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Audit Specialist 3


Are you interested in joining a highly-motivated team of internal auditors focused on providing a variety of risk-based engagement services throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania?  Would you enjoy applying your skills as an auditor to help safeguard assets and provide oversight of taxpayer dollars used to support the functions of Pennsylvania state government?  If you wish to explore a rewarding career that offers great benefits, training, and opportunities for advancement, then we invite you to apply for this Audit Specialist 3 opportunity within the Bureau of Audits! https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/pabureau/jobs/4487037/audit-specialist-3


As an Audit Specialist 3, you will lead a variety of audits, engagements, and reviews in accordance with generally accepted government auditing standards.  Responsibilities include developing or evaluating risk assessment developed by staff based on audit objectives, developing or reviewing the development of the audit program and objectives, and interpreting agreements, contracts, policies, legislation, rules, and regulations.

Within this role, you will conduct audit testing in accordance with the audit program, develop questions in order to gain an understanding of auditee’s policies and procedures, obtain documents from auditee to conduct audit testing and to support the auditee’s policies and procedures, and analyze documents prepared by staff in TeamMate.  You will also prepare and review audit findings and recommendations, and complete final audit reports in preparation for management review.

You will be expected to adhere to all office policies, Commonwealth directives, the Code of Conduct, and work toward achievement of Office of the Budget and Bureau of Audit objectives and performance measures.  This position reports to the Audit Manager and will communicate the progress of assignments or specified issues related to audit work and will assign work the Executive Audit Specialists and Executive Financial Associates.


Interested in learning more?  Additional details regarding this position can be found in the position description: https://careers.employment.pa.gov/pd/PD_NEOGOV.asp?p=50675428 

Position: Audit Specialist 3
Organization: Pennsylvania Office of the Budget, Office of Comptroller Operations
Location: Harrisburg,  PA 
United States
Salary: $64,959 - $98,661 per year
Posting Start Date: 5/1/2024
Date Posted: 5/2/2024


Minimum Experience and Training Requirements:

  • One year as an Audit Specialist 2; or
  • Three years of professional auditing experience and a bachelor's degree including or supplemented by eighteen [18] credits in accounting and auditing; or
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training which included the required eighteen [18] credits in accounting and auditing. 


Other Requirements:

  • This particular position also requires you to have 2 years of demonstrated experience in any one of the following areas:
    • Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS/Yellow Book)
    • Institute of Internal Audit (IIA) Standards
    • Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) Standards
    • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Standards
    • Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government (Green Book)/COSO
    • Note: Any combination of experience equaling 2 years in the above areas is acceptable.
  • You must meet the PA residency requirement.  For more information on ways to meet PA residency requirements, follow the link and click on Residency. 
  • You must be able to perform essential job functions.


How to Apply: 

  • Resumes, cover letters, and similar documents will not be reviewed, and the information contained therein will not be considered for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position.  Information to support your eligibility for the position must be provided on the application (i.e., relevant, detailed experience/education).
  • If you are claiming education in your answers to the supplemental application questions, you must attach a copy of your college transcripts for your claim to be accepted toward meeting the minimum requirements.  Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. 
  • Your application must be submitted by the posting closing date.  Late applications and other required materials will not be accepted.
  • Failure to comply with the above application requirements may eliminate you from consideration for this position. 
Status: This listing expires on: 6/1/2024
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Organization Information
Pennsylvania Office of the Budget, Office of Comptroller Operations
555 Walnut St, 9th Floor

Harrisburg,  PA 17101
United States
Mindi Klinger

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