Auditor 1 Municipal

Grade 18

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Career Ladder

A listing of titles that are most commonly used as steps for upward mobility for this title series. The salary schedule for this career ladder is also available.

  1. Auditor Trainee 1 Municipal

    Similar to Grade 14

  2. Auditor Trainee 2 Municipal

    Similar to Grade 16

  3. Auditor 1 Municipal

    Grade 18

  4. Auditor 2 Municipal

    Grade 23

  5. Auditor 3 Municipal

    Grade 27

Summary of Job Description

As an Auditor 1 (Municipal), in the Division of Local Government and School Accountability, you would assist in providing a variety of services to counties, towns, villages, schools, and various districts of the State. These services include financial and performance audits that are conducted in accordance with generally accepted government auditing standards, technical assistance, budget reviews, regional training, and other consulting services. Examiners in the central office assist in the review of annual financial information submitted by local government entities and other functions analyzing and evaluating local government fiscal health.

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Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

You must take and pass a Civil Service examination in order to be considered for this position.

On or before the date of filing an application, you must have either:

A. a bachelor's degree including or supplemented by 24 undergraduate or graduate credit hours in accounting and/or auditing,* AND

B. two years of qualifying professional accounting and/or auditing experience (gained after meeting the educational qualifications in "A") in one or more of the following areas:

1. As an accountant/auditor with responsibility for a full range of professional activities involved in the review, analysis and management of accounting systems, resulting in the rendering of opinions or recommendations on financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.**

2. As an internal accountant/auditor with responsibility for conducting a full range of operational or financial accounting/auditing activities for an entity.**

3. As an accountant with ongoing responsibility for the design, implementation, and review of accounting systems.

4. As a professional staff member of a private accounting/auditing practice with broad experience in conducting financial compliance, economy and efficiency, or program results audits.

5. As a field auditor with a federal, state, or municipal agency, with the responsibility for conducting comprehensive audits of governmental agencies in accordance with generally accepted government audit standards to determine the compliance with laws, rules, and regulations.

*Note that courses such as business law, economics, statistics, and most finance courses, although taken as part of an accounting curriculum, cannot be counted toward the 24 semester credit hours

**Experience limited to teaching courses, bookkeeping, maintaining payroll records, accounts payable, accounts receivable, or preparing tax returns is not considered professional accounting/auditing experience.

For informational purposes only, click on the examination number(s) listed below to see the current or previous examination(s) that are used to fill this title.


How to Apply

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Career Mobility

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through other examinations, additional education and/or work experience or transfer opportunities. For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office. Visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists. If you are not a current New York State employee, see Employment Opportunities with New York State and find out how to become a New York State employee.

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