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Public Accounts Auditor I
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General Government Cabinet | Auditor of Public Accounts
209 St Clair Street
Frankfort, KY 40601 USA

The Auditor of Public Accounts is an independent agency responsible for performing audits of state and local governments. Our mission is to ensure that public resources are protected, accurately valued, properly accounted for, and effectively employed to raise the quality of life for Kentucky citizens. Our auditors have a unique opportunity to work in a rewarding and challenging environment at an agency that also supports a healthy work/life balance, with the potential for flexible schedules and telecommuting.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, initial training and audit work will be performed primarily via telecommuting with only limited on-site or office visits.

Our office conducts annual audits including fiscal courts, county clerks, and sheriffs. We also audit state agencies as part of the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s annual financial statement audit. In addition to the more than 600 annual audits issued, we conduct special examinations for waste, fraud, and abuse, and reviews of various entities that receive public funds – these can range from large state agencies, to city governments or local fire departments.

This position is in the Office of State Government and Technology, and therefore, is anticipated to work primarily on state agency audits.

Entry-level Public Accounts Auditors work under direct supervision and perform beginning level procedures in the audit of local and state records and may be required to perform other duties as assigned. Public Accounts Auditors gain valuable experience by learning fundamental techniques and principles related to governmental accounting, state and local accounting systems, governmental auditing standards, preparing electronic work papers, interviewing, audit comment development, and other valuable skills.

The ideal candidate will have:
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills, as well as attention to detail.
  • The ability to problem-solve through critical and creative thinking.
  • Initiative to be self-motivated, follow through with assigned tasks, and meet established timeframes with a minimum amount of supervision.
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a team and accept both peer and supervisor feedback.
  • The ability to exercise sound judgment and maintain confidentiality.
If you are interested in this position, we encourage you to submit your application to all available job postings for Public Accounts Auditor I positions.

Minimum Requirements
EDUCATION: Graduate of a college or university with a bachelor's degree (which includes twenty semester hours or thirty quarter hours in accounting).




SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS (AGE, LICENSURE, REGULATION, ETC.): Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license to qualify for appointment in this classification. Must maintain any required licensure(s), certification(s), or other credentials for the length of employment in this classification. Employing agency is responsible for ensuring employee possesses and maintains required licensure(s), certification(s) or other credentials.

Working Conditions
Work is performed in an office environment. Routine travel to and from the work site is required to perform on-site audit procedures and to attend training opportunities as assigned. Periodic overnight travel may occur, but is not typical.

Probationary Period
This job has an initial and promotional probationary period of 6 months, except as provided in KRS 18A.111.

If you have questions about this advertisement, please contact Glenda Hager at or 502-564-5841.