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State of Minnesota Staff Auditor-Leg Audit Staff in St. Paul, Minnesota

Job Summary Job Summary The Office of the Legislative Auditor (OLA), Financial Audit Division, is now accepting applications for full-time staff auditor positions. Staff auditors enjoy rewarding work, which includes audits of (1) the financial statements for the state of Minnesota and the state’s large pension plans; (2) state agencies’ internal controls and legal compliance; (3) information technology security; and (4) allegations of financial wrong-doing. Job Duties Staff auditors conduct audits of diverse and complex government agencies and programs. Typical duties require a staff auditor to: * Evaluate and test internal controls. * Perform legal compliance testing. * Audit financial statements. * Analyze transactions and financial activity. * Test accuracy and determine data integrity. * Document audit evidence in work papers. * Draft audit findings. Qualifications Minimum Qualifications To be considered, a candidate must: * Submit a cover letter. * Have a bachelor’s degree in accounting (or be enrolled in the last semester) OR have a bachelor’s degree in business, economics, finance, or a closely related field WITH one year of government accounting or one year of auditing experience. * Have knowledge of accounting and auditing principles. * Have strong oral and written communication and organizational skills. * Have a demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team. * Have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers and other state agency staff. * Have computer skills, including experience using word processing, spreadsheet, and database software. Preferred Qualifications The ideal candidate will have: * Training or experience in critically analyzing financial data and legal compliance requirements, including laws, federal regulations, and state rules, policies, and procedures. * Training or experience with data analysis and sampling techniques. * Training or experience collecting information through interviews and written inquiries. * Proficiency in writing clear and concise reports on complex and technical issues. * Knowledge of state government and the legislative process. * Experience obtaining and handling sensitive information. A bachelor’s or master’s degree in accounting and successful completion of some or all parts of the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam are highly desired. Additional Requirements * We will review cover letters and resumes to identify applicants meeting minimum and preferred requirements.Selected applicants will go through an interview process and will be required to submit education transcripts and employment references.At the time of the interview, we may ask applicants to respond to a writing prompt. * We will conduct background checks prior to any employment offer. Personal integrity is an essential qualification to work at OLA, and certain violations of ethical or legal standards relevant to being an auditor at OLA may disqualify an applicant. * Due to the nonpartisan nature of our office, applicants with extensive prior partisan work experience may be disqualified. * Applicants 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! OLA promotes accountability in state government by strengthening legislative oversight, supporting good management, and enhancing program effectiveness in state agencies. FLEXIBLE SCHEDULES! We offer a flexible schedule Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., with the ability to work up to ten hours on a work day, reducing hours worked another work day. We also offer the opportunity to regularly telecommute. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES! We offer on-the-job training for auditors. We also offer ongoing opportunities to develop skills through classes, seminars, and other formal training opportunities. GREAT BENEFITS! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package, including low-cost medical and dental insurance, employer-paid life insurance, short- and long-term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation plan (with an employer-paid match), generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year. OLA values the unique contributions that candidates with diverse experiences, knowledge, and backgrounds can bring to our work. How to Apply Click "Apply" at the bottom of the page.Interested applicants must submit a cover letter with their resume. 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 job-specific questions, contact Lori Leysen atLori.Leysen@state.mn.us or 651-295-0118. For benefits-related questions, contact Shelly Gilb atShelly.Gilb@state.mn.us or 651-296-1730. * * * 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: Staff Auditor-Leg Audit Staff Location: St. Paul Job ID: 46501 Regular/Temporary: Unlimited Full/Part Time: Full-Time Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers. Up to six (6) positions may be filled from this posting. Date Posted: 06/09/2021 Closing Date: 06/29/2021 Hiring Agency: Office of the Legislative Auditor Work Shift: Day Shift Work Hours: Day Shift Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift Travel Required: Some travel within the state may be required. Salary Range: $21.35 to $31.01 per hour, the equivalent of $44,579 to $64,749 per year. Starting salary is generally around $55,000; the Legislative Auditor will determine the starting salary (within the above salary range) based on a successful applicant’s qualifications. Classified Status: Classified Connect 700 Program Eligible: No Job Class: Legislative Audit Staff