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SENIOR AUDITOR

Date:  Jul 20, 2024
Req ID:  40940
Location: 

Little Rock, AR, US, 72209

Category:  DEPT OF WORKFORCE SERVICES
Anticipated Starting Salary:  $45,009.95

Position Number: 22080261  

County: Pulaski 
Anticipated Starting Salary: $45,009.95 

Adult Education Finance Department

 

 

Position Summary

 

The Senior Auditor position will function as the Grants Auditor.  This position is responsible for monitoring and ensuring that recipients of the Adult Education administered by the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services comply with grant terms both federal and state, and that expenses and inventory are properly documented and allowable under state and federal regulations.  Frequent travel within the state, with extended overnight stays up to four days during the week is required.  Travel may be required up to three times a week each month.

 

Education and Professional Work Experience

 

 

Minimum Qualifications

 

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or a related field; plus, four years of experience in accounting, auditing or a related field with one year in an organizational auditing capacity.

 

Preferred Qualification

 

The Grants Auditor must have knowledge of basic accounting principles and demonstrate the practical application of this knowledge.  Proficient Microsoft Office products experience, especially Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills are necessary. Grants management experience is desired but, it is not required.

This professional must demonstrate initiative as a self-starter, be analytically astute, exercise good judgment, and be highly motivated to excel with minimum supervision. Management and organizational skills are desired with attention to detail.  A high level of integrity is essential to succeed as the Grants Auditor.

 

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 laws, rules, 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.

 

Job Responsibilities and Expected Results

 

  1. Execute compliance and internal audits in accordance with the annual audit plan.
  2. Prepares and submits the state's Risk Assessment and federal FFATA report. 9Plan audit reviews.
  3. Determine the scope of the review with the audit coordinator.
  4. Complete a minimum of three (3) on-site audits each month. 
  5. Examine and Analyze accounting records; conduct compliance and/or financial audits; implement quality assurance programs to verify the accuracy and overall efficiency of internal fiscal and administrative controls. 
  6. Provide technical assistance and/or interpretation of grant requirements to grant recipients and support units within and outside the Department.
  7. Review the grant-required reimbursement reports submitted by the grant recipient and reconcile these reports to the client's general ledger and inventory reports.
  8. Conduct compliance reviews on Local Education Agencies and other grant recipients that receive state and/or federal grants from the Arkansas Department of Career Education. 
  9. Conduct internal audits on other sections within the department.
  10. Conduct risk assessments on assigned department sections and grant recipients in established/required timeline.
  11. Conduct auditing testing of specified areas and identify reportable issues and dimension of risks.
  12. Collect and analyze data to detect deficient controls, duplicated effort, extravagance, fraud, or non-compliance with laws, regulations, and management policies.
  13. Examine records and interview staff to obtain thorough understanding of transactions and organizational flow.
  14. Review and analyze documentation regarding equipment purchases. 
  15. Visually inspect and verify the control and maintenance on all program equipment. Identify missing equipment and prepare a detailed report on the findings.
  16. Conduct “Exit Interviews” (summarization of preliminary audit findings and recommendations presented to clients/grant recipients on completion of onsite assignment).
  17. Prepare comprehensive written reports of audit findings for presentation to grant recipient entities and Department records. 
  18. The reports may include recommendations to the client for additional documentation as well as providing tools for more efficient and accurate record-keeping and inventory tracking.
  19. Verbally communicate to the Audit Coordinator all audit findings and draft a comprehensive and complete written audit report.
  20. Develop and present instructional workshops to grant recipients to assist in grant management and ensure compliance by the recipients.
  21. Present formal presentations to clients and ADCE staff on general and specific grant requirements and audit processes and procedures.
  22. Develop and customize task specific Excel modules for recording grant-funded purchases and expenses for tracking, reconciliation and review necessary for the auditing of client records.
  23. Preserve the integrity of confidential client, student, and employee information.



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

FLSA Status: EXEMPT

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

Summary

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.

Functions

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.

Dimensions

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.

Licenses

None

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