Federal Fiscal Monitoring Auditor, Arizona Department of Education

Federal Fiscal Monitoring Auditor



Job ID:

East Maricopa

April 03, 2024

Contact Information:
Arizona Department of Education
1535 W. Jefferson
Phoenix, AZ 85007
District Website

Human Resources
Phone: 16025423186
District Email

Job Description:


Arizona Department of Education

The Arizona Department of Education is a service organization

committed to raising academic outcomes and empowering parents.




Federal Fiscal Monitoring Auditor


Job Location:


Grants Management Section

Phoenix Location


Posting Details:


Salary: $66,000 - $70,000

 Grade: 21

 Closing Date:   Open until filled


Job Summary:


  • The Federal Fiscal Monitoring Auditor, under the supervision of the Grants Fiscal Supervisor, will conduct fiscal monitoring to test the validity of federal grant expenditures by sub recipient Local Education Agencies (LEAs) and other entities. Using federal and state regulations, the auditor will determine whether selected expenditures were in accordance with federal and local regulations and statutes. The auditor will recommend an expanded review of the subrecipient's documentation to the Director of Federal Monitoring when they deem appropriate. Technical assistance will be provided as necessary by the auditor.
  • The auditor will also be responsible for the review, tracking and follow up of Single Audit files submitted to ADE by subrecipients conducted by CPAs. They will identify findings related to specific grants and ensure appropriate corrective action is taken to resolve the findings. The auditor is responsible for preparing and sending Management Decision Letters to complete the Single Audit processing. The auditor will be responsible for following up on missing Single Audits that are required to be filed by subrecipients that receive at least $750,000 in federal funding that include funds received from ADE.
  • All the information gathered is required to be tracked utilizing current department systems. Site visits will be conducted, occasionally, as deemed appropriate by the Grants Fiscal Director.

·       Rare in-state travel is required for this position.


The Arizona Department of Education currently utilizes a hybrid work environment, with up to two days of remote work (contingent upon business needs).  Candidates should apply with an ability and willingness to work in-office up to five days per week as business needs necessitate.


Job Duties:


  • Review and follow up findings related to single audits as well as other auditing information submitted by subgrantees
  • Process audit evaluations in accordance with the ADE policies and review and follow-up on corrective actions to ensure complete resolution of all Single Audit Findings
  • Perform fiscal audits
  • Draft correspondence to LEAs
  • Preparing monitoring documents and reports
  • Confirming compliance with applicable grant,  federal and state regulations and requirements
  • Perform other duties as necessary to complete the fiscal audit


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):


Knowledge in:

  • Principles and practices of auditing and accounting
  • Federal and state laws, rules, regulations, and policies related to public programs
  • A Bachelor’s degree in business administration, accounting, auditing, or a related field and/or equivalent job-related experience to substitute for the degree is required


Skills in:

  • Principles and practices of auditing and accounting
  • Federal and state laws, rules, regulations, and policies related to public programs
  • Written and oral communication techniques
  • Intermediate in using Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint


Ability to:

  • Interpret grant requirements, assess data, and then determine LEA compliance.
  • Work projects for extended periods without direct supervision
  • Adapt to changing conditions
  • Analyze quantitative and qualitative data and produce summary reports of findings
  • Monitor compliance with federal grant regulations, state of Arizona procedures and controls by examining and analyzing records, reports, operating practices, and documentation


Selective Preferences:


Preference will be given to those applicants with:

·       Progressively more responsible accounting and/or auditing or similar work experience

·       A combination of formal education and work experience

·       Prior knowledge of federal or state grants management processes


Pre-Employment Requirements:


  • Offers are contingent upon successful completion of all background and reference checks, required documents and, if applicable, a post-offer medical/physical evaluation.
  • If this position requires driving or the use of a vehicle as an essential function of the job, then the following requirements apply. Driver’s License Requirements.
  • All employees are subject to and must successfully complete the Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify).




You will be required to participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) upon your 27th week of employment, subject to waiting period. On or shortly after, your first day of employment you will be provided with enrollment instructions and effective date.




The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package including:

·       Affordable medical, dental, life, and short-term disability insurance plans

·       Top-ranked retirement and long-term disability plans

·       10 paid holidays per year

·       Vacation time accrued at 4.00 hours bi-weekly for the first 3 years

·       Sick time accrued at 3.70 hours bi-weekly

·       Deferred compensation plan

·       Wellness plans


For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


Contact Us:


The State of Arizona is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer.  Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by calling (602) 542-3186 or emailing Human.Resources@azed.gov.  Requests should be made as early as possible to allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation. 


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