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Qualifications

The Comptroller’s Office is dedicated to attracting bright, capable individuals who will bring energy and commitment to its auditing programs.

To begin a career with the New York State Comptroller’s Office as a State Program Examiner Trainee, you must:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree in one of the following disciplines:
    • Accounting
    • Public Administration
    • Economics
    • Finance
    • Engineering
    • Public Health
    • Business Administration
    • Statistics
    • Criminal Justice
  • Take exam No. 20-722.

For positions as a State Program Examiner Trainee (Systems), you must have a bachelor’s degree in any of disciplines listed above or Computer Science, have at least 12 credit hours in Information Science or Data Processing, and must take exam No. 20-723.

For positions as an Examiner of Municipal Affairs Trainee, State Program Examiner Trainee (Fiscal) or Abandoned Property Accounts Auditor Trainee you must hold a Bachelor’s degree, have 24 credit hours in accounting and/or auditing, and must take exam No. 20-724.

There is no written exam for the positions listed above. Candidates complete a web-based questionnaire. Based upon this assessment, each candidate’s relevant training and experience will be evaluated and each candidate will receive a numerical score.

Candidates for most other entry-level accounting and auditing positions in the Comptroller's Office take a written examination, (No.20-802), which tests for basic knowledge of accounting and auditing concepts.

It is the policy of the Office of the New York State Comptroller to provide for and promote equal opportunity in employment, compensation and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination based on race, color, sex (including gender identity or expression), religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic predisposition or carrier status, and military and veteran status.

For more information, please contact the Recruitment Unit at (518) 408-4551or recruit@osc.state.ny.us.

We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer