Audit Trainee

Legislative Audit Trainee

Hours: Full-Time (40 hours per week)

Salary: $57,921

Summary of Position:

The Connecticut Auditors of Public Accounts provide residents and legislators with independent and unbiased opinions and recommendations on how the State of Connecticut operates. The Auditors of Public Accounts’ mission is to make Connecticut’s government work efficiently and to protect state resources from waste, fraud, and abuse.

Would you like to use your financial and technical skills to help make a difference in the lives of Connecticut residents? Would you like purpose, variety, and innovation in your career? If so, we’d like you to consider joining our team as a Legislative Audit Trainee.

The Job:

This position assists in auditing the records and accounts of state agencies (example: CT Department of Transportation), quasi-public agencies (example: CT Lottery Corporation) or state-supported institutions (example: CT State Universities).

You’ll be helping to determine whether state agencies are operating efficiently & effectively, comply with laws & regulations, and are accomplishing their goals.

This position’s duties include participating in the creation of audit plans for financial, compliance, or performance audits in accordance with government auditing standards. On any given day, you’ll assist with examining, analyzing, and testing internal controls, policies, and procedures of state agencies; reviewing compliance with state or federal laws and regulations; reviewing financial statements for conformance with generally accepting accounting principles; or investigating whistleblower complaints from state employees and the public.

In this role, you’ll use your judgement to develop recommendations for improvements. You’ll operate under the supervision of a senior auditor who reviews work for effectiveness and conformance with requirements and policies. You’ll also perform related work as required.

What You’ll Bring:

  • Knowledge of auditing standards, principles, and practices.
  • Some knowledge of commercial accounting practices and procedures.
  • Some knowledge of governmental accounting, budgeting and financial reporting.
  • Considerable skills in performing mathematical computations.
  • Considerable skill in operating personal computers and Microsoft Office software especially Excel.
  • Ability to plan and organize work efficiently and effectively.
  • Ability to adapt to the special demands of the job and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with agency personnel, associates, and the public.
  • Ability to manage and resolve conflicts in a positive and constructive manner.
  • Ability to work effectively in pressure situations and respond well to unusual circumstances.
  • Aptitude for clear and concise written and oral communications, including report writing.
  • Ability to read and interpret laws, rules, regulations, and contractual provisions.
  • Familiarity with federal and state laws; rules and regulations; and governmental operations.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Successful completion (or completion within 60 days of closing date) of a bachelor’s degree, with a major in accounting or related business field, from an accredited college or university.
  • At least 18 semester hours credit in accounting and auditing courses.
  • At least 3.0 grade average in all such accounting courses, or satisfactory performance as a Cooperative Education Intern in the Office of Auditors of Public Accounts, or other qualifying experience as accepted by the State Auditors

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Majors in disciplines other than in accounting or related business field may be considered based on pertinent coursework, qualifications, and experiences, as accepted by the State Auditors.

Entry to Target Class:

Upon successful completion of a 12 month working test period.

Benefits and Perks:

• Starting pay $57,921.
• Auditor I target class entry (starting pay $66,900) upon successful 12-month working test period.
• Full State of Connecticut benefits (yes, they’re great).
• Generous vacation AND sick time that rolls over (no more use-it-or-lose-it time!).
• Ability to vest into excellent state retirement health insurance.
• Ability to vest into the state’s pension program.
• Flexible schedule.
• Certification and educational reimbursement.
• Currently a hybrid role – you’ll work in the office and remotely.
• Actual work-life balance (we don’t just talk about it, we live it).
• Recently renovated, state-of-the-art central office (it still has that new office smell).
• Free parking in a secure garage when you work in the Hartford office.
• And more…

Application Instructions:

Employment offers are contingent upon a satisfactory background check.

Interested and qualified candidates who meet the above requirements should submit resume, cover letter detailing how you meet the minimum requirements, and three professional references by e-mail to If mail is necessary, please send to:

      Auditors of Public Accounts
      State Capitol
      165 Capitol Avenue
      Hartford, CT 06106
      Attn: APA Position


The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.