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Please see the Open Positions page for details on current open positions for experienced professionals.

Please see the Careers – College Recruiting page for details on current open positions for college students and how to apply.

A Career with the Office of the State Auditor

The Office’s staff members are recognized as experts in governmental auditing and accounting including performance auditing. As part of this Office, you will be in a position to make a difference in Utah government and stand as a constitutional watchdog on behalf of Utah’s citizens. You will make recommendations to improve operations and safeguard the assets of the State. You will also interact with various levels of staff, management, and officers of State Government and the State’s colleges and universities. The Office also oversees financial reports for all of Utah’s local government entities, helping to ensure integrity at all levels of government in the State. Your experience will include auditing a wide variety of activities. Our clients not only include the State’s governmental operations, but also include insurance, retailing, construction, investing, and lending activities as well as all State colleges and universities. These clients range from small local offices to multimillion-dollar statewide agencies.

Benefits of working for the Office include:

Qualifications

The Office hires college graduates who are eligible to sit for the CPA exam or who have their CPA license to be members of the Financial Audit staff. The Office also has a growing Performance Audit practice and recruits individuals ready for or possessing their CIA or CFE certifications.

Applying for Employment at the Office of the State Auditor

Experienced auditors can forward resumes at any time to the contact below:

Phalin Flowers
pflowers@utah.gov
(801) 538-1361

College Recruiting Process

The Office’s annual college recruiting process for staff-level financial auditors and interns starts in September when we visit selected Utah college and university campuses. These campus visits are made to generate interest among qualified students; however, campus interviews are not required. Positions are advertised at selected Utah college and university career centers and currently open positions are described on our Careers- College Recruiting page.

The Office periodically hires interns on an as-needed basis during the college recruiting process. Interviews for internships take place in the fall for summer/fall positions. Internship positions are also advertised at selected Utah college and university career centers. To apply see your college/university career center.

Salary and Benefits

The Office offers a highly competitive compensation package as well as true work-life balance combined with excellent professional development opportunities and a high quality organizational environment.  To learn more about the details of the Office’s compensation program, please contact the Office or visit with a member of our team during on-campus activities.

Advancement

The Office reviews each auditor’s performance annually to ensure they are compensated in accordance with their responsibilities and promoted according to their abilities.

Professional Development

We take pride in helping auditors build careers. We are committed to maintaining a positive image of professionalism, objectivity and independence.

Training

The Office provides many opportunities for ongoing training and helps to ensure that continuing education requirements are met.

Professional Activities

Membership in professional organizations is strongly encouraged as a mechanism to keep professionally up-to-date and to enhance the professional status of the Office. Several of our staff participate as members of committees and officers of various professional organizations. Relevant organizations for the financial audit team include the AICPA, UACPA, ISACA (Information Systems Audit and Control Association), and ACFE (Association of Certified Fraud Examiners). Relevant organizations for the performance audit team include the IIA (Institute of Internal Auditors), USBA (Utah State Bar Association), National State Auditors Association, National Legislative Program Evaluation Society, and ACFE.

Hiring Practices

The Office recruits and employs personnel on the basis of merit without regard to sex, race, color, religion, age, or national origin.

College recruits should contact their career center for details on how to apply.

Please direct questions to stateauditorrecruiting@utah.gov