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Project Auditor

Date Posted:  Sep 21, 2022
Requisition ID:  397484

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 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 starts at $35,568.00 per year.


Location: The location of this position is INDOT's Central Office, Indianapolis.


Role Overview: The position is responsible for ensuring federal, state, and local public agency (LPA) financial requirements are met for project closeout. This includes reviewing and reconciling project costs as well as determining and requesting adjusting transactions in the PeopleSoft Project Costing module. The ideal candidate should possess a high degree of curiosity and the ability to analyze financial data to find irregularities. Can draw logical conclusions and take appropriate action or make recommendations. Has experience with Microsoft Office software, especially Excel, including pivot tables and formulas. Can work independently and reliably once competency has been demonstrated. Travel and overnight stays for this position are not required. 3+ years of applicable job experience will be considered over education.


About the Job:

The Field Auditor performs routine, independent accounting audits of the state funded programs in a timely matter.  Audits are planned to ensure timeliness, scope, goals, and objectives of the department are maintained.  Final audit findings are provided through exit interviews and written audit letters including summary data. 

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Travel to and conduct audit procedures and tests of governmental units’ financial statements on annual schedule.
  • Prepare reports presenting audit findings for submission to supervisor and agency.
  • Communicate with staff of governmental unit under audit concerning issues such as procedures, technical interpretations, and results of audit.
  • Track approvals for requisitions within assigned funds and grant funds. 
  • Track approved request modifications to purchase orders to relieve encumbrances/pre-encumbrances in funds. 
  • Create annual spending plan, biennial budget request and biweekly year-end forecasting. 
  • Provide a fiscal/programmatic review of all contracts initiated, amended, or extended within funds. 
  • Provide assistance to vendor inquiries with assistance from other fiscal staff. 
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

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.  

What You'll Need for Success:

You must meet the following requirements to be considered for employment:

  • Knowledge of basic principles of accounting such as the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) typically attained by baccalaureate degree in accounting or finance. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders, facility personnel, and persons from various levels of government and management. 
  • Knowledge of and ability to research Indiana Code relevant to job duties. 
  • Travel is required to facilities and locations being audited.  All travel will be within driving distance within the state of Indiana.  Overnight stays will be required periodically. 
  • Effective utilization of computer programs such as Microsoft Excel, Outlook, and Word. 
  • Dependability, attention to detail, good time management and multi-tasking skills. 
  • Flexibility and adaptability to respond quickly to issues and needs. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills. 
  • Ability to accurately review, track and analyze financial data. 
  • Ability to understand and write reports, data collection and reporting procedures. 
  • Ability to analyze and interpret information pertaining to fiscal accounts, grants, records and financial reports. 

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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