Staff Auditor (Auditor III)

Job #: 2018-30

  • TWC Job #: 5267581
  • Opening Date: 10/30/2017
  • Travel Required: 20%
  • Monthly Salary: $3,520.33-$4,000.00/mo
  • Position Location: Austin, Texas
  • Group Step: B19
  • Class: 1046

Military Occupational Specialist codes that may be applicable to this position: 89A, 89, 020, FIN10, Finance, 34, 3410, 6F0X1, 65AX, 6F,

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

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 regulations, and internal guidance.  Works under general supervision with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • 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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

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, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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, 2 CFR 200, etc.)
  • 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 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 implement testing procedures for key regulatory requirements.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with individuals inside and outside the agency.
  • Ability to effectively plan work and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to travel.

Registration, Certification or Licensure:   Certification as CPA/CIA/CGAP/CGFM/CFE is preferred. Valid Texas Driver’s.

Physical Requirements and/or Working Conditions:  This classification functions in a standard office environment and requires a regular schedule of 8-5, M-F or an alternate schedule to be approved by OOG.  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.