STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
CLASSIFICATION: AGENCY STAFF AUDITOR
Class Code: 0144-22 Date Established: 01-07-93
Occupational Code: 7-2-4 Date of Last Revision: 12-28-01
BASIC PURPOSE: To conduct internal and external audits of agency operations and third party contractors or consultants by applying federal and state standards and directions.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Audits financial reports, source documents, and equipment of the department, municipalities, contractors, consultants and other third parties to ensure federal funds have been properly spent.
· Consults with state, federal, local, and corporate officials to establish audit trails necessary for determining standards compliance.
· Produces final audit reports citing exceptions and recommending corrective procedures.
· Assists contractors, consultants, and other third parties in setting up accounting systems to protect their interests and facilitate future audits.
· Performs financial and cost audits for multi-national engineering firms by calculating, analyzing, and evaluating cost data.
· Reviews and analyzes financial statements in order to obtain information to make reasonable judgments and determinations.
· Consults with supervisors regarding procedural methods used when conducting both internal and external audits in order to arrive at defensible audit conclusions.
Skill: Requires skill in analyzing and interpreting data, policy and procedures OR in using equipment in order to arrive at logical conclusions or recommendations.
Knowledge: Requires logical or scientific understanding to analyze problems of a specialized or professional nature in a particular field.
Impact: Requires responsibility for achieving direct service objectives by assessing agency service needs and making preliminary recommendations for the development of alternative short-term program policies or procedures. Errors at this level result in incomplete assessments or misleading recommendations causing a disruption of agency programs or policies.
Supervision: Requires direct supervision of other employees doing work which is related or similar to the supervisor, including scheduling work, recommending leave, reviewing work for accuracy, performance appraisal, or interviewing applicants for position vacancies.
Working Conditions: Requires performing regular job functions in a controlled environment with minimal exposure to disagreeable job elements and little risk of hazard to physical or mental health.
Physical Demands: Requires light work, including continuous walking or operating simple equipment for extended periods of time as well as occasional strenuous activities such as reaching or bending.
Communication: Requires summarizing data, preparing reports and making recommendations based on findings which contribute to solving problems and achieving work objectives. This level also requires presenting information for use by administrative-level managers in making decisions.
Complexity: Requires coordinating a combination of diverse job functions in order to integrate professional and technical agency goals. This level also requires considerable judgment to implement a sequence of operations or actions.
Independent Action: Requires objective assessment in analyzing and developing new work methods and procedures subject to periodic review and in making decisions according to established technical, professional or administrative standards.
Education: Bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university with major study in accounting, business administration or a field related to business or management. Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience.
Experience: Four years' experience in accounting or auditing work. Each additional year of approved work experience may be substituted for one year of required formal education.
License/Certification: None required.
RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS: Considerable knowledge of accounting and auditing principles and practices. Considerable knowledge of public fiscal procedures including budgeting. Considerable knowledge of data processing procedures for accounting purposes. Considerable knowledge of financial report writing. Ability to produce complete financial reports with findings and recommendations. Ability to organize and establish accounting systems. Ability to meet with governmental and corporate officials to discuss audit findings. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of governmental and corporate officials and consultants. Must be willing to maintain appearance appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities as determined by the agency appointing authority.
DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: This class specification is descriptive of general duties and is not intended to list every specific function of this class title.
Last Updated 05/10/02