State of Tennessee
Position Description / Responsibilities
Department of General Services,
Internal Audit Nashville, TN
The Tennessee Department of General Services (DGS) provides a broad range of support services to other departments and agencies across state government. DGS focuses on reducing the administrative cost of government to permit more state resources to be directed toward vital programs and services for the people of Tennessee.
DGS is seeking candidates for an internal audit position. This position will assist the DGS Audit Team by conducting limited reviews and audits of contracts and operations. Additionally, this position will assist in performing risk assessments, internal investigations, and other projects as assigned. This position performs in a varied and challenging audit environment.
1. Planning audits, including researching, developing objectives, and defining project scope.
2. Preparing work papers and reports to document the audit process and identify deficiencies.
3. Forming conclusions based on test work performed, including developing recommendations for corrective action.
4. Assisting higher level auditors during audit engagements.
5. Conducting investigations into allegations of fraud, waste, and abuse of State resources.
6. Other related responsibilities may include:
a. Identifying and researching pertinent legislative, compliance, and procedural requirements applicable to departmental programs, activities, and functions
b. Evaluating compliance with requirements
c. Observing periodic inventory counts
d. Facilitating annual risk assessments for each division within the department
Knowledge of Accounting principles
Ability to analyze information and data
Strong attention to detail
Strong organizational skills
Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills
Strong communication skills, both written and oral
Strong customer service skills
Proficiency with Microsoft Office tools, particularly Word and Excel
A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting OR a Bachelor’s in Business Administration, Finance, Public Administration, or a related field with 24 semester hours in accounting. These specialized hours may include up to six semester hours in business law.
This position may require up to 20% travel.
The annual salary range for this position is $38,460 to $44,229.
Pursuant to the State of Tennessee’s Workplace Discrimination and Harassment policy, the State is firmly committed to the principle of fair and equal employment opportunities for its citizens and strives to protect the rights and opportunities of all people to seek, obtain, and hold employment without being subjected to illegal discrimination and harassment in the workplace. It is the State’s policy to provide an environment free of discrimination and harassment of an individual because of that person’s race, color, national origin, age (40 and over), sex, pregnancy, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status or any other category protected by state and/or federal civil rights laws.
Qualified and interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to DGS.Audit@tn.gov