Title:  Financial Senior Auditor

Application Deadline Date:  07/23/2024
Req ID:  50493
Department:  Vermont Health Access

Waterbury, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $33.78


The Division of Rate Setting (DRS) within the Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA) has an immediate opening for an energetic and talented full-time Financial Senior Auditor. Are numbers your thing?  Do you celebrate when they reconcile?  Do you know the difference between a Balance Sheet and an Income Statement? Because if so, we may have the opportunity you've been looking for! Take your career to the next level and come join our team of accounting professionals working to safeguard the use of Medicaid dollars in the Long-Term Care industry of VT. We provide a highly collaborative working environment with competing priorities and projects in various stages of completion.  Thus, time management and prioritization skills are necessary.  A working knowledge of accounting practices and Microsoft Excel is key to being successful in this position, as is a willingness to learn and grow! Familiarity with State and Federal Regulations or auditing experience is a plus.

So, if you're looking for a great work-life balance this position may be for you! Eleven paid state holidays, in addition to a robust benefits package. Supportive hybrid work environment and flexible schedule.

*Starting rate may be negotiable based on experience and qualifications from non-state employees.


What do we do?
Below are a few of the Senior Financial Auditor position's primary responsibilities:
•  Reviews the work of the Health Facility Auditors for Private Non-Medical Institutions(PNMI) and Skilled Nursing Facilities(SNF) within the State of Vermont, using the Division of Rate Setting(Division) review procedures. 
•  Instruct, train, and mentor newly hired Auditors in the processes and regulations used by the Division.
•  Consult with appropriate personnel on accounting and auditing issues, and consult with other staff on the interpretation of state and federal healthcare regulations. 
•  Performs special analysis and participates in special assignments at the request of the Rate Setting Manager or the Director of Rate Setting.
•  Perform desk reviews and field audits of SNFs and PNMIs, including preparation of summary of findings and proposed adjustments, if required by the Rate Setting Manager or the Director of Rate Setting.


How do we do it?
We review nursing home cost reports to determine if the reported costs are reasonable, allowable, and properly reported, and we make reclassifications for errors and adjustments for any disallowed costs.


Why do we do it?
We take pride in safeguarding Medicaid and Medicare funds from fraud, waste, and abuse for state and federal taxpayers, which can allow funds to be appropriately spent in quality healthcare services needed elsewhere.


The Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)'s mission is to improve the health and well-being of Vermonters by providing access to quality healthcare cost effectively. We have three priorities that support us in moving our mission forward: Adoption of value-based payments, management of information technology projects, and operational performance improvement. Our department commits to executing our responsibilities and priorities while adhering to three core values: Transparency, Integrity, and Service.


Our State:
We are ranked as one of the top 10 states to raise a family year after year. We are in Northern New England, 1.5 hours from Montreal and 3.5 hours from Boston. We have beautiful Lake Champlain, the Green Mountains, and year-round outdoor activities.

Who May Apply

This position, Financial Senior Auditor (Job Requisition #50493), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact jaime.mooney@vermont.gov.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail.  You must apply online to be considered.
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.


AHS BACKGROUND CHECKS:  Candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position.  In accordance with AHS Policy 4.02, Hiring Standards, Vermont and/or national criminal record checks, as well as DMV and adult and child abuse registry checks, as appropriate to the position under recruitment, will be conducted on candidates, with the exception of those who are current classified state employees seeking transfer, promotion or demotion into an AHS classified position or are persons exercising re-employment (RIF) rights.


The Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA) supports a hybrid work environment. Upon hire, employees work with their supervisor to create a schedule that aligns with the business needs of the unit. We believe a hybrid work environment promotes autonomy and allows for increased flexibility and greater work/life balance.

Environmental Factors

Duties are performed in an office setting or hybrid work environment and occasionally at a provider's facility. Significant pressure from deadlines is present. Incumbents should have a private means of transportation available as some travel may be necessary. Requires significant tact and persistence to complete the review work.

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree in Business Administration or accounting AND two (2) or more years of experience in a finance related field.


Bachelor's degree in Finance or Accounting AND three (3) or more years of finance, accounting or auditing experience.


Bachelor's degree in any discipline supplemented by 15 credit hours in accounting AND four (4) or more years of finance, accounting or auditing experience.


Certified Public Accountant (CPA) (license does not need to be in force).

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in a health care or regulatory environment.


•  Ability to read, understand, and apply laws, rules, and regulations of significant complexity. 
•  Ability to test and check the complex auditing work of others to ensure that there are no errors in calculations or written work.
•  Can communicate constructive feedback professionally and adjust to different learning styles.  
•  Advanced Microsoft Excel skills including the ability to create, analyze, and review complex spreadsheets, formulas, and charts from large amounts of data. 
•  Ability to problem solve by performing independent research on how to resolve the issue. 
•  High level of organizational skills with the ability to prioritize activities and act under the guidance of management. 
•  Effective professional writing skills. 
•  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships through good interpersonal skills.

Special Requirements

Note: There will be a skills assessment test to be taken at the Division as part of the hiring process.

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 and a dental plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan
  • State Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FMLI)
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Flexible spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • 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.

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