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Nebraska Auditor of Public Accounts
Charlie Janssen

Accountability, Integrity, Reliability

Employment Opportunities


Entry Level Auditor Position Starting Salary $40,000

Entry Level Auditor Position with CPA Starting Salary $45,000

 

Individual will be assigned to a team to conduct audits, examinations, and investigations of governmental entities records. This includes examining or auditing accounting records details; interviewing clients, employers, and employees; consulting with staff; and other related work as required. Must work effectively with other team members, be able to work with numbers, and comply with confidentiality requirements. Report and inform management staff of the current status of activities. Ability to: obtain, record and document information, identify fraud based on investigations, interpret fraud and abuse laws and regulations, prepare accurate and concise written reports, explain processes and procedures to the staff, interpret fraud and abuse laws and regulations and comply with confidentiality requirements. Three years of auditing experience in our office counts toward fulfilling the experience requirement for an active permit to practice as a CPA. We encourage staff to obtain professional certifications (CPA, CFE, CGFM) while not requiring it.

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Requires Bachelor's Degree with 24 semester hours of accounting
  • Good analytical and computer skills.
  • Knowledge of Windows, Word, Access, and Excel useful.
  • Must be available for limited overnight travel, 10 to 20 %.

The Nebraska Auditor of Public Accounts is a State Constitutional Office responsible for auditing all State agencies, officers, boards, bureaus, and commissions. Also authorized to conduct investigations and audits of political subdivisions, and federal funds.

 

In addition to the competitive starting salary, we offer excellent benefits, including:

  • Twelve days of vacation each year during the first 5 years of employment and increasing to 25 days after 16 years of employment.
  • Twelve days of sick leave each year during the first 5 years of employment and increasing to 30 days after 19 years of employment.
  • Twelve paid holidays per year.
  • Health and life insurance benefits.
  • Coverage under the Public Employees Retirement System.
  • Promotion potential and salary increases.
  • Optional tax deferred savings plans.
Send your resume, transcripts, and a cover letter describing your interest in the position to Mary.Avery@nebraska.gov or mail to the Nebraska Auditor of Public Accounts, ATTN: Mary Avery, P.O. Box 98917, Lincoln, NE 68509-8917.

 

Administrative Assistant II Starting Salary $28,000

 

Responsible for a variety of administrative and clerical duties including scheduling, typing reports, email, and correspondence, proofreading, answering phone, data entry, maintaining databases, updating internet, assisting with agency human resources, accounting, and payroll operations. This position reports directly to the Agency Finance Manager and provides administrative support to the State Auditor and the entire office.

 

Minimum Requirements:
Associate or Bachelors degree in personnel/human resources management, organizational development, business or public administration, finance, or related field plus two years related experience, which must be in a responsible supervisory capacity. Experience in office and administrative support work, reviewing and proofing reports, and assisting with supervision of administrative staff is helpful.  Needs to demonstrate proficiency of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook. Access use is required for working with Agency databases. Related work experience may substitute for the Bachelors degree requirement on a year-for-year basis.

 

Knowledge of business practices / methods / systems; general accounting systems; state accounting policies/procedures; budgeting and accounting principles; state purchasing and procurement processes/policies/procedures; personnel policies and principles is a plus. Ability to: work with Access databases; internet websites; establish positive working relationships with all contacts; establish priorities; supervisor/coordinate staff. Skills in state programs such as Employee Work Center (Workday), Payroll & Financial Center (E1). Knowledge of: human resources/personnel practices, procedures and terminology. Must have strong organizational skills and the ability to build and maintain positive working relationships and ability to communicate effectively.

 

In addition to the competitive starting salary, we offer excellent benefits, including:

 

  • Twelve days of vacation each year during the first 5 years of employment and increasing to 25 days after 16 years of employment.
  • Twelve days of sick leave each year during the first 5 years of employment and increasing to 30 days after 19 years of employment.
  • Twelve paid holidays per year.
  • Health and life insurance benefits.
  • Coverage under the Public Employees Retirement System.
  • Promotion potential and salary increases.
  • Optional tax deferred savings plans.

 

Send your resume and unofficial transcripts to Mary.Avery@nebraska.gov or mail to the Nebraska Auditor of Public Accounts, ATTN: Mary Avery, P.O. Box 98917, Lincoln, NE 68509-8917.

 

Internship

Rate:  $10.00 per hour – Up to 20 hours per week, may be more during summer.

 

Internship with a variety of duties including data entry, typing reports and correspondence, answering a multi-line phone system, public contact, filing, working with administrative policies and personnel information, and general support staff duties as assigned.  Requirements: Experience with Microsoft Office applications.  Ability to: collect, assemble, and analyze facts, create, interpret and implement policies and procedures, plan and organize work files.  Must have positive interpersonal and organizational skills.  Team player attitude essential with ability to work with interruptions and meet deadlines.  Must maintain confidential records.  Post high school education in process, accounting classes a plus. 

 

Send your resume, a cover letter, and transcript (if available) to: Attn: Mary Avery at Mary.Avery@nebraska.gov