We have openings in Tallahassee, DeLand, Delray Beach, Ft. Myers, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Key West,
Lakeland, Marianna, Miami, Orlando, Port St. Lucie, Sarasota, and Tampa.
An Auditor performs responsible professional work in conducting financial audits, operational audits, performance
audits, information technology (IT) 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.
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 Microsoft Visual Studio, .Net, and related tools. Responsibilities also include application testing and debugging,
diagnosing and solving technical problems, and updating user documentation when necessary. Additional languages used include
Information Technology Audit Analyst
We have an opening in Tallahassee.
This position's responsibilities include designing, programming, testing, implementing, operating, maintaining, and analyzing
information technology systems for the Auditor General and/or developing, preparing, applying, and executing
computer audit software for use in computer-assisted audit techniques (CAATs) procedures.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Available supplemental insurance plans include cancer, intensive care, accident, disability, vision, dental, and hospitalization
PAID LEAVE AND HOLIDAYS
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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
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