Associate Auditor-Performance

Associate Auditor – Performance

Open To: The Public

Location: 165 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106

Closing Date: 3/24/2021

ASSOCIATE AUDITOR – PERFORMANCE – FULL JOB DESCRIPTION:

Salary Group – LP L:

Annual Starting Salary Range – $90,660 – $131,819


In the Office of the Auditors of Public Accounts (APA), supervises performance audits of state agencies, quasi-public agencies or state-supported institutions or supervises segments of audits, major in scope and complexity. Plans and performs the appropriate procedures for each assignment.

Job Description:


Executes an audit plan for conducting a performance audit of state agencies or programs, quasi-public agencies or state supported institutions in accordance with government auditing standards. Examines, analyzes and tests the internal controls, and policies and procedures for compliance with state or federal laws and regulations. Evaluates state agencies and programs to determine whether they are operating efficiently and effectively, are in compliance with laws and regulations, and effectively accomplishing their goals. Develops recommendations for improvements. Performs related work as required.

Minimum Qualifications/General Experience:


Successful completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, preferably in a field related to performance auditing, and at least five (5) years of employment in professional performance audit or program evaluation work. Disciplines considered relevant to performance auditing include, but are not limited to, public administration, social sciences, political science, statistics, accounting, journalism, business, economics, and law.

Professional performance audit or program evaluation work is interpreted as work performed as a professional auditor, legislative analyst, program evaluator, or related occupation with the responsibility for the exercise of independent analysis and judgment in the application of professional auditing standards or program evaluation techniques.

Master’s degree in public policy, public administration, business administration, accounting, or related field preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Considerable knowledge of performance audit or program evaluation principles and practices.
  • Considerable knowledge of government operations.
  • Ability to read and interpret laws, rules, regulations and contractual provisions.
  • Ability to evaluate and analyze methods and procedures.
  • Proficient in the use of spreadsheets and statistical software and computer systems.
  • Ability to collect, analyze, and synthesize quantitative and qualitative data to fully examine governmental programs and public policy issues to reach meaningful conclusions.
  • Proven aptitude for clear and concise written and oral communications.
  • Ability to write comprehensive reports and internal memos.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with agency personnel, associates and the public.
  • Ability to supervise and direct the work of others.
  • Ability to plan and organize work efficiently and effectively.
  • Ability to adapt to the special demands of the job and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to manage and resolve conflicts in a positive and constructive manner.
  • Ability to work effectively in crisis or pressure situations and respond well to unusual circumstances.

Substitutions Allowed:


  • A master’s degree in public administration, public policy, business administration or an allied discipline may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the general experience.
  • A Certified Public Accountant may be substituted for one (1) year of general experience.
  • A project management professional certification (i.e. experience and examination requirements met) may be substituted for one (1) year of general experience.
  • For state employees, two (2) years of experience at the level of Auditor II – Performance may be substituted for the general experience.

Application/Promotion Procedure:


Please submit a: 1) cover letter detailing how you meet the minimum experience and training requirements; 2) resume; and 3) brief writing sample to apaperformancepositions@cga.ct.gov.

Only applicants who submit all requirements by the closing date will be considered. Promotional decisions will also be based upon past performance and an interview with the state auditors. Employment offers are contingent upon a satisfactory background check.