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Accountant Intern

  • 506906
  • Internship


The Arizona Auditor General serves as an independent source of impartial information concerning State and local governmental entities and provides specific recommendations to improve the operations of those entities. We achieve our mission through the thoroughly specific research, audits, and investigations of our professional team members who educate stakeholders through our reports, alerts, and reviews. Since 1969, our office has continued to innovate, grow, and become one of the most highly regarded leaders in our field.

Join our team and make a positive difference in your community by promoting better government for all Arizona’s citizens. We look forward to working with you!

Accountant Intern - Summer 2022


Job Location:

Address:  2910 N. 44th St.
                      Phoenix, AZ 85018

Posting Details:

Salary: $20/hour 


Job Summary:

PLEASE APPLY ON OUR WEBSITE. You will be able to upload your resume, unofficial transcripts, and cover letter explaining how your skills are a good fit for the position.

Enhance your knowledge and understanding of accounting concepts and internal controls through an Accountability Services Division internship. Join us for your internship and make a positive difference in the accountability of State and local government entities while growing your accounting knowledge and skill set.

In a collaborative team environment, you will review school district financial and compliance audits to evaluate districts’ internal controls. You may conduct test work to evaluate school districts’ internal control improvements made in response to our audit review. Through this and other work with our team, you will learn more about strong internal control environments, how to evaluate entities’ controls, and how to document sufficient evidence to support your evaluation’s conclusions. You will also expand your accounting and internal control knowledge through researching questions and assisting in preparing entity guidance delivered through virtual and in-person meetings, emails and web-postings, conferences, webinars, and videos.

HOURS: Temporary, part-time (15-40 hours per week) accommodating your school schedule. Our internships are a hybrid of 50% in-person and 50% telework. The internship can begin mid to late May, depending on your availability.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, employees currently work a hybrid in-person/telecommuting schedule. This schedule is subject to change. Additionally, the Office has implemented safety guidelines and protocols for our team members to follow to help ensure their and agency personnel's safety.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

As the ideal candidate, your qualifications will include:

• Progression toward a bachelor’s or master’s degree in accounting.
• In your junior or senior year of your bachelor’s program.
• A current GPA in accounting classes of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
• Strong interest in public service and improving State government.
• Strong oral and written communication skills.
• Strong interpersonal skills.
• Working knowledge of Windows and Microsoft Office software, including Word, Excel, and Access.

TO APPLU, please use this link, www.azauditor.gov/careers/employment-application, to complete our required job application and to send other required information, including:

1. your resume;
2. a cover letter detailing how your qualifications are a good match for the position for which you are applying;
3. unofficial transcripts from all the colleges you attended.

If you have questions or problems, please feel free to contact our Human Resources Specialist, Beth Entringer, at recruiter@azauditor.gov.

Contact Us:

If you have any questions, please contact Beth Entringer at 602-553-9854 or recruiter@azauditor.gov for assistance.


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.