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While pursuing my accounting degree at SLU, I became very interested in the work that the Louisiana Legislative Auditor was doing. The varied job duties, the exposure to all areas of the audit and legislative process, and the opportunities for growth within the office made employment at the LLA very attractive for me.
There are few opportunities to make a larger impact for the benefit of our state than working at the Legislative Auditor’s Office. Additionally, the Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s Office provides a family-friendly work environment. As the father of twins, this aspect of the work environment is the most important for me. The opportunity for a flexible work schedule allows me to manage my family/work life with few interruptions, and the compensation package coupled with state retirement makes the overall compensation here at the LLA very robust.
The work is challenging, exciting, and rewarding. Management and supervisory staff have the best interests of the staff at heart, and opportunities abound for quality employees. It is rare to find a job that could grow with you as you mature professionally, but this is an opportunity like that. This is a great group of employees striving to make Louisiana a better place to live, work, and thrive. The office provides a great family atmosphere for new employees.
The LLA offered me the opportunity to use my education and previous professional experience to initiate positive and meaningful change in state government by identifying important issues affecting Louisiana and developing recommendations to address them.
I believe strongly in the mission of our organization, which is to foster accountability and transparency in state government. I also believe in the staff and leadership of the LLA. They are a dynamic, dedicated group of individuals who inspire me every day with their integrity, creativity, and professionalism. I am proud to work alongside them as part of the LLA team.
Working at the LLA is more than just a job. The work we do is both professionally and personally rewarding. What you are able to accomplish working here will improve programs and services for the people of Louisiana, including your family and friends.
The main factor that made me choose LLA over other companies was the flexible work schedules and a better work-life balance. During my interview, I was told this was a great job to have when I would have a family one day, and that was most important to me.
I continue working for LLA because of the flexible schedules which promote a family-friendly environment. Now that I am married with a young daughter, I am happy I chose LLA.
If the potential applicant is interested in sitting for the CPA exam, LLA provides many resources to assist with passing the exam. LLA will pay for Becker study materials up front. They will also pay for up to $6,000 in professional development costs. In addition, educational leave and in-office study time is provided.
I would also tell them that LLA offers flexible work schedules and opportunities to be promoted if they are already a CPA.
I shadowed a Senior Performance Auditor in graduate school for a project. This person treated me as a coworker, showing me how the work was done and including me in every aspect of the audit. Being treated like a professional instead of just a student really showed me the type of person LLA hires. I knew then that LLA was where I wanted to work.
I enjoy coming to work every day. The work we do here results in bettering Louisiana, and the people I work with create an amazing team.
Applying to LLA was the best career decision I’ve ever made. I’ve made a difference in our state and the people I’ve met here have become lifelong friends.
LLA has allowed and encouraged me to play to my strengths. Once I developed a niche, I have been able to continue to grow those skills. That has been a huge motivator for me.
The ability to set my own schedule (within reason) and have that actually be my schedule without overtime was super appealing. I love working four 10-hour days and having three-day weekends every weekend from the time we spring forward until we fall back.
The relationships I’ve developed with coworkers keep me at LLA. The work is interesting, but I like the people in the wider LLA community, and they’re pretty irreplaceable.
Your career at the office is what you make of it. If you’re willing to see beyond the first audit team you’re placed on and introduce yourself to people in other audit services, you’ll be much happier. You will develop a broader perspective on the work you do, why it matters, and get ideas on how you can improve professionally.