30+ days ago


Des Moines - 50313 - Polk County, IA


This is a non-merit position with the Iowa Auditor of State . Candidates must follow the instructions in the "To Apply" section. 

Positions in this class are exempt from the screening and referral requirements of the Iowa Department of Administrative Services - Human Resources Enterprise.

This is a courtesy posting for a non-merit position. Please follow instructions in the "To Apply" section for directions on how to apply for this position. 

At the Office of Auditor of State (AOS) we're on the front lines of public service, working to ensure taxpayer money is correctly and efficiently spent. AOS is the Post-Audit agency of the State of Iowa with overall responsibility for the financial and compliance audits of state and local governmental units. These include state agencies, institutions and universities, and counties, cities and school districts. Work is performed in accordance with generally accepted government auditing standards, established by the U.S. General Accounting Office, which includes generally accepted auditing standards established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. 

The duties of an assistant auditor are performed under the direction of an experienced in-charge auditor and will be under the general supervision of a Manager. The educational requirement is a bachelor's degree in accounting. Beyond the basic educational requirement, all auditors are expected to exhibit a positive, professional demeanor, demonstrate good communication skills and possess the ability to work well with people. Desired qualifications/skills include:

  • Strong research and analytical skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Flexibility, initiative and good problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Ability to plan and organize work to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines. 

Continuing professional development is required and is achieved through on-the-job training, in-house training programs and outside training courses and seminars. The Auditor's Office supports staff members in their efforts to obtain the professional certification of Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) by providing a tuition reimbursement program for courses or certificate review classes related to obtaining one of these certifications. We also encourage staff members to be active participants of the accounting profession, and promote membership and participation in professional organizations. 

Overnight travel is required. Time spent traveling and away from home varies according to each individual audit assignment. Reimbursement for transportation, meal and lodging expenses will be provided according to state guidelines. 

The Auditor's Office is exempt from the state's merit system administered by the Department of Administrative Services. 

Therefore, it is not necessary for candidates to complete the certification process that is required for state offices under the merit system. 

It is the policy of the Office of Auditor of State to conduct background checks on all finalist candidates prior to any offer of employment.

Job Type: Full-time
Location: Des Moines - 50313 - Polk County, Iowa
Agency: 126 Iowa Auditor of State