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Title:  Senior Performance Analyst (Senior Auditor)

Application Deadline Date:  02/09/2020
Req ID:  4484
Department:  Auditor of Accounts' Office

Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $33.25

The Vermont State Auditor's Office seeks a talented and energetic Senior Performance Analyst (Senior Auditor) committed to improving and holding government accountable. We are a small, highly professional team engaged in performance auditing, with authority to examine all aspects of state government, including health care, human services, transportation, education, and public safety.

The Senior Performance Analyst position requires:

• An understanding of complex auditing concepts;
• An independent, objective, and systematic approach to analyzing evidence and drawing conclusions;
• Strong organizational and detailed documentation skills;
• Clear and concise communication abilities;
• The skill to manage and prioritize multiple tasks;
• The abilities to work independently and with a team; and
• A rigorous work ethic.

Preference may be given to candidates with a master's degree and with prior experience in performance auditing. The Vermont State Auditor's Office uses a range of data analysis tools. Performance auditing experience using data analysis tools would be valued.

This position offers professional development opportunities, as well as generous medical, leave, and retirement benefits. Starting annual salary is negotiable based on qualifications and experience.

For more information concerning the work of the Vermont State Auditor's Office, please visit our web page at: https://auditor.vermont.gov/.

Who May Apply

This position, Senior Performance Analyst (Senior Auditor) (Job Requisition # 4484), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
The starting rate of pay for this position is $26.60 and a 25% market factor adjustment is added to bring the total hourly rate to $33.25 hourly.
Starting annual salary is negotiable based on qualifications and experience.

If you would like more information about this position, please contact Tanya Morehouse at tanya.morehouse@vermont.gov.
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

Class Definition

This is the third in a series of four positions within the State Auditor's Office. Progression and promotion through the series of four positions is based upon demonstration of key skills and certain core competencies. The Senior Auditor position involves administrative, technical and complex auditing work at a professional level in planning, developing and conducting audit programs for the Auditor of Accounts Office. These audits include performance audits on a variety of topics. Performance audits entail an objective and systematic examination of evidence to provide an independent assessment by the SAO of the performance and management of a public program. Duties also include conducting interviews, analyzing evidence and information to draw conclusions, the development of work-papers for support of the analysis, and drafting assigned sections of reports, including findings and recommendations to correct discovered issues. Work is performed under the general direction of Supervisor Auditors or audit managers.

Environmental Factors

Duties are performed in a standard office setting or in the field. Significant pressure from deadlines is present. Occasional in-state travel may be necessary, and incumbents should have private means of transportation available. Some overtime work may be required. Managing the audit to successful completion may heighten stress levels in order to meet tight deadlines. Some audit situations may assume a somewhat adversarial nature, requiring significant tact and persistence to complete a successful audit.

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree or J.D. AND three (3) years or more of professional auditing experience.


Bachelor's degree AND five (5) years or more of professional auditing experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Professional Certification: Specialized audit certification that requires passing an examination and maintaining certification through continuing education (e.g. CPA, Chartered Accountant, CIA, CISA, CFE) is preferred.

Preference may be given to applicants with government performance auditing experience.

Preference may be given to applicants with a master's degree.

Total Compensation
As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:
  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website.
Equal Opportunity Employer
The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

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Nearest Secondary Market: Montpelier