State Auditor's Office Now Hiring Accounting Professionals with Associate Degrees

President Todd Holcomb and State Auditor Rob Sand posted on Wednesday, November 2, 2022 in  College News

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. Previously, the Auditor of State Office required accountants to hold bachelor’s degrees.

“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 two-year degree, and we are going to start adding them to our workforce.”

This is an exciting opportunity for Iowa community college accounting students and graduates. The accounting profession provides Iowans with good-paying jobs and opportunities for growth. In May 2021, the Bureau of Labor Statistics places the median wage for accountants and auditors at $77,250.

The Accounting program at Hawkeye qualifies for the Last-Dollar Scholarship, which can cover 100% of your tuition. For more information about Hawkeye’s two-year Accounting program, visit


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