Auditor
State of Montana - Helena, MT

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Job Listing Detail

Position Title:
Auditor

  • Applications must be received by Midnight Mountain Time on the closing date.
Listing Number: 10685-13C1

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For more information contact:
State Agency:
Justice

PO Box 201404

Helena , MT
59620-1404

Phone: (406)444-7077

Fax: (406)444-1887

TTY: Montana Relay Service at 711

E-mail: dojapps@mt.gov

  • OR -
Local Montana Job Service Workforce

Position

Number(s):
41112630

Openings:
1

Location(s):
Helena

Job Status:
Full-Time Permanent

Shift:
Daytime

Date Posted:
7/12/2013

Closing Date:
8/9/2013

Department:
Justice

Division:
Motor Vehicle Division

Bureau:
Operations and Customer Support

Union:
000

Bargaining Unit:
NA

Band/Grade:
5

State Application Required:
Yes

Salary:
$17.86

Salary Unit:
Hourly

Additional Salary Information: Salary negotiable depending on qualifications and salary of existing employees.

Training Assignment: This agency may use a training assignment. Employees in training assignments may be paid below the base pay established by the agency pay rules.
Conditions of the training assignment will be stated in writing at the time of hire.

Applicant Pool: If another department
vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may
be used for the selection.

Special Information:
Every day at The Montana Department of Justice, our employees are dedicated to ensuring the well-being and rights of the people of our great state. We’re passionate about what we do because it’s more than a job or a career. It’s about who we are as people.

If this sounds like you, your unique experiences, knowledge, and values may be just what the Montana Department of Justice is looking for and needs. In return we can offer a rewarding career, with great benefits, among professional colleagues, and in a culture that promotes fairness and growth opportunities.

BENEFITS: Upon date of hire, employees are eligible for state paid premiums toward employee “core” medical, dental, and basic life insurance coverage. Dependent coverage and supplemental options are also available. Employees earn 15 working days of annual leave, 12 days of sick leave and 10-11 paid holidays each year. Membership in a Retirement System with a state contribution begins upon the first day of employment (vesting criteria applies). Flexible schedules may be considered.

The Montana Department of Justice is an equal opportunity employer.Women and/or minorities are under-represented in this position and are encouraged to apply.

1. Complete a Montana State Application Form on-line or submit a hard copy to the Department’s address on this announcement.

2. Your application will be used to evaluate your written communication skills.

3. Additional materials, references or information submitted by the applicant but not requested by the employer will not be considered.

4. The selection procedures to be used in evaluating the applicant’s qualifications may include, but are not limited to, an evaluation of the application and supplement, a structured interview, performance tests, and reference/background checks.

Successful applicant(s) will be subject to:
Criminal History Background Check
Driving Record Check

Duties:
TYPICAL DUTIES: This position works as part of a team for the Motor Vehicle Division, Operations and Customer Support Bureau. The incumbent functions as a financial and compliance auditor and is responsible for analyzing revenue transactions and revenue financial reports for revenues collected by the Motor Vehicle Division, totaling approximately $170 million annually, received from Montana county treasurer’s offices, RDC, DLB, TRB and other authorized agents for the Division. Duties include planning and conducting extensive account receivable/revenue audits, revenue transaction compliance audits, and assisting in financial investigations; and performing financial evaluations to verify that revenues are properly recorded in the State’s financial reports.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands: Work is performed in an office environment and in the field with some travel required to conduct financial and compliance audits, attend meeting and conferences. Audit procedures and investigations may involve stressful / confrontational situations with business partners. May experience high levels of stress during peak workload periods such as increased demands created during fiscal year end or during legislative sessions.

Competencies:
Extensive knowledge of accounting principles and practices, the analysis and reporting of financial data, research methods and techniques, business administration, auditing and related investigation methods and procedures.

Skill in analyzing and interpreting complex business structures, interrelated accounting systems and methodologies, and financial reports; general office and accounting software (e.g., bookkeeping, word processing, database, spreadsheet, etc.); use of mathematical principles; proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook); and excellent written and verbal communication skills, including verbal presentations.

Ability to assess and provide input on systems, processes, and policies, and develop and recommend modifications to improve program efficiencies; apply laws and regulations in a consistent manner; establish workable solutions to complex problems; time management; and develop technically and legally defensible compliance determinations; maintain confidentiality regarding records; manage and mediate confrontational situations; to work comfortably with people at all levels of the organization and with very detailed work.

Understands the rules, policies, and laws that govern the work; investigates issues and problems and makes timely decisions based on situational variables; asks appropriate questions and knows when to seek clarification to get necessary information; listens effectively; relates information from different sources to analyze and draw logical conclusions; reliable and dependable in performing job-related duties; accepts criticism and deals calmly and effectively with high stress situations; works cooperatively with others as part of a team as opposed to separately or competitively.

Education/Experience:
The minimum qualifications for this position are typically acquired by a combination of education and experience to include a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting or Finance and one year of experience in the accounting, auditing, or finance field utilizing a variety of business software applications and programs related to accounting and finance.

Preferred experience:
Auditing

Working with MERLIN accounting systems

Experience working with Motor Vehicle Titling and Registration/Driver Licensing terminology and procedures

Providing customer service

Providing training to others (developing, presenting, evaluating)

Must have a valid driver’s license, be eligible to obtain a valid Montana driver’s license and meet the qualifications to operate a department vehicle or personal vehicle for department business, as required by state and department policies.

This agency will consider alternative methods of obtaining necessary qualifications as follows:

Associate’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, or Finance and three years of experience in the accounting, auditing, or finance field; OR

five years of work experience in the accounting, auditing, or finance field with additional coursework in the accounting field.

Other combinations of education and experience than those listed above will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Supplemental Questions:
This supplement may be used as a screening tool and your answers may be rated based on months or years of experience. Relate the experience to specific positions listed in your application, if applicable.

This supplement is required with the application. A resume will not be accepted in place of the summary.

Please briefly describe your work experience in the following areas:

  • Auditing
  • Accounting
  • Customer Service
  • Training
Additional Materials Required: None Required

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