Careers with us
We are a nationally recognized leader in the accounting and auditing field, earning prestigious national honors from the Government Finance Officers Association, the National White Collar Crime Center, and the National State Auditor’s Association. Our Office consists of more than 800 auditors and other professionals, serving as the state watchdog of more than 5,800 taxpayer-funded government units. Structurally, the AOS offers a unique professional experience as a smaller state agency providing a local feel with a national impact. The work our employees complete is heavily utilized in reports and testimony in front of Congress and your local school board. We have an enthusiastic clientele ready to implement the reforms our employees design. We have an exciting assortment of clients that include state agencies, cities, counties, townships, villages, schools and universities.
Workplace Culture and Benefits
At the Auditor of State’s office, we offer competitive salaries, an attractive benefits package and a challenging, friendly, and professional environment.
- Advancement opportunities
- Tuition reimbursement
- Medical, dental, vision and life insurance
- Paid vacation, personal and sick days
- Professional membership reimbursement
- Enrollment in the Ohio Public Retirement System
- Certified Public Accountant Bonus Program
- Employee recognition program
- Employee sponsorship program
- Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
Auditing & Accounting
The professional skills of our Financial Audit Team are essential to the Auditor of State’s Office (AOS) commitment to hold government accountable for the way public dollars are managed. Each year, our Staff identifies millions of dollars in wasteful or illegal government spending. Through performance audits and other services, we provide valuable training, consultation, and recommendations that help governmental agencies and school systems operate more efficiently. As a member of our audit team, you play an integral role in this process, while gaining experience needed for long-term career success.
Auditing is just one component of the Auditor of State’s overall mission to ensure accountability and transparency on behalf of Ohio taxpayers. We also lead dozens of criminal investigations each year, and help put white-collar criminals behind bars. We work with local officials to make public records more accessible and we serve as consultants to local governments and school systems facing financial challenges.
Fellowships & Interns help to enhance our success as a public office. The AOS understands that students are our future. In order to develop our future leader’s skills, the AOS offers students a premier experiential learning opportunity through our Fellowships & Internships Program. The AOS Fellowships & Internships Program is comprised of undergraduate and graduate students who gain valuable hands-on experience in various fields, such as Auditing, Legal, IT, Policy Development, Communications, and Investigation. Each Fellow and Intern works with a team of Auditors or another designated Professional based on their field of study in one of eight regional offices throughout Ohio.
Due to the valuable contributions our Fellows & Interns make in enhancing our Office, they are frequently considered for permanent positions with the AOS upon graduation. We offer internships year-round, with opportunities for full-time internships during the summer months. The Auditor of State’s Office offers Internships for Departments outside of the Financial Audit Division. The office seeks students who are interested in public service and state government with an eagerness to learn. Internships are awarded to students pursuing a degree in a related field from an accredited college or university.
Jim Petro Fellowship
Jim Petro Fellows work alongside Staff on the Ohio Performance Team (OPT) in improving governmental processes for efficiency. OPT fosters a collaborative, open and innovative work environment where fellows gain hands-on experience in public service. OPT offers hands-on experience in assisting clients throughout the audit process using Lean Six Sigma methodology. Fellows pursuing a Master’s degree in Business or Public Administration from an accredited college or university are preferred candidates in order to best apply learned coursework and skills. However, the AOS welcomes students of all disciplines interested in transforming local governments.The Auditor of State’s office offers internships for departments outside of the Financial Audit Division. The office seeks students who are interested in public service and state government with an eagerness to learn. Internships are awarded to students learning a degree in a related field from an accredited college or university.
"My experience as a Fellowship Intern with the Auditor of State’s office was great! The different training offered familiarized me with the office, work environment, team members and how to be a better employee. During my experience, I gained hands-on experience in various accounting tasks while developing professional accounting skills in the process."
— Itunu Dacosta, 2013/2014 Fellow
*Please note: The AOS does not provide sponsorship for employment visas.