Position Information

Position Information Message
Internal Auditor (Management Analyst 3)
Minnesota's Teachers Retirement Association is seeking an Internal Auditor.

Job ID: 60061
Location: St. Paul
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Unlimited
Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
Date Posted: 10/20/2022
Closing Date: 11/03/2022
Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Teachers Retirement Assoc / Teachers Retirement Asc-MAPE
Division/Unit: Internal Audit
Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift
Days of Work: Monday - Friday
Travel Required: Yes, up to 10%
Salary Range: $25.25 - $37.02/hourly; $52,722 - $77,297/annually
Classified Status: Classified
Bargaining Unit/Union: 214 - MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE
FLSA Status: Nonexempt
Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes
Position: Internal Auditor (Management Analyst 3)
Organization: Minnesota Teachers Retirement Association
Location: ,  MN 
United States
Salary: $52,722 - $77,297 annually
Posting Start Date: 11/2/2022
Date Posted: 11/2/2022
Requirements Job Summary

Teachers Retirement Association (TRA) has been providing pension coverage to Minnesota educators for decades, with a mission to help members and their beneficiaries plan for an independent and financially secure retirement. We are currently seeking job candidates with accounting or auditing experience for our Internal Auditor role.

Our Internal Auditor position exists to perform operational and employer payroll audits to ensure compliance with laws, regulations, audit and accounting standards, agency policies, and procedures.  The incumbent will be tasked with performing audits of TRA records and business systems; performing audits of school district payroll records; assisting with business risk assessment and the preparation of TRA's annual audit plan; providing advice and consulting to internal and external stakeholders on internal controls; and serving as TRA’s agency fraud awareness coordinator. The position is part of a two-person team that is located in our St. Paul, Minnesota office.

This position may require travel to attend conferences. This position may be eligible for a work schedule that includes some teleworking.

Internal Auditor Minimum Qualifications
Three (3) years of professional level accounting or auditing experience.  A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field can substitute for one (1) year of professional experience.
Experience must demonstrate the following: 
  • Responsibility to analyze, interpret, reconcile, and audit financial data.
  • Responsibility to diagnose problems and recommend solutions for process improvement purposes.
  • Application of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and auditing principles in job responsibilities.
  • Ability to train or explain complex financial concepts to a variety of audiences.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and successfully manage competing priorities.
  • Strong oral, written, and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, WebEx, and/or equivalent software packages. 
Successful candidates must also possess the ability to secure own transportation for conferences. 
Internal Auditor Preferred Qualifications
A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field.
An Advanced degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, or a related field.
Experience working with State of Minnesota government financial systems, such as SWIFT and SEMA4.
Experience working for a public pension fund or private financial services institution.
Proficiency in using Access, PowerPoint and QuickBooks.
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and/or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA). 
Physical Requirements
This position requires occasional transporting of articles such as file folders, ledgers and/or small tools. May be required to move or maintain a stationary position for long periods of time.
Additional Requirements
This position requires successful completion of the following:
**Successful candidates must pass past-employer reference checks and a criminal background check. **
It is the policy of TRA that all finalist(s) submit to a background check prior to employment. The background check may consist of the following components: 
  • SEMA4 Records Check (applies to current and past State employees only)
  • Criminal History Check
  • Employment Reference Check
  • Social Security and Address Verification
  • Education Verification
  • Driver's License Check
 Why Work For Us
GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.
Our differences make us stronger and leveraging them helps us create a workforce where everyone can thrive. The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to embedding diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility at our workplace. We do this by developing strong leaders and advocates, increasing cultural competence and understanding among all employees, and removing institutional barriers and attitudes that prevent employees from advancing as far as their talents will take them. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), marital status, familial status, receipt of public assistance, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, or age.
How to Apply
Go to http://www.mn.gov/careers and search for keyword posting ID 60061.
If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637.
Please contact Justin Johnson at jjohnson@minnesotatra.org if: 
  • You have questions about the position.
  • You are a Connect 700 (C700) applicant and need to submit your certificate as part of your application materials. You must email your certificate and the Job Posting ID to jjohnson@minnesotatra.org by the posting close date.
  • You are an individual with a disability and need to request an accommodation for a scheduled interview. 
The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.
We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.mn.us. Please indicate what assistance you need.
Status: This listing expires on: 12/2/2022
Apply Apply for this Position
Send to a Friend  Send to Friend
   Print Job
Return to Job Search  Return to Job Search
Post a Position  Post a Position
Organization Information
Minnesota Teachers Retirement Association
60 Empire Drive, Suite 400

,  MN 55103
United States
Justin Johnson


The Public Pension Financial Forum is organized for education, pension advocacy and networking purposes. To support the ongoing education of our membership, we prepare quarterly newsletters, hold member facilitated conference calls and webinars, and host an annual conference.  We also have a Member Forum that allows members to ask questions and receive answers from each other.  To participate in P2F2, follow the member enrollment link above.