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OSA-Field Auditor I
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State of Mississippi | Montgomery, AL
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Job Description

Characteristics of Work Benefits Supplemental Questions

This is entry-level work as a state audit accountant in the Field Auditor series. During the period of orientation and training, the educational requirements must be supplemented with direct and supervised on-the-job training. Field Auditor I's must be instructed in the course of daily activities by higher-level auditors. Training is 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 laws. In addition to the thorough knowledge in the principles of accounting standards, the Filed Auditor I's training develops knowledge of state and federal laws in relation to the financial administration of public offices, familiarity with various accounting systems in the agencies' accounting procedures, efficiency in operations, and better internal control. The work requires a viewpoint of complete objectivity in performance of duties and independent judgment. Work is performed under the general supervision of an administrative superior.

Examples of Work:

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

Reviews previous fiscal years' correspondence with an accountant-in-charge to develop an understanding of the audit program.

Reads and have a basic knowledge of laws and regulations of state agencies, counties, and school districts, other boards, and institutions to which a work assignment is given.

Performs any work detail for an engagement assigned by the accountant-in-charge.

Attends brainstorming sessions and audits planning meetings.

Arranges temporary office/work space.

Performs related or similar duties as required or assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:



A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university with a minimum of twenty-four (24) semester hours in Accounting.

Documentation Required:

Applicants must attach a valid copy of his/her transcript or other evidence to verify completion of required semester hours.

Essential Functions:

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

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

2. Assists with planning auditing engagements.

3. Assists in developing opinions and recommendations on financial statements and reports findings.

4. Travels to work assignments.

About State of Mississippi

Mississippi State University is a comprehensive, doctoral-degree-granting university offering to a diverse and capable student body a wide range of opportunities and challenges for learning and growth. An able faculty, drawn from the best institutions in all parts of the nation, strive earnestly to perfect their teaching skills, while producing in their specialized studies scholarly books, articles, and conference papers that gain respect for themselves, the University, and the state. A body of energetic researchers, both faculty and other, assisted by an effective research administration, places Mississippi State among the first one hundred universities in the nation in federal research support. The University's service agencies are similarly distinguished, earning the respect and support of their varied constituencies throughout the state, as well as in other states and in foreign countries.