State of Connecticut Auditors of Public Accounts

Auditor I

Employment Opportunities

Job Title: Auditor I

Closing Date: Continuous Recruitment

The Auditors of Public Accounts periodically have opportunities for enthusiastic, hardworking people to join our team. If you are a college graduate with a degree and a minimum of 18 credits in accounting and at least one (1) year of employment in technical accounting or auditing work, please look at our Auditor I page if you desire to be considered when future opportunities become available. Candidates who have also completed a Master's Degree in Accounting or related field, or who are Certified Public Accountants (CPA) will be given strong preference.

Anyone interested in applying for the legislative Auditor I 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

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

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.

The successful candidate will join the APA team and enjoy a challenging career in auditing. 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, educational assistance towards a related advanced degree and a deferred compensation plan.


Legislative Pay Plan – Professional Level 1A:

Annual Salary Range - $58,868 to $85,593

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 at least one (1) year of employment in technical accounting or auditing work; 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 Auditor I 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:


Target Class:

Auditor II (Starting salary $64,460)

Entry to Target Class:

Competitive promotional process