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Florida Legislative Employment Information

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Florida Auditor General's Office

Job Title

Senior Auditor (AG)

General Summary

A Senior Auditor performs responsible, professional work in conducting financial audits, operational audits, performance audits, and other engagements at State agencies, educational entities, and local governmental units.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Conducts financial audits, operational audits, performance audits, or other engagements at State agencies, educational entities, and local governmental units, including, but not limited to, the development of the audit plan and audit program, the coordination of the audit team work assignments, the supervision and review of the audit team’s work, the review and evaluation of accounting systems and internal controls, the analysis and reconciliation of accounts, journals and ledgers, the performing of necessary testing and other related procedures.
  • Compiles general statistical data.
  • Determines extent of compliance with applicable law, established policies, plans, and procedures.
  • Prepares reports recommending improvements in accounting methods, information systems, program operations, and internal and other management controls.
  • Prepares recommendations for reporting suggested changes to statutory and budgetary requirements.
  • Meets with governmental officials to discuss audit findings and recommendations.
  • Assists in the instruction, training, and supervision of subordinate auditors.
  • Assigns work to subordinate auditors and reviews their work.
  • Assists in preparing audit programs and developing audit procedures.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of accounting, auditing, and other relevant professional standards
  • Knowledge of research techniques
  • Knowledge of laws, regulations, and other administrative requirements
  • Skill in the use of a personal computer
  • Ability to collect, analyze, and interpret data
  • Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments
  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing
  • Ability to handle confidential information
  • Ability to understand and apply rules, regulations, policies, and procedures
  • Ability to utilize problem-solving techniques
  • Ability to effectively interview individuals and organize the information obtained to reflect the logical progression of procedures performed and conclusions reached
  • Ability to work well as a team member
  • Ability to follow instructions
  • Ability to work within deadlines
  • Ability to deal tactfully, courteously, and professionally with auditees
  • Ability to supervise people
  • Ability to determine work priorities, assign work, and insure proper completion of work assignments
  • Ability to deal effectively and responsively with the Legislature, Committee staff, and other governmental officials
  • Ability to maintain objectivity
  • Ability to make sound judgements and decisions

Minimum Qualifications

A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in accounting and 30 semester or 45 quarter hours in excess of those required for a 4-year baccalaureate degree, meeting the educational requirements of the Florida State Board of Accountancy for licensure as a Certified Public Accountant and two years of relevant professional experience (one year of relevant professional experience may be substituted for the hours in excess of those required for a 4-year baccalaureate degree if application was made prior to August 2, 1983, to the Florida State Board of Accountancy for taking the Certified Public Accountant’s examination); or

Possession of a CPA certificate accepted by the Florida State Board of Accountancy.


Commensurate with experience.

There is a $4,752 annual area differential for Miami-Dade and Palm Beach county official headquarters assignments, and a $1,776 annual area differential for Lee, Sarasota, Hillsborough, Orange and St. Lucie county official headquarters assignments.

The Auditor General offers a competitive benefits package.

Application Deadline

Open until filled.

Submission of Application

Please visit the Careers Page on the Auditor General's Web site to view other Auditor positions and to download an application.




Applications are available through the Florida Legislature's web site Online Sunshine and in Room 701 of the Claude Pepper Building.

Accommodation for Disability

If an accommodation is needed for a disability, please notify Human Resources at (850) 488-6803.