Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 02/08/24
Applications Due: 07/05/24
Vacancy ID: 150693

Position Information

NY HELPYes

AgencyState Comptroller, Office of the

TitleAuditor 1 (Municipal) (NY HELPS), SG-18 Auditor Trainee 2 (Municipal) (NY HELPS), SG-16 Auditor Trainee 1 (Municipal) (NY HELPS), SG-14 Item #150693

Occupational CategoryFinancial, Accounting, Auditing

Salary Grade18

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $50678 to $80248 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 100%

Schedule

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5

Workday

From 8:30 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? Yes

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

Location

County Monroe

Street Address Office of the New York State Comptroller

16 West Main Street

City Rochester

StateNY

Zip Code14614

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications Do you want a career with a purpose that provides work/life balance? Apply today to join the Office of the New York State Comptroller.

No exam required under the New York Hiring for Emergency Limited Placement Statewide (NY HELPS) Program:

Non-Competitive Qualifications for appointment under NY HELPS Program:
For appointment to the TRAINEE 1 you must have:
You must have a bachelor's degree including or supplemented by 24 undergraduate or graduate semester credit hours in accounting, auditing, or taxation.
For appointment to the TRAINEE 2 you must have:
A bachelor's degree and 24 undergraduate and/or graduate semester credit hours in accounting, auditing, or taxation AND One year of qualifying professional accounting and/or auditing experience gained after meeting the educational qualifications.
OR
A master's degree or doctoral degree in accounting, business administration, business management, computer science, computer information systems, or related IT field; criminal justice, economics, engineering; finance, mathematics, public administration, public or community health, public policy, political science, or statistics.

For appointment to the AUDITOR 1/STATE PROGRAM EXAMINER 1 FISCAL you must have:
A bachelor's degree including or supplemented by 24 undergraduate or graduate credit hours in accounting, auditing, or taxation AND Two years of qualifying professional accounting and/or auditing experience gained after meeting the educational qualifications.
OR
A master's degree or doctoral degree in accounting, business administration, business management, computer science, computer information systems, or related IT field; criminal justice, economics, engineering; finance, mathematics, public administration, public or community health, public policy, political science, or statistics; AND One year of qualifying professional accounting and/or auditing experience gained after meeting the educational qualifications.
*Note that courses such as business law, economics, statistics, and most finance courses, although taken as part of an accounting curriculum, cannot be counted toward the 24 semester credit hours. *Experience limited to teaching courses, bookkeeping, maintaining payroll records, accounts payable, accounts receivable, or preparing tax returns is not considered professional accounting/auditing experience.
Minimum Qualifications:
You must be currently reachable on the appropriate eligible list for this title, eligible under the 55 b/c program, or eligible to transfer to this title under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law.
Transfer:
For 70.1 transfer to an Auditor 1 (Municipal), SG-18, you must have one year of permanent competitive, or 55-b/55-c service in an approved title for transfer allocated to an SG-16 or above. SG-14 or above for a Trainee 2, SG-12 or above for a Trainee 1, depending on qualifications.
If approved for transfer appointment, you must also meet the special requirement(s) below:
• 24 credit hours in accounting, auditing, or taxation.
Depending on qualifications, you may be required to serve a 1 or 2-year traineeship that leads to the full level grade 18 position.

To determine if your current Civil Service title is eligible for transfer to this title, visit the Career Mobility GOT-IT website: Career Mobility Office » GOT-IT (ny.gov)

Appointments via transfer must not result in a second, consecutive transfer with an advancement of more than two S-grades or one M-grade.

55-b/c:
This position may be designated 55 b/c and is subject to verification of applicant eligibility.
For more information on this program, please visit the NYS Department of Civil Service website, 55b/c Recruitment Resources Center (ny.gov)

Duties Description Audit Execution
• Conduct audit assignments in accordance with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS) and Division policies and directives including the Comprehensive Audit Manual.
• Participate in entrance and exit conferences with local officials, contribute appropriate and accurate information as necessary and document meeting results adequately.
• Assist in developing audit scope, objectives and appropriate audit tests to sufficiently document municipal unit’s compliance with audit requirements.
• Conduct organized and focused interviews with local government personnel to obtain relevant operational and procedural information.
• Gather, analyze, summarize and sufficiently document information to complete each audit step in the audit program or checklist, applying technical and analytical skills to arrive at appropriate conclusions.
• Convey pertinent information to audit team members and work unit management and contribute suggestions and provide meaningful input during audit team and work unit meetings.
• Prepare written documents that are clear, concise, well organized, adequately summarized and use appropriate tone and grammar.
• Prepare assigned sections of examination/audit reports summarizing audit findings and developing recommendations that meet Division standards for quality and are written concisely and accurately.
• Ensure that audit work papers and examination/audit reports are appropriately cross-referenced to adequate and appropriate information.

Provide Training and Technical Assistance
• Gain knowledge of professional standards, Division policies and guidelines, accounting systems, opinions and laws and provide guidance and technical assistance to local officials when requested.
• Provide training to local officials and/or examiners at conferences, meetings and schools as assigned that presents acceptable and applicable content that is prepared and presented in a professional manner.

Additional Comments Additional Information:
The Rochester Regional Office covers the counties of Cayuga, Chemung, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne, and Yates.

Travel percentage could vary depending on business units.

Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The Office of the State Comptroller is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: The NYS Office of the State Comptroller provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Division of Human Resources at (518) 474-1924.


Desired Competencies:
• Strong analytical skills
• Strong communication skills, both written and verbal skills
• Good knowledge and use of technology
• Good organizational skills
• Team player
• Strong work ethic and positive attitude

Telecommuting:
The Office of the New York State Comptroller (OSC) supports telecommuting where it is reasonable to do so based upon the agency’s mission and operational needs. Generally, employees new to OSC will be restricted from telecommuting for at least 8 calendar weeks. After the initial 8 calendar week restriction, if an employee’s duties and work performance are aligned with telecommuting they may be allowed to do so. Upon approval to telecommute, OSC employees may telecommute up to 5 days per pay period.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Contact Information

Name Jennifer Brantigan

Telephone (518) 474-1924

Fax (518) 486-6723

Email Address OSCHELPS@osc.ny.gov

Address

Street Office of Human Resources

110 State Street, 12th Floor

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12236

 

Notes on ApplyingSubmit a clear, concise cover letter and resume to https://www.osc.ny.gov/jobs/openings/auditor-1-trainees-municipal/150693, no later than July 5, 2024. To access the job vacancy, copy the link above and paste it into your web browser. Documents must be sent as unlocked and accessible attachments.
Be sure to submit an unofficial copy of any transcripts you may have with your cover letter, resume as there are educational requirements for this position.