Career Opportunities

Consider joining us in furthering our mission to hold governments accountable, fight fraud and abuse, and help public officials and local governments make the most efficient use of Ohio tax dollars. Our office offers a dynamic approach to career development for those just beginning their professional pursuits as well as seasoned professionals looking to make a meaningful career in public service.
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.

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Job Openings

Visit the State of Ohio jobs page to see a list of current job openings. For best search results type 'Auditor of State' in the 'Organization' field.

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Employee Benefits

  • 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


We are a nationally recognized leader in the accounting and auditing field, earning national honors from the Government Finance Officers Association, the National White Collar Crime Center, and the National State Auditors 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. 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 used 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. Our clients include state agencies, cities, counties, townships, villages, schools and universities.

Auditing & Accounting

The professional skills of our Financial Audit Team are essential to the Auditor of State’s 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 will play an integral role in this process, while gaining experience needed for long-term career success.

Additional Opportunities

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.

Internships and CO-OPs

How to Apply

Interested individuals should email the following five (5) documents to

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume
  3. Unofficial Transcript
  4. Ohio Civil Service Application.pdf
  5. Three References


Internships enhance our success as a public office. The Auditor of State's office understands that students are our future. To develop the skills of our future leaders, the AOS offers students a premier experiential learning opportunity through our Internship Program.

The program is composed of undergraduate and graduate students who gain valuable hands-on experience in fields such as Auditing, Legal, IT, Policy Development, Communications, and Investigation. Each intern works with a team of auditors or other professionals based on their field of study in one of our regional offices throughout Ohio.

Due to the valuable contributions our interns make to our office, they are frequently considered for permanent positions with the AOS upon graduation. We offer internships year-round, with reasonable schedule flexibility.

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.

The work is:

  • Paid
  • Full-time or part-time
  • Typically the length of a semester, but can vary
  • Related to the student’s major
  • Supervised


In addition to our internship program, the AOS partners with colleges and universities offering CO-OP experiences. Like internships, CO-OPs are available in fields such as Auditing, Legal, IT, Policy Development, Communications, and Investigation.

The work is:

  • Paid
  • Full-time
  • Offers benefits
  • Typically the length of a semester
  • Related to the student’s major
  • Supervised and evaluated

The CO-OP participant is expected to work at least 30 hours per week and will receive college credit for successful completion of the program. All of our interns and CO-OP participants are treated as members of the team and have significant work expectations.