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State of Minnesota Local Govt Auditor in Moorhead, Minnesota

Job Summary Job Summary The Audit Practice Division of the Minnesota Office of the State Auditor provides local governments with an independent analysis of internal controls, legal and grant compliance, financial reporting and disclosure requirements, and management practices. As a team member of the Audit Practice Division, this entry-level auditor position assists in external financial and compliance audits of Minnesota local governments by performing procedures necessary to determine the reliability of clients’ financial statements and compliance with legal and federal requirements. Duties require the auditor to document, test, and evaluate internal controls; perform legal compliance testing; perform federal grant compliance testing; analyze transactions and financial activities; test accuracy and determine data reliability; document audit evidence in work papers; and develop audit findings. This posting will be used to fill up to two (2) vacancies in Moorhead. Qualifications Minimum Qualifications To be considered for this position, a candidate must: * Submit a cover letter AND * Have a Bachelor’s degree with a major in Accounting or equivalent from an accredited institution (or be enrolled in the last semester) * OR * Have a Master’s degree with an Accounting concentration from an accredited institution OR * Have a passing score on all parts of the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination *Preferred Qualifications The ideal candidate: * Meets the educational requirements (150 credit hours) for eligibility for a CPA license * Has a GPA of 3.0 or higher in accounting courses and overall * Is taking and/or has passed the CPA examination * Has strong oral and written communication skills and organizational skills * Has a demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team * Has computer skills, including experience using word processing, spreadsheet, and database software Additional Requirements * Cover letters and resumes/applications will be reviewed to identify candidates meeting minimum and preferred qualifications. Candidates will be asked to submit education transcripts and may be asked to complete an assessment exercise. Selected candidates will go through an interview process. * A job offer is contingent upon the candidate passing a job-related background check that may include reference checks to verify job-related credentials, a criminal background check, and a driver’s history check. * Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without needing sponsorship for an employment visa (e.g., H1B status). Application Details Why Work For Us MEANINGFUL WORK! The OSA serves the State and its citizens by supporting accountability and transparency in local government with independent and unbiased oversight, promoting quality standards in local government audits, and providing technical assistance Learn more about the Minnesota Office of the State Auditor at www.osa.state.mn.us. GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost/high value medical, dental and vision insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year. In addition to a flexible work schedule, regular telecommuting, pending supervisor approval and fulfilling performance requirements, is allowed. The OSA offers on-the-job training, continuing professional development, and opportunities for advancement. How to Apply Click "Apply" at the bottom of the page. Candidates must submit a cover letter with their resume/application. You may do this by uploading them together as a single file attachment or uploading the cover letter separately from the resume. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637. For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers. Contact If you have questions about the position, contact Deborah Phelps at Deborah.Phelps@osa.state.mn.us * * * AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply. We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.mn.us. Please indicate what assistance you need. *Job Title: Local Govt Auditor Location: Moorhead Job ID: 47435 Regular/Temporary: Unlimited Full/Part Time: Full-Time Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers Division/Unit: Audit Practice Work Shift: Flexible Day Schedule Work Hours: Flexible Day Schedule Work Shift/Work Hours: Flexible Day Schedule Days of Work: Monday-Friday or Monday-Thursday Travel Required: Yes - Up to 25% of the time Salary Range: $21.83 - $27.56/hourly; $45,581 - $57,545/annually. Classified Status: Classified Bargaining Unit/Union: 214 - MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE Job Class: Local Government Auditor