Legislative Post Auditor

The Kansas Legislature is seeking to fill the position of Legislative Post Auditor.

The Legislative Post Auditor is appointed by, and serves under the direction of, the Legislative Post Audit Committee of the Kansas Legislature. In consultation with the Committee, the Post Auditor plans, directs, organizes, and manages the work of the staff of the Legislative Division of Post Audit. In addition, the Post Auditor maintains objectivity in all financial and performance matters under audit, and provides the Committee with professional, responsive, and timely audit reports concerning the various branches, departments, agencies, and institutions of the State of Kansas, as well as local units of government and other entities receiving State moneys.

The Legislative Post Auditor is responsible for the following:

  • Establishes general administrative policies and procedures for the Division and is responsible for overall management of the audit function.
  • Responsible for overall staff productivity, and for the quality of work prepared by the Division.
  • Serves as the chief fiscal officer of the Division.
  • Ensures that audit findings are effectively communicated to the Legislative Post Audit Committee and the Legislature. Familiar with the legislative setting and with legislative processes and keeps the Committee and the Legislature well informed
  • Effective and timely oral and written communication with individual legislators, legislative committees, and legislative leaders.
  • Function in a professional, non-partisan, and even-handed fashion, possessing common sense and a high level of integrity.
  • Serves on the Contract Audit Committee, exercising professional judgment in the evaluation and selection of accounting firms, and in related matters.
  • Ensures that the Division’s audits promote improved efficiency, effectiveness, and financial management practices in Kansas government, and adequately address legislative concerns.

The Legislative Post Auditor should demonstrate a strong commitment to the auditing profession and should maintain a professional appearance and demeanor in all contacts with the Legislature and agency officials. Management, communication, and leadership skills are paramount in the audit arena, where virtually all work is the product of team activity.

The successful candidate shall be a person of extensive experience and recognized qualification in the field of governmental fiscal procedures and auditing.

Interested candidates should submit, by electronic or postal mail, a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to:

Tom Day, Director
Legislative Administrative Services
State Capitol Building, Room 551-S
300 SW Tenth Avenue
Topeka, Kansas 66612

Salary based on qualifications and experience.
Deadline for application is Friday, March 30, 2018.