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Title:  Financial Auditor

Application Deadline Date:  12/06/2022
Req ID:  39432
Department:  Vermont Health Access

Waterbury, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $28.02 - $43.94


Design and perform complex audits as a Financial Auditor at the Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA). The Division of Rate Setting is looking for an experienced accountant to join their team in the Financial Auditor role. Have the work/life balance you need with a Monday-Friday schedule and a supportive hybrid work environment. Eleven paid state holidays, in addition to a robust benefits package.

*Starting rate may be negotiable based on experience and qualifications.

The Financial Auditor position has the following responsibilities:
· Perform reviews of cost reports submitted by skilled nursing facilities to determine allowable costs for Medicaid reimbursement. May also be assigned reviews of funding applications submitted by Private Non-medical Institutions (PNMIs).
· Examine provider accounting records such as the general ledger entries, invoices, detailed trial balance sheets, and adjust entries made by the CPA performing the required year-end audit. 
· Design and perform complex audit and accounting analytical subject to the jurisdiction of the Division of Rate Setting within the Agency of Human Services, and other programs assigned by the Secretary of Human Services.
· Review and analyze rate adjustment requests requests. 
· Communicate clearly with other Division staff and nursing home providers.
· Follow a detailed audit plan to complete desk reviews including adherence to standard auditing principals when creating audit files and workpapers. 
· Apply the State and Federal rules governing the nursing home rate setting process to issues of considerable complexity. 
· Comprehend and analyze complex financial documents.


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.

Who May Apply

This position, Health Facility Auditor II (Job Requisition #39432), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact
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.

Environmental Factors

Duties are performed in an office setting and occasionally at a provider's facility.
Incumbents should have a private means of transportation available as some travel may be necessary.

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree in Business Administration AND three (3) 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.

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


· High level of organizational skills with the ability to prioritize activities and act under the guidance of management. 
· Advanced Microsoft Excel skills including the ability to build and edit complex spreadsheets, formulas, and create graphs and charts from large amounts of data. 
· Ability to problem solve by performing independent research on how to resolve the issue. 
· Ability to manipulate and perform calculations on large amounts of data. 
· High level of accuracy, both in numerical and written formats. 
· Ability to test and check own work and that of others to ensure that there are no errors in calculations or written work. 
· Ability to read, understand, and apply laws, rules, and regulations of significant complexity. 
· Significant knowledge of English usage, grammar, and spelling in writing and in speaking for excellent, effective communications. 
· Knowledge of the principles of office management and the ability to apply these principles to office operations. 
· Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships through good interpersonal skills.

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
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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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