OSA - Field Auditor Specialist II
State of Mississippi - Mississippi

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A large part of the Field Auditor Specialist II's work involves analyses of accounts, transactions, contracts, accounting procedures, and testing of transactions for compliance with laws and regulations of the State Code, the Department of Finance and Administration, federal regulations and directives of boards and commissions responsible for the operation of an entity. The work may include the on-site instruction of personnel retained for the bookkeeping function in procedures and regulations. The work is performed in accordance with an audit program and/or manuals. Supervision is exercised over any lower-level Auditor assigned to the same audit program procedure. Supervision is received from senior level Auditing Accountants. With adequate technical training, and having shown proficiency as an auditor, this position should maintain an independence in mental attitude relating to the engagement, and exercise of due professional care in the performance of an assigned procedure.

Examples of Work:

Examples of work performed in this classification include, but are not limited to, the following:

Reviews state and federal laws affecting auditee.

Reviews, under the supervision of a higher accountant, the work papers and audit program of the prior year for an assigned agency.

Performs those analyses and audit functions assigned by a higher accountant.

Assists in the training program of lower-level Auditor’s.

Evaluates accounting systems for governmental agencies.

Performs as an in-charge auditor for small-to medium-sized entities.

Sets up temporary office/work space.

Performs related or similar duties as required or assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

These minimum qualifications have been agreed upon by Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in this job class and are based upon a job analysis and the essential functions. However, if a candidate believes he/she is qualified for the job although he/she does not have the minimum qualifications set forth below, he/she may request special consideration through substitution of related education and experience, demonstrating the ability to perform the essential functions of the position. Any request to substitute related education or experience for minimum qualifications must be addressed to the State Personnel Board in writing, identifying the related education and experience which demonstrates the candidate's ability to perform all essential functions of the position.


A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university;


One (1) year of experience related to the described duties.


Certification by the State of Mississippi as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA);

Documentation Required:
Applicant must attach a valid copy of his/her certification as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Essential Functions:

Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring agency. These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following.

1. Prepares assigned work papers and conclusions based on audit documentation/evidence
obtained and by following established procedures.

2. Assists in planning for audit engagements.

3. Formulates opinions and recommendations on financial statements and report findings.

4. Performs legal compliance tests on agency records.

5. Travels to work assignments.

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