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Date:  Jun 25, 2022
Req ID:  15886

Little Rock, AR, US, 72202

Anticipated Starting Salary:  45,009.95

Position Number: 2208-8047 
County: Pulaski  
Posting End Date: 

Anticipated Starting Salary: $45,009.95 

Funeral Services Division

This is a Senior Prepaid Auditor position in the Prepaid Funeral Benefits Division. The “core” functions of the position are:

  • Conduct regularly-recurring audits/examinations of prepaid funeral benefits activity at Arkansas funeral homes and perpetual care cemeteries licensed to sell and administrate prepaid funeral benefits business. On-site exams and/or in-house desk audits (75 to 100 audits per year, average).
  • Review and audit annual reports of prepaid funeral benefits business filed by all prepaid licensees each year.
  • Review annual prepaid license renewal applications filed by all prepaid licensees each year.
  • Handle incoming calls/e-mails from consumers, prepaid licensee organizations, and others.
  • Conduct prepaid funeral benefits contract form compliance reviews.
  • Extensive in-state travel is required for the position. No overnight stays currently planned. Some travel days will be longer than the standard work day length.

SALARY:  Starting salary is $45,009.95.  A higher starting salary would apply only if a promotional opportunity for a current state employee.  List ALL work and/or volunteer experience in the “Employment Work History” section.  “See attached resume” is not an acceptable entry for any section and resume WILL NOT substitute.  Incomplete applications will not be processed.  


If the position you are applying for requires a college degree or professional certification, a copy must be submitted at the time of the interview.  A copy of the DD214 must be submitted at the time of application to be considered for Veteran’s Preference.   Employment in this position is subject to a background check and six (6) month initial period for employment review.  Direct deposit is required for employment per Act 1887 of 2005 and 5% mandatory contribution to the Arkansas Public Employees Retirement System (APERS).   New employees hired in 2014 or later will be automatically enrolled into the Arkansas Diamond Deferred Compensation 457 plan with a three (3) percent automatic deduction with an initial ninety (90) day opt out period from date to hire. 

The mission of the Department of Commerce is to champion economic opportunities through strategic initiatives and an equitable regulatory environment that attracts and grows businesses, safeguards consumers, enhances workforce quality, and energizes our infrastructure, creating a better quality of life for all Arkansans.

Position Information

Class Code: A060C

Grade: GS08


Salary Range: $45,010.00 - $65,265.00


The Senior Auditor is responsible for examining and analyzing accounting records, conducting compliance and/or financial audits, assisting in training other auditors, and implementing quality assurance programs to verify the accuracy and overall efficiency of internal fiscal and administrative controls. This position is governed by state and federal laws, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), and agency/institution policy.


Conducts programmatic, operational/performance compliance, and financial-related audits of state agencies/institutions, boards, and commissions. Provides technical assistance to state agencies/institutions, boards, and commissions and various business entities by interpreting state and federal fiscal policies and directives with application to state fiscal examination procedures. Reviews financial information to ensure compliance with established criteria, policy, and regulations. Compiles data and audit information for preparation of reports and schedules and records findings and analysis of information for future projections. Reviews and analyzes efficiency of audit procedures and recordkeeping techniques to determine compliance with state and federal laws and state audit fiscal policies and procedures. Explains adjustments and laws via telephone, correspondence, and/or in-person visits, including attendance at administrative hearings. Assists in training other auditors by acting as a group lead on large, complex audits and explaining auditing standards, policies, and procedures. Performs other duties as assigned.


Frequent overnight in-state travel may be required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of the principles of regulatory accounting procedures. Knowledge of the principles of auditing procedures. Knowledge of manual and automated accounting systems and procedures. Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Practices and Principles. Ability to interpret and apply rules, laws, and policies to specific situations. Ability to interpret and analyze automated accounting transactions. Ability to use computer software programs to produce reports and correspondence. Ability to lead the work of others.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a bachelors degree in accounting, finance or a related field; plus four years of experience in accounting, auditing or a related field with one yearin an organizational auditing capacity. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.



The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Little Rock