SALARY RANGE (Grade 14) CSA959: $62,713.80 -- $94,070.69 (Commensurate with experience)
This position will be based out of the Boston office.
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES
The Audit Quality Assurance Specialist is responsible for conducting quality assurance reviews of OSA audits, with the goal of evaluating audit compliance with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS) and the OSA Audit Policy Manual.
The Audit Quality Assurance Specialist reports directly to the Audit Quality Assurance Manager.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Audit Quality Assurance Specialists in the OSA are expected to carry out the following work:
Conducts quality assurance reviews of assigned audits to evaluate compliance with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS) and OSA’s Audit Policy Manual;
Conducts quality assurance reviews using the Audit Quality Checklist prepared by the audit team;
Coordinates meetings with the Auditor-in-charge and Audit Manager during the review process to discuss any deficiencies identified and suggested resolutions;
Evaluates responses from the audit team during the review process to ensure resolution of instances of non-compliance, including, if necessary, assisting the audit team with the application of auditing standards;
Educates audit teams under review on the quality assurance process and how to comply with Government Auditing Standards;
Effectively communicates applicable standards and quality assurance policies and procedures to OSA staff in a timely and professional manner;
Reviews current AICPA Standards, Government Auditing Standards, NSAA Peer Review policies and procedures, professional journals, and applicable accounting standards, laws, and regulations;
Manages workload effectively to ensure timely completion of work and allows flexibility in schedule to accommodate priority projects;
Assists the Audit Quality Assurance Manager in compiling quality/compliance trends to identify training needs of the audit staff;
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Travels within the OSA regional offices (Boston, Marlborough, Chicopee & Brockton).
The successful candidate will possess and/or demonstrate:
Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related field;
At least 3-5 years full time or equivalent part-time experience, the major duties included: experience in auditing, including but not limited to: data analysis, performing audit risk assessment, developing audit plan, developing audit findings, and preparing audit reports;
Working knowledge of Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS);
Working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP);
Working knowledge on internal controls including the elements of the Committee of Sponsoring Organization’s (COSO) Internal Control-Integrated Framework.
Working knowledge of the fundamentals of auditing and/or accounting theory and practice;
Has participated in major audit engagements, or complex or specialized audits requiring the application of technical knowledge and expertise;
Strong analytical, written and oral communication skills, with attention to detail;
Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint;
Understanding and proficiency in the use of Auditing Software (e.g. TeamMate);
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision;
Ability to exercise discretion in handling confidential information;
Ability to travel within the regional office territory;
Experience and expertise in the following areas will also be important considerations:
Achievement of professional certifications, such as Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and/or Certified Fraud Specialist (CFS);
Experience with Computer Assisted Auditing Techniques (CAAT), preferably ACL;
General knowledge of the laws and regulations governing the programs audited by the OSA;
Ability to regularly exercise independent judgment;
We require that all applicants have a valid Massachusetts driver’s license and that they maintain a safe driving record.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
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To apply, please submit an electronic copy of a cover letter and resume, no later than October 7, 2019 via the MassCareers website: Click Here
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