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AUDITOR 4

  • ... Phoenix, Arizona, United States
  • ... Full time
  • ... Salary: 79310 per year
  • Posted on: Mar 12, 2024       Expires on: Apr 26, 2024

AUDITOR 4   

JOB TITLE:

AUDITOR 4

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Phoenix Arizona United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC SECURITY

Your Partner For A Stronger Arizona.


DES works with families, community organizations, advocates and state and federal partners to realize our collective vision: A thriving Arizona.


DES serves more than 3 million Arizonans.
Our Mission is to strengthen individuals, families, and communities for a better quality of life.

AUDITOR 4

Job Location:

Office of Inspector General (OIG)
1789 West Jefferson Street, Phoneix, Arizona 85007

Posting Details:

Salary: $66,000 - $79,310

Grade: 23

Closing Date: March 18, 2024

Job Summary:



DES is seeking an experienced and highly motivated individual to join our team as an Auditor 4.
This position will be responsible in conducting performance and compliance audits of DES programs, units, and processes published in the annual internal audit plan.
These audits ensure processes are in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), the U.
S.
General Accounting Officer's Government Auditing Standards (Yellow Book), and other federal auditing requirements.


This position may offer the ability to work remotely, within Arizona, based upon the department's business needs and continual meeting of expected performance measures.


The State of Arizona strives for a work culture that affords flexibility, autonomy and trust.
Across our many agencies, boards, commissions, many State employees participate in the State's Remote Work Program and are able to work remotely in their homes, in offices and in hoteling spaces.
All work, including remote work, should be performed within Arizona, unless an exception is properly authorized in advance.

Job Duties:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Independently plans audits by understanding theorganization's objectives, structure, policies, processes, internal controls, and external regulations; identifies risk areas; prepares audit scope and objectives; prepares audit program, improves agency risk mitigation by recommending changes in management monitoring, assessment, and practices, in the internal control structure and in operations processes.
  • Identifies root causes.
    Supports external auditors by coordinating information requirements.
    Analyzes data and identifies trends.
    Implements control assessments, data analysis, and other tasks necessary to execute audit programs and reporting of audit results.
    Utilizes industry standards and best practices to recommend controls that will minimize risks posed to DES functions, enhance efficiency and effectiveness of operations.
  • Assesses compliance with federal regulations and controls by executing audit program steps such as testing operations processes, analyzing records, reports, operating practices, and documentation.
    Assesses risks and internal controls by identifying areas of non-compliance; evaluating manual and automated processes; identifying process weaknesses and inefficiencies and operational issues.
  • Communicates status of work through daily and weekly audit team huddles.
    Presents update information to auditee through update meetings or emails as necessary.
    Participates in audit follow-ups to ensure that corrective actions noted in previous audits have been taken.
    Adheres to all professional standards for Internal Auditors.
  • Maintains the utmost levels of confidentiality and independence.
    Participates in agency, division and personal continuous improvement activities and keeps up to date on Yellow Book training requirements.
    May partner with other Office of Inspector General units to conduct investigations or similar studies of potential fraud, waste or abuse.
    Carries out other assigned ad-hoc tasks as directed by the supervisor or Chief Auditor.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
  • Internal and external auditing concepts, techniques, methods, and procedures
  • Internal control frameworks, including works published by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and Committee of Sponsoring Organizations (COSO)
  • Auditing Standards, including the GAO's Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Government Auditing Standards (''Yellow Book\") and the IIA's International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing (\"Red Book\")
  • Risk assessment as it relates to scoping audits by reviewing risk factors including COSO's Enterprise Risk Management Integrated Framework and the International Organization for Standardization's standard ISO 310000-Risk Management.
Organization for Standardization's standard ISO 310000-Risk Management.


Skills In:
  • Expert critical thinking and problem-solving skills including the ability to synthesize audit
information into valid conclusions in a clear and concise audit report
  • Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, and implement recommendations in support of Department goals
  • Time management to complete work efficiently and effectively
  • Oral and written communication
  • Google Workspace: Docs, Sheets, Slide, Drive, Tableau, Microsoft Excel and Google Workspace

Ability to:
  • Interpret and apply Federal, State, and local laws, rules, and regulations, and department policy and procedure
  • Make sound decisions based on available data and recommend appropriate courses of action
  • Prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
  • Perform detailed work with a high degree of accuracy
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
  • Prepare clear, concise and accurate documentation and draft reports

Selective Preference(s):

This ideal candidate for this position will have:

  • Master's or bachelors degree from an accredited institution in Public Administration, Public Policy, Journalism or closely related field emphasizing analytical skills, research, writing, and organization of data; plus two years experience as an Auditor or equivalent.
    Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).

Pre-Employment Requirements:

  • Employee shall obtain and maintain a valid Level One fingerprint clearance card that meets DES requirements for a Level One card pursuant to Arizona Revised Statute 41-1969.
  • Bachelors Degree in accounting or closely related field plus two years experience as an Auditor or equivalent.
  • This position may require driving or the use of a vehicle as an essential function of the job to conduct State business, then the following requirements apply: Drivers License Requirements.
    Any employee operating a motor vehicle on State business must possess and retain a current, valid class-appropriate drivers license, complete all required training, and successfully pass all necessary drivers license record checks.
    The license must be current, unexpired, and neither revoked nor suspended.
    Employees who drive on state business are subject to drivers license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records, and must complete all required driver training.
    An employee who operates a personally owned vehicle on state business shall maintain the statutorily required liability insurance (see Arizona Administrative Code (A.
    A.
    C.
    ) R2-10-207.
    11).
  • Successfully pass background and reference checks; employment is contingent upon completion of the above-mentioned process and the agencys ability to reasonably accommodate any restrictions.
  • All newly hired State employees are subject to and must successfully complete the Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify.

Benefits:

The Arizona Department of Economic Security offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:

  • Affordable medical, dental, life, and short-term disability insurance plans
  • Participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) and long-term disability plans
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Vacation time accrued at 4.
    00 hours bi-weekly for the first 3 years
  • Paid Parental Leave-Up to 12 weeks per year paid leave for newborn or newly-placed foster/adopted child (pilot program).
  • Sick time accrued at 3.
    70 hours bi-weekly
  • Deferred compensation plan
  • Wellness plans
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Stipend Opportunities
  • Infant at Work Program
  • Rideshare and Public Transit Subsidy
  • Career Advancement & Employee Development Opportunities
  • Flexible schedules to create a work/life balance

By providing the option of a full-time or part-time remote work schedule, employees enjoy improved work/life balance, report higher job satisfaction, and are more productive.
Remote work is a management option and not an employee entitlement or right.
An agency may terminate a remote work agreement at its discretion.


Retirement:

State employees are required to participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS), the State sponsored retirement contribution plan and the Long-Term Disability (LTD) program after a 27-week waiting period.
The ASRS defined benefit plan provides for life-long income upon retirement.
You will also have the option to participate in a voluntary deferred compensation program to take advantage of tax-deferred retirement investments.


On, or shortly after, your first day of work you will be provided with additional information about the available insurance plans, enrollment instructions, submission deadlines and effective dates.

Contact Us:

For questions about this career opportunity, please contact us Jess Grover at (520) 235-3174 or OODHRstaffing@azdes.
gov.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer.
Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting Jess Grover at (520) 235-3174 or OODHRStaffing@azdes.
gov.
Requests should be made as early as possible to allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.

Position Details

POSTED:

Mar 12, 2024

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

79310 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1710391564-78015ed09a08db4122a49ddc0cf3abe2

LOCATION:

Arizona United States

CITY:

Phoenix

Job Origin:

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DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC SECURITY

Your Partner For A Stronger Arizona.

DES works with families, community organizations, advocates and state and federal partners to realize our collective vision: A thriving Arizona.

DES serves more than 3 million Arizonans. Our Mission is to strengthen individuals, families, and communities for a better quality of life.

AUDITOR 4

Job Location:

Office of Inspector General (OIG)
1789 West Jefferson Street, Phoneix, Arizona 85007

Posting Details:

Salary: $66,000 - $79,310

Grade: 23

Closing Date: March 18, 2024

Job Summary:



DES is seeking an experienced and highly motivated individual to join our team as an Auditor 4. This position will be responsible in conducting performance and compliance audits of DES programs, units, and processes published in the annual internal audit plan. These audits ensure processes are in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), the U.S. General Accounting Officer's Government Auditing Standards (Yellow Book), and other federal auditing requirements.

This position may offer the ability to work remotely, within Arizona, based upon the department's business needs and continual meeting of expected performance measures.


The State of Arizona strives for a work culture that affords flexibility, autonomy and trust. Across our many agencies, boards, commissions, many State employees participate in the State's Remote Work Program and are able to work remotely in their homes, in offices and in hoteling spaces. All work, including remote work, should be performed within Arizona, unless an exception is properly authorized in advance.

Job Duties:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Independently plans audits by understanding theorganization's objectives, structure, policies, processes, internal controls, and external regulations; identifies risk areas; prepares audit scope and objectives; prepares audit program, improves agency risk mitigation by recommending changes in management monitoring, assessment, and practices, in the internal control structure and in operations processes.
  • Identifies root causes. Supports external auditors by coordinating information requirements. Analyzes data and identifies trends. Implements control assessments, data analysis, and other tasks necessary to execute audit programs and reporting of audit results. Utilizes industry standards and best practices to recommend controls that will minimize risks posed to DES functions, enhance efficiency and effectiveness of operations.
  • Assesses compliance with federal regulations and controls by executing audit program steps such as testing operations processes, analyzing records, reports, operating practices, and documentation. Assesses risks and internal controls by identifying areas of non-compliance; evaluating manual and automated processes; identifying process weaknesses and inefficiencies and operational issues.
  • Communicates status of work through daily and weekly audit team huddles. Presents update information to auditee through update meetings or emails as necessary. Participates in audit follow-ups to ensure that corrective actions noted in previous audits have been taken. Adheres to all professional standards for Internal Auditors.
  • Maintains the utmost levels of confidentiality and independence. Participates in agency, division and personal continuous improvement activities and keeps up to date on Yellow Book training requirements. May partner with other Office of Inspector General units to conduct investigations or similar studies of potential fraud, waste or abuse. Carries out other assigned ad-hoc tasks as directed by the supervisor or Chief Auditor.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
  • Internal and external auditing concepts, techniques, methods, and procedures
  • Internal control frameworks, including works published by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and Committee of Sponsoring Organizations (COSO)
  • Auditing Standards, including the GAO's Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Government Auditing Standards (''Yellow Book\") and the IIA's International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing (\"Red Book\")
  • Risk assessment as it relates to scoping audits by reviewing risk factors including COSO's Enterprise Risk Management Integrated Framework and the International Organization for Standardization's standard ISO 310000-Risk Management.
Organization for Standardization's standard ISO 310000-Risk Management.

Skills In:
  • Expert critical thinking and problem-solving skills including the ability to synthesize audit
information into valid conclusions in a clear and concise audit report
  • Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, and implement recommendations in support of Department goals
  • Time management to complete work efficiently and effectively
  • Oral and written communication
  • Google Workspace: Docs, Sheets, Slide, Drive, Tableau, Microsoft Excel and Google Workspace

Ability to:
  • Interpret and apply Federal, State, and local laws, rules, and regulations, and department policy and procedure
  • Make sound decisions based on available data and recommend appropriate courses of action
  • Prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
  • Perform detailed work with a high degree of accuracy
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
  • Prepare clear, concise and accurate documentation and draft reports

Selective Preference(s):

This ideal candidate for this position will have:

  • Master's or bachelors degree from an accredited institution in Public Administration, Public Policy, Journalism or closely related field emphasizing analytical skills, research, writing, and organization of data; plus two years experience as an Auditor or equivalent. Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).

Pre-Employment Requirements:

  • Employee shall obtain and maintain a valid Level One fingerprint clearance card that meets DES requirements for a Level One card pursuant to Arizona Revised Statute 41-1969.
  • Bachelors Degree in accounting or closely related field plus two years experience as an Auditor or equivalent.
  • This position may require driving or the use of a vehicle as an essential function of the job to conduct State business, then the following requirements apply: Drivers License Requirements. Any employee operating a motor vehicle on State business must possess and retain a current, valid class-appropriate drivers license, complete all required training, and successfully pass all necessary drivers license record checks. The license must be current, unexpired, and neither revoked nor suspended. Employees who drive on state business are subject to drivers license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records, and must complete all required driver training. An employee who operates a personally owned vehicle on state business shall maintain the statutorily required liability insurance (see Arizona Administrative Code (A.A.C.) R2-10-207.11).
  • Successfully pass background and reference checks; employment is contingent upon completion of the above-mentioned process and the agencys ability to reasonably accommodate any restrictions.
  • All newly hired State employees are subject to and must successfully complete the Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify.

Benefits:

The Arizona Department of Economic Security offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:

  • Affordable medical, dental, life, and short-term disability insurance plans
  • Participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) and long-term disability plans
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Vacation time accrued at 4.00 hours bi-weekly for the first 3 years
  • Paid Parental Leave-Up to 12 weeks per year paid leave for newborn or newly-placed foster/adopted child (pilot program).
  • Sick time accrued at 3.70 hours bi-weekly
  • Deferred compensation plan
  • Wellness plans
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Stipend Opportunities
  • Infant at Work Program
  • Rideshare and Public Transit Subsidy
  • Career Advancement & Employee Development Opportunities
  • Flexible schedules to create a work/life balance

By providing the option of a full-time or part-time remote work schedule, employees enjoy improved work/life balance, report higher job satisfaction, and are more productive. Remote work is a management option and not an employee entitlement or right. An agency may terminate a remote work agreement at its discretion.


Retirement:

State employees are required to participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS), the State sponsored retirement contribution plan and the Long-Term Disability (LTD) program after a 27-week waiting period. The ASRS defined benefit plan provides for life-long income upon retirement. You will also have the option to participate in a voluntary deferred compensation program to take advantage of tax-deferred retirement investments.

On, or shortly after, your first day of work you will be provided with additional information about the available insurance plans, enrollment instructions, submission deadlines and effective dates.

Contact Us:

For questions about this career opportunity, please contact us Jess Grover at (520) 235-3174 or OODHRstaffing@azdes.gov.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting Jess Grover at (520) 235-3174 or OODHRStaffing@azdes.gov. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.

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