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FINANCIAL COMPLIANCE AUDITOR I

Junior Auditor

Recruitment #17-004539-0001

Introduction

This is a position specific recruitment for the Maryland State Board of Elections. The resulting eligible list will be used to fill this position/vacancy only. Person interested in future vacancies in the Financial Compliance Auditor I classification will need to reapply. 

GRADE

14

LOCATION OF POSITION

Maryland State Board of Elections

151 West Street, Suite 200

Annapolis, MD 21401

Main Purpose of Job

Performs audit of the campaign finance reports filed and other required reports/statements pursuant to the Election Law Article filed with the Division of Candidacy and Campaign Finance within the State Board of Elections to verify compliance with pertinent laws, regulations and policies. Manage notification of transaction deficiencies to the campaign finance entities, and the submission of amendments to bring the campaign finance reports into compliance. Performs reconciliation of campaign finance entity transactions and bank statement records, and assists in the determination of civil violations and civil penalties incurred. Conducts special investigations as needed, or upon request by the Deputy Administrator, Administrator and State Board of Elections.

POSITION DUTIES

Audit and Enforcement

Perform examination and evaluation, and verification of records of the campaign finance entities and other persons required to file campaign finance reports or statements to determine the proper recording of transactions, and compliance with pertinent laws, regulations and policies;

Prepare deficiency reports to document findings of non-compliance with applicable elections laws, and forwards this to the appropriate entities for corrections.  Also, recommends corrective actions to resolve deficiencies;

Monitor receipt of amendments of audited campaign finance reports and compliance of charged committee and responsible officers of campaign finance entities with the payment of imposed civil penalties;

Recommend issuance of civil citations and penalties to any persons determined and identified for committing violations of election laws;

Participate in the pre-audit planning and post-audit conferences with the Candidacy and Campaign Finance management and audited campaign finance entity officers;

Implement and assist in the development of a specific audit and compliance plan;

Prepare audit work papers in relation to audited campaign finance entities including supporting documentation to ensure compliance with applicable professional auditing standards;

Perform and document walkthroughs to obtain an understanding of processes under review and assess internal controls;

Assist the Compliance Supervisor with the writing of the audit programs;

Assist in monitoring the status of prior recommendations to correct the deficiency to ensure accurate implementation and amendment of campaign finance reports;

Assist in the preparation of certification of campaign finance reporting, including the commissions, and ensures late fee violations have been rectified by the campaign finance entities.

Special Investigations

Assist in conducting investigation of complaints received;

Gather supporting documentation and completes the investigation in an expeditious manner;

Identify cause of the issue under investigation and measures the effect of system failure, if any;

Assist in providing the results of investigation to the appropriate parties, both written report and oral presentation.

Special Projects

Participate in conceptualizing the methodology and assists in performing financial and statistical analysis to accomplish goals and objectives of the project;

Prepare documentation that supports the results of the special project;

Prepare written and/or conduct presentation of results of the special project to the Candidacy and Campaign Finance Division Director. Participates in the legislative audit coordination and follow-up. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: A bachelor's degree in Accounting from an accredited college or university or a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with 30 credit hours in Accounting and related courses, including or supplemented by 3 credit hours in auditing.

Experience: One year of experience performing financial and compliance audits of a State agency, grantee, business or other entity.

Notes:

 1. Applicants who had met the requirements for admission to the CPA examination prior to July 1, 1974 will be considered to have met the educational requirement referenced above.

 2. Possession of a certificate as a Certified Public Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor or a master's degree in accounting from an accredited college or university may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

3. Applicants may substitute one year of professional accounting experience for the required experience.

4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Internal Review classifications or Auditing specialty codes in the Financial or Auditing fields of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Experience in reconciliation of records and reports.

Experience in conducting User Acceptance Testing (UAT) of new and existing systems.

LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION

Limited to candidates willing to accept employment in Anne Arundel County, Annapolis, MD

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties may be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.  

EXAMINATION PROCESS

Please read the job announcement in its entirety before applying for this recruitment. Applicants must meet all minimum (and selective) qualifications to be considered, and to appear on the list of people eligible for hire.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may mail a paper application to:

Maryland State Board of Elections

HR Recruitment

P.O. Box 6486

Annapolis, MD 21401

For questions or to email additional information, please send to sylvial.brown@maryland.gov

To fax additional information, please fax to 410-974-5126.

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by contacting sylvial.brown@maryland.gov

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must be provided prior to hire.

TTY User: call via Maryland Relay.        

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.