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Auditor, Staff

Company: State of Alaska
Location: Anchorage
Posted on: February 12, 2024

Job Description:

JOB DESCRIPTIONLooking for a career in auditing?Are you a CPA or do you want to become a CPA?Join the Division of Legislative Audit in Anchorage, Alaska!We are dedicated to our mission of enhancing government operations and accountability by increasing transparency within the State of Alaska. If you are interested in working as a member of a team of professionals, Division of Legislative Audit is a great choice. We support your efforts to become a licensed CPA, and provide ongoing continuing education to further your professional development and maintain your CPA license.Reasons to live in AnchorageAnchorage is a vibrant city of 291,000 residents surrounded by the country's northernmost national forest. The state's commercial center, Anchorage, is situated along Cook Inlet amid the adventure and beauty of Alaska. The prospects for adventure are everywhere - salmon fishing in town, visiting Portage Glacier, or white-water rafting close by. Take a road or train trip to Prince William Sound or Denali National Park, home to North America's highest peak. Winter weather, comparable to that of ski resorts around the world, offers snowshoeing and snowmobiling, as well as nordic and alpine skiing. Downtown hosts a 10-day winter carnival, the Anchorage Fur Rendezvous (February), and the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race begins on Fourth Avenue on the first Saturday of March.The Alaska Native Heritage Center is a renowned cultural center, and museums, theater, and musical opportunities are plentiful. Whether your interests are cultural or adventurous, Anchorage has a multitude of options that appeal to residents and visitors alike.For more information on Anchorage, visit anchorage.netGeneral DescriptionThe division offers an exciting opportunity to work with a team of professionals, gain valuable work experience, and develop new skills. Auditors work on teams performing financial, compliance, and performance audits of state departments and programs. Each year, the division audits the State's most significant financial activities and performs compliance testing for federal programs as part of the statewide single audit. Special audits are also conducted for a wide variety of objectives designed to evaluate specific state operations.The staff auditor position is the agency's entry-level audit position. The position learns basic audit skills and performs entry-level tasks at the direction of supervisory auditors.Minimum Annual Salary: $67,626 - $77,161Examples of Duties

  • Performs auditing procedures and techniques in accordance with audit standards established by the AICPA and government audit standards issued by the Comptroller General of the United States.
  • Prepares workpapers that are thorough, complete, and accurate which document the audit procedures.
  • Researches laws, regulations, contracts, and grant agreements to determine if programs and processes are being administered accordingly.
  • Follows audit procedures to accurately identify errors and summarize the results of findings.
  • Interviews State agency personnel regarding agency operations and documents the interviews.
  • Works with State agency personnel to obtain audit documentation.
  • Depending on experience, develops audit procedures.
  • Depending on experience, assists in writing audit reports.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
    • Ability to communicate in a professional manner.
    • Knowledge of or willingness to obtain knowledge of Government Auditing Standards.
    • Ability to evaluate business processes, identify risks, and identify controls that should be in place.
    • Ability to read, comprehend, and analyze information.
    • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
    • Ability to research and interpret federal and state laws, rules, and regulations.
    • Ability to interpret and implement new accounting and auditing pronouncements.
    • Ability to maintain confidential information.
    • Ability to work in a team environment and foster a positive work atmosphere.
    • Ability to work effectively under pressure and meet frequent deadlines.
    • Possess a valid driver's license.Distinguishing Characteristics
      • This is a fully exempt job class under Alaska Statute 39.25.110(3).
      • Positions in Division of Legislative Audit are required to be politically neutral.
      • Class range and title will depend on experience and qualifications.
      • Currently, we are not providing visa employer sponsorships.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSAn applicant who is either:(1) qualified (or soon will be qualified) to sit and is committed to studying for and passing the CPA exam,OR(2) has passed the CPA exam or parts of the exam.ANDHas a minimum GPA of 3.25 from an accredited university or college in a field relevant to this position.ADDITIONAL REQUIRED INFORMATIONRequired DocumentsIn addition to completing and submitting the Workplace Alaska application, a cover letter and transcripts are all required to be submitted as part of this application package. The cover letter should describe your strengths, education, and experience. Your cover letter must also describe your plan to study for and pass the CPA exam.Education and CPA Exam EligibilityIt's a requirement of this position that applicants meet (or will soon meet) the eligibility requirement in Alaska to take the CPA exam. Please refer to the Alaska Board of Public Accountancy website to review the current statutes and regulations regarding CPA exam qualification criteria.Special Instructions For Foreign EducationEducation completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements, if applicable. If utilizing this education you must show that the education credentials have been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and that such education has been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs; or an accredited U.S. state university reports the other institution as one whose transcript is given full value, or full value is given in subject areas applicable to the curricula at the state university. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.Selection ProcedureApplicants are required to meet the minimum qualifications as outlined above. The division's strict selection criteria requires an application package to contain the required information before determining eligibility to interview. If the application package is not complete and/or minimum qualifications have not been met, applicants will not be considered for an interview.EEO StatementThe Division of Legislative Audit complies with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Individuals with disabilities who require accommodation should contact our main office at (907) 465-3830 in Juneau or correspond through email at The Division of Legislative Audit is an equal opportunity employer.Multiple VacanciesThis recruitment may be used for more than one (1) vacancy. The applicant pool acquired during this recruitment may be used for future vacancies for up to ninety (90) days after this recruitment closes. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply to each recruitment notice to ensure consideration for all vacancies.Workplace Alaska Application Questions & AssistanceQuestions regarding application submission or system operation errors should be directed to the Workplace Alaska hotline at 1-800-587-0430 (toll free) or (907) 465-4095 if you are located in the Juneau area.CONTACT INFORMATIONMike ChadwickAudit

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