Description

For over 100 years, the Department of Audits and Accounts has existed to provide independent, unbiased information and impactful recommendations to promote accountability and improve government.  Audit clients include public colleges, universities, technical colleges, boards of education and state agencies.

The Professional Standards and Practices Division (PSPD) is responsible for ensuring the Department has an appropriate internal quality control system in place to provide reasonable assurance that the Department and its personnel maintain independence and comply with all applicable professional, ethical, legal and regulatory requirements. PSPD ensures that the Department’s quality control policies and procedures are documented and communicated to its personnel, provides assistance in interpreting new and existing professional standards, and performs independent ongoing monitoring of audit quality and staff/departmental compliance with applicable policies and procedures.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Monitoring professional standards to include GASB, FASB, AICPA, OMB, GAO, and other organizations as assigned by the director and communicating changes to staff.
  • Working with the methodologist to ensure that new accounting statements and auditing standards are appropriately implemented.
  • Preparing comment letters to proposed auditing and accounting standards due process documents
  • Reviewing financial statement audits for adherence to principles and standards
  • Answering technical inquiries received internally and externally.
  • Coordinating the Quality Control Process, to include an annual review of Policies and Procedures, an annual internal quality control review of selected audits and high- risk areas and the External Peer Review (typically held in August and September every three years).
  • Participating in internal quality control reviews
  • Serving as a representative to the National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers, and Treasurers (NASACT); and NSAA Audit Standards and Reporting committee
  • Observing and writing an account of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board meetings

Essential Duties

  • Coordinate the update of the department’s PPC working paper templates (May)
  • Revise management representation and engagement letters (May)
  • Update and distribute the Accounting and Auditing Standards Effective as of Memo (end of April)
  • Update Auditing Policies and Procedures Manuals (March)
  • Order hard copy or electronic reference materials for managers and above and in-charges as necessary.
  • Maintain reference materials library.
  • Researches and writes Technical Corner articles, at least monthly or as necessary based on recently issued standards.
  • Update Auditor Report templates from AICPA Audit and Accounting Guide, State and Local Governments (update once the ASLG is issued)

Expectations

  • Serve as a member of the Government Finance Officers Association’s Special Review Committee for its certificate of achievement program.
  • Strive toward serving as a representative of the department on various committees of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Government Finance Officers Association, NASACT, and the National State Auditors Association.
  • Represent the department as an instructor and presenter (internally and externally).

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Public Administration, Economics

10 years of experience in governmental auditing

Preferred Education and Experience

CPA, CIA certification

The hiring range is $82,000 – $123,000.  Salary will be determined by education, certifications, experience and internal/external pay equity

Benefits

Full-time State of Georgia employees have access to a robust benefits package beginning the first day of the month after employment has begun.

  • Annual Leave – 5 hours per pay period with possible increases based on years of continuous service
  • Sick Leave – 5 hours per pay period
  • Holidays – 13 paid holidays per year
  • Insurance – A variety of insurance options. Some of the available options are health, dental, vision, legal, disability, and healthcare and childcare spending accounts, etc.
  • Retirement Plan – Participation in the Employees’ Retirement System. Contributions are based on a percentage of the employee’s salary. Group Term Life insurance is provided to all members of the Employees’ Retirement System.
  • Deferred Compensation – Tax sheltered plans that offer the opportunity to save for retirement. Fund programs include both 457, 401(k) and Roth plans.
  • Credit Union – Eligibility for Georgia United Credit Union membership
  • Work Hours – Option of flexible work hours and a hybrid work environment

For additional benefits, visit the Team Georgia website.

**We are a federal public service loan and a Student Access Loan (SAL) forgiveness qualified employer.

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