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Legislative Audit Bureau

Information Technology Auditor 

Job Announcement Code(s): 18-00108

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    Information Technology Auditor

Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Beth Koerber, HR, 608-266-2818,
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Assessment Information:
See "How to Apply" below.

The Legislative Audit Bureau is seeking experienced information technology auditors. The Legislative Audit Bureau is a nonpartisan service agency of the Wisconsin Legislature that is responsible for conducting financial audits and performance evaluations of Wisconsin state agencies and programs.

Position Summary:   Information technology (IT) auditors are typically assigned to a variety of financial, federal compliance, management, best practices, and program IT audits of state agencies. IT auditors perform data center work, application reviews, and reviews of general IT controls.

Responsibilities include:
• planning to independently develop IT audit objectives, tasks, and timelines;
• participating in regular IT control risk assessment;
• testing IT controls and system-level specifications;
• documenting procedures and testing using electronic workpaper software;
• using analytical tools to evaluate IT controls;
• drawing conclusions on assigned audit work;
• drafting formal communications about audit findings that describe technical information to a non-technical audience;
• working collaboratively with, or leading teams of, IT auditors; and
• teaching less-experienced IT auditors and financial auditors about IT auditing and technical IT skill areas;
Less-experienced IT auditors work closely with experienced team leaders who are, in turn, led by an experienced IT audit manager. All new auditors are assigned a mentor as they transition to the Bureau.

Special Notes:   
Why work at the Legislative Audit Bureau

Working at the Bureau provides you with an opportunity to contribute to the efficiency and effectiveness of state government operations. In addition, we strive to provide you with a culture of continuous learning and improvement.

Assistance with professional certifications and internal trainings are available for your professional development. We also promote a healthy balance between your personal and professional life and offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.

More about the Legislative Audit Bureau

We have audit responsibility over all state government activities, which provides you with many diverse audit opportunities. A large part of staff audit time is devoted to the State of Wisconsin’s single audit report, which includes our opinion on the State’s financial statements and its compliance with regulations related to federal grants. We also provide an opinion on the financial statements of the State Lottery, the University of Wisconsin System, the State of Wisconsin Investment Board, and other state agencies and programs.

As part of our audits, we identify issues and develop findings of legislative interest and report the results to the Joint Legislative Audit Committee. Our reports are taken into consideration by the Wisconsin Legislature in developing public policy.

We are located at 22 East Mifflin Street, right on the Capitol square in downtown Madison, Wisconsin. Many state agencies are within walking distance of our office, while others are located a short distance from the downtown area. However, limited travel outside of Madison may be required.

• three years of IT audit-related experience;
• demonstrated understanding of IT best practices, such as assessing CoBIT, COSO, NIST, and other resources to evaluate IT operations;
• a bachelor's or master's degree in accounting, information systems management, computer science, finance, or a related field;
• solid academic performance;
• strong analytical and critical-thinking skills;
• excellent written and verbal communication skills;
• evidence of success when working independently and within a team setting;
• good interpersonal skills;
• supervisory experience is preferred; and
• CPA or CISA certification is preferred but not required.

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

How To Apply:   Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, and transcripts to:

Questions on this position should be directed to Beth Koerber, HR Administrator, at or 608-259-9839.

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 Legislative Audit Bureau is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.


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