Salary Group B25

Class No. 1052



Performs highly advanced and/or managerial (senior-level) auditing work.  Work involves conducting, planning, scheduling, coordinating, and reviewing audits and reporting results; and providing guidance and assistance in governmental auditing.  May plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others.  Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.


Performs audits that are highly complex in nature or large in scale and/or oversees others who perform audits, including coordinating assignments and audit activities.

Oversees and/or examines and analyzes management operations, internal control structures and systems, and accounting records for reliability, adequacy, accuracy, efficiency, and compliance with legal regulations.

Oversees and/or develops audit scopes, programs, objectives, procedures, and deliverables.

Oversees and/or prepares audit reports, including the preparation of outlines, specification of internal reviews, preparation of draft reports, review of draft reports with clients, preparation of the final reports incorporating client comments as appropriate, and submission of the final reports for review and approval.

Oversees and/or conducts post-audit assessments.

Recommends and advises management regarding changes in business processes, information systems, and accounting or management procedures.

Coordinates management responses for external audits.

Develops and implements annual audit plans.

Reviews and identifies changes in professional standards, pronouncements, and federal audit requirements, and notifies management and audit staff.

Reviews audits for completeness; compliance with standards; uniformity in method; and adherence to statutes, departmental rulings, and legal decisions.

Acts as liaison with outside auditors and law enforcement agencies.

Confers with experts in the auditing profession on specialized projects, and makes recommendations for implementation.

Provides technical advice on the requirements, liabilities, and penalties of compliance and non-compliance.

Provides budget and other information for specialized auditing requirements.

May testify before governmental bodies, juries, and courts, or in administrative hearings.

May plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others.

Performs related work as assigned.


Experience and Education

Experience in accounting or auditing work.  Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in accounting, business administration, finance, economics, or a related field is generally preferred.  Experience and education may be substituted for one another.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of accounting and auditing methods and systems; of generally accepted auditing standards and procedures; and of computer technology principles, terminology, programming, and automated systems.

Skill in the use of computers, associated software applications, and sampling techniques.

Ability to compose clear and concise audit reports; to gather and analyze accurate and relevant audit information; to evaluate accounting and management operations systems for accuracy and legal conformance; to accurately complete and assemble audit working papers; to communicate effectively; and to plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others.

Registration, Certification, or Licensure

May require certification as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Certified Professional Environmental Auditor (CPEA), or Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP).

State Auditor’s Office

Revised 9-1-17