FINANCIAL COMPLIANCE AUDITOR I
|Department||SBE General Administration|
|Date Opened||11/2/2017 1:30:00 PM|
|Filing Deadline||11/16/2017 11:59:00 PM|
|Salary||$38,880.00 - $61,691.00/year|
|HR Analyst||Sylvia Brown|
LOCATION OF POSITION
Maryland State Board of Elections
151 West Street, Suite 200
Annapolis, MD 21401
Main Purpose of Job
Audit and Enforcement
Perform examination and evaluation, and verification of records of the campaign finance entities and other persons required to file campaign finance reports or statements to determine the proper recording of transactions, and compliance with pertinent laws, regulations and policies;
Prepare deficiency reports to document findings of non-compliance with applicable elections laws, and forwards this to the appropriate entities for corrections. Also, recommends corrective actions to resolve deficiencies;
Monitor receipt of amendments of audited campaign finance reports and compliance of charged committee and responsible officers of campaign finance entities with the payment of imposed civil penalties;
Recommend issuance of civil citations and penalties to any persons determined and identified for committing violations of election laws;
Participate in the pre-audit planning and post-audit conferences with the Candidacy and Campaign Finance management and audited campaign finance entity officers;
Implement and assist in the development of a specific audit and compliance plan;
Prepare audit work papers in relation to audited campaign finance entities including supporting documentation to ensure compliance with applicable professional auditing standards;
Perform and document walkthroughs to obtain an understanding of processes under review and assess internal controls;
Assist the Compliance Supervisor with the writing of the audit programs;
Assist in monitoring the status of prior recommendations to correct the deficiency to ensure accurate implementation and amendment of campaign finance reports;
Assist in the preparation of certification of campaign finance reporting, including the commissions, and ensures late fee violations have been rectified by the campaign finance entities.
Assist in conducting investigation of complaints received;
Gather supporting documentation and completes the investigation in an expeditious manner;
Identify cause of the issue under investigation and measures the effect of system failure, if any;
Assist in providing the results of investigation to the appropriate parties, both written report and oral presentation.
Participate in conceptualizing the methodology and assists in performing financial and statistical analysis to accomplish goals and objectives of the project;
Prepare documentation that supports the results of the special project;
Prepare written and/or conduct presentation of results of the special project to the Candidacy and Campaign Finance Division Director. Participates in the legislative audit coordination and follow-up.
Education: A bachelor's degree in Accounting from an accredited college or university or a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with 30 credit hours in Accounting and related courses, including or supplemented by 3 credit hours in auditing.
Experience: One year of experience performing financial and compliance audits of a State agency, grantee, business or other entity.
1. Applicants who had met the requirements for admission to the CPA examination prior to July 1, 1974 will be considered to have met the educational requirement referenced above.
2. Possession of a certificate as a Certified Public Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor or a master's degree in accounting from an accredited college or university may be substituted for one year of the required experience.
3. Applicants may substitute one year of professional accounting experience for the required experience.
4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Internal Review classifications or Auditing specialty codes in the Financial or Auditing fields of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.
DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Experience in reconciliation of records and reports.
Experience in conducting User Acceptance Testing (UAT) of new and existing systems.
LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS
The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may mail a paper application to:
Maryland State Board of Elections
P.O. Box 6486
Annapolis, MD 21401
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As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.