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Field Examiner 3

Date Posted:  Sep 15, 2022
Requisition ID:  368541

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 interview and to 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 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 close to their home. 



This position is filled with a starting salary of $50,206 per year.


Please attach your resume and copy of an unoffical transcript with your application.


About the Job:

As the Field Examiner, you will be responsible for performing financial and compliance audits for small to medium units of government. In this position, you will apply professional accounting and auditing knowledge and techniques in planning, conducting, and reporting routine or special audits of the state and local governments for the State Board of Accounts. You will verify compliance with state, federal and local laws, ordinances, rules, and regulations in terms of consistency and adherence to accepted accounting principles and management policies.  

A Day in the Life:

The essential elements of the job duties: 

  • Perform necessary audit procedures as a member of an audit team assigned to examine state agencies and/or local governmental units to ensure compliance. 
  • Perform audits of federal funds received by governments. 
  • Contribute to preparation of reports detailing audit findings on financial position and compliance. 
  • Communicate, verbally and in writing, with various stakeholders in response to specific auditing concerns and audit results. 
  • Consult with personnel of participating organizations to determine adequacy of recording. 
  • Ensure proper accounting and management policies are followed by elected and appointed public officials. 
  • Research statutes, local ordinances, and authoritative standards in preparation of audits. 

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. 
  • Up to two (2) years of experience in Accounting or related areas. 
  • Must attend required continuing professional education annually provided by SBOA to keep abreast of changes in statutes and accounting theories and principles. 
  • General knowledge of all generally accepted accounting and auditing standards. 
  • Ability to study and evaluate financial and managerial control structures for both manual and computer systems. 
  • Ability to interpret, analyze and record data and fiscal information to reach logical conclusions. 
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality. 
  • Effectively communicate both orally and in writing. 

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.

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 program (offers premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards);
  • 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.


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