Staff Auditor - The Office of the Legislative Auditor (OLA), Financial Audit Division, is now accepting applications for full-time staff auditor positions. Staff auditors enjoy rewarding work, which includes audits of (1) the financial statements for the state of Minnesota and the state’s large pension plans; (2) Federally assisted programs; (3) state agencies’ internal controls and legal compliance; (4) information technology security; and (5) allegations of financial wrong-doing.
Staff auditors conduct audits of diverse and complex government agencies and programs. Typical duties require a staff auditor to:
Up to three (3) staff auditor positions may be filled with a start date in January 2020. The Legislative Auditor will determine the starting salary based on the successful applicant’s qualifications.
To be considered, a candidate must:
The ideal candidate will have:
A bachelor’s or master’s degree in accounting and successful completion of some or all parts of the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam are highly desired.
Cover letters and resumes will be reviewed to identify applicants meeting minimum and preferred requirements. Selected applicants will go through an interview process and will be required to submit education transcripts and employment references. At the time of the interview, applicants may be asked to draft a written response to an essay question. 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 promotes accountability in state government by strengthening legislative oversight, supporting good management, and enhancing program effectiveness in state agencies.
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 submit a cover letter with their resume through the state’s Careers website. You may do this by uploading them together as a single file attachment, or uploading the cover letter separately from the resume. If you are unable to apply online, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637.
Staff Auditor – Job ID 35851 (Posting closes at 11:59 p.m. on October 21, 2019.)
Contact for More Information
If you have job-specific questions, contact Tracy Gebhard at Tracy.Gebhard@state.mn.us or 651-296-0038. For benefits-related questions, contact Shelly Gilb at Shelly.Gilb@state.mn.us or 651-296-1730.