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Title:  Senior Performance Analyst (Senior Auditor)

Application Deadline Date:  08/16/2021
Req ID:  14246
Department:  Auditor of Accounts' Office

Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $34.00 - $53.32


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 Auditor 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 with these types of software programs 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. The salary range for this position is $69,000 - $108,000.

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 #14246), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Chief Auditor Tanya Morehouse: 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.

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 celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.

Nearest Major Market: Barre
Nearest Secondary Market: Montpelier