The Division of Legislative Audit is the post-audit agency for the State of Alaska. The Audit Division conducts financial, performance, and sunset audits on state agencies and state quasi-corporations.
We look for individuals with the following qualifications:
- A bachelor’s degree with a concentration in accounting or equivalent and a minimum GPA
- A CPA candidate who is committed to studying 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 very complex workload analysis of child protection social workers. You will normally work under the general supervision of an In-Charge Auditor and in a team situation. 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 more senior staff in more difficult aspects of auditing.
The Division of Legislative Audit offers a competitive salary and an attractive employee benefits package. These professional and personal benefits include:
- Competitive salaries
- 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
Your career development is taken seriously at the Division of Legislative Audit. We will give you the opportunity and the support to grow professionally in accounting and auditing. You will have access to the mandatory continued professional education (CPE) training each year. You will be given challenging work assignments.
We encourage our staff to complete the CPA exam as soon as possible after graduation. Audit work at the Division of Legislative Audit is qualifying experience to earn your CPA license. We view professional development as a lifelong process that spans your entire career. Advancement is based upon performance, which is monitored under an evaluation process that encourages active, two-way communication. Staff positions, in order of increasing responsibilities, are: Staff Auditor I & II, Senior Auditor I & II, In-Charge Auditor I & II, and Audit Manager.
How to Apply
The Division of Legislative Audit is continually looking for energetic and talented professionals to join our team. In order to express interest, please email a cover letter, résumé, and official college transcript(s) to the Operations Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The division regularly recruits at the University of Alaska. Interested students or alumni should contact the University’s career services center for interview information or contact the division directly.
Questions can be addressed to:
Division of Legislative Audit
P.O. Box 113300
Juneau, Alaska 99811
Or by email: email@example.com.