Auditor III

Job Posting:    

#00003880

Opened:                

12/17/18

Closes:   

01/15/19

Position Title:       

Auditor III

Class/Group:

1046/B19

Military Occupation Specialty Code: N/A

FLSA:      

Exempt

Number of Vacancies:

1

Division/Section:

Internal Audit

Salary Range:

$3,520.33 to 4,716.83 / monthly

Duration:

Regular

Hours Worked Weekly:      

40

Shift:      

Days

Travel:    

Limited

Agency Address:  

300 W. 15th Street, Austin Tx 78701

Work Location:    

Same

Web site:

www.dir.texas.gov

Refer Inquiries to:               

Human Resources

Telephone:

(512) 463-5920 or (512) 463-6015

HOW TO APPLY:

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• Once ready, select “Submit” on the “Review and Submit” page.

Applicants must provide in depth information in the EXPERIENCE & CREDENTIALS section to demonstrate how they meet the position qualifications. Incomplete applications may result in disqualification. 

Resumes may be uploaded as an attachment but are not accepted in lieu of the information required in the EXPERIENCE & CREDENTIALS section of the application.  

Interview Place/Time: 
Candidates will be notified for appointments as determined by the selection committee.

Notice: 

Section 651.005 of the Government Code requires males, ages 18 through 25 years, to provide proof of their Selective Service registration or proof of their exemption from the requirement as a condition of state employment.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The Department of Information Resources does not exclude anyone from consideration for recruitment, selection, appointment, training, promotion, retention, or any other personnel action, or deny any benefits or participation in programs or activities, which it sponsors on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability.  Please call 512-463-5920 to request reasonable accommodations.

THE OPPORTUNITY

The Texas Department of Information Resources serves a wide spectrum of customers including State of Texas government agencies, county or local government offices, and public education entities of all sizes by leveraging bulk buying power that enables eligible customers to buy IT products and services at aggressive discounts without the need for a lengthy procurement process. DIR is a fast-paced and collaborative environment with highly motivated and engaged employees dedicated to achieving the best value for the state. 

Internal Audit is looking for an auditor who can perform moderately complex auditing work and assist with complex auditing work to address project objectives and to ensure that reports are prepared in accordance with applicable professional standards. Work involves examining, investigating, and reviewing records, reports, financial reports and data, assessing risks and evaluating internal controls, and following-up on previous audit work performed. Projects may assess program economy, efficiency, and effectiveness within the agency, including evaluating compliance with state statutes, internal policy and procedures, and vendor contract terms and conditions; determining whether the agency resources are being utilized efficiently and economically; determining whether operations and information technology controls are effective; and, determining whether established contracts or agency goals and objectives are accomplished.

Work is performed in accordance with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards, the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing, agency, and Internal Audit’s policies and procedures. Work is performed under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

WHAT WE DO

The ideal candidate will have the ability to highlight their strengths in the following functions:

  • Assists with planning audits, consulting, or other audit-related projects; developing audit procedures, questionnaires, data reliability assessments, risk assessments, and other audit working papers; developing sampling methodologies; obtaining background information and audit criteria; developing audit planning deliverables including assigned sections of the Planning Memo.
  • Conducts fieldwork by preparing complete and concise work papers with all required elements; conducting data reliability assessments when data from systems will be used to support audit conclusions; performing tests of controls to determine whether internal controls are working as intended; ensures audit documentation and reports are complete, accurate, and in accordance to applicable auditing standards, policies, procedures, and the evidence fully supports conclusions, issues, and recommendations; reviewing the work of others; documenting all required elements for identified issues; developing relevant and accurate conclusions for working papers, procedure steps, and summary reports; and testing and evaluating controls, compliance, and performance.
  • Assists with reporting by preparing accurate and relevant issues and recommendations; developing internal audit reports of findings and recommendations for corrective actions; discussing issues with audit management to collaborate on reporting decisions; collecting and documenting management responses for identified issues.
  • Conducts follow-up work by validating completed action plans from prior internal and external audits; coordinating meetings with action plan owners to collect audit evidence for completed action plans; documenting working papers that support periodic status updates for open action plans. 
  • Performs administrative tasks to assist with determining the necessary staff, budget, and timelines to perform audit projects; managing project time and submitting project time reports timely and accurately; attending and participating in entrance and exit conferences and other critical audit project meetings; developing project status reports timely and accurately; preparing routine and ad-hoc reports.
  • Assists with quality review of completed work to ensure audit objectives were fully addressed and results were properly documented; ensuring audit documentation and reports are complete, accurate, and in accordance to applicable auditing standards, policies, procedures; and ensuring the audit evidence fully supports conclusions, issues, and recommendations in referenced draft reports.
  • Assists with external audit requests by coordinating and developing documentation and responses to status requests, special projects, and requests for assistance from internal and external entities, as assigned.

OTHER DUTIES

  • Attends work on a regular and predictable schedule in accordance with agency leave policy.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

EDUCATION

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in accounting, auditing, business administration, finance, information technology, or a related field. Master’s degree may substitute for work experience.

EXPERIENCE & TRAINING REQUIRED

  • Two (2) years of auditing experience
  • Experience with planning and performing data analysis

EXPERIENCE & TRAINING PREFERRED

  • Experience using automated audit software
  • Experience as an internal auditor in state government

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAAS)
  • Knowledge of International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing (ISPPIA)
  • Knowledge of state government and internal auditing
  • Knowledge of accounting methods, basic contracting concepts, and familiarity with information technology tools, best practices, principles, terminology, programming, and automated systems
  • Knowledge of Information Systems Auditing and Assurance Standards
  • Knowledge of information technology tools, principles, terminology, and automated systems
  • Knowledge of procurement and contracting concepts and contract management auditing (preferred)
  • Skilled in statistical and judgmental sampling, and evaluating sample results
  • Ability to perform research, identify risks and develop controls
  • Ability to use analytical skills and critical and independent judgment for decision making, planning, evaluating review, testing, and analysis of programs, operations, policy, contracts, transactions, technology, and information systems
  • Ability to prioritize and organize work to meet deadlines
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and cordial working relationships at all organizational levels, including agency management, direct supervisors, co-workers, internal and external customers
  • Ability to gather and analyze sufficient and relevant audit information and data to support audit objectives
  • Ability to create, analyze, and evaluate information and translate it into easily understandable and concise documents and oral presentations
  • Ability to communicates effectively, both orally and in writing; in a clear and concise manner
  • Ability to compose clear, objective, accurate and concise audit working papers and reports
  • Ability to evaluate the effectiveness of key controls using accounting information, process flowcharts and diagrams, and other detailed processes or system documentation
  • Ability to works independently and as part of a team, and to support and contribute to a cohesive team environment
  • Ability to comply with all agency and Internal Audit policies, procedures and applicable laws
  • Ability to comply with all applicable safety rules, regulations and standards
  • Ability to understand, follow, and convey brief oral and/or written instructions
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule to meet required deadlines
  • Ability to work under pressure and exacting schedules to complete assigned tasks
  • Ability to travel as necessary; on an occasional basis 

CERTIFICATIONS

The current certifications are not required but preferred; if hired must be willing to obtain within two years:

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)

COMPUTER SKILLS

Proficiency in the use of a personal computer and applicable software necessary to perform work assignments e.g. Microsoft Office, TeamMate software and analytics software.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Attends work on a regular and predictable schedule in accordance with agency leave policy
  • Criminal background check

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Utilizes personal vehicle for work-related travel
  • Frequent use of a personal computer, copiers, printers, and telephones
  • Frequent work under stress, as a team member, and in direct contact with others
  • Frequent standing, walking, sitting, listening, and talking
  • Occasional bending and stooping
  • Occasional lifting and climbing