Assistant State Audit Manager - Contributing - Information Systems
North Carolina Office of State Human Resources - Wake County, NC

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Does working collaboratively with others in a fast-paced and changing IT environment appeal to you? The Information Systems (IS) Audit Division of the Office of State Auditor has responsibility for keeping North Carolina’s computer systems safe, verifying compliance with state, federal and industry standards, while also fighting fraud, waste, and abuse in state government. IS Audit works with auditors, state leaders, and IT professionals throughout State Government, the UNC University System, the NC Community College System, and the UNC Hospital System. If you have a positive attitude, a commitment to excellence, and the drive to make state government better, then performing IT audits in the Office of State Auditor will offer you daily challenges and rewards. You will have the opportunity to make recommendations to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of State Government.

The IS Audit Division consists of one manager, four supervisors; with audit teams consisting of no more than three or four auditors. IS auditors assist the Financial, Performance, and Investigative Audit Divisions with evaluating IT control environments, performing penetration and vulnerability tests, investigating security breaches, and analyzing and explaining IT controls over financial systems. Additionally, auditors develop routines to obtain and analyze data from statewide computer systems, provide computer forensic services, design and deliver IT training to internal audit staff, and make presentations to external groups. IT audits involve some statewide travel with audit teams working together and/or independently to complete assignments.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies:

Supervisors in the IS Audit Division must be highly energetic, self-motivated, and proven leaders. Supervisors perform a variety of leadership functions for their audit team, serve as part of the IS Audit management team, and exercise independent decision-making in managing audits/reviewing work. Supervisors work with the division’s manager to: 1) develop the division’s annual work plan, 2) develop a career progression plan and training requirements for each staff member, and 3) conduct interviews/recommendations for new staff.

The IS Audit supervisor should have the ability to: 1) communicate and assign work with clear expectations and direction to meet divisional goals and objectives, 2) monitor individuals’ work for both quality and timeliness, 3) conduct job performance evaluations of staff, 4) develop individuals’ competencies through appropriate feedback and mentoring, and 5) provide formal and informal training opportunities to staff.
To be successful, the IS Audit supervisor needs to be able to apply in-depth knowledge of industry standards and best practices such as ISACA, CobiT, and ISO for audits of: 1) general information systems controls, 2) operating systems and security (mainframe, Windows, UNIX and Linux), 3) network and web services, 4) vulnerability and penetration testing, and 5) computer forensics. The supervisor must be able to prepare and organize audit working papers and files for the audit assignment according to applicable professional standards.
The supervisor should have a basic knowledge of financial accounting, including knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and professional standards that are used to conduct financial, compliance, and operational audits and the ability to communicate effectively and with both financial auditors and IT practitioners. The supervisor may also be required to assist with the development of Computer Assisted Audit Techniques (CAATs) using ACL or other audit automation software.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree with twenty-four (24) semester hours of accounting and twelve (12) semester hours of computer science from an appropriately accredited institution and three years of experience in auditing and / or computer programming / systems analysis, including two years of information systems auditing with at least one year functioning as an audit or information systems lead or supervisor; or a bachelor’s degree in computer science or information systems with twelve (12) semester hours of accounting from an appropriately accredited institution and three years of experience in auditing and / or computer programming / systems analysis, including two years in information systems auditing with at least one year functioning as an audit or information systems lead or supervisor; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Supplemental and Contact Information:

The Office of the State Auditor uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions subject to the State Human Resources Act (SHRA) with highly qualified individuals.

Applicants are encouraged to submit an online State Application which can be completed from the following web address: along with college transcript(s) (must be attached with application, does not have to be official) to the Office of the State Auditor’s Division of Human Resources by 5:00pm of the closing date listed or the application will be deemed incomplete and will not be processed. Transcript(s) required for education beyond a high school diploma. Credit will not be awarded for degrees or coursework unless a transcript is provided. Transcripts for foreign degrees have to be evaluated by an organization such as the World Education Services to determine US equivalency.

ALL REQUIRED WORK HISTORY, CREDENTIALS, AND COMPETENCIES must appear on the application to receive consideration during the selection process. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the State Application – “see attached resume” will be considered incomplete and will not be processed. If multiple applications are submitted to an individual posting, only the most recent application received prior to the advertised closing date will be accepted.

Applicants seeking Veteran’s Preference must attach a DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty in conjunction with State Application.

For further information, please contact:
Mr. Keita Cannon
Office of the State Auditor’s Division of Human Resources