Auditor (Auditor IV)

Job #: 2018-63

  • TWC Job #: 6636647
  • Opening Date: 4/19/2018
  • Travel Required: 25%
  • Monthly Salary: $4,023.17 - $4,583.34 /mo
  • Position Location: Austin
  • Group Step: B21
  • Class: 1048

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

Omission of data on the state application is grounds for disqualification of the application.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Serves as an Auditor in the Office of the Governor’s (OOG) Office of Compliance and Monitoring.  Performs highly complex on-site and desk monitoring review work on governmental, educational, and non-profit grantees receiving funds awarded by the OOG.  Work involves examining and reviewing accounting records and reports, financial statements, management practices, and policies/procedures to ensure compliance with federal and state laws and/or regulations, as well as OOG policies, regulations, and guidance.  Work also involves the preparation of reports containing findings, recommendations, and corrective action required of the grantee. May be required to lead a monitoring team, oversee the work of others and/or mentor new auditors.  Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. 

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Performs financial monitoring reviews (site and desk) that are complex-to-highly complex in nature and/or large in scale to determine compliance with laws, rules, and regulations.
  • Travels throughout Texas to conduct on-site reviews based on program schedule.
  • Identifies financial non-compliance issues by researching specific topics through interviews, analysis and review of backup documents relevant to review, review of prior audit findings, and other research techniques.
  • Examines management practices, internal controls, daily operations, and financial accounting records to ensure standards are met and to determine ongoing compliance with legal regulations and identifies/documents non-compliance. 
  • Prepares and/or oversees the preparation of monitoring reports including the preparation of workpapers, draft reports, final reports incorporating grantee comments, and submission of the workpapers and reports for review and approval.
  • May review audits for completeness; compliance with standards; uniformity in method; and adherence to statutes, departmental rulings, and legal decisions.
  • May review and approve findings, recommendations, and review reports.
  • May conduct special investigations into grantees’ questionable operations, practices, or records.
  • May serve as the lead on a team monitoring review.
  • Communicates effectively with grantees and provides technical assistance as needed.
  • Maintains well-organized workpapers in accordance with OOG standards.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

College graduate from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in accounting, finance, auditing, economics, or related field with a minimum of three (3) years experience in auditing, accounting, budgeting or other financial operations. Experience and education may be substituted for one another on a year-for-year basis.  Prefer Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP), or Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) certification.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • 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 the state government.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of the legislative process, which includes analysis and interpretation of legislation.
  • Skill in verbal and written communication.
  • Skill in Microsoft Word, Excel and Access.
  • 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 plan, assign and/or supervise the work of others.
  • Ability to travel.

Registration, Certification or Licensure:   Texas Driver’s License.

Physical Requirements and/or Working Conditions:  This classification functions in a standard office environment.  Ability to move up to 35 lbs.  Ability to drive as needed.  Must be able to remain in a stationary position for 50% of the time.  Will need to occasionally move about the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, to distribute correspondence, etc. Must be able to communicate and exchange accurate information via phone, computer and in person. Must be able to observe and/or identify visitors and staff entering the building in person and/or via video monitor or call box.  Must be able to work hours during a legislative session that include holidays and as needed. 

The above statements are not a complete list of all responsibilities, duties and skills held or performed by employees in this job.  Employee may perform other related duties as assigned.