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Office of the State Comptroller – Professional Auditor Positions

Are you interested in joining a highly professional organization on the forefront of the growing field of government auditing? The Comptroller’s office is recruiting individuals who want to join a team that is committed to excellence, professionalism and accountability in government.
The State Comptroller is New York State’s chief fiscal officer, responsible for governmental and financial oversight of state agencies, public authorities, local governments and school districts. As an Abandoned Property Accounts Auditor, Auditor of Municipal Affairs or State Program Examiner (Fiscal) with the Comptroller’s Office, there are multiple opportunities to help make government operations more efficient and effective.
Auditors/Examiners could work on a variety of audits of unclaimed funds, State expenditures, State agencies, public authorities, not-for-profit organizations that receive State funding, school districts and local governments such as towns and villages. You will provide on-site services to local and state governments and will be required to travel to localities with your assigned region.
Your work will help to ensure that tax dollars are spent prudently and productively. You will perform financial and performance audits that help to ensure that taxpayers are getting their value for their tax dollars. By stressing opportunities to improve accountability, reduce waste and enhance productivity, our Auditors/Examiners fulfill the Comptroller’s responsibility to oversee the fiscal concerns of State and local governments.
You will receive extensive training, and your work experience will foster your professional development (some work will qualify for CPA licensing). Staff training programs focus on current trends and standards in the accounting and auditing profession, including providing diverse non-audit services e.g., consulting services. You will also be provided training in many other skills that will help you effectively perform your assignments and otherwise learn and advance. As an Auditor/Examiner, you will have a unique opportunity to develop your management and communication skills as you identify opportunities to improve taxpayer-funded programs. You will be responsible for communicating with high-level government personnel and for performing detailed analysis of government-operated programs using the most current technological tools.
Offices are located around the State including Albany, Binghamton, Buffalo, Glen Falls, Hauppauge, Newburgh, New York City, Rochester, and Syracuse. The areas below are where vacancies currently exist.
Positions exist in the following offices:
Albany – Vacancies Available Now!
Binghamton – Vacancies Available Now!
Buffalo – Vacancies Available Now!
Glens Falls – Vacancies Available Now!
Hauppauge – Vacancies Available Now!
Newburgh – Vacancies Available Now!
Rochester – Vacancies Available Now!
Syracuse – Vacancies Available Now!
New York City – Vacancies Available Now!

Minimum Qualifications and Required Skills:
Trainee level and salary are based on Education and Experience
To qualify, you must hold a Bachelor’s or Graduate’s Degree and at least 24 credit hours in accounting and/or auditing.
You will then participate in a web-based examination questionnaire that is the basis for evaluating your academic record and experience. All candidates are ranked according to their overall qualifications. There is no written exam. Your score will be based on the following: overall grade point average; grade point average in your major and/or in accounting/auditing; other relevant coursework; internships and/or community/campus/professional activities; and qualifying work experience.
It is essential that you describe your education and experience as completely as possible. Ambiguity, vagueness, or omissions will not be decided in the candidate’s favor. You will be required to submit resume and transcripts for verification of education and experience. Please note: the online examination questionnaire is a prerequisite for employment.

Exam/Position Announcement:
Trainee Level
Senior Level
Great Benefits, Opportunity for Advancement and Professional Development
• New York State offers a generous benefit package.
• Starting salary is $42-52,000 depending on education, experience and location, with annual increases to approximately $66,000.
• Significant opportunity for advancement to supervisory positions with commensurate salary increases.
• Extensive training and opportunity to gain qualifying experience necessary for Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and other professional licensing.
• Flexible work schedules.

Apply Now! Go to the Exam/Position Announcement for instructions to apply.
Apply by February 28, 2015 to be added to the March 2015 list.
For more information about the application process for these positions, please email Subject: Heart-Sp-15.
When completing the examination questionnaire, please enter Heart-Sp-15 as your recruitment code.
To learn more about OSC and for information on additional opportunities, visit The NYS Office of the State Comptroller is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


NYS Office of the State Comptroller Future Forward Internship Academy, Summer 2015

Internship opportunity for students interested in Auditing, Business Management Accounting, Human Resources and Administration and Project Management. Selected students will have 22.5 hours per week of class/experiential learning and 15 hours working for the NYS Comptroller’s Office on project-based work. At the end of the internship, students will receive either 12 or 13 upper level credits. Visit the website for more information about the Academy, and details on how to apply.