Audit Manager – Investigative Audit Division

US Government, Office of the State Auditor



A Sign-On Bonus of $16,000 for the successful applicant of this posting. 

See “Eligibility for Sign-On Bonus” below in the Supplemental and Contact Information section.

The Office of the State Auditor (OSA) is looking for an Investigative Auditor Manager to oversee the review of allegations of fraud, waste, or abuse of taxpayer funds.  As part of our team, you will get to:

  • Plan several investigations under the supervision of an investigative audit director.
  • Manage investigations of alleged fraud, waste, and abuse of taxpayer funds involving state and local governments and state-funded nonprofit organizations.
  • Conduct investigations in compliance with professional standards, internal policies and procedures, and investigative best practices.
  • Assist the investigative staff with their development.
  • Learn more about state and federal agencies, statutes, rules, regulations, and policies.

Who is OSA?

The Office of the State Auditor (OSA) performs an array of work, including financial statement audits, performance audits, information technology audits, and investigative audits. We examine all facets of state and local government, including education, health, transportation, computer systems, regulatory processes, and public safety. We conduct special studies as requested by the Legislature and audit federal grant programs to ensure North Carolina can continue to receive federal money.  Our work not only impacts the entities which we audit, but also the lives of North Carolina citizens.

The Investigative Audit Division is responsible for investigating allegations of fraud, waste, or abuse of public funds across North Carolina in state government, local government, public institutions, and state-funded nonprofit organizations.

 What is the mission of OSA?

The Mission of OSA is to provide unbiased and irrefutable audit and investigative reports so legislators, government officials, agency leaders, and other can make informed decisions, hold entities accountable, and ensure good stewardship of public funds. 

OSA’s work today is focused on achieving the Vision of protecting the future of North Carolinians by devoting the majority of our resources toward eliminating wasteful government spending and improving government services. This requires an organization that is competent, agile, and inspired by the work we do every day.

What do we offer?

  • A chance to make a difference in state government.
  • Work-Life Balance:
    1. 40-hour work week with flexible schedule options including the ability to work longer days and then work a half day on Monday or Fridays.  Additionally, any hours worked over 40 results in compensatory time off!
    2. Generous paid time off each year, including:
      • 12 paid holidays per year
      • 1 paid personal observance leave day
      • At least 14 vacation days accrued per year (increases with years of service)
      • 12 paid sick days accrued per year
      • 24 hours paid community service leave.
  • Flexibility to work remotely as business needs allow and a downtown Raleigh office building for in-office days
  • Competitive pay and affordable health insurance options
  • Enrollment in the State’s pension plan and options for additional supplemental savings plans
  • Excellent training opportunities from top notch instructors and professional associations
  • Opportunity to work with a team of professionals

If you have student loans, becoming a state employee includes eligibility for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. Visit to learn more.

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