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.

 

 

 

Information Technology Auditor

We are seeking full-time, entry-level Information Technology Auditors to join our team.

The Legislative Audit Bureau, located in Madison, is a nonpartisan service agency of the Wisconsin Legislature. We support 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 offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package, work/life balance, assistance with preparing for and studying for the CISA exam, opportunities for growth, flexible work schedule, and a collaborative work environment.

The Legislative Audit Bureau has audit responsibility over all state government activities, which provides you with many diverse audit opportunities. As an IT auditor, you will work on the audits of the State’s data centers. In addition, IT Auditors complete reviews of computer applications and test IT general controls for financial and federal compliance audits at state agencies. Working closely with a team leader, you will learn the skills to be an effective auditor and will have the opportunity to gain more experience, more responsibility and a greater opportunity to advance.


Primary responsibilities

Working with an experienced team leader, entry-level IT auditors will perform responsibilities that include, but are not limited to:

  • interviewing agency staff;
  • assessing IT risks that may affect the financial statements or federal grant programs;
  • testing application and general IT controls;
  • using analytical tools to evaluate transactions; and
  • documenting relevant procedures and the results of audit testing.

Required qualifications

An ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • bachelor's degree or related coursework in information technology and is interested in pursuing the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) designation;
  • additional coursework or experience in accounting is preferable, but not required;
  • solid academic performance with a GPA of 3.2 or higher;
  • the ability to work both independently and within a team setting;
  • excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as motivation and taking initiative; and
  • ability to maintain strict nonpartianship.

Compensation

Salary is competitive and is commensurate with candidate qualifications, certifications, and experience.


Why work at the Legislative Audit Bureau

Working at the Bureau provides an opportunity to make a difference. Your work will contribute to the Bureau’s efforts to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of state government operations. Individualized professional development is a focal point at the Bureau. We strive to foster a culture of continuous learning and improvement, and we promote a healthy balance between your personal and professional lives.


How to apply

Please submit the following application materials by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, August 15, 2021: 1) resume; and 2) academic transcripts; and 3) a one- to two-page statement of interest that addresses your experience and qualifications as it relates to the qualifications of the position.


Candidates must submit all application materials to be considered. Application materials will be reviewed continually as received.

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 before an employment offer is made.

Application materials and inquiries may be directed to LAB-Employment@legis.wisconsin.gov

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Data Management Specialist

We are seeking an IT professional with experience supporting a dynamic, knowledge-based organization to join our team of audit professionals.

The Legislative Audit Bureau, located in Madison, is a nonpartisan service agency of the Wisconsin Legislature. We support 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 have broad audit authority over state government activities, which provides you with diverse opportunities for professional development and growth of both your technical and analytical skills. We offer comprehensive compensation and benefits, continual learning, work/life balance, opportunities for growth, flexible work schedules, and a collaborative work environment.

As an experienced IT professional, the Data Management Specialist uses technical knowledge and analytical skill to contribute to audits of state agencies and programs by acquiring and verifying relevant data. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual with strong data analysis experience to support the mission of the Bureau. As a member of the Bureau’s IT Team, the position will work collaboratively with financial and IT auditors and performance evaluators.


Primary responsibilities
  • Communicates effectively with audit teams to understand data needs.
  • Obtains data requested by auditors and evaluators accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Obtains and validates large complex sets of data from various sources. Efficiently identifies, reconciles, understands, and resolves any issues.
  • Utilizes critical-thinking skills to support functional analysis of data.
  • Applies data-querying techniques to large, unstructured data sets.
  • Considers and researches new tools and methods to accomplish objectives to receive and analyze data.

Required qualifications

A candidate must have each of the following minimum required qualifications:

  • At least five years of experience with data extraction, cleansing, and transformation.
  • Experience querying data using SQL Server, Oracle, and/or PeopleSoft applications.
  • Solid knowledge of database structures and software, as well as statistical and data mining software.
  • Experience with transforming data to a usable format.
  • Ability to multi-task and advance multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to successfully work in a team environment.
  • Self-motivated to learn and meet deadlines
  • Detail oriented with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information science, or a related field.
Desired qualifications

An ideal candidate will demonstrate:

  • Experience extracting data from ERP systems, including those used by the State of Wisconsin or the University of Wisconsin System.
  • Familiarity with accounting principles.
  • Experience with advanced features of data management software packages, such as Microsoft Excel/Access, STATA, and ACL.

Compensation

Salary is competitive and is commensurate with candidate qualifications, certifications, and experience.


Why work at the Legislative Audit Bureau

Working at the Bureau provides an opportunity to make a difference. Your work will contribute to the Bureau’s efforts to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of state government operations. Individualized professional development is a focal point at the Bureau. We strive to foster a culture of continuous learning and improvement, and we promote a healthy balance between your personal and professional lives.


How to apply

Please submit the following application materials by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, August 15, 2021: 1) resume; and 2) a one- to two-page statement of interest that addresses the following:

  1. using specific examples, describe your past experiences acquiring and verifying data through various means; and
  2. describe your past experience performing analysis of large data sets, including your use of data-querying techniques.


Candidates must submit all application materials to be considered. Application materials will be reviewed continually as received.

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 before an employment offer is made.

Application materials and inquiries may be directed to LAB-Employment@legis.wisconsin.gov

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Principal Financial Auditor

We are seeking an experienced financial auditor with successful leadership experiences to join our team as a principal financial auditor. The principal financial auditor is part of management of the Bureau’s Financial Audit Division.

The Legislative Audit Bureau, located in Madison, is a nonpartisan service agency of the Wisconsin Legislature. We support 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 have broad audit authority over state government activities, which provides you with diverse opportunities for professional development and growth through experiences leading financial or federal compliance audits of state agencies, such as the Department of Administration, the University of Wisconsin System, the State of Wisconsin Investment Board, and the Department of Employee Trust Funds. We offer comprehensive compensation and benefits, continual learning, work/life balance, opportunities for growth, flexible work schedules, and a collaborative work environment.


Primary responsibilities

Under the mentorship of an experienced audit manager, a principal financial auditor performs responsibilities that include, but are not limited to:

  • developing audit strategy and methodology;
  • preparing and reviewing working papers and findings in accordance with auditing and accounting standards;
  • ensuring audit work is complete and accurate to obtain sufficient and appropriate audit evidence;
  • reviewing and preparing communications related to the audit;
  • reviewing and writing reports that clearly communicate audit findings to a non-technical audience;
  • training audit staff in Bureau audit procedures, Governmental Accounting Standards Board Pronouncements, Generally Accepted Auditing Standards, Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards, and other applicable standards; and
  • working to actively develop the skill and professionalism of audit staff, including team leaders.

Required qualifications

A candidate must have each of the following minimum required qualifications:

  • a minimum of 8 years of experience conducting financial and compliance audits of state or local governments;
  • a minimum of 3 years of experience supervising team members in the conduct of financial and compliance audits of state or local governments;
  • possess and maintain an active Wisconsin license as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA);
  • experience reviewing government financial statement audit reports;
  • experience performing complex analyses of financial information and evaluating the sufficiency of audit evidence;
  • ability to multi-task and lead multiple projects simultaneously;
  • ability to successfully work in a team environment;
  • self-motivated to learn and meet deadlines;
  • strong oral and written communication skills;
  • adept at problem solving and resolution; and
  • ability to maintain strict nonpartisanship.
Desired qualifications

Ideal candidates will demonstrate significant leadership and supervisory experiences through leadership roles at a private accounting firm, section chief roles in Wisconsin state government, senior auditor roles in internal audit offices in Wisconsin state government, or senior team leader roles in audit organizations in other states. Ideal candidates are highly motivated, take initiative, and seek challenging opportunities that will help them continue to grow into audit managers at the Bureau.


Compensation

Salary is commensurate with candidate qualifications, certifications, and experience.


Why work at the Legislative Audit Bureau

Working at the Bureau provides an opportunity to make a difference. Your work will contribute to the Bureau’s efforts to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of state government operations. Individualized professional development is a focal point at the Bureau. We strive to foster a culture of continuous learning and improvement, and we promote a healthy balance between your personal and professional lives.


How to apply

Please submit the following application materials by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, August 8, 2021: 1) resume; and 2) a one- to two-page statement of interest that addresses the following:

  1. using specific examples, describe your past experiences conducting financial statement and federal compliance audits of governments; and
  2. describe your past experience leading, coaching, and mentoring others in conducting audit work.


Candidates must submit all application materials to be considered. Application materials will be reviewed continually as received.

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 before an employment offer is made.

Application materials and inquiries may be directed to LAB-Employment@legis.wisconsin.gov

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Performance Evaluation Team Leader

We are seeking experienced evaluators with successful leadership experiences to join our team as a performance evaluation team leader.

The Legislative Audit Bureau, located in Madison, is a nonpartisan service agency of the Wisconsin Legislature. We support 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 have broad audit authority over state government activities, which provides you with diverse opportunities for professional development and growth. We offer comprehensive compensation and benefits, continual learning, work/life balance, opportunities for growth, flexible work schedules, and a collaborative work environment.


Primary responsibilities

Under the mentorship of the Deputy State Auditor, a performance evaluation team leader:

  • helps to plan evaluations that answer complex public policy questions;
  • coordinates the analytical work of teams of evaluators, including by providing ongoing coaching, mentorship, and feedback;
  • ensures evaluation work is complete and accurate and contains sufficient and appropriate evidence;
  • takes a lead role in writing accurate, concise reports that clearly present analytical results to the Wisconsin Legislature;
  • develops the planning, analytical, and writing skills of evaluators, including by providing appropriate professional development opportunities;
  • evaluates the performance of evaluation team members;
  • helps to recruit, onboard, and mentor new evaluators; and
  • helps to improve the ongoing operations of the Bureau’s Performance Evaluation Division, including by developing appropriate training materials and offering suggestions for improvements to the Deputy State Auditor and State Auditor.

Required qualifications

A candidate must have each of the following minimum required qualifications:

  • at least 5 years of experience conducting evaluations of state or local government programs;
  • at least 1 year of experience supervising team members in the conduct of evaluations of state or local government programs;
  • ability to multi-task effectively;
  • ability to successfully work in a team environment;
  • self-motivated to learn and meet deadlines;
  • strong analytical and research skills, including qualitative and quantitative methods;
  • strong oral and written communication skills;
  • adept at problem solving and resolution;
  • ability to maintain strict nonpartisanship; and
  • possess a bachelor’s or graduate degree in a related field, such as public policy, public administration, law, political science, economics, business administration, urban and regional planning, statistics, psychology, or social work.
Desired qualifications

Ideal candidates will have experiences working in a nonpartisan legislative environment. Ideal candidates are highly motivated, take initiative, and seek challenging opportunities that will help them continue to grow into evaluation managers at the Bureau.


Compensation

Salary is commensurate with candidate qualifications and experience.


Why work at the Legislative Audit Bureau

Working at the Bureau provides an opportunity to make a difference. Your work will contribute to the Bureau’s efforts to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of state government operations. Individualized professional development is a focal point at the Bureau. We strive to foster a culture of continuous learning and improvement, and we promote a healthy balance between your personal and professional lives.


How to apply

Please submit the following application materials by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, August 8, 2021: 1) resume; 2) academic transcripts for all graduate and undergraduate coursework; and 3) a one- to two-page statement of interest that addresses the following:

  1. using specific examples, describe your past experiences conducting performance evaluations of state or local government programs; and
  2. describe your past experiences leading, coaching, and mentoring others in conducting performance evaluation work.


Candidates must submit all application materials to be considered. Application materials will be reviewed continually as received.

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 before an employment offer is made.

Application materials and inquiries may be directed to LAB-Employment@legis.wisconsin.gov

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer