Current Openings

The Legislative Audit Bureau supports the Legislature in its oversight of Wisconsin government and its promotion of efficient and effective state operations by providing nonpartisan, independent, accurate, and timely audits and evaluations of public finances and the management of public programs.

We are seeking candidates who are legally authorized to work in the United States and will not require employer visa sponsorship now or in the future. A background check will be conducted on all finalists prior to an offer of employment.

The Bureau is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

For more information about current openings, click on the title below.

 

Experienced Financial Auditors

The Legislative Audit Bureau is seeking experienced financial auditors to join our team. As a financial auditor with the Legislative Audit Bureau you will work within a collaborative team setting on a variety of diverse and challenging audit assignments, including financial, compliance, and management audits of state agencies and programs. LAB gives you the opportunity to further develop your skills as an effective auditor through training, coaching, and mentoring. As you gain more experience, you will have the opportunity for more responsibility and leadership.

We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package, work/life balance, assistance with preparing and studying for the CPA exam, opportunities for growth, flexible work schedule, and a collaborative work environment.


Candidate Qualifications


An ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • At least one year of recent experience in auditing. Financial statement, federal compliance, or government auditing desired;
  • Bachelor's or master's degree in accounting;
  • CPA or willingness to pursue;
  • Demonstrated success working both independently and within a team setting;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, and
  • Ability to remain nonpartisan as required under state statute.

Successful candidates are highly motivated, take initiative, and seek challenging opportunities.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest addressing their experience and qualifications as it relates to the primary responsibilities of the position and a resume to LAB-Employment@legis.wisconsin.gov. Applications will be considered as they are received, and the deadline to apply is February 24, 2020.

 

Performance Evaluator

The Wisconsin Legislative Audit Bureau is seeking critical-thinking Performance Evaluators to join our team. The Bureau is a nonpartisan service agency of the Wisconsin Legislature. We have broad audit authority over state government activities, which provides you with many diverse opportunities for professional development.

We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package, continual learning, work/life balance, opportunities for growth, flexible work schedules, and a collaborative work environment.

As a Performance Evaluator, you will be responsible for completing a variety of challenging analyses. As part of our evaluations, we identify relevant issues, develop findings of legislative interest, and report the results to the Joint Legislative Audit Committee. The Wisconsin Legislature considers our findings and recommendations when developing public policy.

Working as part of a collaborative team, you will develop your skills as an effective Performance Evaluator and will have the opportunity to increase your level of responsibility and advance your career.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Conduct evaluations by collecting and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data, such as information obtained through interviews and from the numerous databases maintained by state agencies.
  • Prepare supporting documentation and develop recommendations to improve program efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Participate in drafting reports to the Legislature that convey the findings of the evaluations conducted.

Candidate Qualifications


An ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • knowledge of public policy analysis and methods of measuring program effectiveness and efficiency;
  • knowledge of how to determine and apply efficient and appropriate research strategies;
  • strong oral and written communication skills;
  • experience in working effectively in a team setting; and
  • a graduate degree in a related field (e.g., public policy, public administration, law, political science, economics, business administration, or urban and regional planning).

Successful candidates are highly motivated, take initiative, and seek challenging opportunities that help them to develop their professional skills.


How to Apply


Please submit the following application materials: 1) resume; 2) academic transcripts for graduate and undergraduate coursework; and 3) a one-page statement of interest. Application materials should be sent to LAB-Employment@legis.wisconsin.gov by 4:00pm on Friday, February 14, 2020.

 

Performance Evaluator Intern

The Wisconsin Legislative Audit Bureau is seeking one or more paid Performance Evaluator Interns to join our team in summer 2020 and/or the fall 2020 academic semester. The Bureau is a nonpartisan service agency of the Wisconsin Legislature that is responsible for conducting performance evaluations to ensure public accountability for state resources. We offer a unique opportunity for well-qualified graduate students to develop transferrable professional skills and gain valuable experience by helping to objectively evaluate state government programs.

Working as part of an evaluation team under the guidance of an experienced performance evaluator, you will be given analytical responsibilities similar to those of other team members. You will have opportunities to develop a variety of evaluation skills that will allow you to grow professionally. You may help to analyze qualitative information and quantitative data maintained by state agencies, interview state agency officials, and conduct research your team will use to complete a written report to the Wisconsin Legislature. You will also participate in weekly team meetings, during which you will present the results of your analyses and provide your analytical ideas to other team members.

Candidate Qualifications

An ideal intern candidate will have completed one year of a graduate degree program in public policy, public administration, or a related field, and will have the following qualifications:

  • a history of strong academic performance;
  • strong oral and written communication skills;
  • prior experience in working independently and as a team member;
  • prior experience in determining and applying appropriate research strategies; and
  • prior experience in analyzing public policy issues and measuring program effectiveness.

All Bureau employees are required to be strictly non-partisan, and you must be willing to commit to working at least 12 to 15 hours per week, including 4 or more consecutive hours on at least 1 day per week. We will work with you to determine a regular work schedule that takes into account your class schedule and other educational obligations.


How to Apply


Please submit the following application materials: 1) resume; 2) academic transcripts for graduate and undergraduate coursework; and 3) a one-page statement of interest. Application materials should be sent to LAB-Employment@legis.wisconsin.gov. by 4:00pm on Friday, February 14, 2020.