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Field Examiner (northern Indiana counties)

Date Posted: 
Requisition ID:  365

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.


We are currently seeking Field Examiners state-wide; however, this is a posting meant to build a pool of candidates who live in, are willing to relocate to, or are able to work/travel in northern Indiana.

Successful candidates will be hired as a Field Examiner 3 at an annual salary of $43,004. Promotional opportunities are possible and encouraged.

  • There are multiple positions available state wide. 
  • Selected applicant will work a full-time, 4 day work schedule. 
  • Position will involve travel to surrounding counties. Travel outside of home county reimbursed at prevailing state reimbursement rate.

The Field Examiner serves as a senior level auditor for a variety of complex financial and compliance audits (typically on the largest, most complex units) or unique complex data centers for the State Board of Accounts. This individual is responsible for applying advanced accounting and auditing principles, theories, standards and techniques in order to plan, oversee and perform audits of governmental records to determine and report on financial condition and compliance with state and federal laws and regulations, reporting to Field Examiner Supervisor.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Designs and performs necessary audit procedures on complex governmental units such as large cities including evaluating accounting and administrative controls, preparing and performing audit tests to document financial statements, analyzing and interpreting audit test results and conducting exit conferences;
  • Issues written reports on financial position and compliance;
  • Performs audits of all federal funds received by governmental units;
  • Researches federal laws, state statutes, case law, regulations, local ordinances and authoritative standards in preparation of audits;
  • Maintains required level of professional knowledge through timely review of modifications to principles, standards, federal laws, state statutes and legal decisions;
  • Performs investigative audits (investigations for irregularities, illegal acts and fraud) and testifies before grand juries and or courts as necessary;
  • Attends a minimum of 40 classroom hours of continuing professional education annually to keep abreast of changes in statutes and accounting theories and principles;
  • Serves as lead auditor on special projects such as election recounts as needed;
  • Audits integrity of governmental unit’s computer systems;
  • Assists, advises and instructs elected and appointed public officials regarding statutory requirements, accounting applications, management practices and agency audit positions;
  • Performs duties in a confidential, professional manner;
  • Provides on-the-job instruction to agency staff;
  • Provides off-site supervisory support to lower-level field examiners;
  • Coordinates the work of lower-level field examiners;

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.  

Preferred Experience:

What we're looking for 

The successful candidate must meet at least one of the following three criteria to be considered:

  • Must currently possess, or will be attaining within the school year, a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting with a  3.0 GPA based on a scale of 4.0 (transcript must be furnished), OR
  • Applicant must have passed the Certified Public Accountants Examination, OR
  • Applicant must be eligible to sit for the Certified Public Accountants Examination.

Additionally, the successful candidate should possess a broad knowledge of all governmental and general accounting and auditing including principles, theories, standards and pronouncements such as those established by Financial Accounting Standards Board, Governmental Accounting Standards Board, US Government Accountability Office, and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

May serve as a direct 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:

  • Four (4) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages
  • Wellness program (offers eligibility into a discounted medical plan)
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution)
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • Group life insurance
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • New Parent Leave


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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