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Audit Manager
Who Are We?
The Legislative Audit Bureau is a nonpartisan legislative service agency whose objective analysis and recommendations help improve the efficiency and effectiveness of state government operations. The Bureau’s work helps legislators fulfill their responsibility to provide effective oversight of Wisconsin state government.
Why Should You Join Us?
  • You want to make a difference and contribute to the efficiency and effectiveness of state government operations.
  • You want to work in a professional environment and be part of a team of intelligent colleagues doing meaningful work.
  • You are interested in financial auditing and analysis.
  • You value professional development and continuous learning and improvement.
  • You are interested in a healthy balance between your personal and professional life, including a flexible work schedule.
  • You are seeking a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package, including paid leave, insurance, and retirement.  More information about State of Wisconsin benefits can be found at https://etf.wi.gov/career-benefits-state-employees.
What Will You Do?
Under the working title of Principal Financial Auditor, this position is part of the management of the Bureau’s Financial Audit Division. Under the mentorship of an experienced audit director, the Principal Financial Auditor performs responsibilities that include, but are not limited to:
  • developing audit strategy and methodology;
  • preparing and reviewing working papers and findings in accordance with auditing and accounting standards;
  • ensuring audit work is complete and accurate to obtain sufficient and appropriate audit evidence;
  • reviewing and preparing communications related to the audit;
  • reviewing and writing reports that clearly communicate audit findings to a non-technical audience;
  • training audit staff in Bureau audit procedures, Governmental Accounting Standards Board Pronouncements, Generally Accepted Auditing Standards, Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards, and other applicable standards; and
  • working to actively develop the skill and professionalism of audit staff, including team leaders.
How Do You Join?
We are seeking candidates who are legally authorized to work in the United States and will not require employer visa sponsorship now or in the future. A background check will be conducted on all finalists prior to an offer of employment.
To be considered, interested candidates must submit the following materials to LAB-Employment@legis.wisconsin.gov:
  1. a cover letter using specific examples, describing your past experiences conducting financial statement and federal compliance audits of governments;
  2. resume; and
  3. all unofficial transcripts.
The deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, July 21, 2024.
The Legislative Audit Bureau is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
Position: Audit Manager
Organization: Wisconsin Legislative Audit Bureau
Location: Madison,  WI 
United States
Salary: Minimum starting salary of $95,000
Posting Start Date: 7/8/2024
Date Posted: 7/8/2024
Requirements Who Are You?
  • You are able to maintain strict nonpartisanship.
  • You possess a valid Certified Public Accountant license in Wisconsin.
  • You have past experience in financial and compliance audits of state or local governments.
  • You are able to effectively communicate both orally and in writing.
  • You are highly motivated, take initiative, and excel in meeting challenges.
  • You are able to think critically and synthesize data and information into logical conclusions.
  • You are able to develop positive working relationships with teammates and other colleagues.
  • You are able to self-reflect and respond to feedback in a positive and constructive manner.
  • You have a minimum of 10 years relevant work experience and 5 years of supervisory experience.
Status: This listing expires on: 9/6/2024
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Organization Information
Wisconsin Legislative Audit Bureau
22 East Mifflin Street
Suite 500
Madison,  WI 53703
United States
Allyssa Costello

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