reports.
  • Ability to make complex decisions and to interpret agency enforced regulatory laws, policies, and procedures.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with individuals inside and outside the agency.
  • Ability to effectively plan work and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to travel.


To apply, please visit for instructions on submitting your application. You may download the Texas Workforce Commission State Employment Application or request an application from the Office of the Governor Human Resources Division, State Insurance Building, 1100 San Jacinto, Room 2.300, Austin, Texas, 78701. If required in this posting, copies of college transcripts must be provided concurrent with application for further applicant consideration. For additional information, please call 512- 463-5873, or visit our agency's website. Dial 7-1-1 for Relay Services.

The Office of the Governor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all new employees to present proof of eligibility to work in the United States within three (3) days of being hired. The Office of the Governor participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. Candidates selected for interviews will be subject to background check and required to complete authorization form.

Male candidates between 18 and 25 years of age are required to show proof of Selective Service registration (or exemption) prior to an offer of employment being extended. Such proof is not required to be filed with an application but must be provided upon request by the Human Resources office. For additional information pertaining to Selective Service registration, you may visit:

Notice to Applicants Who May Require Reasonable Accommodation in the Interview Process:

Applicants with disabilities who may need to discuss special accommodations during the interview process should contact 512-463-5873 and ask to speak to the Office of the Governor's Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator in the Human Resources Department. If reasonably possible, please call at least 48 hours in advance to afford our representative and the hiring division sufficient time to properly review and coordinate your request.