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Staff Auditor I - Office of the State AuditorAugusta , Maine , United States | Auditor | Full-time | Partially remote Apply by: April 23, 2024 Apply with Linkedin ApplyOffice of the State Auditor Staff Auditor I Opening Date: April 2, 2024 Closing Date: April 23, 2024 Job Title: Staff Auditor IJob Class Code: 0771Grade: 22Salary: $45,801.60 – $61,443.20 Position Number(s): 007000627, 007000630 Administrative Unit: MSEA Bargaining Unit – Professional Technical

Minimum starting salary has been established at $52,187.20/year. The actual starting salary will depend upon factors such as experience, certification, recommendations, and education.

Are you interested in pursuing a career in governmental auditing? Do you possess critical thinking skills and e njoy work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment? Are you looking to be part of a team of dedicated professionals who deliver critical services to the citizens of the State of Maine? If so, we have an opportunity for you!

Agency Information :The Office of the State Auditor is an innovative organization that acts as the independent auditor for the State of Maine. The Office works with Maine State Government agencies to complete the State’s annual Single Audit, comprised of the financial statement and Federal compliance audits. The Office has the statutory authority to audit all accounts and other financial records of State government, including any counties, municipalities, and any organization, institution or other entity receiving or requesting an appropriation or grant from State government. The Office is also authorized to review departmental budgets and capital programs for better and efficient management of State government, and to serve as a staff agency to the Legislature and the Governor in making investigations of State’s finances. The Office conducts its audits in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted in the United States of America, and the Single Audit Act Amendments of 1996, United States Code, Section 7501-7507.

Job Duties: The Staff Auditor I position is entry-level for the Office of the State Auditor. The assigned work schedule is five days per week. Duties include examining and analyzing records of State agencies for proper recording and subsequent reporting of accounting transactions in the State’s financial statements, and the documentation of internal controls to determine compliance with State and federal laws, rules, and regulations. Responsibilities also include the audit of federal programs to ensure these programs are being administered in accordance with federal regulations. A Staff Auditor I is expected to be able to assemble audit schedules, tables, exhibits, and other forms of documentation. The Staff Auditor I tests transactions, makes direct inquiry of agency personnel, and observes agency operations. This work may result in written audit findings and recommendations leading to improvements in program effectiveness and efficiency. Work is performed under direct supervision.

Requirements: The ability to learn generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), and pronouncements issued by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB). Knowledge of accounting and auditing principles and standards, and practices promulgated by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

The background of well-qualified candidates will demonstrate the following competencies:

Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

Ability to conduct audits of governmental entities.

Ability to interpret federal and state laws, rules, and regulations.

Ability to prepare audit findings and recommend appropriate corrective action.

Ability to secure facts through investigation.

Ability to conduct information technology audits.

Minimum Qualifications: Entry level knowledge, skills, and/or abilities may be acquired through, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO, the following coursework/training and/or experience:

A Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or related field, -OR- six (6) years of practical, progressively responsible accounting or auditing experience at the professional level, -OR- meets the requirements to sit for the Certified Public Accountant Examination (at least 150 semester hours of education, including a minimum 4-year baccalaureate or higher degree conferred by a college or university acceptable to the board, and shall consist of at least 15 hours of accounting, auditing and ethics (which must include at least three hours of auditing and three hours of accounting).


Why Work for the State of Maine?No matter where you work across Maine state government, you find employees who embody our state motto—"Dirigo" or "I lead"—as they provide essential services to Mainers every day. We believe in supporting our workforce's health and -wellbeing with a valuable total compensation package, including:· Work-Life Balance – Rest is essential. Take time for yourself using 13 paid holidays, 12 days of sick leave, and 3+ weeks of vacation leave Vacation leave accrual increases with years of service, and overtime-exempt employees receive personal leave. · Health Insurance Coverage – The State of Maine pays 85%-100% of employee-only premiums ($11,400.22-$13,412.10 annual value), depending on salary. Use this chart to find the premium costs (https://www.maine.gov/bhr/oeh/benefits/som-health-plan/premium-rates) for you and your family, including the percentage of dependent coverage paid by the State. · Health Insurance Premium Credit – Participation decreases employee-only premiums by 5%. Visit the Office of Employee Health and Wellness for more information about program requirements (https://www.maine.gov/bhr/oeh/benefits/health-premium-credit) . · Dental Insurance – The State of Maine pays 100% of employee-only dental premiums ($379.60 annual value). · Retirement Plan – The State of Maine contributes 13.41% of Bargaining Unit and 18.21% of Confidential employee’s pay to the Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS), on behalf of the employee. · Gym Membership Reimbursement (https://www.maine.gov/bhr/oeh/wellness/gym-membership-reimbursement) – Improve overall health with regular exercise and receive up to $40 per month to offset this expense. · Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (https://www.maine.gov/bhr/oeh/benefits/flexible-spending) – Set aside money pre-tax to help pay for out-of-pocket health care expenses and/or daycare expenses. · Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness – The State of Maine is a qualified employer for this federal program. For more information, visit the Federal Student Aid office (https://studentaid.gov/manage-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service) . · Living Resources Program – Navigate challenging work and life situations with our employee assistance program. · Parental leave is one of the most important benefits for any working parent. All employees who are welcoming a child—including fathers and adoptive parents—receive four weeks of fully paid parental leave. Additional, unpaid leave may also be available, under the Family and Medical Leave Act (https://www.maine.gov/bhr/state-employees/rules-policies/policy-practices-manual/Employee-Rights-and-Responsibilities-Federal) . · Voluntary Deferred Compensation – Save additional pre-tax funds for retirement in a MaineSaves 457(b) account (https://www.maine.gov/bhr/oeh/benefits/SavingforRetirement) through payroll deductions. · Learn about additional wellness benefits for State employees from the Office of Employee Health and Wellness (https://www.maine.gov/bhr/oeh/) . APPLICATION INFORMATION: For additional information about this position please email Tracy Brackett, Business Operations and Human Resources Coordinator, at Tracy.Brackett@maine.gov or call 207-624-6280. To apply, please complete application inTrakstarto include current resume, cover letter, and official copies of post-secondary transcripts. If additional items are to be mailed, please send them to: Office of the State Auditor

Attn: Tracy Brackett

#66 State House Station

Augusta, ME 04333-0066Information provided during the application, interview, and selection process will be verified .Incomplete application(s) will be failed or returned to the applicant. There's a job and then there's purposeful, transformative work. Our aim is to create a workplace where you can learn, grow, and continuously refine your skills. Applicants demonstrate job requirements in differing ways, and we appreciate that many skills and backgrounds can make people successful in this role. As an Equal Opportunity employer, Maine State Government embraces a culture of respect and awareness. We are committed to creating a strong sense of belonging for all team members, and our process ensures an inclusive environment to applicants of all backgrounds including diverse race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, physical or mental disability, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, familial status or genetics . If you’re looking for a great next step, and want to feel good about what you do, we’d love to hear from you. Please note reasonable accommodations are provided to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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