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Program Compliance Auditor III

  • 503294
  • Full-time


The mission of the Department of Liquor Licenses and Control (DLLC) is to protect public safety and support economic growth through the responsible sale and consumption of liquor, and to efficiently license qualified applicants.

Program Compliance Auditor III

Job Location:

Address:  800 W Washington, 5th floor

Phoenix, AZ 85007

Posting Details:

Salary: 45,000 

Grade: 21

Closing Date: OTF

Job Summary:

The Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses and Control is seeking a Program Compliance Auditor III. A Bachelor’s Degree in accounting is desirable, but an equivalent combination of education and/or 3-years’ work experience in financial auditing will also be considered. Must have completed a minimum of 21 semester hours of accounting or auditing classes.

Job Duties:
  • Investigation and financial auditing of restaurants that have liquor licenses to determine compliance with Arizona Revised Statutes, Title Four.
  • Review annual production reports and direct shipment reports for violations and draft investigation reports for all violations.
  • Apply and interpret Federal and State laws, rules and regulations as they pertain to the position.
  • Audit interviews and inspections on site with licensees at their place of business.
  • Prepare detailed reports of audit procedures for examination by management.
  • Travel to out of town locations to conduct audit interviews and retrieve audit records.
  • Assist the Investigations Division in determination of potential audits.
  • Testify before the Office of Administrative Hearings, State Liquor Board and Superior court.
  • Ability to interact with management, compliance and licensing divisions when needed.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):
  • Working knowledge of accounting principles and auditing standards and practices.
  • Ability to investigate, analyze and interpret financial records.
  • Must possess strong oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Must be detail-oriented, responsible and organized.
  • Must have the ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Must have basic computer skills and be proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word.
Pre-Employment Requirements:
  • Some out of town travel may require an overnight stay.
  • Must pass criminal background check.

The State of Arizona offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:

  • Sick leave
  • Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
  • Health and dental insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
  • Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance

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

  • Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS).
  • Please note, enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.
Contact Us:
  • If you have any questions please feel free to contact Luis Bustamante at Luis.Bustamante@azdoa or at 480.645.2005 for assistance.


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.