Vermont State Auditor

Employer / Organization


Next Election

Nov 03, 2020

Filing Window

Apr 27, 2020 - Aug 06, 2020


The Vermont State Auditor an elected executive position in the Vermont state government. The auditor leads a staff of professional auditors in conducting financial and performance of the state government and its agencies. The auditor's office is responsible for conducting three major types of audits, all of which focus on the state's accountability to its citizens from both a financial and service delivery perspective: Performance audits,Vermont's financial statement audit (CAFR), Vermont's single audit; Looks at the state's usage of federal funds.The official duties of the Vermont auditor of accounts are outlined in Title 32, Chapter 3, § 163 of the Vermont State Code: Annually perform or contract for the audit of the basic financial statements of the state of Vermont and, at his or her discretion, conduct governmental audits as defined by governmental auditing standards issued by the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO), of every department, institution, and agency of the state including trustees or custodians of retirement and other trust funds held by the state or any officer or officers of the state, and also including every county officer who receives or disburses funds of the state or for the benefit of the state or any county; In his or her discretion, conduct a continuing post audit of all disbursements made through the office of the commissioner of finance and management or the office of the state treasurer, including disbursements to a municipality, school supervisory union, school district, or county. From time to time, as audits are completed, report his or her audit findings first to the speaker of the house of representatives and the president pro tempore of the senate, then to the governor, the secretary of administration, the commissioner of finance and management, and the head of the department, institution, or agency covered by the report. The audit reports shall be public records and 10 copies of each report shall be furnished to and kept in the state library for public use; Make special audits of any department, institution, and agency as the governor may from time to time require. Report on or before February 15 of each year to the house and senate committees on appropriations in which he or she shall summarize significant findings, and make such comments and recommendations as he or she finds necessary; Subject to the provisions of chapter 13 of Title 3, employ and set the compensation of such assistants, clerical or otherwise, as he or she deems necessary for the proper and efficient administration of his or her office. However, he or she shall not expend or authorize expenditure of funds for his or her office in excess of the amount appropriated for his or her office in any fiscal year; Require all state departments and agencies to file with the auditor of accounts all audit reports and reports of findings and recommendations received as a result of audits and examinations conducted by or for any federal agency; Perform, or contract with independent public accountants licensed in the state of Vermont to perform, financial and compliance audits as required by the Federal Single Audit Act of 1984, 31 U.S.C. { 7501 et seq. This subdivision shall not apply to the University of Vermont and the Vermont State Colleges.The salary for this position is $95,139/year.

Application Guidelines
To file for this position follow these three steps: 1) Contact the Vermont Secretary of State Elections Division 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 correct candidacy filing paperwork. 2) Complete the required candidacy paperwork including the appropriate campaign finance forms, a consent of candidate form and (if you plan to run as an independent) a nominating petition. Nominating petitions can be found here: If you plan to run as a partisan candidate please contact your local party office for further instructions. 3) Submit the nominating petitions with the stipulated amount of signatures to the Vermont Secretary of State Elections Division by the filing deadline. The amount of required nominating petition signatures varies by office. The filing window for independents runs from the 4th Monday in April until 5pm on the Thursday preceding the primary election. The primary election is always held the 2nd Tuesday in August. The Vermont Secretary of State Elections Division is the point of contact for any questions or concerns you may have. Vermont Secretary of State Elections Division can be reached at 800-439-8683 and the Elections Division website can be found here:

Submit application to:
Vermont Secretary of State, 128 State St, Montpelier, VT, 05633, US