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Performance Auditor

S.C. Legislative Audit Council is seeking performance auditors to conduct management/performance audits of state agencies and programs in compliance with GAO government auditing standards. Interdisciplinary audit teams evaluate efficiency and effectiveness of government programs using quantitative and qualitative analytical skills. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Investigate state government operations and procedures to identify and make recommendations for policy and program improvements.
  • Conduct in-depth analysis of agency records and interview audited entity’s staff and other government officials.
  • Develop methods to obtain required data.
  • Assist supervisors in planning, conducting, and writing audits within established timelines.
  • Prepare concise reports and explain results to state officials, legislative committees, the media, and citizens.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong research, analytical, communication, and investigative skills.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret facts and data.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain collegial working relationships with peers, supervisors, and agency liasons.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Familiarity with generally accepted government auditing standards relating to performance audits.
  • Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, database, and statistical software programs.

Minimum Requirements
A master’s degree, law degree, license to practice as a CPA, or a bachelor’s degree in a related field from an accredited institution and two years of relevant experience. An applicant with a law degree should be a member in good standing of the S.C. Bar Association. Six or more college credit hours in at least one of the following subjects — statistics, data analysis, computer science, accounting, finance, or journalism are preferred.

Submit a cover letter and resume to Only applicants chosen for an interview will be notified that the position has been filled.

Hiring Range
$55,000 - $61,000

Salary depends on qualifications.

South Carolina is making our Veterans a priority for employment in state agencies and institutions.

Equal Opportunity Employer