External Auditor 2 - Budget and Finance

  • Ohio Department of Natural Resources
  • Columbus, Ohio
  • Sep 09, 2021
Full time Financial Accounting

Job Description

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is committed to its mission “To ensure a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all.” Our agency embraces the insightful use of our natural resources to assure the continued safety, happiness and prosperity of Ohio’s people.

ODNR owns and manages state parks, state forests, state nature preserves and wildlife areas. We license all hunting, fishing and watercraft; oversee and permit all mineral extraction, monitor dam safety, manage water resources and serve as the second largest Law Enforcement presence in the State of Ohio.

We are accepting applications for an External Auditor 2 within the Office of Budget and Finance, headquartered in Franklin County, within the state of Ohio.  To learn more about the Office of Budget and Finance and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, please visit http://ohiodnr.gov/

What you will do…

  • Independently or as part of a team, conducts routine and/or non-routine audits (e.g., gathers information; performs review and analysis of records, operations, activities, controls and systems or applies accepted auditing standards and principles);   
  • Acts as audit team lead (e.g., park audits, grantee audits, concessionaire audits, contracted audits, lessee audits) in absence of higher-level external auditor when assigned;
  • Conducts management review of agency activities (e.g., revenue, inventory, expenditures, payroll, state and federal grants, petty cash, payment cards, evidence, citations);  
  • Assists in preparing and/or prepares necessary work papers, related audit and pre-audit materials, preliminary audit reports and final audit report or draft audit report to summarize activities, findings & recommendations to improve or resolve deficiencies or non-compliance; 
  • Provides technical assistance to agencies and providers (e.g., offers advice of how to improve internal controls and implementing corrective actions) and acts as quality assurance technician;
  • Conducts entrance and exit conferences with representatives to discuss scope of audit and exit interviews to review findings and recommendations; conducts program audits when necessary; answers telephone or written inquiries concerning audits.   



Requires frequent travel with possible overnight stays; positions which involve travel to audit sites in field also
require valid Ohio driver’s license in order to operate state-owned vehicle or must be able to provide own

What’s in it for you…

The State of Ohio offers an excellent benefits package which includes extensive medical, dental and vision insurance. At least a 14% employer contribution into your OPERS pension plan, Employee Tuition reimbursement program and much more.  To view all the benefits offered, please visit Total Rewards 

We are ready for you!

We’re glad you’re interested in pursuing a rewarding career with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources!  Exploring and protecting the natural beauty of Ohio will prove to be the most enjoyable career opportunity you will ever find!


Administrative Support, Business Analysis-Research, Financial Control