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PROGRAM/FIELD AUDIT SPECIALIST

The Program/Field Audit Specialist is responsible for conducting audits and monitoring, evaluating, and reviewing financial records and programs. This position is governed by state

Class Code:

A084C

Job Grade:

GS06

Special Job Requirements:

None

Typical Functions:

Inventories the grain in state-licensed public grain warehouses, by calculating the storage capacity of bins and storage buildings, and reconciles findings against warehouse receipts, contracts, scale tickets, and related documents. Audits financial and capacity records of catfish processors to ensure processor is sufficiently bonded and/or is remitting timely cash payments to its suppliers. Prepares audit report summarizing information obtained and audit results. Explains audit purpose and results and obtains signature of the warehouse manager. Interprets laws and regulations and provides information to warehouse owners, users, and interested parties. Prepares settlement plans for disposition of stored grain at insolvent warehouses for presentation in state and federal courts and may testify in court as an expert witness concerning audits and investigations. Monitors and evaluates program operations by reviewing medical and financial records, identifying deficiencies, and recommending corrective actions. Provides policy clarification and education to DMS providers. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of the principles and practices of accounting. Knowledge of manual and automated accounting systems and procedures. Knowledge of audit standards and procedures. Ability to interpret and apply rules, laws, or policies to specific situations. Ability to analyze financial records and determine the propriety or accuracy of transactions. Ability to physically inventory grain bins and flat storage facilities. Ability to document examination findings and prepare reports using a personal computer. Ability to convey and exchange oral and written information of a specialized nature. Ability to drive long distances, read maps, and follow directions to bin sites. Ability to make calculations with a calculator.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in accounting, management, general business, or a related area; plus one year of experience in accounting, auditing, or a related area. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE

Required Certificates:

None

Exempt:

N
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