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Performance Auditor

S.C. Legislative Audit Council - Columbia, SC , USA

Job Description:

S.C. Legislative Audit Council is seeking performance auditors to conduct management/performance audits of state agencies and programs in compliance with Government Auditing Standards. Interdisciplinary audit teams evaluate efficiency and effectiveness of government programs using quantitative and qualitative analytical skills. 

  • Investigate state government operations and procedures to identify and make recommendations for policy and program improvements.
  • Conduct in-depth analysis of agency records and interview audited entity’s staff and other government officials.
  • Develop methods to obtain required data.
  • Assist supervisors in planning, conducting, and writing audits within established timelines.
  • Prepare concise reports and explain results to state officials, legislative committees, the media, and citizens.

Minimum and Additional Requirements: A master’s degree, law degree, license to practice as a CPA, or a bachelor’s degree in a related field from an accredited institution and two years of relevant experience. An applicant with a law degree should be a member in good standing of the S.C. Bar Association. Six or more college credit hours in at least one of the following subjects — statistics, data analysis, computer science, accounting, finance, or journalism are preferred.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong research, analytical, communication, and investigative skills.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret facts and data.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain collegial working relationships with peers, supervisors, and auditees.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Familiarity with generally accepted government auditing standards relating to performance audits.
  • Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, database, and statistical software programs.

Additional Comments: 
Applicants must submit a cover letter describing their interest and qualifications for the position with a resume to the Legislative Audit Council.

Mail:      1331 Elmwood Ave., Ste. 315, Columbia, SC 29201
Website: LAC.SC.GOV

Contact Information

Maribeth R. Werts
1331 Elmwood Ave.
Ste. 315
Columbia, SC 29201, United States
Phone: 803-253-7612
Fax: NA


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