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Principal Financial Auditor Wisconsin Legislative Audit Bureau Madison WI

Company name
National Conference Of State Legislatures

Highlands Ranch, CO, United States

Employment Type

Accounting, Audit

Posted on
Jul 21, 2021

Valid Through
Nov 03, 2021


Posted: July 20, 2021

| Application Deadline:

Aug. 8, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.


Principal Financial Auditor

Wisconsin Legislative Audit Bureau


About The Legislative Audit Bureau

The Legislative Audit Bureau, located in Madison, is a nonpartisan service agency of the Wisconsin Legislature. We support the Legislature in its oversight of Wisconsin government and its promotion of efficient and effective state operations by providing nonpartisan, independent, accurate, and timely audits and evaluations of public finances and the management of public programs. We have broad audit authority over state government activities, which provides you with diverse opportunities for professional development and growth through experiences leading financial or federal compliance audits of state agencies, such as the Department of Administration, the University of Wisconsin System, the State of Wisconsin Investment Board, and the Department of Employee Trust Funds. We offer comprehensive compensation and benefits, continual learning, work/life balance, opportunities for growth, flexible work schedules, and a collaborative work environment.

Primary Responsibilities

Under the mentorship of an experienced audit manager, a principal financial auditor performs responsibilities that include, but are not limited to:

Developing audit strategy and methodology.

Preparing and reviewing working papers and findings in accordance with auditing and accounting standards.

Ensuring audit work is complete and accurate to obtain sufficient and appropriate audit evidence.

Reviewing and preparing communications related to the audit.

Reviewing and writing reports that clearly communicate audit findings to a non-technical audience.

Training audit staff in Bureau audit procedures, Governmental Accounting Standards Board Pronouncements, Generally Accepted Auditing Standards, Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards, and other applicable standards.

Working to actively develop the skill and professionalism of audit staff, including team leaders.

Required Qualifications

A candidate must have each of the following minimum required qualifications:

A minimum of 8 years of experience conducting financial and compliance audits of state or local governments.

A minimum of 3 years of experience supervising team members in the conduct of financial and compliance audits of state or local governments.

Possess and maintain an active Wisconsin license as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Experience reviewing government financial statement audit reports.

Experience performing complex analyses of financial information and evaluating the sufficiency of audit evidence.

Ability to multi-task and lead multiple projects simultaneously.

Ability to successfully work in a team environment.

Self-motivated to learn and meet deadlines.

Strong oral and written communication skills.

Adept at problem solving and resolution.

Ability to maintain strict nonpartisanship.

Desired Qualifications

Ideal candidates will demonstrate significant leadership and supervisory experiences through leadership roles at a private accounting firm, section chief roles in Wisconsin state government, senior auditor roles in internal audit offices in Wisconsin state government, or senior team leader roles in audit organizations in other states. Ideal candidates are highly motivated, take initiative, and seek challenging opportunities that will help them continue to grow into audit managers at the Bureau.

Why work at the Legislative Audit Bureau

Working at the Bureau provides an opportunity to make a difference. Your work will contribute to the Bureau’s efforts to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of state government operations. Individualized professional development is a focal point at the Bureau. We strive to foster a culture of continuous learning and improvement, and we promote a healthy balance between your personal and professional lives


Salary is commensurate with candidate qualifications, certifications, and experience.

To Apply

How to Apply

Please submit the following application materials by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, August 8, 2021: 1) resume; and 2) a one- to two-page statement of interest that addresses the following:

Using specific examples, describe your past experiences conducting financial statement and federal compliance audits of governments.

Describe your past experience leading, coaching, and mentoring others in conducting audit work.

Candidates must submit all application materials to be considered. Application materials will be reviewed continually as received.

We are seeking candidates who are legally authorized to work in the United States and will not require employer visa sponsorship now or in the future. A background check will be conducted on all finalists before an employment offer is made.

Application materials and inquiries may be directed to

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