PA’s Auditor General looks to hire more people with associates degrees

20 February 2024- Auditor General Timothy L. DeFoor today announced his department is expanding its career pathways to include graduates of accredited associate degree programs in the areas of accounting, business, data analytics, finance, economics, math or another closely related field.

“Our goal is to create pathways to careers and expand opportunities to good jobs to more Pennsylvanians than ever before,” Auditor General DeFoor said. “As a community college graduate, I can tell you firsthand that associate degree programs offer practical, hands-on training that prepares students for high-demand industries like auditing. That’s why I am so excited to announce the Department of the Auditor General will be hiring individuals with associate degrees.”

Previously, to be considered for a position at the Department of the Auditor General, candidates needed to hold a bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance and complete 12 credits of accounting as part of their coursework.

The department’s Intern to Hire Program also is expanding to include individuals who have received their associate degree in the last six months. The Intern to Hire Program offers candidates full-time positions in the department upon graduation from an undergraduate or graduate program as long as they have worked 900 hours, or six months, and have had successful performance reviews.

“I could go on about the benefits of working for the Commonwealth, and the job satisfaction you get from public service,” Auditor General DeFoor said. “But it’s time for you to go online to our website at and see what career opportunities we have available for you.”

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