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at State of Hawaii

Posted: 9/30/2019
Job Reference #: 2539984

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Recruitment Information

Recruitment Number 219429

Level V - $4,968 to $6,044 per month (SR-24, Step C to H)

Level VI - $5,373 to $6,535 per month (SR-26, Step C to H)

Note: Hiring rates will be based on availability of funds, the applicant's qualifications, and other relevant factors.

This continuous recruitment may be closed at any time. The notice of the last day to file applications will be posted on the State of Hawaii's Civil Service Job Opportunities Listing page of our website.

Duties Summary

Auditors advise on, administer, supervise, or perform professional auditing work for purposes of reviewing and appraising the adequacy of accounting and related management controls within governmental agencies to insure that each maintains an adequate accounting and reporting system, income and unemployment tax compliance by individuals and business firms, rate-making for public utilities and transportation forms, and other related auditing functions. The work requires primarily the application of sound accounting judgment and general accepted auditing standards and accounting principles.

Level V position supervises and participates in field audits of governmental books of accounts, business entities, regulated public utilities and transportation companies, etc.; assumes complete charge of a team of auditors engaged in an extensive or complicated audit; prepares financial exhibits and audit reports; and performs other related duties as assigned.

Level VI position schedules, assigns and reviews the activities of an audit staff of subordinate supervisory auditors on a continuing basis or supervises the activities of a large tax auditing unit; conducts training, and reviews audit reports and recommendations prior to submittal for final approval; and performs other duties a assigned.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

To qualify, you must meet all of the following requirements:

Education: A bachelor's degree from an accredited four year college or university with at least twelve semester credit hours in accounting and/or auditing subjects.

Specialized Experience: For both Levels V and VI, four years of progressively responsible professional auditing experience requiring the knowledge and application of generally accepted professional accounting and auditing principles, standards, theory and practices for the purpose of analyzing and interpreting accounting books, records, or systems.

Supervisory Aptitude: Applicants for Auditor V must possess Supervisory Aptitude. Supervisory Aptitude is the demonstration of aptitude or potential for the performance of supervisory duties through successful completion of regular or special assignments which involve some supervisory responsibilities or aspects of supervision, e.g., by serving as a group or team leader, or by the completion of training courses in supervision accompanied by application of supervisory skills in work assignments; and/or by favorable appraisals by a supervisor indicating the possession of supervisory potential.

Lead Auditor or Supervisory Experience: Applicants for Auditor VI must have one year of experience in one or a combination of a or b below: 
a. Lead Auditor Experience: Work experience as lead auditor of a team of auditors for large and complex assignments comparable in scope and complexity to the Auditor V in State service. Such work experience includes responsibility for developing audit plans; organizing and assigning specific tasks and supervising operations of the audit team; preparing audit reports and serving as technical expert in the area of assignment.

b. Supervisory Experience: Professional auditing experience which included such duties and responsibilities as coordinating and assigning work; evaluating performance; providing technical assistance in difficult and problem cases; and conducting training of subordinate professional auditing personnel.

Non-Qualifying Experience: The following types of experience will not be accepted as the professional experience required for these positions:
a. positions where the duties did not require full professional knowledge and application of generally accepted accounting principles or auditing standards;
b. accounting or bookkeeping machine operators;
c. minor accounting or clerical positions (e.g., time, leave, payroll, voucher, examining, etc.); and
d. office managers or owners of businesses who supervise accountants, auditors, or bookkeepers, but do not participate in the accounting or auditing work with responsibility for its technical adequacy.

Substitution of Experience for Basic Education:
The following types of experience may be substituted for Education on a year-for-year basis. To be acceptable, the experience must have been of such scope, level and quality as to assure the possession of knowledge, skills and abilities comparable to those acquired in four years of successful study while completing a college or university curriculum leading to a baccalaureate degree which included 12 semester credit hours in accounting/auditing subjects. The education or experience background must also demonstrate the ability to write clear and comprehensive reports and other documents; read and interpret complex written material; and solve complex problems logically and systematically.
a) Professional, analytical, or administrative experience which did not require the knowledge and application of accounting and/or auditing principles and practices, may be substituted for Education on a year-for-year basis, provided the applicant can show that he/she has successfully completed at least 12 semester credit hours at the baccalaureate level in accounting and/or auditing subjects from an accredited college or university.
b) Professional accounting and auditing experience.
c) Responsible experience which involved maintaining general journals, general ledger accounts, and related books and accounts; and preparing balance sheets, profit and loss statements, and related accounting and financial reports. Experience of this nature may be gained by employees performing duties as a principal bookkeeper, or other responsible work requiring the preparation and/or analysis of financial statements and accounting reports.
d) Any combination of the above.

The information provided above represents a summary of the complete Minimum Qualification Requirements (MQRs). To view the MQRs in their entirety, please CLICK HERE.

License: A valid driver's license is required for some positions at the time of appointment. Some of the immediate vacancies have this requirement. 


Other Information

The State of Hawai'i complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities.  If you require reasonable accommodations in completing an application, any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the selection process, please call 808-587-0936 for assistance.

The PSLF Program is a federal program that is intended to encourage individuals to work in public service by forgiving the balance of their federal student loans.  To qualify, the individual must have made 120 qualifying payments while employed by a qualifying employer.  For more information, please click:

The Department of Human Resources Development (HRD) will use electronic mail (email) to notify applicants of important information relating to the status and processing of their applications as part of our ongoing efforts to increase operational efficiency, promote the conservation of green resources, and minimize delays and costs.

Please ensure that the email address and contact information you provide is current, secure, and readily accessible to you. We will not be responsible in any way if you do not receive our emails or fail to check your email-box in a timely manner.  In addition, please be aware that you may no longer receive notification about applications submitted if you choose to disable the Job Application Emails feature in your Account Settings.

The examination for this recruitment will be conducted on an unassembled basis where the examination score is based on an evaluation and rating of your education and experience. It is therefore important that your employment application provide a clear and detailed description of the duties and responsibilities of each position you held.

In-person interviews and/or further testing in Hawaii may be required at the discretion of the hiring agency. If in-person interviews and/or further testing is a requirement, applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements and are referred to the vacancy must be available to participate in person and at their own expense in this required phase of the selection process.

Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible. In addition to employment availability and score, the referral of qualified applicants may be based upon other factors including date of receipt of application.

CLICK HERE for further information about Equal Employment Opportunity, the Merit Civil Service System, Citizenship and other requirements, Reasonable Accommodation, Veterans Preference, Examination Requirements, and the State Recruiting Office's Levels of Review.