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Office of the Legislative Auditor - Financial Audit Division

Deputy Legislative Auditor for the Financial Audit Division

The Minnesota Office of the Legislative Auditor (OLA) is seeking a Deputy Legislative Auditor to lead its Financial Audit Division.  This is a full-time, unclassified, nonpartisan managerial position appointed by the Legislative Auditor and confirmed by the Legislative Audit Commission.  The Deputy is appointed for a six-year term, coterminous with the Legislative Auditor, and cannot be removed, except for “cause.”

The Financial Audit Division has a staff of 35 auditors, most of whom are CPAs.  The division audits organizations in the executive and judicial branches of Minnesota state government.  

At a minimum, a candidate for this position must have:

  • An active license as a Certified Public Accountant.
  • At least five years of experience supervising others.
  • A deep knowledge of government accounting principles and auditing standards.
  • The ability to set priorities and meet deadlines.
  • A record of motivating professionals to excellent performance.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including the ability to write clearly and concisely on complex topics.

The ideal candidate will also:

  • Understand state government and the legislative process.
  • Have experience interacting with high-level government officials.

The hiring range is between $109,000 and $150,000, depending on qualifications.  The position also includes excellent benefits.

Selected applicants will be interviewed by the Legislative Auditor and may be asked to submit writing samples, education transcripts, and employment references.  Background checks will be conducted.

To ensure consideration, e-mail a resume with cover letter that must be received by 4:00 p.m., September 28, 2020, to Legislative.Auditor@state.mn.us or mail to:

James Nobles, Legislative Auditor
Office of the Legislative Auditor
658 Cedar Street, Room 140
St. Paul, MN  55155