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Program Analyst—Performance Auditor

Performance Audit
Starting Salary

Depending on experience:

With Bachelor's degree          $60,000-$63,000

With Master's degree             $63,000-$66,000

With CPA                                  $66,000-$69,000

Key Responsibilities
  • Conduct performance audits of State agencies, universities, counties, community college districts, school districts, and programs.
  • Through research, interviews, and analysis, gather information, help identify areas of inquiry, and perform audit procedures to obtain evidence that will help you prepare well-documented working papers and formulate findings and appropriate recommendations in compliance with government auditing standards.
  • Draft written audit findings and verbally communicate work results to team members, the Auditor General, and auditee management.
  • Provide the Legislature and the public with information about how public monies are being used and recommendations to improve auditee operations.
  • Occasionally travel out of town to conduct audits.
  • Bachelor’s or master's degree in a field emphasizing data organization, analytical skills, research, or writing.
  • Strong interest in public service and improving State government.
  • Strong analytical, research, critical thinking, time management, and verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to synthesize audit evidence to reach conclusions.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively and prioritize under tight deadlines.
  • Must have valid Arizona driver's license and reliable transportation.

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