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Auditor 1


Do you have a degree in accounting or finance and want to help make your community stronger? The Department of the Auditor General (DAG) is looking for motivated self-starting individuals like you to join our team of fiscal watchdogs. This position is eligible for student loan forgiveness and provides excellent health, savings and retirement benefits. The biggest benefit of all is the impact you can have to make your community stronger.

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The DAG is looking to fill one Auditor 1 position within the Bureau of Performance Audits.  The Auditor 1 position participates in conducting performance audits of Commonwealth agencies, state-owned institutions, and school districts, as well as other special projects, as assigned by management.   Under the direction of an audit supervisor, an Auditor 1 completes assigned work in accordance with applicable professional standards, laws, and regulations, and in accordance with the department-specific and bureau-specific policies and procedures. 


Work duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Researching, learning, and applying laws, regulations, guidelines, and auditing standards
  • Creating, inputting, accessing, and retrieving data, including but not limited to audit work papers, audit findings, and audit/administrative reports
  • Locating, evaluating, and analyzing records and other information

Work Schedule and Additional Information: 
  • Full-time employment
  • Work hours are 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday - Friday, with 60-minute lunch.
  • Telework: You will be expected to work from home (telework) full-time.  You must have a securely configured high-speed internet connection. In order to telework, you must have a securely configured high-speed internet connection. 
  • Occasional travel to auditee sites is required.
  • Salary: In some cases, the starting salary may be non-negotiable.
  • You will receive further communication regarding this position via email. Check your email, including spam/junk folders, for these notices.
Position: Auditor 1
Organization: The Pennsylvania Department of the Auditor General
Location: Harrisburg,  PA 
United States
Salary: $49,839-$75,795
Posting Start Date: 3/18/2024
Date Posted: 2/9/2024




  • Degree from accredited college or university with at least 12 credits in accounting/auditing; or
  • An equivalent combination of education, experience, and training in accounting, auditing, or a closely related field.


Additional Requirements: 

  • You must possess a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license.
  • You must be able to perform essential job functions.


Preferred Qualifications (not required): 

  • One or more of the following certificates:
    • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
    • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
    • Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP)
    • Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM)
    • Certified Government Financial Manager (CIA)
    • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)


Legal Requirements:

  • A conditional offer of employment will require submission of criminal history reports.


How to Apply:

  • Your application must include transcripts and a resume
  • Your application must be submitted by the posting closing dateLate applications and other required materials will not be accepted.
  • Failure to comply with the above application requirements may eliminate you from consideration for this position.  




Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS): 

  • 711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals).


If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodations due to a disability, please discuss your request for accommodations with the interviewer in advance of your interview date. 


The Department of the Auditor General is committed to policies providing equal opportunity for everyone. Accordingly, all employment decisions are made without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law. In addition, department employees are bound by a code of conduct that prohibits any form of harassment, including sexual harassment.

The Department of the Auditor General’s DEI program includes recruitment efforts focused on attracting a diverse population of qualified candidates. We are invested in creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive workplace where both our present and prospective employees may be authentic. We are dedicated to ensuring our internship and employment opportunities are accessible to all aspiring professionals within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Status: This listing expires on: 3/10/2024
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Organization Information
The Pennsylvania Department of the Auditor General
320 Finance Building
613 North Street
Harrisburg,  PA 17120
United States
Ashley M. Grimm, Esq.

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