Performance Auditor

Nashville, TN
Full Time
Entry Level

Performance Auditor

Are you inquisitive and enjoy learning new things? 

Do you enjoy working with teammates to accomplish a common goal?   

Are you able to focus on details while considering the big picture? 

The Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury is seeking a Performance Auditor to help us protect Tennessee citizens and the programs that serve them by providing objective information about the state's financial condition and the performance of state agencies.  As a Performance Auditor within the Division of State Audit, you will conduct an independent audit of the extent to which agencies and state departments are faithfully carrying out their programs.

Also, as a Comptroller employee, you will have the opportunity to contribute to our mission of making government work better and produce meaningful audit work, all while having the time to enjoy life outside of work with our flexible scheduling and 37.5-hour standard work weeks.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Professionally representing the Comptroller’s Office and communicating clearly with auditees and team members.
  • Producing neat, concise, logical, and well-supported working papers that comply with auditing standards and best practices.
  • Demonstrating an understanding of internal control principles and components and their significance to audit objectives.
  • Evaluating audit methods and using new technologies to improve audit efficiency while maintaining high audit quality.
  • Preparing audit findings, writing audit reports, and developing recommendations that comply with Government Auditing Standards.
  • Presenting audit results to the Government Operations Committee.


You are qualified for this position if you meet the following criteria:

  • Graduate of an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, economics, public administration, or other business-related majors
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Microsoft Office
  • Valid US driver license


Overnight travel is limited and dependent upon assignment.  Assignments are based on business need, but employee preference for travel is taken into consideration. 


The Comptroller’s Office offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package that includes twelve days of annual leave, twelve days of sick leave, insurance plans, a pension retirement plan, a 401(k), college fee waivers, and much more.   Our Office values work life balance with a standard 37.5-hour work and flexible schedules for employees, that include the ability to work from home.   Learn more about the benefits and employment perks we have to offer here.

About Our Office

The Office of the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury is responsible for the audit of state and local governmental entities and participates in the general financial and administrative management and oversight of state government.  We strive to deliver on our mission to make government work better, and we believe our success depends on finding opportunities for employees to help us reach our goals and answer challenges that make things better.

Our Office is recognized nationally for its professional expertise and commitment to making government work better. We consistently rank as a Top Workplace and we are proud to foster an environment that values accountability and supports your growth.

We are looking for a professional to join our team who will commit to delivering exceptional work that helps us make government work better.  Learn more about us at and by watching a video about what it's like to be a Performance Auditor!

Equal Opportunity Employer

Pursuant to the Comptroller of the Treasury’s Workplace Discrimination and Harassment policy, our Office is firmly committed to the principle of fair and equal employment opportunities for its citizens and strives to protect the rights and opportunities of all people to seek, obtain, and hold employment without being subjected to illegal discrimination and harassment in the workplace. It is the Comptroller’s policy to provide an environment free of discrimination and harassment of an individual because of that person’s race, color, national origin, age (40 and over), sex, sexual orientation, transgender and gender identity status, pregnancy, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, or any other category protected by state and/or federal civil rights laws.


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