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Performance Auditor

  • 501742
  • PHOENIX
  • AUDITOR GENERAL
  • Full-time

Arizona Auditor General

The Arizona Auditor General serves as an independent source of impartial information concerning State and local governmental entities and provides specific recommendations to improve the operations of those entities. We achieve our mission through the thoroughly specific research, audits, and investigations of our professional team members who educate stakeholders through our reports, alerts, and reviews. Since 1969, our office has continued to innovate, grow, and become one of the most highly regarded leaders in our field.

Join our team and make a positive difference in your community by promoting better government for all Arizona’s citizens. We look forward to working with you!

Performance Auditor

Posting Details:

Salary: $50,000 - $56,800 

PLEASE APPLY ON OUR WEBSITE FOR THIS POSITION.

Job Summary:

PLEASE APPLY ON OUR WEBSITE. You will be able to upload your resume, unofficial transcripts, and cover letter explaining how your skills are a good fit for the position.

As a Performance Auditor I or II, you will work in a respectful, collaborative environment on a team to evaluate state agencies, boards, commissions, universities, and other governmental entities to assess their operations’ effectiveness and efficiency. In accordance with government auditing standards, you will gather information, identify areas for further work, and perform audit procedures to write findings and make appropriate recommendations for improvement. Our findings help to ensure that agencies and programs are achieving their intended results, efficiently managing operations, meeting program’s mission, and complying with laws and regulations.

We need individuals who are inquisitive, highly skilled at writing, well organized, and self-motivated, and who enjoy analytical research and appreciate the importance of teamwork and constructive feedback. The most desirable degrees for this position are centered around the social sciences, such as Public Administration, Political Science, Anthropology, History, English, Sociology, and Public Policy.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, employees currently work a hybrid in-person/telecommuting schedule. This schedule is subject to change. Additionally, the Office has implemented safety guidelines and protocols for our team members to follow to help ensure their and agency personnel’s safety.

Job Duties:

• Researching standards, best practices, laws and regulations, and other applicable resources.
• Gaining an overall understanding of the auditee.
• Evaluating auditees’ internal controls conducting interviews with auditee staff.
• Determining auditees’ compliance with laws, regulations, and other applicable standards.
• Preparing audit documentation that supports audit results
• Drafting and editing audit findings to adhere to the standards and the Office’s writing style.
• Accepting and responding to supervisor feedback in a positive and timely manner.
• Willingness to travel out-of-town 5-10%.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Depending on your experience, you could be hired as:
Performance Auditor I:
$50,000 (Bachelor’s degree)
$53,000 (Master’s degree, preferred)
OR
Performance Auditor II:
$53,800 (Bachelor’s degree)
$56,800 (Master’s degree, preferred)

Applicants should possess the following skills:
• Exemplary oral communication skills
• Ability to synthesize audit evidence to reach conclusions
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Ability to interact with coworkers and auditees professionally and ethically
• Solid and time-management skills
• Working knowledge of Windows and Office 365, including: Word, Excel, and Teams

Selective Preference(s):

Master's degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA in a social science, such as Public Administration, Political Science, Anthropology, History, English, Sociology, and Public Policy.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

Bachelor's degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA in a social science, such as Public Administration, Political Science, Anthropology, History, English, Sociology, and Public Policy.

Please apply on our website. You will be able to upload your resume, unofficial transcripts, and cover letter explaining how your skills are a good fit for the position.

Benefits:

The Arizona Auditor General offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:

• Generous vacation with 10 paid holidays per year and paid sick leave
• Health, dental, and vision insurance
• Retirement plan with 100% employer match
• Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
• Optional short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life
insurance
• Flexible work schedules, including telecommuting options
• Business casual dress code
• Continuing education and path to advancement

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page

Retirement:

Arizona State Retirement System

Contact Us:

If you have any questions, please contact Beth Entringer at 602-553-9854 or recruiter@azauditor.gov for assistance.

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.

Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.