We are seeking an experienced auditor with successful leadership experiences to join our team. Under the working title of Principal Financial Auditor, this position is part of management of the Bureau’s Financial Audit Division. This position will work under the mentorship of an experienced audit director to continue the growth and development of their skills to take on increasing leadership responsibilities.
The Legislative Audit Bureau, located in Madison, is a nonpartisan service agency of the Wisconsin Legislature. We support the Legislature in its oversight of Wisconsin government and its promotion of efficient and effective state operations by providing nonpartisan, independent, accurate, and timely audits and evaluations of public finances and the management of public programs. We have broad audit authority over state government activities, which provides you with diverse opportunities for professional development and growth through experiences leading financial or federal compliance audits of state agencies, such as the Department of Administration, the University of Wisconsin System, the State of Wisconsin Investment Board, and the Department of Employee Trust Funds. We offer comprehensive compensation and benefits, continual learning, work/life balance, opportunities for growth, flexible work schedules, and a collaborative work environment.
Under the mentorship of an experienced audit director, a Principal Financial Auditor performs responsibilities that include, but are not limited to:
- developing audit strategy and methodology;
- preparing and reviewing working papers and findings in accordance with auditing and accounting standards;
- ensuring audit work is complete and accurate to obtain sufficient and appropriate audit evidence;
- reviewing and preparing communications related to the audit;
- reviewing and writing reports that clearly communicate audit findings to a non-technical audience;
- training audit staff in Bureau audit procedures, Governmental Accounting Standards Board Pronouncements, Generally Accepted Auditing Standards, Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards, and other applicable standards; and
- working to actively develop the skill and professionalism of audit staff, including team leaders.
A candidate must have the following minimum required qualifications:
- a minimum of 8 years of relevant work experience;
- a minimum of 3 years of supervisory experience;
- past experience conducting financial and compliance audits of state or local governments;
- possess and maintain an active Wisconsin license as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA);
- experience performing complex analyses of financial information;
- ability to multi-task and lead multiple projects simultaneously;
- ability to successfully work in a team environment;
- self-motivated to learn and meet deadlines;
- strong oral and written communication skills;
- adept at problem solving and resolution; and
- ability to maintain strict nonpartisanship.
Ideal candidates will demonstrate significant leadership and supervisory experiences through leadership roles at a private accounting firm, accounting-related section chief roles in Wisconsin state government, controller roles in Wisconsin state government or in a local government, senior auditor roles in internal audit offices in Wisconsin state government or in a local government, or senior team leader roles in audit organizations in other states. Ideal candidates are highly motivated, take initiative, and seek challenging opportunities that will help them continue to grow.
Salary is commensurate with candidate qualifications, certifications, and experience.
Why work at the Legislative Audit Bureau
Working at the Legislative Audit Bureau provides an opportunity to make a difference. Your work will contribute to the efficiency and effectiveness of state government operations.
Professional development is a focal point at the Legislative Audit Bureau and we strive to foster a culture of continuous learning and improvement. You will have the opportunity to further develop your skills through training, coaching, and mentoring.
We promote a healthy balance between your personal and professional life, including a flexible work schedule.
We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package, including paid leave, insurance, and retirement. More information about State of Wisconsin benefits can be found at https://etf.wi.gov/career-benefits-state-employees.
How to Apply
Please submit the following application materials by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, October 15: 1) resume; and 2) a one- to two-page statement of interest that addresses the following:
- using specific examples, describe your past experiences conducting financial statement and federal compliance audits of governments; and
- describe your past experience leading, coaching, and mentoring others in conducting audit work.
Candidates must submit all application materials to be considered. Application materials will be reviewed continually as received.
We are seeking candidates who are legally authorized to work in the United States and will not require employer visa sponsorship now or in the future. A background check will be conducted on all finalists before an employment offer is made.