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OSA-Auditor Analyst II (Performance Auditor)

In order to be considered for the OSA-Auditor Analyst II position, applicants must apply through the Mississippi State Personnel Board's website at the following link:

Characteristics of Work:

This is entry level professional work in various functional areas of the Office of the State Auditor. An Auditor Analyst II is required to perform a wide variety of activities that require intuition, logic, analytical ability, technical knowledge, and communication skills. This position is responsible for applying auditing, business, management, and social science research methods to evaluate the efficiency, effectiveness, and impact of public programs.

Employees in this classification work under the supervision of higher level Auditor Analysts and Audit Department Management. Their work is reviewed by these parties for satisfactory completion and compliance with professional standards.

Examples of Work:

Examples of work performed in this classification include, but are not limited to, the following:

Assists in formulating research questions that are responsive to legislative concerns.

Assists in developing valid and reliable research methods.

Assists in providing specialized technical assistance and advice on research methods.

Assists in collecting and analyzing data to measure program impact, effectiveness, and efficiency, as well as compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements.

Exercises professional judgment on data analysis. For those with accounting backgrounds professional judgment is to be exercised on financial accounting and reporting matters.

Provides accurate, valid, and reliable results of assigned audit tasks.

Prepares supporting analyses and detailed and summary work papers.

Assists int he examination of financial statements that are prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles when necessary to meet audit objectives.

Reviews management accounting techniques.

Assists in financial analysis, budget and performance measures review, and management information systems review.

Develops audit findings, conclusions, and recommendations.

Assists in financial analysis, budget and performance measures review, and management information systems review.

Develops audit findings, conclusions, and recommendations.

Assists in the preparation of audit reports.

Makes oral presentations.

Assists in certain other tasks assigned such as planning and presenting training, maintaining audit manuals and directives, and completing other projects as required.

Inspects and verifies fixed assets inventories in state agencies, universities, public schools, and counties.

Generates electronic work papers.

Conducts follow-up audits.

Assists supervisors in exit conference meetings.

Assists the state agencies, universities, and counties with policies and procedures regarding fixed assets.

Performs related or similar duties as required or assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:


A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Accounting, Business Administration, Computer Science, Economics, Finance, Public Administration, or a related field.



Four (4) years of experience related to the described duties.


Must possess a valid Mississippi driver's license.

Substitution Statement:

Above a Bachelor's Degree, related education and related experience may be substituted on an equal basis.

In addition, candidates should possess the following:

Strong research abilities and exemplary oral and written communication skills.

Ability to synthesize audit evidence to reach conclusions.

Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact with coworkers and auditees professionally and ethically.

Strong organization and time management skills.

Working knowledge of Windows, word processing, spreadsheet, and database software.