Public Accounts Auditor I

Commonwealth of Kentucky
April 23, 2019
Frankfort, KY
Job Type


Public Accounts Auditor I

Pay Grade 12

Salary $33,568.80

Employment Type
Executive Branch | Chapter 18A | Full Time, Eligible for Overtime Pay | 40 hr/wk

Hiring Agency
General Government Cabinet | Auditor of Public Accounts


Ballard, Breckinridge, Butler, Caldwell, Calloway, Carlisle, Christian, Crittenden, Daviess, Edmonson, Fulton, Graves, Grayson, Hancock, Henderson, Hickman, Hopkins, Livingston, Logan, Lyon, Marshall, McCracken, McLean, Muhlenberg, Ohio, Simpson, Todd, Trigg, Union, Warren, Webster

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.

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 West County Branch, and therefore, is anticipated to work primarily on fiscal court and county official audits within a region of the state.

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).





Working Condition
Work is performed in an office environment. Periodic overnight travel is required to perform on-site audit procedures and to attend training opportunities as assigned.

Probationary Period
This job has an initial and promotional probationary period of 6 months. For additional information refer to:

An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D

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