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State Auditor Now Hiring Associate Degreed Accounting Professionals

State Auditor Rob Sand today announced the Auditor of State Office is now hiring accountants with Associate Degrees to stem a nationwide shortage of accountants and auditors.
“This is a win-win,” said Sand. “It unlocks opportunities for accountants with an Associate Degree and it helps us fill positions in a tight labor market.”
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are now 17% fewer Americans employed in accounting and auditing compared to 2019. Businesses and organizations across the country are feeling the pinch of the shortage.
“More than a dozen community colleges in Iowa offer two-year accounting programs,” said Sand. “I believe plenty of Iowans with a strong work ethic, common sense, and smarts chose to get a 2-year degree, and we are going to start adding them to our workforce.”
Sand discussed the new initiative Monday with representatives of the North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC).
“This hiring announcement means wonders to our accounting students,” said Accounting Instructor, Kevin Diehl.
The Auditor of State Office offers a competitive salary and benefits, including paid vacation and sick time and enrollment in the Iowa Public Employees’ Retirement System (IPERS).
The Auditor of State Office also offers paid internships to students enrolled in accounting, finance, and criminal justice programs. The full-time positions are offered during the summer and fall semesters and allow students to hone their skills under the direction and knowledge of the Auditor’s Staff.
Individuals interested in applying for a position with the Auditor of State Office can learn more by going to the Auditor of State website.


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