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FINANCIAL COMPLIANCE AUDITOR, LEAD **REPOST**

Audit Project Lead (Multiple Vacancies)

Recruitment #22-004541-0001

Introduction

The Maryland State Department of Education is dedicated to supporting a world-class educational system that prepares all students for college and career success in the 21st century. With excellent stewardship from our divisions, we oversee State and federal programs that support the needs of a diverse population – students, teachers, principals, and other educators throughout Maryland.

GRADE

17

LOCATION OF POSITION

Nancy S. Grasmick Education Building
200 W. Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

This position serves as a project lead for the design and implementation of complex comprehensive audits involving financial, compliance, economy and efficiency, and performance audits. The position will lead various audit projects and will assist in the implementation of the Annual Audit plan by conducting audits and reviews of State and Federal programs and activities administered by the Maryland State Department of Education in accordance with professional government auditing standards. This position will also be responsible for performing financial and compliance audits of State Aid to Education funds disbursed to local education agencies. Travel throughout the state will be necessary.

POSITION DUTIES

  • Performs pre-audit analysis and prepares working papers for field audits
  • Reviews COMAR and administrative directions to develop audit procedures for testing conditions governing use of State funds
  • Prepares audit working papers using computer audit/accounting software
  • Completes pre-audit analysis Audits accounting records and program office documentation to ensure State funds were used in compliance with State laws and regulations
  • Trains Financial Compliance Auditors and assists auditors with auditing procedures
  • Assigned special projects and performs data analyses as directed.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:   A Bachelor's degree in Accounting from an accredited college or university or a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with 30 credit hours in Accounting and related courses, including or supplemented by 3 credit hours in auditing.

Experience: Three years of experience performing financial and compliance audits of a State agency, grantee, business or other entity.

Notes:

1. Applicants who had met the requirements for admission to the CPA examination prior to July 1, 1974 will be considered to have met the educational requirement.

2. Candidates may substitute the possession of a certificate as a Certified Public Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor or a Master's degree in accounting from an accredited college or university for one year of the required experience.

3. Applicants may substitute one year of professional accounting experience for one year of auditing experience only.

4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Internal Review classifications or Auditing specialty codes in the Financial or Auditing fields of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualification.

  • Knowledge of State laws and regulations, State fiscal operations, ability to interpret laws, policies, and program outcomes
  • Knowledge of government auditing standards and internal audit standards
  • Skill in determining compliance with or deviations from laws, regulations, or contract provisions

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties may be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must consent to State and FBI (CJIS) background check as a routine procedure for all employees. Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act.  Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in non-selection or termination of employment.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. 

For education obtained outside of the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation will be required prior to hire. The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.

It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

It is preferred that applicants complete the MD State Government online application for employment.  The application must clearly demonstrate that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications for the position. If the applicant is unable to apply online, paper applications can be obtained from the link below and mailed to MSDE Office of Human Resources, 200 W. Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201. If there is a supplemental questionnaire, this must be completed and sent in with your paper application, if you are unable to apply online.

All application materials must be received in our office by the closing date. Postmarks will not be accepted. Applications must be complete to be considered including all related job duties, even if those are also listed on an attached resume. Additional required materials may be uploaded with the online application, or mailed to the address listed.

Inquiries can be made to 410-767-0019, TDD 410-333-3045. Appropriate accommodations can be made for individuals with disabilities.

If you have difficulty with your user account or have general questions about this online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850. TTY Users: Call via Maryland Relay.

Proof of eligibility to work is required in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act. Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in non-selection or termination of employment.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.



Click on a link below to apply for this position:

Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet. Apply Online
View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.
Apply via Paper Application. You may also download and complete the Paper Application here.

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