Director of State Audits

Director of State Audits
State of South Carolina
 Columbia, South Carolina
Job Description

Job Responsibilities

  • The Director's position directs, develops, and assesses managerial staff for the State Audits Program. Directs others in performing professional auditing duties, ensuring compliance with professional auditing standards. This position reports directly to the State Auditor.
  • Directs and oversees the audits of the State of South Carolina's Annual Comprehensive Financial Report, South Carolina Statewide Single Audit, and any individual agencies or governmental entities required by law.
  • Acts as primary point of contact and manages the relationship with the contracted CPA firm for the statewide Annual Comprehensive Financial Report, including coordinating/collaborating on audit planning timing, technical, and other engagement issues.
  • Directs annual state agency agreed-upon procedures engagements (AUPs).
  • Collaborates and coordinates with the Director of State Agency Relations regarding requests for proposals and contracts for stand-alone agency audits.
  • Ensures that engagement teams are effective and properly resourced among engagements. Collaborates with other Audit Directors on scheduling and annual audit planning.
  • Directs and collaborates with other Audit Directors to assure staff are properly trained and developed in a way that allows them to be successful.
  • Participates in staff performance appraisal process.
  • Collaborates with the Director of Quality Assurance and Training in the areas of staff training, agency-wide and engagement specific quality control, and the triennial Peer Review.
  • Participates as a member of the agency's Executive Leadership Team in developing and implementing strategies to move the agency forward.

Minimum and Additional Requirements

  • Requires a Bachelors degree and relevant management experience to include eight (8) years of audit experience of which 5 years have been in a supervisory capacity.
  • Current CPA licensure required.
  • Experience in leading and developing a team of professionals.
  • Advanced knowledge of accounting and auditing concepts.
  • Ability to understand and analyze date.
  • Strong interpersonal skills: ability to foster and maintain productive relationships with diverse groups.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Must be willing to travel on occasion.