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Assistant Director


The Department of the Auditor General (DAG) is seeking a highly organized and detailed-oriented individual to join the department's Bureau of Information Technology Audits (BITA) as an Assistant Director. This position is eligible for student loan forgiveness and provides excellent health, savings and retirement benefits. The biggest benefit of all is the positive impact you will create when you join out team's mission to make Pennsylvania stronger by improving government accountability, transparency, and the effective use of taxpayer dollars.  

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As an Assistant Director of the Bureau of Information Technology Audits (BITA) you will assist the Director to oversee BITA's operations and auditing processes. BITA employees support The Department of Auditor General (DAG) audit bureaus with their audit data and analytics, as well as with the assessment of information technology controls in their audits. The staff within BITA specialize in data and analytics as well as the auditing standard requirements for evidence, data reliability, and IT controls. The bureau provides creative solutions to IT audit problems as well as advanced data and analytics support. The Assistant Director will motivate and empower bureau-wide teamwork and act as a mentor for audit managers, supervisors, and staff for professional development.  
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Working with the Director to ensure timely/quality completion of the IT controls and Data & Analytics (D&A) needed for the annual audit of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Annual Comprehensive Financial Report and the statewide Single Audit, as well as timely/quality completion of other audit requests received from audit bureaus in the Department.
• Working with Director to advance the Department’s Data & Analytics (D&A) Plan while ensuring that D&A processes developed and maintained are responsive to the needs of the audit bureaus and Department Administration.  Ensures that D&A processes meet quality standards and make full use of technology and data currently available to the bureau.  Proposes new approaches, technologies, and data sources that will lead the Department’s D&A Plan into the future.
• Working with Director to prepare bureau audit and D&A plans, including scheduling audit assignments, determining staffing requirements, and approving audit timelines and time budgets for each audit segment and IT audit project to meet established priorities and deadlines.
• Participate in meetings with the Bureau of State and Federal Audits (BSFA) and the Joint Audit firm periodically to ensure that the GAAP Audit, Single Audit, and assigned standalone financial (group) audits are planned and progressing in accordance with the timelines agreed-upon with the Office of the Budget.
• Review laws, regulations, circulars, manuals, directives, policies, Government Auditing Standards, GAAS, ISACA Standards, Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government, and other relevant documentation to determine potential impact and effect on testing, results, and conclusions.
• Review planning documents and audit/project/D&A working papers prepared by audit managers/team to ensure work is performed in accordance with Department policies and procedures, Government Auditing Standards (where applicable), and laws and regulations, as applicable, and meets the intent of the audit objectives.  These planning documents and audit/project working papers encompass all aspects of the audits/project, including assessment of IT controls and data reliability assessments, test selection methodologies, and independence/competence of each assigned audit/project team member.
• Review audit/project/D&A working papers to ensure work is performed in accordance with Department policies and procedures, Government Auditing Standards (where applicable), IT Auditing Standards, laws and regulations, as applicable.  Ensures working papers properly support the audit report findings, results, conclusions, and recommendations.  Where an audit report is not issued (i.e., and IT Audit project or audit segment support), ensures that transmittal of results to the requesting audit bureau is supported by working papers that comply with standards.
• Review all audit reports issued by the Bureau of Performance Audits to ensure that Data Reliability language in the draft report (including Appendix A – Objectives, Scope, and Methodology) conforms to Government Auditing Standards.
• Perform related tasks as required.


Position: Assistant Director
Organization: The Pennsylvania Department of the Auditor General
Location: Harrisburg,  PA 
United States
Salary: 110,240-163,893
Posting Start Date: 6/17/2024
Date Posted: 5/2/2024

Work Schedule and Additional Information:

  • Full-time employment.
  • Work hours are 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday, with 60-minute lunch.
  • This is a remote position which includes occasional travel to Harrisburg Finance building.  
  • Telework: You will be expected to work from home (telework) full-time. In order to telework, you must have a securely configured high-speed internet connection and work from an approved location inside Pennsylvania. If you are unable to telework, you will have the option to report to the headquarters office in Harrisburg.
  • Salary: In some cases, the starting salary may be non-negotiable.
  • You will receive further communication regarding this position via email. Check your email, including spam/junk folders, for these notices.





  • Possession and maintenance of a certificate as Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA); and
  • Degree from an accredited college or university; with at least 12 credits in information technology or 12 credits in accounting/auditing and 2-5 years' experience in supervision/performing Information Technology Audit functions.


Additional Requirements: 

  • You must possess a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license.
  • You must be able to perform essential job functions.

Preferred Qualifications (not required): 

  • One or more of the following certificates:
    • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
    • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
    • Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP)
    • Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM)
    • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)

Legal Requirements:

  • A conditional offer of employment will require submission of criminal history reports. See hiring agency contact information.

How to Apply:
  • Your application must include a resume.
  • You must attach a transcript to your application. 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 dateLate 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.  



Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS): 

  • 711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals).


If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodations due to a disability, please discuss your request for accommodations with the interviewer in advance of your interview date. 


The Department of the Auditor General is committed to policies providing equal opportunity for everyone. Accordingly, all employment decisions are made without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law. In addition, department employees are bound by a code of conduct that prohibits any form of harassment, including sexual harassment.

The Department of the Auditor General’s DEI program includes recruitment efforts focused on attracting a diverse population of qualified candidates. We are invested in creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive workplace where both our present and prospective employees may be authentic. We are dedicated to ensuring our internship and employment opportunities are accessible to all aspiring professionals within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Status: This listing expires on: 6/1/2024
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Organization Information
The Pennsylvania Department of the Auditor General
320 Finance Building
613 North Street
Harrisburg,  PA 17120
United States
Courtney Brodbeck

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