State of Connecticut Auditors of Public Accounts

Audit Trainee


Employment Opportunities


Anyone interested in applying for the legislative audit trainee position with the Auditors of Public Accounts must send a résumé, cover letter detailing how you meet the minimum requirements, and three references by email to apatrainee@cga.ct.gov.

If mail is necessary, to: Auditor of Public Accounts, State Capitol, 210 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106 Attn: APA Trainee.

After the Auditors of Public Accounts receive an applicant's résumé, they hold it until the next interview process for full-time employment begins or 12 months, whichever comes first.

When the hiring process has been authorized, the qualifying applicant is notified of the opportunity to interview. The process normally involves two interviews, with the second interview held at the State Capitol with the two state auditors and deputy state auditor.

The successful candidate will join the APA team and enjoy a challenging career in auditing. New employees hired as legislative audit trainees are provided with on-the-job training that will familiarize them with audit policies and procedures. After successful completion of a 12-month working test period, a legislative audit trainee is eligible to be considered for a promotion to the position of Auditor I.

In conjunction with gaining valuable auditing experience, the successful candidate will earn year-for-year experience towards becoming certified as a CPA. The APA encourages employees to sit for the CPA exam and reimburses up to $2,500 towards a CPA exam review course. In addition, paid leave is provided to take the exam.

The Auditors of Public Accounts also offers an excellent benefits package which includes a retirement plan, a health plan, vacation and sick leave, and a deferred compensation plan.

LEGISLATIVE AUDIT TRAINEE – FULL JOB DESCRITION:

Legislative Pay Plan – Professional Level 1:

Annual Salary Range - $43,528 to $55,595

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor's or higher degree from an accredited college or university; major in accounting or at least 18 semester hours credit in accounting and auditing courses; and attainment of at least a 3.0 grade point average in all accounting and auditing courses. (The grade point average requirement may be waived with satisfactory performance as a Cooperative Education Intern in the office of the Auditors of Public Accounts, or a score of at least 80 on the state's Accounting Careers Trainee examination, or other qualifying experience as accepted by the state auditors.)

Examples of Duties:

Working under the direction of a supervising auditor, the legislative audit trainee assists in the execution of an audit plan for conducting a financial, compliance or performance audit of state agencies or programs, quasi-public agencies or state supported institutions in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards; assists in the documenting and testing of audited agency’s internal control system and in reviewing compliance with state or federal laws and regulations; assists in the review of financial statements for conformance with generally accepted accounting principles; does related work as required.

Starting Salary:

Bachelor's degree with 18 semester hours in accounting: $45,897
Bachelor's degree with 30 semester hours in accounting: $48,987
Master's degree with 30 semester hours in accounting: $50,498

Target Class:

Auditor I (Starting salary $55,449)

Entry to Target Class:

Upon successful completion of a 12-month working test period.

Special Requirements:

The applicant must be authorized to work in the United States. This means that the applicant must meet the requirements of the Federal Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). Applicants can demonstrate that they meet the INA requirements at the time they start employment by presenting either a valid Social Security card (other than a card stating it is not valid for employment) or any one or combination of two of the other documents issued or accepted by the United States Government that represents authorization for employment and proof of identity.