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Field Examiner

Date Posted:  Sep 29, 2021
Requisition ID:  258081

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. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


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.



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

About the Job:

As a Field Examiner for Indiana State Board of Accounts, you are willing to relocate to or are able to work/travel in the assigned region of Indiana and surrounding counties. You will serve as a journey level auditor of complex audits (typically on medium to large units). You will apply accounting and auditing principles, theories, standards and techniques in order to perform audits of governmental records, to determine and report financial condition and compliance with state and federal laws and regulations.

A Day in the Life:

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.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of this role.

What You'll Need for Success:

  • 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. 
  • Must attend required continuing professional education annually to keep abreast of changes in statutes and accounting theories and principles. 
  • Knowledge and skills typically acquired through a Baccalaureate Degree in accounting plus extensive related work experience; related academic training plus comparable work experience or comparable work experience alone may substitute for a Baccalaureate Degree where appropriate;
  • Extensive knowledge of all governmental and general accounting and auditing including advanced principles, theories, standards and pronouncements such as those established by Financial Accounting Standards Board, Governmental Accounting Standards Board, General Accounting Office and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants;
  • Thorough knowledge of state and federal statutes, rules, regulations, Attorney General Opinions and case law;
  • Considerable knowledge of the functional and specific organizational characteristics of the more than twenty types of the 7,000 plus units audited;
  • Ability to extend principles, theories, concepts and methods as observations of unique circumstances or new developments dictate;
  • Considerable knowledge of a variety of computer systems and ability to adapt audit procedures to computer systems at audit site;
  • Ability to research logical conclusions and prepare clear reports;
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality;
  • Ability to execute and/or direct portions of special projects assigned;
  • Ability to modify and/or design the audit plan procedures;
  • Ability to coordinate and direct the work of others;
  • Effectively communicate both orally and in writing;
  • Knowledge and ability typically reflected by certification as a CPA desired.



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) and vision/dental coverages 
  • Wellness program (offers premiums discount for the 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 
  • Free Parking 
  • Free LinkedIn Learning 


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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