Iowa Auditor of State

Employer / Organization


Next Election

Nov 08, 2022

Filing Window

Aug 01, 2022 - Aug 27, 2022


The Iowa Auditor of State is a state executive position in the Iowa state government. The auditor of state is responsible for audits of counties, cities, school districts, and other governmental offices and is required to provide guidelines to CPA firms performing such audits. The mission statement of the auditor of state is as follows: "The mission of the Office of Auditor of State is to benefit all citizens of Iowa by providing audit, review, and other technical services to state and local governments to ensure the effective, economical businesslike conduct of public activities in a prudent, accountable manner to achieve the intended purposes." In addition, the auditor is required to annually make a complete audit of the books, records, and accounts of every department of state government. The State's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and Single Audit Report are audited by the Auditor of State. The salary for this position is $103,212/year.

Application Guidelines
1) Contact the Office of the Iowa Secretary of State to confirm that your registered address qualifies you for the position you intend to run for, and that you meet other office specific qualifications. Obtain the required filing forms. 2) Complete the required filing forms and submit the filing forms to the Office of the Iowa Secretary of State. The required forms include an Affidavit of Candidacy, Nominating papers, campaign finance forms and other office specific forms. 3) To run as an independent, candidates must submit filing forms between the 99th and 81st days before the general election (July 30, 2018 to August 17, 2018) in order to appear on the ballot. If you plan to run as a candidate for one of the established political parties, contact the Office of the Iowa Secretary of State or the party office for the filing window and procedures to compete in the party primary. If you have any questions please contact the Office of the Iowa Secretary of State by phone at (515) 281-0145 or by email at [email protected] Additionally, the 2016 Indiana Candidate Guide can be found here: