Become part of the team at the oldest state agency in Texas, the Texas General Land Office (GLO). The GLO was formed to determine who owned what and where after Texas won independence. Today, the GLO manages state lands, operates the Alamo, helps Texans recovering from natural disasters, helps fund Texas public education through the Permanent School Fund, provides benefits to Texas Veterans, and manages the vast Texas coast. The Auditor performs highly complex (senior-level) auditing work. Work involves examining, investigating, and reviewing records, reports, financial statements, and management practices to ensure legal compliance with federal statutes and internal regulations applicable to the Community Development block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) programs; and conducting audits for program economy, efficiency, and effectiveness. May supervise the work of others. Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Veterans, Reservist or Guardsman with an MOS or additional duties that fall in the fields of 36A-Financial Manager, LS-Logistics Specialist, 31-Financial Management, 3404-Financial Management Officer, 65AX-Audit, or other related fields pertaining to the minimum experience requirement may meet the minimum qualifications for this position. Military Crosswalk information can be accessed at: http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_AccountingAuditingandFinance.pdf In order to receive Veteran's preference, a copy of the Form DD#214 is required at the time of interview. *This is a federally funded position contingent upon continued funding. *May be required to pass both Federal and State Background check. *May be required to work outside of normal business hours. PAPER, FAX OR E-MAIL APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Essential Job Elements:
All Auditors: Performs audits that are complex-to-highly-complex audits and/or audits that are primarily small to medium in scale to determine compliance with laws, rules, and regulations. Examines and analyzes management operations, internal control structures and systems, and accounting records for reliability, adequacy, accuracy, efficiency, and compliance with legal regulations; and reports erroneous or questionable transactions. Prepares audit reports of findings, outlines discrepancies, and recommends corrective actions. Advises on the requirements, liabilities, and penalties of compliance and noncompliance, and recommends improved accounting or management operation system controls. Performs statistical sampling of data. Plans and organizes audit procedures. Assists in performing complex audits or audits that are large in scale to determine compliance with laws, rules, and regulations. May conduct post-audit assessments. May conduct special investigations into questionable practices or records. May provide testimony at formal or informal hearings. May train others. Auditor IV: Performs essential job elements of All Auditors listed above. Develops audit scopes, programs, objectives, procedures, and deliverables. May develop and implement annual audit plans. Plans and organizes audit procedures and test sheet templates as part of annual risk assessment. May supervise the work of others. Provide technical advice on the requirements, liabilities, and penalties of compliance and non-compliance. Provide budget and other information for specialized auditing requirements. Overseas and/or reviews subrecipient single audit reports to determine if any findings could affect CDBG-DR programs. Overseas and/or reviews homeowner information to determine if Fraud, Waste, and Abuse case related to CDBG-DR housing programs should be escalated to federal authorities. Auditor V: Performs essential job elements of All Auditors and Auditor IV listed above. Oversees and/or prepares audit reports, including the preparation of outlines, specification of internal reviews, preparation of draft reports, review of the draft reports with clients, preparation of the final reports incorporating client comments as appropriate, and submission of the final reports for review and approval. Requests and reports necessary information to resolve reportable issues. Recommends and advises management regarding changes in business processes and accounting or management procedures. Defines audit issues by researching specific topics through interviews, document reviews, prior audit findings, and other research techniques. Coordinates management responses for external audits. Develops and implements annual audit plans. Reviews and identifies changes in professional standards, pronouncements, and federal audit requirements, and notifies management and audit staff. Reviews audits for completeness; compliance with standards; uniformity in method; and adherence to statutes, departmental rulings, and legal decisions. Oversees planning and organization of audit procedures and test sheet templates as part of annual risk assessment. May supervise the work of others.
Applicants must clearly demonstrate on the application how the following qualifications are met: Experience in accounting or auditing work. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in accounting, business administration, finance, economics, or a related field is generally preferred. Education may be substituted on a year-for-year basis with equivalent experience in auditing. May be required to periodically work hours greater than 40 hours per week and on the weekends. Must be willing to travel up to 25% for on-site monitoring of subrecipients. Auditor III: Two (2) years full-time progressive experience participating in governmental, financial, program area, organizational, performance, IT, policy, and/or compliance audits. Auditor IV: Three (3) years full-time progressive experience participating in governmental, financial, program area, organizational, performance, IT, policy, and/or compliance audits. Auditor V: Four (4) years full-time progressive experience participating in governmental, financial, program area, organizational, performance, IT, policy, and/or compliance audits
Experience in gathering and analyzing relevant audit information, preparing audit workpapers, and compose clear and concise audit reports; knowledge of computer applications and Word and Excel software; experience with TeamMate audit software; Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), or Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Knowledge of accounting and auditing methods and systems; of generally accepted auditing standards and procedures; and of computer technology principles, terminology, programming, and automated systems. Skill in the use of computers, associated software applications, and sampling techniques. Ability to compose clear and concise audit reports, to gather and analyze accurate and relevant audit information, to evaluate accounting and management operations systems for accuracy and legal conformance, to accurately complete and assemble audit working papers, to communicate effectively, and to supervise the work of others. Ability to attend work regularly and adheres to established work schedule in accordance with agency leave and attendance.
This position requires the employee to primarily perform sedentary office work; however, mobility (moving around the work-site) is routinely required to carry out some duties. This position requires extensive computer, telephone and client/customer contact and communication. It requires the ability to move and position oneself as needed for filing and similar routine office duties. The job also requires normal cognitive abilities requiring the ability to learn, recall, and apply certain practices and policies. It requires the stamina to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions. Ability to read printed materials and computer screens. The individual must be able to move and transport records, documents, boxes, and all related information and materials, weighing up to 20 pounds when required. The individual must be able to remain stationary for long periods of time when commuting to and from assigned destination and when traveling on state business including fieldwork and training assignments.
Other (licenses, certifications, et cetera):
All applications for employment with the Texas General Land Office (GLO) must be submitted electronically by the job closing date through www.WorkInTexas.com. PAPER, FAX OR E-MAIL APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Please visit our website at www.glo.texas.gov for more information about applying for a GLO job posting.
The Texas General Land Office/Veterans Land Board does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability or genetic information in employment or the provision of services. A criminal conviction records check is required for applicants who are selected for a position. The State of Texas requires all males who are 18 through 25 and required to register with the Selective Service to present either proof of registration or exemption from registration upon hire. The U.S. Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires new employees to present proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States. The Texas General Land Office is a non-smoking agency. Smoking is permitted only in designated areas. In compliance with the FLSA, the GLO compensates overtime work though time off in lieu of payment.