Job Code Pay Scale Group Pay Scale Type Bargaining Unit Civil Service or Non-Civil Service Last Executive Board Change Executive Board Change History
03245 11 ST A3 N 677-08 04/11/2009
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04/11/2009 03245


DEFINITION: This is managerial work in planning, organizing and directing special audit functions and policy and program development within the Office of Comptroller Operations, Bureau of Audits, Special Audits Division.

The employee in this job is responsible for managing special audits of funds, program activities, operations, grants, or services under the Governor’s jurisdiction to ensure a uniform, enterprise-wide and comprehensive risk-based auditing approach and for reviewing audits prepared by outside audit organizations. Work involves managing a subordinate Section Chief and managers who supervise professional auditors that perform single audit sub-recipient reviews, Commonwealth Annual Financial Report (CAFR) audit finding resolution, planning and advisory services, performance measures, desk reviews, risk assessment, control self-assessment and quality control inspection reviews. Work includes ensuring all audits and reviews are conducted in compliance with applicable state and federal laws and regulations, generally accepted accounting and auditing standards, and other reporting requirements; supporting the Department of the Auditor General and other external audit organizations in managing the timeliness, coordination and efficient completion of the CAFR and Single Audit processes; and identifying fraudulent or abusive account practices to recover costs, improve operations or significantly reduce spending. Work also involves researching and analyzing proposed legislation related to audit policy, methods and impacts; contacting officials of other governmental and private organizations regarding various audit issues and problem resolution, and assisting in the coordination and implementation of audit policy, procedures and standards. Work also includes working with the Bureau Director to identify and monitor the Bureau’s performance measures. Work is performed under general supervision and is subject to general review by the Bureau Director for the timely achievement of goals and objectives.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: Plans, organizes and directs the work of Division staff involved in the special auditing functions and related support services through subordinate managers.

Establishes, implements and administers enterprise-wide policies and procedures to assure a uniform and consistent special audit program.

Provides guidance and technical assistance in reviewing special audit reports prior to their issuance to ensure accuracy and consistency.

Manages communications with the Auditor General and other audit organizations to coordinate Commonwealth audit policy, practices, and initiatives, and problem resolution issues.

Researches, plans and coordinates the interpretation and enterprise-wide implementation of applicable federal and state audit requirements.

Performs the full range of supervisory duties.

The employee in this job may participate in the performance of subordinates’ work consistent with operational or organizational requirements.

Performs related work as required.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of audit policies, standards, principles, procedures and methods as promulgated by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the U.S. Government Accountability Office.

Knowledge of accounting principles, concepts and techniques and their application to accounting systems and operations.

Knowledge of computerized accounting and auditing processes.

Knowledge of office management methods.

Knowledge of the structure and operations of government including financial and general services administration, human resource management and budgeting.

Knowledge of the principles and practices of employee supervision.

Ability to read and interpret federal, state, departmental laws, regulations, guidelines and administrative procedures.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Ability to communicate effectively orally.

Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Six years of professional financial auditing experience including three years in a supervisory capacity and a bachelor's degree including 24 credits in accounting;


An equivalent combination of experience and training, which includes three years of professional supervisory financial auditing experience and 24 credits in accounting.