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Legislative Auditor – Contract Review

 

 Location: Nashville, Tennessee

 


About our Office:

The Office of the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury is responsible for the audit of state and local governmental entities and participates in the general financial and administrative management and oversight of state government. The Office is led by Comptroller Justin P. Wilson, a constitutional officer who is elected by the Tennessee General Assembly.

 

In the Comptroller’s Office, we strive to deliver on our mission to make government work better. We believe our success as an office depends on finding opportunities for employees to accomplish our office’s goals and answer challenges to make things better.

 

We want every member of our team to be excited to come to work every day and be challenged. Through dedicated hard work and commitment, every Comptroller’s Office employee accepts personal responsibility to accomplish our mission and uphold it.

 

Position:

The Comptroller’s Division of Local Government Audit is responsible for the financial and compliance audits of all local governmental entities with statutory audit requirements as well as certain nonprofit and for-profit organizations that are publicly funded. The division audits 90 of Tennessee’s 95 counties. The remaining five are contracted to CPA firms.

 

The Division of Local Government Audit is looking to hire a Legislative Auditor. This position is within the contract review team and is responsible for reviewing audit reports submitted by contracted CPA firms as well as providing technical assistance to citizens, auditors, and entity officials.

 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must possess considerable knowledge of accounting theory and practices and auditing procedures. Candidates should also possess the ability to communicate effectively with auditees, contracted CPA firms and co-workers, to exercise good judgement in evaluating situations and making decisions, and to express ideas clearly, concisely, and convincingly.  An established knowledge of governmental accounting and reporting requirements is not necessary prior to employment.

 

Education and Experience:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. Other combinations of education and experience, if evaluated as equivalent, may qualify an applicant for consideration.

 

Major Responsibilities:

  • Review audit reports submitted by contracted CPA firms to ensure that financial reports are presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and audited in compliance with AICPA Professional Standards, Government Auditing Standards issued by the United States Comptroller General, state and federal statutes, and certain standards prescribed by the Comptroller of the Treasury.

  • Review selected audit documentation of the contracted CPA firms to ensure that the audit was adequately planned and that procedures were applied and documented in accordance with applicable auditing standards including AICPA Professional Standards and Government Auditing Standards issued by the United States Comptroller General, state and federal statutes and standards prescribed by the Comptroller of the Treasury.

  • Provide requested assistance and appropriate information to citizens, auditors, and entity officials including technical assistance with regard to the implementation of auditing and accounting standards and the compliance with various statutes.

  • Track compliance related to Water and Wastewater Financing Board and Utility Management Review Board based on the Tennessee Code Annotated requirements.

  • Perform special projects assigned by the management when required.