Performance Audit Services

Performance Services Auditor

  • Baton Rouge, LA
  • Full Time


For more than 50 years, the LLA has helped the state of Louisiana foster accountability and transparency within Louisiana’s government by providing the Legislature and others with audit services, fiscal advice, and other useful information.


Staff Auditor 1 has a minimum annual salary of $49,000.

Staff Auditor 2 has a minimum annual salary of $52,920.

Staff Auditor 3 has a minimum annual salary of $57,680.


Sr. Auditor  1 has a minimum annual salary of $64,150.

Sr. Auditor  2 has a minimum annual salary of $76,230.


Are you interested in improving state government? Are you naturally inquisitive and enjoy learning? The LLA is seeking inquisitive and adaptable individuals with strong critical thinking and communication skills from a variety of educational backgrounds who are passionate about improving Louisiana.


Performance auditors develop audit objectives to address important issues affecting Louisiana government, such as program effectiveness and efficiency, as well as compliance with state laws and regulations. Staff auditors work as part of a diverse team to gain an understanding of government programs and processes, interview agency staff, research best practices, and analyze datasets to evaluate how well a program is functioning.  Auditors will create accurate, well-documented working papers and draw overall conclusions based on collected evidence. Teams then draft clear and concise reports, outlining issues identified and make meaningful recommendations for program improvement.

LLA also offers employees a variety of benefits, including retirement benefits; health, vision, and dental insurance; and annual and sick leave. Employees also receive extensive training and opportunities for professional development.  


Ideal candidates are flexible to changing audits and teams, creatively and critically approach audit questions, and communicate clearly in writing and orally. Audit teams and topics change regularly, so ideal candidates should also be adaptable to changing environments and enjoy learning about a variety of topics. Candidates should also be able to think about issues analytically and creatively to evaluate programs and generate conclusions.


Examples of Work 

  • Helps formulate audit questions and topics that address issues that are important to the legislature. 
  • Develops a general understanding of government, the legislative process, and current governmental issues. 
  • Gathers, reviews, and documents general agency information to obtain an understanding of the audited agency’s role and responsibilities, budget and staffing resources, and organizational structure. 
  • Collects and analyzes data to measure program impact, effectiveness, and efficiency, as well as compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements. 
  • Prepares accurate and complete working papers documenting the results of assigned audit tasks. 
  • Develops proficiency in the most commonly used performance audit software. 
  • Assists in the preparation of audit reports. 
  • Develops an understanding of and complies with generally accepted auditing standards. 
  • Develops proficiency in oral and written communications. 
  • May assist in certain other tasks assigned such as preparing and presenting training, maintaining audit manuals, and completing other projects as required.

Other Duties & Responsibilities

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.  They are not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated with it.  The absence of specific statements of duties does not exclude those tasks from the position if the work is similar, related to, or a logical assignment for the position.


A baccalaureate degree plus one of the following: 


1.  Master's degree from an accredited college or university in such fields as accounting, business administration, communications, computer science, economics, finance, government, law, management, political science, public administration, psychology, sociology, and other qualitative or quantitative analysis and research fields. 


2. Certification as a certified public accountant or certification as a certified internal auditor.


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  • Resume
  • Cover letter 
  • Official or Unofficial College transcripts