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Director of Standards and Procedures
The Office of the State Auditor (OSA) Audit Practice Division performs external financial and compliance audits of local governments and is seeking applicants with a high level of technical expertise to support quality control as part of our Standards and Procedures team.
This position is responsible for providing oversight to ensure that the audits of local governments are of the highest quality performed in accordance with appropriate regulatory and audit industry requirements and the OSA’s quality control standards. The employee in this position also serves as the coordinator for the sub-recipient reporting for the Statewide Single Audit. The employee in this position has primary responsibility for:
  • performing comprehensive technical reviews of audit reports issued by the OSA and related audit documentation to ensure quality and technical standards are met;
  • providing guidance to audit staff, and answering technical inquiries in the interpretation and implementation of accounting and auditing standards;
  • preparing a summary report from the compiled financial and compliance information regarding federally assisted programs of sub-recipients of the State of Minnesota;
  • participating in professional work groups and peer reviews;
  • providing trainings internally and externally; and
  • maintaining data and monitoring independence of audit staff.
Position: Director of Standards and Procedures
Organization: State of Minnesota - Office of the State Auditor
Location: St. Paul,  MN 
United States
Salary: $35.36 - $60.91/hourly; $73,831.68 - $127,180.08/annually
Posting Start Date: 5/17/2023
Date Posted: 5/17/2023

Minimum Qualifications

To be considered, a candidate must have :

  • A minimum of five (5)  - seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in external financial and compliance audits of local governments.
  • A bachelor's degree in accounting, or master’s degree with an accounting concentration, from an accredited institution.
  • An active CPA license to practice in the State of Minnesota.

NOTE: If you meet the above requirements and to be considered for this vacancy, you must submit a description of your qualifying experience that includes specific examples for the areas identified below. Please include the description of these specific qualifications as one document with your resume. For example, your resume may be pages 1 and 2 followed in the document by the description of your qualifying experience on pages 3 and 4. The qualifying experience to be addressed includes:

Technical Skills: Identify specifics of your experience that keep your technical skills current with extensive to expert knowledge of GAAP, GAAS, GAGAS, OMB Compliance Supplement, Uniform Guidance, GASB Statements, and the Minnesota Legal Compliance Audit Guides.

Communication Skills: Identify specifics of your experience that demonstrate your ability to clearly and concisely communicate complex and technical issues, both verbally and through written reports.

Interpersonal Skills: Describe specifics of your interactions with others that demonstrate your human relations skills that establish and maintain effective working and collaborative relationships with internal and external colleagues and staff.

Preferred Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Knowledge of Checkpoint, PPC, and Thompson Grant tools.
  • Knowledge of Minnesota laws, court decisions, and attorney general opinions relating to local governmental agencies.
Status: This listing expires on: 6/16/2023
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Organization Information
State of Minnesota - Office of the State Auditor

St. Paul,  MN 55337
United States
Belle Sarff

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