Auditor 3

Grade 27

New York State has approximately 38 positions* in this title statewide. You may view a breakdown of positions by county. This position exists in various agencies statewide. View links to all New York State agencies including agencies that have this title. For more information, New York State employees can contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322. If you are not a current New York State employee, you can use the Department of Civil Service Web site to explore possible employment opportunities.

*The number of positions is approximate and represents the number of positions established (both filled and vacant); it is not an indication or reference to position type or duration, or intent to be filled. If you are viewing a trainee title, please note this number reflects the number of positions established at the journey level. Agencies may fill at the trainee level(s) or at the journey level based on employee qualifications. GOT-IT does not provide information on any job postings or job availability. For information on current job postings, please visit State Jobs NY. You may also visit specific New York State Agency websites for information about an agency and its job opportunities.

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

    Similar to Grade 14

  2. Auditor Trainee 2

    Similar to Grade 16

  3. Auditor 1

    Grade 18

  4. Auditor 2

    Grade 23

  5. Auditor 3

    Grade 27

Summary of Job Description

As an Auditor 3, you would plan, direct, and monitor comprehensive audits, examinations, and appraisals of accounting records and financial affairs, of public, for profit, and non-profit organizations and businesses to ensure that accounts are maintained in compliance with governing laws, rules, regulations and contracts. You would function as an administrative supervisor of multiple audit teams each led by an Auditor 2, and may oversee the operations of a district office. You would review audit work of assigned staff for accuracy, adherence to schedules and compliance with applicable regulations.

View the classification standard for this title, on the Classification and Compensation webpage.

The NYS Title and Salary Plan provides additional information regarding other titles. If there is a classification standard available there will be a link under the column labeled STD. NO. If no link is available there is no classification standard available at this time for that title.

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.

For qualified employees of New York State on or before the date of the examination, you must be a qualified employee of New York State and have had three months of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as follows:

Either A. an Associate Auditor or Auditor 2;

Or B. an Associate Accountant, Associate Accountant (State Accounts & Systems), Associate Abandoned Property Accounts Auditor, Associate Auditor (Forensic), Associate Examiner of Municipal Affairs, Associate Medical Facilities Auditor, Auditor 2 (Abandoned Property), Auditor 2 (Employment & Training), Auditor 2 (Forensic), Auditor 2 (Insurance Premium), Auditor 2 (Medicaid), Auditor 2 (Municipal), Auditor 2 (Public Utilities), Auditor 2 (Unemployment Insurance), Correctional Services Internal Auditor 3, Employment and Training Fiscal Auditor 2, Fixed Assets Analyst, Insurance Premium Auditor 2, Insurance Premium Auditor 3, Public Utilities Auditor 2, Supervising Accountant, Unemployment Insurance Auditor 2, Unemployment Insurance Auditor 3, Associate Health Care Fiscal Analyst,* Associate Internal Auditor,* Associate Internal Auditor (various parenthetics),* Auditor 2 (Fiscal Systems),* Auditor 2 (various tax parenthetics),* Data Processing Fiscal Systems Auditor 2,* Financial Services Examiner 2,* Internal Auditor 2,* Internal Auditor 2 (Systems),* Internal Auditor 2 (Investments & Cash Management),* Management Specialist 2,* Management Specialist 2 (various parenthetics),* Tax Auditor 2 (various parenthetics),* Senior Insurance Examiner,* or State Program Examiner 2.*

*If qualifying for this promotion examination based upon service in one of the qualifying titles with an asterisk, you MUST submit a list of qualifying coursework with your application which shows that you have 24 semester credit hours in accounting, auditing, or taxation. You must provide the course name, the number of semester credit hours received, and the name of the accredited college/university attended. Only courses with the word accounting, auditing, or taxation in the course title are considered qualifying. Although you may have received credit for courses such as business law, economics, statistics, or finance as part of an accounting curriculum, these courses cannot be counted toward the required 24 semester credit hours. FAILURE to provide the course listing will result in disqualification.

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

When this examination is scheduled to be held, the announcement can be found on the Department of Civil Service, Examination Announcements web page. If you do not see an examination currently scheduled please check back on a monthly basis or sign up for announcement notification by email so that you will automatically be notified when new examinations are being offered.

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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