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School District Performance Auditor

School 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 school districts and special studies related to educational finance and school operations that provide the Legislature and the public with information about how public monies are being used and recommendations to improve school operations.
  • 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 school district management.
  • Occasionally travel out of town to audit school districts.
  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree in accounting or 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.
  • Must have valid Arizona driver's license and reliable transportation.


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