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Senior Auditor

Date Posted:  Aug 4, 2022
Requisition ID:  377521

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46207


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.


About the Family & Social Services Administration (FSSA): 

FSSA was established by the Indiana General Assembly in 1991 to consolidate and better integrate the delivery of human services by state government. FSSA is a health care and social services funding agency. Ninety-four percent of the agency’s total budget is paid to thousands of service providers ranging from major medical centers to a physical therapist working with a child or adult with a developmental disability. The six care divisions in FSSA administer services to more than 1.5 million Hoosiers. FSSA’s mission is to compassionately serve Hoosiers of all ages and connect them with social services, health care and their communities. 


Salary:  Salary may be commensurate with relevant experience/education.   


Next Level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.

About the Job:

As the Field Auditor, you will be responsible for working as a specialized field auditor.  The purpose of this role is to conduct risk-based financial, operational, compliance and process improvement audits of FSSA offices, providers, and contractors to determine the adequacy of internal controls, the reliability of accounting data, and the degree of compliance with established policies and procedures, state and federal requirements, and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Performs financial, operational, internal control, and compliance audits of FSSA providers, contractors, and internal departments.
  • Applies professional knowledge of accounting, auditing, governmental financing, and the principles of management in the performance of operational audits and special projects.
  • Leads internal audits and reviews work of staff auditors when more than one auditor is assigned to an audit project.
  • Assists in conducting risk assessments to support the annual audit plan.
  • Performs completed audit follow-up of corrective action plans.
  • Assists with special projects as assigned.
  • Assists in the development and revision of audit programs.
  • Performs audit procedures as outlined in the audit program.
  • Conducts a continual risk assessment during the course of the audit to determine if additional audit procedures/analysis is necessary.
  • Effectively communicate (verbal and/or written) concerns and questions to all applicable parties (auditees, management, and audit staff) during the audit process.
  • Obtain and review supporting documentation throughout the audit process.
  • Finalize workpapers and formulate conclusions based on audit evidence and materiality.
  • Prepares draft audit reports with all applicable detail for distribution to auditees and management. 
  • Present findings and recommendations to auditees and/or management during exit conference and provide responses to any additional questions. 
  • Prepares final audit reports with recommendations.
  • Review auditees response to Final Report recommendations.

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:

  • A Bachelors degree in accounting or other related degrees is required plus two (2) years of the experience.  A Masters degree is highly desirable and meets one (1) year of the required experience requirement.  
  • Work experience as a Field Auditor 2 counts year for year toward the experience requirement.  Experience in business, information technology, programmatic, and/or related specialty work environments is desired and are used to meet the experience requirement.’
  • Experience in leading staff and reviewing their general work product is desired.
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS).
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain proficiency with auditing standards, state and federal laws and regulations, departmental policies, and organizational structure of FSSA.
  • Ability to identify pertinent audit evidence, materiality, risk factors, and other related concepts necessary in the performance of audits.
  • Ability to identify control weaknesses and recommend solutions for their improvement.
  • Able to work in a flexible environment where job assignments may change with little notice and/or perform multiple assignments simultaneously.
  • Basic general knowledge of computer systems to aid in various audits and systems reviews.
  • Ability to guide and train staff auditors.
  • Ability to perform a thorough review of completed audits.
  • Must possess a valid Driver’s License.
  • Ability to travel up to 30% (including occasional overnight) throughout the state.

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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