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Staff Auditor
The Office of the Legislative Auditor (OLA), Financial Audit Division, is now accepting applications for full-time staff auditor positions.  Staff auditors enjoy rewarding work, which includes audits of (1) the financial statements for the state of Minnesota and the state’s large pension plans, (2) state agencies’ internal controls and legal compliance, (3) information technology security, and (4) allegations of financial wrong-doing.
Job Duties
Staff auditors conduct audits of diverse and complex government agencies and programs.  Typical duties require a staff auditor to:
  • Evaluate and test internal controls.
  • Perform legal compliance testing.
  • Audit financial statements.
  • Analyze transactions and financial activity.
  • Test accuracy and determine data integrity.
  • Document audit evidence in work papers.
  • Draft audit findings.
Applications received from this posting may be used to fill current and future vacancies in this job class through May 1, 2023.  Starting salary is generally around $61,000; the Legislative Auditor will determine the starting salary based on the successful applicant’s qualifications.

Why Work for Us
Meaningful work.  OLA helps to improve state government by promoting good management in state agencies and enhancing program effectiveness.  
Great benefits.  OLA, as part of the State of Minnesota, offers excellent health and retirement benefits, as well as a strong commitment to work-life balance to help you thrive both at work and in your personal life.
OLA values the unique contributions that candidates with diverse experiences, knowledge, and backgrounds can bring to our work.
How to Apply
Interested applicants must submit a cover letter with their resume through the state’s Careers website.  You may do this by uploading the documents as a single file attachment, or uploading the cover letter separately from the resume.  If you have questions about applying for jobs, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637.  
Staff Auditor – Job ID 60081  (Posting closes at 11:59 p.m. on May 1, 2023.)
Contact for More Information
If you have job-specific questions, contact Lori Leysen at Lori.Leysen@state.mn.us or 651-295-0118.  For benefits-related questions, contact Shelly Gilb at Shelly.Gilb@state.mn.us or 651-296-1730.
Position: Staff Auditor
Organization: Office of the Legislative Auditor
Location: St. Paul,  MN 
United States
Salary: Starting salary is generally around $61,000; the Legislative Auditor will determine the starting salary based on the successful applicant’s qualifications.
Posting Start Date: 10/27/2022
Date Posted: 10/27/2022
Requirements Minimum Qualifications
To be considered, a candidate must:
  • Submit a cover letter.
  • Have a bachelor’s degree (or be enrolled in the last semester) in accounting, business, economics, finance, or a closely related field.
  • Have knowledge of accounting and auditing principles.
  • Have strong oral and written communication and organizational skills.
  • Have a demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
  • Have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers and other state agency staff.
  • Have computer skills, including experience using word processing, spreadsheet, and database software.
Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without needing sponsorship for an employment visa (e.g., H1B status).
Preferred Qualifications
The ideal candidate will have:
  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree in accounting and successful completion of some or all parts of the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam are highly desired.
  • One year of government accounting or auditing experience.  
  • Training or experience in critically analyzing financial data and legal compliance requirements, including laws, federal regulations, and state rules, policies, and procedures.
  • Training or experience with data analysis and sampling techniques.
  • Training or experience collecting information through interviews and written inquiries.
  • Proficiency in writing clear and concise reports on complex and technical issues.
  • Knowledge of state government and the legislative process.
  • Experience obtaining and handling sensitive information.
Additional Requirements
  • We will review cover letters and resumes to identify applicants meeting minimum and preferred requirements.  Selected applicants will go through an interview process and will be required to submit education transcripts and employment references.  At the time of the interview, we may ask applicants to respond to a writing prompt. 
  • We will conduct background checks prior to any employment offer.  Personal integrity is an essential qualification to work at OLA, and certain violations of ethical or legal standards relevant to being an auditor at OLA may disqualify an applicant.  
  • Due to the nonpartisan nature of our office, applicants with extensive prior partisan work experience may be disqualified.
Status: This listing expires on: 1/25/2023
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Organization Information
Office of the Legislative Auditor
658 Cedar Street, Room 140

St. Paul,  MN 55155
United States
Shelly Gilb

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