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Assistant State Auditor 1, 2, 3

The Office of the Washington State Auditor offers a chance for you to make a difference in how government operates.  It's an excellent opportunity for innovators capable of critical thinking.  It's your chance to join us in the search for new ideas to ensure our audits are relevant and provide value to the governments we audit.  It's a career in which you can take pride in the work you do and the services we perform for the citizens of Washington State.

SAO also offers a rare opportunity to work in a government environment that is high profile but also even paced.  While we have high expectations for the depth and quality of work, we are also able to manage our project schedules to sustain a healthy work / life balance.

To learn more about our agency, the work we do, and the opportunities here for you, visit our website at http://www.sao.wa.gov.

DUTIES:

Assistant State Auditor 1:  This is the first level of our in-training program for staff with little audit experience.  The Office provides classes, on-the-job training time, and work product review and feedback to assist new auditors in gaining skills to move to the next level.  Most work is completed in the field at the governmental entity, with employees working in teams.

Assistant State Auditor 2:  In this second level of our in-training program, auditors continue to build upon the experience they gained through work as an Assistant State Auditor 1, our Internship program, or comparable work at another organization.  At this level, employees may be assigned opportunities to plan and conduct audits under the guidance of their supervisor.

Assistant State Auditor 3:  This is the journey level of our Assistant State Auditor series.  Staff at this level are responsible for planning and conducting risk-based financial & legal compliance audits of Washington State agencies and local governments.  They may also perform special investigations pertaining to citizen concerns and/or frauds. Journey level auditors review the work and provide mentoring to in-training level staff.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Successful Assistant State Auditors come from many backgrounds.  We emphasize strong communication skills, the ability to build effective working relationships, excellent time management skills, and a strong desire for professional development.

Assistant State Auditor 1 - Requires a Bachelor's degree, which includes 10 semester hours or 15 quarter hours in accounting coursework.

Assistant State Auditor 2 - Requires a Bachelor's degree, which includes 10 semester hours or 15 quarter hours in accounting coursework and one year of professional experience in auditing, accounting, finance, banking, investigation or two years of other related professional level work experience.

Assistant State Auditor 3 - Requires a Bachelor's degree, which includes 10 semester hours or 15 quarter hours in accounting coursework and two years of professional experience in auditing, accounting, finance, banking, or investigation that includes at least one year of audit experience.


TO APPLY YOU MUST DO SO VIA http://www.sao.wa.gov/jobs THIS POSITION CANNOT BE APPLIED FOR VIA HANDSHAKE DIRECTLY