Maryland General Assembly
Department of Legislative Services
Office of Legislative Audits
Position: Staff Auditor, regular, full-time
Salary: $48,000 (entry-level)
The Office of Legislative Audits (OLA) performs independent nonpartisan audits that assist the Maryland General Assembly in its oversight responsibilities. OLA serves the Maryland General Assembly and the citizens of Maryland by making recommendations to improve state government operations and by providing government accountability and transparency. OLA conducts audits of Maryland agencies and local school boards. We perform fiscal compliance and performance audits in accordance with professional standards and issue an average of 100 audit reports each year. OLA also operates a Fraud Hotline and reports on potential fraud, waste and abuse of State government resources. We have a staff of over 100 professional auditors, the majority of whom are CPA's. As a Staff Auditor with OLA you will work on a variety of interesting audits, have growth and advancement opportunities, and be able to obtain a true work-life balance utilizing our flexible work schedules.
For additional information please see our website, http://www.ola.state.md.us
- Perform audit procedures to determine State agencies' compliance with established fiscal policies, State laws, rules and regulations under the supervision of the Senior Auditor.
- Interview agency personnel, document and evaluate internal controls.
- Collect, review, verify and analyze audit evidence.
- Develop audit findings that are significant and relevant to the audit objectives and make recommendations for improvement.
- Prepare working papers to document audit procedures performed.
- Review and evaluate management's procedures and internal controls to determine if an agency has achieved its objectives pertaining to the reliability of financial records, effectiveness and efficiency of operations and compliance with laws, rules and regulations.
- Complete assignments within budgeted time and meet deadlines.
- Communicate effectively with staff members, agency personnel and others.
- Write in a clear and concise manner.
- Use technical skills and knowledge of appropriate auditing standards and State laws, rules, and regulations.
- Bachelor's degree in accounting or a related field from an accredited college or university graduating no later than May 2013.
- Strong analytical skills
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to learn quickly
- Ability to work independently and contribute to a team effort
- Ability to adapt to changing work locations and settings
Send resume and letter of interest by March 31, 2013 to:
Office of Legislative Audits
The Department of Legislative Services is an equal employment opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment in a manner that violates law, regulation, or legislative policy.