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Field Examiner

Date Posted:  Jul 10, 2024
Requisition ID:  446307

Angola, IN, US, 46703


Work for Indiana


Begin a fulfilling career with the State of Indiana by joining one of the largest employers in the state, offering a diverse range of opportunities across 60+ agencies. At the state, you'll find competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a commitment to work-life balance. Most importantly, you'll have the chance to make a real and measurable impact on the lives of Hoosiers across Indiana.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion—we make it our goal to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace with a workforce that is representative of Indiana's population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to complete the application and interview process as well as perform the essential functions of a role.


About the Indiana State Board of Accounts (SBOA):

The Indiana State Board of Accounts is dedicated to providing the citizens of the State of Indiana with complete confidence in the integrity and financial accountability of state and local government. The Indiana State Board of Accounts is committed to providing the legislature and other interested parties with accurate and reliable information, and the key factors in achieving this commitment are the competency and professionalism of our staff. The Board of Accounts, for more than 100 years, has been holding government officials accountable to their constituents for financial reporting and following the Indiana Code when making any type of decision that relates to taxpayer dollars. Hiring for multiple locations. 


Where you will work:

Field Examiners work from home as well as in field offices within their assigned district; therefore, a valid driver's license is required.


Currently seeking Field Examiners in Steuben County and surrounding counties.

 Less than 5 years experience for Field Examiner 3 level. Recent college graduates encouraged to apply.

Salary Statement

The salary is based on the job classification level. The starting examiner salary for a Field Examiner 3 is $53,222 but may be commensurate with work experience and education level.


A Day in the Life:

The essential elements of the job duties: 

  • Design and perform necessary audit procedures to examine assigned government units. 
  • Serve as lead auditor on audit teams including taking responsibility for oversight and coordination of the work of other team members. 
  • Prepare reports detailing audit findings on financial position and compliance. 
  • Perform audits of federal funds received by governmental units. 
  • Research statutes, local ordinances, and authoritative standards in preparation of audits Consult with personnel of participating organizations to determine the adequacy of recording.  
  • Ensure proper accounting and management policies are followed by elected and appointed public officials.  
  • May serve as lead auditor on special projects such as election recounts as needed. 
  • Assist, advise, and instruct elected and appointed public officials regarding statutory requirements, accounting applications, management practices and agency audit positions. 
  • Communicate, verbally and in writing, with various stakeholders in response to specific auditing concerns and audit results. 
  • Provide on-the-job instruction & supervisory support to agency staff. 

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice. 

What You'll Need for Success:

You must meet the following requirement to be considered for employment:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or related area  
  • Substitution: A non-Accounting Bachelor’s Degree will need a successful completion of agency required accounting examination to qualify. 
  • Substitution: Academic training plus comparable work experience may substitute for a bachelor’s degree where appropriate. 
  • At least Five (5) years of experience in Accounting or related areas. 
  • Must attend required continuing professional education annually to keep abreast of changes in statutes and accounting theories and principles. 
  • Thorough knowledge of all governmental and generally accepted accounting and auditing standards.  
  • Ability to interpret, analyze and record data and fiscal information to reach logical conclusions. 
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality. 
  • Ability to modify and/or design the audit plan procedures as a result of the review of the control structure at the audit site. 
  • Ability to study and evaluate financial and managerial control structures for both manual and computer systems. 
  • Effectively communicate both orally and in writing. 

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role may serve as a team lead for an assigned work group.


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans
  • Wellness Rewards Program: Complete wellness activities to earn gift card rewards
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Group life insurance
  • Referral Bonus program
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Free Parking for most positions
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to recruiting, selecting, developing, and promoting employees based on individual ability and job performance. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunity to all people in all aspects of employer-employee relations without discrimination because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, or veteran status. We will comply with the spirit as well as the letter of all applicable state and federal laws. 


If you are a qualified individual with a disability and require reasonable accommodations to complete this application, you can request assistance by contacting the Indiana State Personnel Department at [email protected].


The State of Indiana has established a culture that welcomes equity, inclusion, and opportunity for all employees and applicants. We encourage you to apply if you feel you have the transferrable skills to be successful in this position and we look forward to reviewing your application.


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Nearest Major Market: Angola