This is entry-level work as a state auditing accountant. During the period of orientation and training, the minimum educational requirements must be supplemented with directed and supervised on-the-job training. Field Auditor Specialist I’s must be instructed in the course of their daily activities by higher level Auditors. Such training must be supplemented with periodic lectures by Managing Auditing Accountants and other professionals on specific subjects; general staff meetings on matters of common interest; and department bulletins, manuals, and digests of laws. In addition to thorough grounding in principles of accounting and standards of auditing, the Field Auditor I's training should develop some knowledge of state and federal laws in relation to the financial administration of the public offices thereof; familiarity with various accounting systems in the agencies' accounting procedures that may provide more efficient operation and better internal control; and a viewpoint of complete objectivity in performance of duties, which requires independent judgment.
Examples of Work:
Examples of work performed in this classification include, but are not limited to, the following: Reviews work papers of audit for prior fiscal year with accountant-in-charge to develop an understanding of the audit program.
Reads and has a basic knowledge of the laws creating and regulating state agencies, counties, school districts, and other boards and institutions to which a work assignment has been given.
Performs any work detail assigned by accountant-in-charge of the engagement.
Attends brainstorming sessions and audits planning meetings.
Sets up temporary office/work space.
Performs related or similar duties as required or assigned.
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.
EXPERIENCE/EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS : Education:
A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university;
And Certification: Certification by the State of Mississippi as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
Applicant must attach a valid copy of his/her certification as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
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. Assists in developing opinions and recommendations on financial statements and report findings.
4. Travels to work assignments.
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