Auditor II/III

Job Posting:         
#00007677

Opened:               
10/17/19

Closes:  
11/15/19

Class/Group:
1046-1048/B19-B21

Military Occupation Specialty Code:  
Marines - 3441

FLSA:     
Exempt

Number of Vacancies:
1

Division/Section:
Internal Audit

Salary Range:
$3,520.33 - $5,301.33/ monthly

Duration:
Regular

Hours Worked Weekly:     
40

Shift:     
Days

Travel:   
Occasional

Agency Address: 
300 W. 15th Street, Austin Tx 78701

Web site:
www.dir.texas.gov

Refer Inquiries to:              
Human Resources

Telephone:
(512) 463-5920 or (512) 475-4612

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 by providing technology leadership, solutions, and value to State of Texas government agencies, higher education, and local government entities of all sizes to facilitate the fulfillment of their core missions and 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.

This role will perform moderately complex auditing work for the Department of Information Resources Internal Audit. Work involves planning, scheduling, investigating, coordinating, sampling, conducting and reviewing functions, records, contracts, financial statements, and internal control structures, reporting on agency practices and processes, and following-up on previous audit work performed; determining compliance with rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and contracts; assessing the adequacy of controls intended to safeguard assets; determining whether the agency resources are being utilized efficiently and economically; determining whether operations and information technology processes 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, and agency policies and procedures. May review work of other audit staff.  Work is performed under general supervision with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Auditor II
Performs entry-level to routine (journey-level) auditing work. Work is performed under moderate supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Auditor III
Performs moderately complex auditing work. 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:

  • Performs moderately complex audits, consulting, and other audit-related projects to include developing audit programs, questionnaires, data reliability assessments, and risk assessments; sampling; planning, and performing fieldwork; preparing work papers; developing relevant and accurate conclusions; and testing and evaluating controls, compliance, and performance
  • Assists in, may establish or lead and establish the audit objectives, the scope of work, and the audit methodology; obtain background information; assists in or determines the necessary staff, budget, and timelines to perform audits
  • Prepares audit planning documents such as: The Planning Memo and Fieldwork Program, and summary memos; holds and conducts entrance and exit conferences
  • Assists in or prepares and reviews work papers; prepares accurate and relevant issues and recommendations; assists in or coordinates management responses; assists in or completes the audit report draft
  • Assists in or reviews work to ensure necessary audit procedures were completed and properly documented
  • Assists in or ensures audit documentation and reports are complete, accurate, and in accordance to applicable auditing standards, policies, procedures; and assists in ensuring the evidence fully supports conclusions, issues, and recommendations.
  • Assists in or monitors the status of projects; prepares routine and ad-hoc reports; and assists in or coordinates and develops documentation and responses to status requests, special projects, and special requests for assistance from internal and external entities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in accounting, auditing, business administration, finance, information technology, cybersecurity, telecommunications, or a related field. Master’s degree (preferred).

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
Auditor II

  • Minimum of one (1) year of responsible auditing or related experience
  • Experience as an Internal Auditor in state government (preferred)
  • Experience with data analysis (preferred)

Auditor III

  • Minimum of three (3) years of responsible auditing or related experience
  • Experience as an Internal Auditor in state government (preferred)
  • Experience with data analysis (preferred)

CERTIFICATIONS
The current certifications are not required but preferred:

  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)
  • Certified Texas Contract Manager (CTCM)
  • Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP)
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • Certified in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA)

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 communicate 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 process or system documentation
  • Ability to work 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

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

  • 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