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Audit Coordinator

The Office of the Legislative Auditor (OLA), Financial Audit Division, has an employment opportunity for an experienced auditor.  OLA is now seeking applicants for either an Audit Coordinator or Senior Auditor.  This role is to audit managed care plans and county-based purchasing plans that contract with the Department of Human Services to provide services for public health care programs, and to determine if the entity used the public money in compliance with federal and state laws, rules, and in accordance with contract provisions. 

The duties of an Audit Coordinator in this position require the auditor to:

  1. Conduct financial and compliance audits of managed care organizations and other related entities under contract to provide managed care services for public health care programs.   
  2. Design and perform audit testing; analyze financial, claims, and other data; identify, synthesize, and report audit issues, including evidence of potential errors, irregularities, and illegal acts.
  3. Write and coordinate findings and conclusions for draft reports.
  4. Document, report, and communicate audit objectives, scope, process, and results to auditees and state agency officials, as required by audit standards.
  5. Train and supervise less experienced auditors in pertinent accounting and governmental audit standards, procedures, and techniques, and perform staff reviews.

One (1) permanent position may be filled at either the Audit Coordinator or Senior Auditor level.  If you want to be considered for either of these positions, you must apply to both job postings separately and must submit the required supplemental materials by the deadline (see “supplemental materials” below).  The Legislative Auditor will determine the starting position and salary based on the selected applicant’s qualifications.  Salary ranges for these positions are:

  • Audit Coordinator:  $30.33 - $45.07 hourly, or $63,329 - $94,106 annually
  • Senior Auditor:  $24.61 - $36.26 hourly, or $51,386 - $75,711 annually

Minimum Qualifications
To be considered for the Audit Coordinator position, a candidate must have:

  • An undergraduate degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Business Management, Economics, Finance, or Health Administration; OR a master’s degree in one of these programs; OR an active Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license.
  • Computer skills, including experience using word processing, spreadsheet, and database (e.g., MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Access); internet browser and search tools; and e-mail.
  • Strong organizational skills, including the ability to organize data and perform quantitative analyses.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including proficiency in writing clear and concise reports on complex and technical issues.
  • Experience supervising others.
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas:
    • Auditing financial reports in accordance with AICPA Statements on Auditing Standards and GAO’s Government Auditing Standards; and/or
    • Auditing federal program compliance in accordance with federal Single Audit requirements or other government requirements.
  • Experience in critically analyzing financial data, transactions, and legal compliance requirements, including laws, federal regulations, and state rules, policies, procedures, and contracts.
  • Experience with validity and reliability assessments, statistical analysis, and sampling techniques.
  • Experience collecting information through interviews and written inquiries.
  • A demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
Preferred Qualifications
The ideal candidate will have:
  • Knowledge of state government and public health care programs.
  • Experience in auditing managed care organizations’ financial statements, transactions, medical claims data and processes, and reporting of financial or other data related to public health care programs.
  • Experience obtaining and handling sensitive information.
  • Licensure as a CPA or other professional certifications, such as CFE or CISA.

Physical Requirements
Requires occasional moving of articles such as boxes, laptop computer, etc.

Additional Requirements
Supplemental materials must be submitted by the deadline to be considered for the position (see “supplemental materials” below).

Some travel within the state will be required.

Background checks will be conducted prior to any employment offer.  Personal integrity is an essential qualification to work at OLA, and certain violations of ethical or legal standards relevant to being an auditor at OLA may disqualify an applicant.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status).

Why Work for Us
MEANINGFUL WORK!  OLA looks out for the citizens of our state to make sure the government uses their money prudently and in compliance with the law.  OLA also looks out for the interests of the State Legislature and the federal government to make sure their programs are operated efficiently and effectively.

GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE!  The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short- and long-term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.  Additionally, OLA offers flexible work schedules and the ability to telecommute. 

How to Apply
Interested applicants must apply through the state’s Careers website and must submit (via e-mail to Shelly.Gilb@state.mn.us) the supplemental materials listed below.  If you are unable to apply online, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637. 

Supplemental Materials
Send the following supplemental materials via e-mail to Shelly.Gilb@state.mn.us by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, September 6, 2017:

  1. Cover letter;
  2. Resume;
  3. Contact information for at least three professional and/or academic references (provide type of reference and context of the relationship, along with a phone number and an e-mail address);
  4. Your up-to-date transcript for each college attended (can be either official or unofficial and shows courses taken and grades received; credits earned; GPA; major(s) and minor(s); and degree(s) attained); and
  5. Well-written response to the following essay question.  Your response should be between 400 and 600 words.
    • What motivates you to want a career with the Office of the Legislative Auditor (OLA)?

Based on the strength of the resume and supplemental materials, OLA will invite applicants to an in-person interview.

If you want to be considered for either the Audit Coordinator or the Senior Auditor positions, you must apply to both postings and must submit the required s/upplemental materials by the deadline.

Audit Coordinator – Job ID 15463  (Posting closes at 11:59 p.m. on September 6, 2017)

Senior Auditor – Job ID 15456  (Posting closes at 11:59 p.m. on September 6, 2017)

Contact for More Information
If you have job-specific questions, contact Valerie Bombach at Valerie.Bombach@state.mn.us or 651-296-1803.  For benefits-related questions, contact Shelly Gilb at Shelly.Gilb@state.mn.us or 651-296-1730.





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