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Audit Supervisor

Date Posted:  Nov 17, 2023
Requisition ID:  430176

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204

Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion - Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana 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.


Next Level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.


About the Indiana Department of Transportation:

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) provides a dynamic workplace that serves Indiana citizens, improves our state’s quality of life, and enhances its economic opportunity. INDOT has a number of innovative programs and projects, including Public-Private Partnerships, Green Initiatives, and cutting-edge uses of materials and assets. As part of the State of Indiana, INDOT offers a competitive total compensation package, as well as outstanding work/life balance. Whether you are an established professional in the transportation field or just starting your career, INDOT has exciting and challenging opportunities for you. 


Salary: The salary for this position traditionally starts at $67,314.00 but may be commensurate with education or work experience.


Location: This position is in INDOT's Central Office, Indianapolis.


Role Overview: The Audit Supervisor is responsible for the development of the internal audit function for all divisions and districts throughout Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT). The objective of this function is to assist INDOT management in attaining and maintaining an efficient and effective system of operations. To accomplish this, the section conducts risk based operational, financial and compliance audits of all INDOT functions to determine the adequacy of internal controls, the reliability of accounting data, and the degree of compliance with established departmental policies and procedures, state and federal regulations, and GAAP. A comprehensive knowledge of accounting and auditing must be utilized to develop and direct the internal audit function. This position has one field auditor reporting to it and some light travel within the state is required.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Determine whether management's instructions, policies, procedures, and the federal regulations are followed in a manner consistent with set objectives. 
  • Apply professional knowledge of accounting, auditing, governmental financing, and the principles of management in the performance of operational audits and special projects. 
  • Develop the annual audit plan based on risk and cycle audits. 
  • Evaluate and issue opinions on proposed policy/procedure changes in addition to identifying policy weaknesses, vendor non-compliance issues, etc. 
  • Prepare audit assignments for staff auditors providing instructions for the audit, making allocations of time, and coordinating travel to locations.  
  • Provide direct supervision, training, guidance, and assistance to the lower-level staff. 
  • Develop and perform audit procedures outlined in the audit program. 
  • Daily oversight of audit progression, review of staff work papers, and provide reviewers comments. 
  • Continual risk assessment during the course of the audit to determine if additional audit procedures/analysis is necessary. 
  • Finalize work papers and prepare conclusions based on materiality (Findings, System Improvement Suggestions, and Exit Points) 
  • Present and prepare audit reports with all applicable detail for distribution to auditees and management.  
  • Perform special audits as requested by the Agency Leadership, or where internal controls appear weak. 
  • Work with Internal Affairs Investigative staff, outside agencies, and/or vendors on confidential investigations when requested. 
  • Work with Contract Administration to negotiate and approve the financial terms of the contract, including but not limited to the use of various overhead rates, appropriateness of direct costs, billing rates for specific employee classifications, etc. 

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: 

  • Must possess a Bachelor's degree with a major in Accounting, Business Administration, Public Administration or a related field, and 5-8 years of relevant experience.     
  • Must possess a valid Driver’s License. 
  • Ability to travel at a minimum of 60% (40% overnight, 20% commute) throughout the state. 
  • Broad knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS). 
  • Ability to communicate effectively (verbal and/or written) concerns and questions to all applicable parties (auditees, management, and audit staff) during the audit process. 
  • Ability to maintain proficiency with auditing standards, state and federal laws and regulations, 
  • Ability to independently develop audit guidelines/protocols for non-routine financial and compliance audits 
  • Ability to identify control points, materiality, risk factors, and other related concepts necessary in the performance of audits. 
  • Ability to prepare meaningful, accurate, and concise audit reports to include accurate recommendations to resolve/reduce deficiencies or non-compliance. 
  • Ability to appropriately handle contacts with representatives of entity undergoing review; including showing a high degree of confidentiality and sensitivity to the political environment. 
  • Able to work in a flexible environment where job assignments may change with little notice and/or perform multiple assignments simultaneously. 
  • Basic knowledge of computer systems to aid in various audits and systems reviews. 
  • Ability to supervise and train Senior and Staff auditors in a field environment. 
  • Ability to project future workloads and delegate staff assignments. 
  • Ability to perform a thorough review of completed audits. 

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role may provide direct supervision for one or more staff members.

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 recruit, select, develop, and promote 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 accommodation in completing 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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