This position is assigned to our Internal Audit group within the ADHS Business Financial Services unit and works under the general supervision of the Internal Audit Manager and/or Audit Supervisor. Performs highly complex internal audits including audits on program economy, efficiency, and effectiveness. Advises on the requirements, liabilities, and penalties of compliance and non-compliance. Prepares audit work papers, reports, outlines, drafts, and final reports. Develops audit scopes, test objectives, and procedures in accordance with generally-accepted auditing standards (GAAS) and government audit standards (GAS). May be required to provide testimony at formal or informal hearings. This position will also be responsible for leading audit project work with assigned Accountant 2 and Auditor 2 staff members.
- Perform difficult, highly complex, and/or sensitive internal audits under the direction of the Audit Manager and/or Audit Supervisor. Document audit work performed in work papers to support material audit findings. Prepare audit draft and final reports for Audit Manager and/or Audit Supervisor review. Communicate audit results to the auditee and agency management.
- Perform audit work associated with a variety of special projects as assigned by the Audit Manager and/or Audit Supervisor, and may assist or lead others on the team by collaborating with them on group projects. Prepare required Internal Audit reports associated with special project reviews for Audit Manager and/or Audit Supervisor review.
- Perform training of existing and new audit staff members in how to properly perform financial and operational audits including updating standards of work.
- Reviews Contractor Expenditure reports (CER's) for allowability and compliance with federal grant and/or emergency order requirements. Approves and processes payment for those that are in compliance; returns those that are not in compliance to the appropriate project manager for return to the contractor to resubmit after necessary corrections are made.
- Reviews Single Audit reports for compliance with federal grant requirements. Prepares required Internal Audit reports associated with Single Audit report reviews for Audit Manager and/or Audit Supervisor review.
- Accounting principles and practices; the analysis and reporting of financial data.
- Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), State of Arizona Accounting Manual (SAAM), State Statutes, and Administrative Code.
- Considerable knowledge of the principles, concepts, practices, methods, techniques of government accounting, internal control structures, and fiscal management.
- Automated accounting systems and internal control structures, including the use of applicable software.
- Considerable knowledge of reference materials such as federal regulations, Arizona Revised Statutes, applicable agency manuals, and policies and procedures.
- Performance Management (PM), and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI), and Lean methodologies.
- Auditing work, principles, and standards.
- Analysis, interpretation, and communication of financial data.
- Reconciliation of reports and financial data.
- Identify and correct inconsistencies or errors of financial data.
- Recommend and implement solutions to identified financial problems.
- Effective time management.
- Effective communication skills, both oral and written.
- Excel, including macros and pivot tables.
- Work organization and accomplishment.
- Maintain accounting records through automated accounting systems, including PC and mainframe computer skills.
- Learn Internal control structures and fiscal management.
- Work independently under the general supervision of the Internal Audit Manager and/or Audit Supervisor.
- Work in teams and collaborate effectively with co-workers including leading team members.
- Support a diverse multi-cultural workforce that reflects the community, promotes equal opportunity at all levels of public employment, and creates an inclusive work environment that enables all individuals to perform to their fullest potential free from discrimination.
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or closely related field with a minimum of two years experience as an auditor or equivalent. Preference given to applicants with Public Health experience.
Employees who drive on state business require possession of and the ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license checks, must maintain acceptable driving records, and must complete any driver training (See Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.11).
The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package including:
− Affordable medical and dental insurance plans
− Paid vacation and sick time
− 10 paid holidays per year
− Wellness program and plans
− Life insurance
− Short/long-term disability insurance
− Defined retirement plan
− Award-winning Infant at Work program
− Credit union membership
− Transit subsidy
− ADHS Student Assistance Pilot Program
For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page
To help you build a financially secure future, the State makes monthly contributions to finance your retirement benefit. The State will make a contribution to the ASRS in an amount equal to your contribution. In other words, you and the State will each pay 50% of the total cost of the benefit. New State employees have a 27 week wait period for contributions to begin.
Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by calling (602) 542-1085. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation. DHS is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All newly hired employees will be subject to E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.
ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS)
All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress. Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.
The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.