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School District Performance Auditor

  • 501744
  • 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!

School District Performance Auditor

Job Location:

Address:  2910 N. 44th St., Ste. 410
      Phoenix, AZ 85018

Posting Details:

Salary: $50,000 - $56,800 

PLEASE APPLY DIRECTLY ON THE ARIZONA AUDITOR GENERAL WEBSITE FOR THIS POSITION.

Job Summary:

Join the Arizona Auditor General and apply directly on our website https://www.azauditor.gov/careers/employment-application. You will be able to upload your resume, unofficial transcripts, and cover letter explaining how your skills are a good fit for the position.

Your team will help you conduct performance audits of school districts and special studies related to educational finance and operations. Our audits provide the Legislature and the citizens of Arizona with information on the use of public monies and identify best practices or make recommendations to the school districts to improve operations. Through research, interviews, and analysis, you will gather information, help identify areas of inquiry, and perform audit procedures to obtain evidence that will help you prepare well-documented working papers and formulate findings and appropriate recommendations in compliance with government auditing standards. In addition, you will draft written audit findings and verbally communicate work results to team members and school district staff. 

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.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Depending on your experience, you could be hired as either a:
School District Performance Auditor I:
$50,000 (Bachelor's degree)
$53,000 (Master's degree, CPA certification, or 150 qualifying credit hours in accordance with the Arizona Board of Accountancy)

School District Performance Auditor II:
$53,800 (Bachelor's degree)
$56,800 (Master's degree, CPA certification, or 150 qualifying credit hours in accordance with the Arizona Board of Accountancy)

• Strong research abilities and verbal and written communication skills.
• Ability to synthesize audit evidence to reach conclusions.
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact with coworkers and school district staff professionally and ethically.
• Strong organization and time management skills.
• Working knowledge of Windows, spreadsheets, and database software.
• Willingness to travel out of town during the week approximately 5 to 10 percent of the time.

Selective Preference(s):

The ideal applicant will have one of the following: 

• A bachelor's or master’s degree in a field emphasizing analytical skills, research, and data organization, such as Accounting, Business Analytics, Economics, Finance, or Public Policy, and a minimum 3.0 GPA in your major or field or study.
OR
• A degree in another field and at least 1 year of experience in performance auditing, program evaluation, financial auditing, or related experience.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

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 paid vacation and sick leave with 10 paid holidays per year.
  • Medical insurance, with the employer covering 88% of the premium cost.
  • Retirement plan with 100% employer match of the 12.22% employee contribution and additional deferred compensation options.
  • Business casual dress.
  • Flexible Monday through Friday work schedules, including customizable work hours and telecommuting options.
  • Continuing education provided and paid for by the employer.
  • Tuition assistance program for those who qualify.
  • Clear path to advance your career.
  • Dental and vision insurance.
  • Long-term disability insurance and optional short-term disability insurance.
  • $15,000 life insurance policy and options to purchase additional coverage and supplemental coverage for dependents.
  • Optional flexible spending accounts.

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.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.