Government auditing is an exciting and fulfilling career. The Division of Legislative Audit’s published reports are essential for maintaining transparency and improving accountability across the State of Alaska. We serve our community by helping improve government operations.
Auditors work together to ensure government agencies comply with state and federal laws, information is accurate, and agencies operate in an effective and efficient manner. Our office achieves this mission through the hard work of team members. Here are some of the things that DLA auditors like about their work:
Learning new things and solving problems. No two days are exactly alike. Which is great because it keeps work interesting, instead of doing the same thing every day.
Being able to learn about – and impact – all variety of State operations, programs, and departments.
We audit different departments and learn how different parts of state government function. I also think the reimbursement for CPA exam costs is a great feature. Plus we have a nice office space and a great view.
We look for individuals with the following qualifications:
- A bachelor’s degree with a concentration in accounting or equivalent and a minimum GPA of 3.25
- A CPA candidate who is committed to studying for and passing the CPA exam, has passed the examination, or is a CPA
- Ability to analyze information, summarize details, and draw logical conclusions
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
- Ability to act professionally, objectively, and impartially in interactions with state agency personnel and the public
- Ability to maintain effective working relationships
- Ability to work independently and manage a variety of tasks at the same time
- Ability to maintain confidentiality
- Proficient in Microsoft Office products (Word and Excel)
The specific audit work will vary depending on the audit engagement. It can range from a simple bank reconciliation to a complex workload analysis of a state agency such as child protection social workers. Auditors normally work as part of a team under the general supervision of an In-Charge or Senior Auditor. Audits are performed in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards and in accordance with government auditing standards. You will prepare audit workpapers presenting information relative to the extent of audit tests performed and conclusions reached. Additionally, you will be asked to write audit findings and recommendations as well as assist senior staff in more complex aspects of auditing.
The Division of Legislative Audit offers a competitive salary and an attractive employee benefits package. Additional professional and personal benefits include:
- Alternative work schedules
- Telecommuting opportunities
- Experience qualifies for CPA certification
- CPA exam training material reimbursement (subject to budget), administrative leave to sit for the CPA exam, and merit increase upon completion of the CPA exam
- Health insurance (medical, dental, and vision)
- Defined contribution retirement plan
- 11 paid holidays
- 21 personal leave days each year to start, which progresses with years of service milestones
- Flexible work hours with formalized compensation time
- On-the-job training
- Supportive work environment
- Professional development opportunities
- Advancement opportunities
- Limited travel
- Continued professional education (CPE) opportunities
Send a cover letter, resumé, and official college transcripts to our Operations Manager at email@example.com. The cover letter should explain your status in terms of eligibility to sit for the CPA exam and your plan for passing the exam.
If you have questions about employment opportunities, please contact our Operations Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.