The Office of Career Services
Library Building, Room 429 & 430
222-05 56th Avenue
Bayside, NY 11364
Phone: (718) 631-6297
County or City Auditor
|Overview:||County and city auditors manage local government's financial activities associated with evaluating & recording property deeds, collecting and distributing monies, and compiling financial data transactions. They monitor all financial processes to assure honesty and accuracy.|
|Duties:||Auditors design new methods to investigate the financial records of a municipal or county government to assure honest and accurate handling and recording of money transactions.
They design enhancements to the town or county's accounting system which enables government officials to detect any misuse of the government monies.
Auditors examine and investigate, often by surprise, the financial records of all persons involved in collecting and paying out the government funds and pinpoint suspicious persons.
They report to government agencies any mishandling of the community's or county's monies. They recommend accounting methods to eliminate future mis-handling.
A.A.S. Management: Marketing Concentration
A.S. Business Administration (Accounting and Marketing)
|Job Outlook:||Employment of county or city auditors will grow as fast as average through 2018. Most openings will occur to replace those who are retiring. Auditing is particularly suitable to automation which will reduce the demand for auditors.|
|Starting Salary:||Auditors in large cities and counties earn higher salaries.|
|Salary Range (National Average):||$43,000 to $47,000|
|Education Level:||Typically, a Bachelor’s Degree from a 4-year college (some are 5 years) is required to be considered for this occupation.|
|Additional Training/Education:||Most accounting firms and government agencies require applicants for auditor positions to have a bachelor's degree in accounting. A knowledge of computer-based accounting programs is essential.|
Understanding acquiring positions in this field may be enhanced through continuing academic study (i.e. earning a baccalaureate or a master's degree) and/or work experience in the field, Queensborough Community College has established transfer agreements with other institutions for students who wish to further pursue their educational goals. Students are highly encouraged to meet with one of our Career Services to fully understand the opportunities available through study in their degree program.