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Field Examiner

Date Posted:  Jan 28, 2023
Requisition ID:  416043
Location: 

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 within their assigned district. Most travel is within a one-hour drive; however, some overnight travel may be required.

 

Salary:

The salary is based on 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.

 

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

 

About the Field Examiner role:

Field Examiners serve in one of three levels based on experience and education:

  • Field Examiner 3 (entry level)  
  • Field Examiner 2 (requires some audit experience)
  • Field Examiner 1 (requires extensive audit experience).

Most new hires are placed in the Field Examiner 3 position and promoted to Field Examiner 2 and Field Examiner 1 positions based on evaluation of competencies.

 

Once promoted to Field Examiner 1, you will serve 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. In this position, you will be responsible for applying advanced accounting principles and auditing standards to plan, oversee and perform audits of governments. You will report on financial condition and compliance with state and federal laws and regulations as a result of your audit work. 

 

About the Job:

As the Field Examiner, you will be responsible for serving 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. In this position, you will  be responsible for applying advanced accounting principles and auditing standards to plan, oversee and perform audits of governments. You will report on financial condition and compliance with state and federal laws and regulations as a result of your audit work. 

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. 

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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