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Auditor General Careers

Do you want to make a positive difference and help improve State and local government? We are looking for dynamic, motivated, and talented individuals with excellent communications skills to join our team. We offer a supportive work environment with strong leadership, career advancement opportunities, and excellent benefits, including health insurance, retirement, paid leave, flexible work schedules, continuing professional education, and financial incentives for CPA, CISA, and certain other professional examinations.

The responsibilities of the Auditor General's Office are carried out by more than 300 employees located in 15 regional offices across Florida, including our headquarters in Tallahassee. Our professional staff includes auditors, IT analysts, programmers, and administrative support staff.

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Current Openings

Auditor

We have openings in Tallahassee, Delray Beach, Ft. Myers, Gainesville, Lakeland, and Tampa.

An Auditor performs responsible professional work in conducting financial audits, operational audits, performance audits, and other engagements at State agencies, educational entities, and local governmental units. Applicants with professional experience may be considered for a higher-level position.

Information Technology Auditor

We have openings in Tallahassee, DeLand, Delray Beach, Ft. Myers, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Lakeland, Miami, Orlando, Port St. Lucie, Sarasota, and Tampa.

An Information Technology Auditor participates in the audit, analysis, and testing of information technology controls across all layers of computing environments such as physical, operating system, database, network, and application layers as well as end-user processes and security. The computing environments range from cutting-edge cloud computing models to shared service data centers and consortiums to individual client-server and midrange and mainframe environments.

Information Technology Applications Engineer
(Senior Information Technology Audit Analyst)

We have an opening in Tallahassee.

This position’s responsibilities include developing, maintaining, upgrading, and supporting custom in-house applications using tools and languages such as Microsoft Visual Studio, .Net, JavaScript, SQL, HTML, and CSS. Responsibilities also include application testing and debugging, diagnosing and solving technical problems, and updating user documentation when necessary. This position has project team leader responsibilities as well.

A minimum of 2 years work experience in developing Web-based applications is preferred.

Minimum Qualifications

Information Technology Applications Engineer
(Information Technology Audit Analyst)

We have an opening in Tallahassee.

This position’s responsibilities include developing, maintaining, upgrading, and supporting custom in-house applications using tools and languages such as Microsoft Visual Studio, .Net, JavaScript, SQL, HTML, and CSS. Responsibilities also include application testing and debugging, diagnosing and solving technical problems, and updating user documentation when necessary.

Minimum Qualifications

Database Administrator
(Senior Information Technology Audit Analyst)

We have an opening in Tallahassee.

This position’s responsibilities include installing, administering, developing, maintaining, upgrading, and supporting Microsoft SQL instances. Responsibilities also include knowledge and use of SQL Server management tools, SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), data warehousing, and third-party management tools. Additional skills will include debugging, diagnosing and solving technical problems, and updating documentation when necessary.

A minimum of 2 years work experience in managing and administering Microsoft SQL Server instances is preferred.

Minimum Qualifications

Network Support
(Senior Information Systems Programmer/Analyst)

We have an opening in Tallahassee.

This is a mid-level position with responsibilities that include hardware and software support, installation, and troubleshooting. Candidate should expect increasing responsibilities over time to include technical design, installation, administration, and support of Microsoft Windows Server platforms and associated networks.

Minimum Qualifications

Network Support
(Information Systems Programmer/Analyst)

We have an opening in Tallahassee.

This is an entry-level position with responsibilities that include hardware and software support, installation, and troubleshooting. Candidate should expect increasing responsibilities over time to include technical design, installation, administration, and support of Microsoft Windows Server platforms and associated networks.

Minimum Qualifications

Data Scientist
(Information Technology Audit Analyst)

We have an opening in Tallahassee.

This position’s responsibilities include analyzing large data sets from Florida educational and governmental entities and transforming the data into information used by our organization to audit these entities. Knowledge of computer programming languages and data processing functions, including the ability to interpret information technology system requirements and technical information, is required. Ability to collect, observe, record, analyze, and interpret data is also required.

Experience in data analysis using SQL queries and tables, SQL Management Studio, SSIS (Visual Studio), ACL, UltraEdit, and Microsoft Office, as well as knowledge of accounting and accounting systems (such as Banner, PeopleSoft, Workday, etc.) is preferred.

Minimum Qualifications

Senior Support Services Assistant

We have an opening in Tallahassee.

This position’s primary responsibilities include setting up, printing, and distributing a large variety of printed materials such as audit reports, class materials, business cards, calendars, and planners. Other duties include preparation of reports for costing print jobs based on material usage, tracking printing-related supplies for restocking purposes, and other administrative assistant-type tasks. Candidates should have a strong customer service focus and be able to communicate effectively and plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments for timely completion with little supervision.

This office is a Microsoft Window/Office 365 environment. Experience with a Canon ImagePress C700 and a Canon Varioprint 135 is preferred. Experience in PowerPoint, Word, and Adobe Acrobat is also preferred.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduate Position - OPS

This opening is in Tallahassee and the position will assist with general audit functions. To qualify you must provide official documentation from the registrar that requirements have been met for a bachelor’s degree and documentation of enrollment in a graduate accounting program.

This is a part-time position at $11 per hour, working approximately 20 hours per week.

Undergraduate Position – OPS

This opening is in Tallahassee and the position will assist with general audit functions. To qualify you must provide official documentation from the registrar that shows enrollment as an accounting major.

This is a part-time position at $9 per hour, working approximately 20 hours per week.


Benefits

INSURANCE
Health Insurance

All employees can join a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) plan or, depending upon county of residence or official headquarters, a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) plan. Full-time employees pay a small monthly cost for individual or family coverage. Part-time employees pay the employee cost plus a prorated share of the employer cost.

Dental Insurance

All employees can join a dental insurance plan that provides individual or family coverage at no cost to full-time employees. Part-time employees pay a prorated share of the premium.

Life Insurance

All employees are eligible for straight term life insurance, with an accidental death and dismemberment benefit. All employees will have an automatic basic life insurance benefit of $25,000. This benefit is provided at no cost to full-time employees. Part-time employees pay a prorated share of the premium. Employees may purchase additional levels of term life insurance.

Long-Term Disability Insurance

Group Long Term Disability Insurance is available at no cost to all employees who are employed a minimum of 25 hours per week.

Supplemental Insurance

Available supplemental insurance plans include cancer, intensive care, accident, disability, vision, dental, and hospitalization coverage.

PAID LEAVE AND HOLIDAYS
Annual Leave

Full-time employees earn annual leave based on creditable service:

  • Up to 5 years – 11 hours per month (16.5 workdays per year)
  • 5 to 10 years – 13 hours per month (19.5 workdays per year)
  • Over 10 years – 15 hours per month (22.5 workdays per year)

Part-time employees earn a prorated amount of annual leave based on the number of hours worked per month.

Unused annual leave balances, not to exceed 60 workdays, may be carried forward to succeeding years. Unused annual leave in excess of 60 workdays is transferred to the employee's sick leave balance at the end of each calendar year.

Sick Leave

Full-time employees earn 9 hours of sick leave per month or 13.5 workdays of sick leave each year. Part time employees earn a prorated amount of sick leave based on the number of hours worked per month. There is no limit to the number of sick leave days an employee may accumulate.

Compensatory Leave

Compensatory leave may be earned for time worked in excess of the minimum work month hours. Employees may earn up to 200 hours of compensatory leave in a 12-month period.

Paid Holidays

New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, the Friday after Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day are recognized as paid holidays. In addition, each employee may designate 1 day each calendar year as a personal holiday.

RETIREMENT

Employees, except for certain re-employed retirees, are members of the Florida Retirement System (FRS). Employees contribute, on a pretax basis, 3% of their base salary toward the monthly retirement cost and the Office pays the remainder. The FRS allows members to choose either the defined benefit plan or the defined contribution plan.

The FRS defined benefit plan is designed for longer-term employees who will be with the FRS most of their career. The employee is vested after completing 8 years of creditable service and, upon retirement, the plan pays a guaranteed monthly retirement benefit based on salary and service.

The FRS investment plan is a defined contribution program designed for employees who may leave the FRS before retirement. The benefit is based on how much money is contributed and how well that money grows over time. Members qualify for a benefit (i.e., are vested) after completing 1 year of creditable service with an FRS employer. The account is portable and the member decides how much risk to take by allocating the account balance among investment funds.

Additionally, the FRS offers free and personalized education resources to help members understand available options and prepare for retirement.

DEFERRED COMPENSATION PLAN

Employees may elect to designate a portion of their salary to a tax-deferred investment program. The State-administered Deferred Compensation Plan works to supplement FRS benefits. Available investments include fixed annuities, variable annuities, savings accounts, certificates of deposit, and mutual funds. The plan is administered in accordance with the Internal Revenue Code, Section 457.

FINANCIAL INCENTIVES FOR CPA, CISA, AND OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXAMINATIONS

We pay an annual salary increase of $1,500 to employees who pass the CPA examination and an annual salary increase of $1,008 to employees who pass the CISA, CISSP, CISM, CFE, or CFF examination. A maximum of two annual salary increases may be granted for passing certain combinations of these six examinations.

FLEXIBLE WORK SCHEDULES

We offer flexible work schedule options. Each full-time employee, with the approval of his or her supervisor, may choose an 8-hour workday that falls between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. However, no workday may begin later than 9:30 a.m. and no workday may end earlier than 3:30 p.m.

CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

We are dedicated to continuing professional education and provide a comprehensive training program at no cost to employees. Training provided to professional audit staff includes a minimum of 80 hours of specialized instruction every 2 years, meeting the continuing education and training requirements of Government Auditing Standards and the Florida State Board of Accountancy requirements for CPAs. Training provided to professional information technology staff includes 40 hours annually in areas related to IT systems and auditing.

UNIVERSITY AND COLLEGE COURSE TUITION WAIVERS

Full-time employees may apply, on a space-available basis, at a State university or college for up to 6 credit hours per term for which tuition and fees will be waived.

FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNTS

The Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) program is available to active employees and has two types of reimbursements: Healthcare and Dependent Care. The program allows employees to have money deducted routinely from their paychecks for unreimbursed eligible expenses, and to shelter those funds from Federal income tax. Employees designate the annual amount to set aside into their account.


Frequently Asked Questions

What type of assignments might be given to a new auditor?

New auditors experience a dynamic work environment that includes challenging individual assignments while working on different audit teams. Depending on the division the auditor works in, the audit might be a financial or operational audit, an information technology (IT) controls audit, or an attestation examination, and may relate to a State agency, State university or college, district school board, or other governmental entity.

What kind of training is provided to employees?

New employees are assigned a mentor whose role is to teach, advise, and help transition new employees into the Auditor General’s Office during the new employee’s first months of employment. Mentoring provides immediate informal training that supplements formal training received from the employee’s supervisor and from our comprehensive staff training program.

Formal training provided to our audit staff includes a minimum of 80 hours of specialized instruction every 2 years that meets the continuing professional education requirements of Government Auditing Standards and the Florida Board of Accountancy requirements for CPAs. IT staff are annually provided up to 40 hours of training in topics related to IT systems and auditing.

On a more personalized level, our Professional Excellence Program provides each employee an opportunity to work closely with their supervisor on an Individual Development Plan that identifies the training and assignments the employee needs to succeed in his or her current position, as well as to prepare for advancement. Biennially, staff complete a self assessment survey to assist in the identification of individual development needs.

Staff may also participate in Florida’s tuition waiver program to enroll, on a space-available basis, for up to 6 semester hours of classes at a State university or college.

Is a professional certification necessary, and does the Auditor General provide any compensation for obtaining a certification?

You do not have to be a licensed Florida CPA to be hired as an Auditor or, for IT Auditor, possess a CISA certification, but these certifications are required for more advanced audit positions. We encourage staff to pursue the CPA and CISA certifications, as well as other professional certifications, and provide financial incentives in the form of an annual salary increase of $1,500 for those team members who pass the CPA examination and $1,008 for those who pass the CISA, CISSP, CISM, CFE, or CFF examination. Two annual salary increases may be granted for passing certain combinations of these six examinations.

The Auditor General provides administrative leave for the time spent taking a job-related professional examination and the related travel time.

Does working for the Auditor General count toward the experience necessary to obtain my CPA license?

Yes. You will gain the same type of experience with the Office of the Auditor General as you would working for a CPA firm that audits governmental clients.

How fast can I advance my career and what is the pathway to career progression?

Promotional opportunities to progressively more responsible audit positions are available to team members who demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement in their work through knowledge and technical skills development, initiative, productivity, quality, and teamwork. Team members receive increased responsibilities and the opportunity to demonstrate leadership skills based on performance. Employees in our IT audit support positions also enjoy similar promotional opportunities. You can influence how fast you may be promoted by producing quality work and successfully assuming increased responsibilities. We look to staff who exhibit outstanding work and leadership abilities to fill supervisory and managerial roles.

What qualities and skills are needed to succeed?

Integrity ★ Strong technical and analytical skills ★ Good judgment and problem-solving skills ★ Leadership abilities ★ Strong communication skills ★ Excellent writing skills ★ Motivation and ability to take initiative ★ Planning and organization skills ★ Interpersonal skills ★ Teamwork spirit ★ Willingness to travel

Is travel required for an audit position?

Frequent daily travel to audit sites is required for audit staff and overnight travel will occasionally be required. The amount of travel will vary depending on the audits to which you are assigned. Audit staff in our Educational Entities and Local Government Audits division are located in field offices around the State and work on audits in the county where headquartered as well as the neighboring counties. Staff in the State Government Audits division are headquartered in Tallahassee and work mostly on audits in the Tallahassee area. IT Audit staff, mainly headquartered in Tallahassee, also have limited travel. Auditors in our Florida Education Finance Program section perform extensive travel to various schools.

Is overtime required?

Our salaries are based on the total responsibilities of a position, and work in excess of the minimum work month hours may be required. Like other professional audit organizations, we have busy seasons during which audit staff will be expected to put in the hours necessary to timely complete their assignments. The amount of overtime varies from year to year depending on which audits you are working on and changes in staffing levels. Compensatory leave may be earned for time worked in excess of the minimum work month hours. We understand the challenges of maintaining work/life balance and work hard to balance the demands of a busy audit season with personal needs.

What are the normal work hours?

Each full-time employee, with the approval of his or her supervisor, may choose an 8-hour workday that falls between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. However, no workday may begin later than 9:30 a.m. and no workday may end earlier than 3:30 p.m. Employees must choose a set schedule and work hours; however, employees generally have flexibility in setting those hours. Read about paid leave and holidays on the BENEFITS page. BENEFITS page.


Application Instructions

To apply for employment with the Auditor General, you must complete an Auditor General employment application. The Auditor General does not accept other employment application forms. Please download the Employment Application Form. Acrobat Reader is needed to view this form.

The completed application, along with required college transcripts and any other relevant documentation, may be submitted electronically to flaudgen_opportunities@aud.state.fl.us.

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