Challenging and Rewarding Career Opportunities
The mission of the Office of the Auditor General (OAG) is to improve the accountability for public funds and to improve the operations of State government for the benefit of the citizens of the State of Michigan. It is essential that the OAG have and maintain a staff of the highest quality and integrity to accomplish this mission. Our employees are very talented and are challenged every day by the varied situations and experiences they encounter.
If you would like to find out more about a rewarding and enjoyable career at the OAG, we encourage you to look over the following pages as well as our recruiting brochure.
Recruiting Talented Candidates
We actively recruit talented candidates throughout the State of Michigan. Formal recruiting usually begins on the college campus. We visit a number of universities in Michigan and conduct brief interviews with candidates. We also invite candidates to interview in our office. These interviews, along with applicant resumes and transcripts, help us to assess the candidates’ skills and abilities and compatibility with our organization.
What We Are Looking For
We are looking for top-notch accounting graduates and information systems graduates with the ability to analyze and synthesize information and reach logical sound conclusions. Although we operate similarly to a public accounting firm, candidates should be interested in working in a government setting. Well-developed oral and written communication skills are essential.
Accounting graduates should have an interest in both financial and performance auditing and an understanding of professional accounting and auditing standards. A working knowledge of computer technology, including the ability to use a personal computer, is desirable. Candidates must have the ability to communicate clearly with agency staff, members of the Legislature, and all levels of OAG management and staff and must demonstrate a desire to work in a team setting. We also look for candidates who have an interest in becoming professionally licensed as Certified Public Accountants (CPAs).
Information systems graduates should be ready to apply their technical knowledge to real-world situations and should demonstrate an interest in working in an auditing environment. Candidates should also have the ability to communicate clearly with all levels of OAG management and staff.
What We Offer
We offer the new employee the chance to develop a rewarding career and many lasting relationships. Our diverse employees work on audit teams and this team approach acts as a catalyst for developing strong business and personal relationships. You will be working side-by-side with top-notch auditors who were recruited because they were exceptional, highly motivated accounting graduates. In this environment, most auditors will reach the journey staff auditor level within two years.
Our ability to attract first-rate auditors is enhanced by our working conditions, employee compensation, and the fact that our work is qualifying experience to earn the CPA certificate.
The majority of our work is performed during normal business hours and employees are given the opportunity to adopt flexible work schedules. In addition, new auditors earn very competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package. We offer financial and other assistance to help you obtain your CPA certificate. We also offer a full range of continuing professional education opportunities designed to improve and maintain your knowledge and skills. In addition, we have a partial tuition reimbursement program to assist those who would like to continue their education in pursuit of a graduate degree.
If you are interested in being considered for a position with our office, please forward your resume, cover letter, and copy of your transcript via mail, fax, or email to:
Office of the Auditor General
201 N. Washington Square, Suite 600
Lansing, Michigan 48913
Fax: (517) 334-8079
We will get in touch with you as soon as we have reviewed your application materials. And thank you for your interest in the Office of the Auditor General!