Louisiana Legislative Auditor

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Information Technology Staff Auditor

at Louisiana Legislative Auditor

Posted: 10/25/2017
Job Reference #: 77
Keywords: accounting

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Job Description

Information Technology (IT) auditors beginning the profession come from a variety of backgrounds. Many have an IT-related degree and choose auditing as a new career path. Others may be accountants with an IT background who want to apply their accounting knowledge to IT systems. Others have a master’s degree in any field but have IT work experience and an interest in auditing. If you fit one of these descriptions or already have experience as an IT auditor, you may be interested in this position.

IT Staff Auditor 1 is a training and evaluation position. During the first year, you develop a good working knowledge of how to plan, conduct, and document IT processes and controls on a wide variety of computer platforms throughout state government. You will gain a working knowledge of IT auditing techniques; IT best practices and criteria; computer assisted auditing techniques; and basic governmental accounting. We perform our work according to IT auditing standards issued by the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) and government auditing standards.


  • Comprehensive benefits package including:
    • Health, dental, life, and other insurance products including Office of Group Benefits and LSU First
    • Defined benefit retirement plan (LASERS)
    • Optional additional deferred compensation (457) plan
    • Flexible spending account
  • Generous annual and sick leave accrual rate and balance that rolls forward each year. Accrual rate increases with tenure and may apply toward retirement credit.
  • Paid state holidays
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Compensatory time/paid overtime
  • Telecommuting policy for authorized employees who meet experience requirements and have office and supervisor approval
  • 60-80 hours of continuing professional education credit per year
  • Occasional but limited in-state travel
  • $6,000 in professional development assistance toward professional certifications and/or advanced degrees
  • Competitive salary and opportunity for career growth (see salary schedule at http://www.llajobs.com/workwithus)

Required Skills

Essential Competencies/Skills

  • Communication (written and verbal)
    • Demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate with supervisors, co-workers, and auditee personnel, including communicating technical matters in a non-technical form.
    • Demonstrates the ability to follow instructions and accept constructive criticism from supervisors.
    • Conducts inquiries of auditee personnel to gain an understanding IT processes and controls and is able to clearly document that understanding.
    • Exhibits self-confidence in interview with clients.
    • Effectively communicates work performed through prepared audit documentation submitted for supervisor review.

  • Organization
    • Prepares well-organized, logical, and clear audit documentation.
    • Demonstrates appropriate attention to detail.
    • Organizes audit documentation in a logical order that can be easily followed by supervisors and other members of the audit team.
    • Organizes work flow to ensure meeting established time budgets and required deadlines, including the timely submission of completed audit documentation for supervisor review.

  • Judgment
    • Obtains relevant audit evidence and makes a preliminary evaluation of that evidence to reach logical conclusions.
    • Identifies, assesses, and documents risks that may prevent achievement of IT goals and objectives.
    • Assesses IT control environments and IT procedures implemented by the auditee to maintain integrity of programs, processing, and data.
    • Designs and performs tests of controls.
    • Develops recommendations to strengthen the auditee’s IT internal control.

  • Professional Conduct:
    • Accepts responsibility for actions.
    • Adheres to LLA standards of conduct and protocols.
    • Maintains a positive, constructive attitude and works well with others.
    • Maintains confidentiality of client information.
    • Meets productivity level of 64%.
    • Remains flexible to changing work schedules and tasks, including working overtime when required and/or traveling out-of-town on assignments.
    • Actively works to take and pass the CISA, CISSP, or CPA exam, if not already certified.

  • Knowledge
    • Maintains knowledge of governmental auditing standards and ISACA standards, commensurate with experience.
    • Maintains knowledge of office policies and audit manual.
    • Uses LLA computer hardware and software proficiently.
    • Uses a variety of data extraction, analysis, and reporting software, including a working knowledge of Structured Query Language and various CAATs.
    • Researches applicable standards, criteria, and regulations.
Required Experience

Minimum Qualifications

A baccalaureate degree in IT (various IT-related degrees are acceptable), accounting or other degree with IT work experience, with at least 6 hours of accounting, from an accredited college or university.

Please upload a copy of your unofficial transcripts to your profile.

Job Location
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
Position Type
42,000.00 - 60,000.00 USD