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Legislative Auditor

Legislative Auditor

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. The Office is led by Comptroller Jason E. Mumpower, a constitutional officer who is elected by the Tennessee General Assembly.

In the Comptroller’s Office, we strive to deliver on our mission to make government work better. We believe our success as an office depends on finding opportunities for employees to accomplish our office’s goals and answer challenges to make things better.

We want every member of our team to be excited to come to work every day and be challenged. Through dedicated hard work and commitment, every Comptroller’s Office employee accepts personal responsibility to accomplish our mission and uphold it.


This position is within the State Audit Division of the Comptroller’s Office.

Legislative auditors are responsible for external audit work in accordance with professional auditing standards.  They may examine and review records, reports, financial statements, and management practices for state and local government entities and other organizations receiving public funds.  Legislative Auditors may assist in evaluating:

  • Fairness of financial statement presentation
  • Adequacy of internal controls
  • Compliance with laws, regulations, contracts, and grant agreements
  • Efficiency and effectiveness of an entity’s operations

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The qualifications listed are representative of the competency, knowledge, skill, and ability required to be a successful candidate for this position.

Graduation from an accredited college or university.

  • Auditors are required to have a bachelor’s degree in accounting or business administration with a minimum of 24 semester hours in accounting.
  • Performance auditors may also qualify with a master’s degree in business administration, public administration, quantitative methods, data analytics, or a social science. 
  • Candidates should note that while a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license (requiring 30 semester hours in accounting) is not required for employment, obtaining the CPA license is strongly encouraged for further advancement as an auditor in our office.

Other combinations of education and experience, if evaluated as equivalent, may qualify an applicant for consideration.

A successful employee in this role possesses the ability to learn quickly, is open to change, pays attention to detail, ensures accuracy, and thinks critically and logically to solve problems and produce high-quality results. Candidates should also possess the ability to deal tactfully with the auditee, coworkers, and others. Auditors must be able to exercise good judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions and to express ideas clearly, concisely, and convincingly.

Major responsibilities will include:

  • Produce high quality work and take ownership of the various audit tasks or projects to which assigned. Work well individually and in a team environment.
  • Produce neat, concise, logical, and well-supported working papers that comply with auditing standards and best practices.
  • Perform quality data analyses that accurately support the audit opinion and findings with proper perspective.
  • Ensure that written and verbal communications are clear and easily understood by all stakeholders, such as the General Assembly, local governing bodies, elected officials, the media, citizens of the State of Tennessee, and the federal government.
  • Make effective use of the auditee’s time, professionally represent the Comptroller’s Office, and communicate clearly to the auditee, coworkers, members of the General Assembly, and other customers.

This position also performs other related duties as assigned.


Overnight travel is required within the state. Frequency is dependent on assignment.


The Comptroller’s Office offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package that includes twelve days each of annual leave and sick leave, insurance plans, pension retirement plan, 401(k), college fee waivers, and much more.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Pursuant to the Comptroller of the Treasury’s Workplace Discrimination and Harassment policy, the 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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