Glenn Hegar
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Glenn Hegar
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
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Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
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Become a Tax Auditor for The Comptroller's Office

Make a living while creating the life you want.

Enjoy a dynamic career as a tax auditor for the Texas Comptroller without sacrificing your work/life balance. Get the benefits of flexible working hours and a generous holiday schedule that allows you extra time for yourself, your family and your personal goals.

Flexible schedules allow you to enjoy work/life balance.

With our hybrid office/telework schedules, you’ll work eight hours a day, five days a week, and enjoy your weekends, free and clear! Convert our salary into a dollar-per-hour rate to compare with the salaries offered by large private companies where you may be required to work 50- to 60-hour workweeks, and you’ll find our dollar-per-hour rate at a minimum matches, and perhaps even exceeds, what they offer.

Diverse professional experiences keep your career fresh and relevant.

We offer the opportunity to work with a wide array of businesses and industries. From auditing companies that produce potato chips to those that manufacture semi-conductor chips, you’ll work with them all, without putting in extra time at the office or spending precious time away from your life at home.

Do you have questions about becoming a tax auditor for the Comptroller’s office?
We have your answers!

What are your responsibilities as a tax auditor for the Comptroller’s office?

You will be in a position of public trust that requires a high degree of confidentiality in handling all taxpayer records, services, audits and/or transactions.

New auditors perform entry-level tax audits on small business operations. You will evaluate internal controls of the accounting records provided to you from the companies you are auditing and develop and implement audit plans. You’ll examine their accounting records, ensuring legal compliance with state tax statutes and administrative rules and regulations. Auditors work independently and are in charge of their own planning and scheduling.

Where could you work as a tax auditor for the Comptroller’s office?

Auditor positions are available NOW at our field offices in Texas and across the United States.

NOTE: If you are hired, no matter where in the state or the country you begin your tax auditor career with the Comptroller’s office, you will be required to travel to Austin, Houston or Dallas for Basic Audit Training for four week-long trips during your first four to six months of employment.

Texas Locations

  • Austin
  • Corpus Christi
  • Dallas
    • Dallas North (Plano)
    • Dallas East
    • Dallas West
  • El Paso
  • Fort Worth
  • Houston
    • Houston South
    • Houston Central
    • Houston West (Katy)
    • Houston North
  • Lubbock
  • McAllen
  • San Antonio
  • Tyler

Out-of-state Locations

  • Los Angeles, CA (Cerritos)
  • Chicago, IL (Downers Grove)
  • New York City, NY
  • Tulsa, OK
What are the benefits you would enjoy as a state of Texas employee?

We value your quality of life and offer benefits to help maximize your potential, both professionally and personally. Our generous benefits package includes:

  • Paid Time Off – Earn eight hours of paid vacation and sick leave each month — starting immediately. If you don’t use it, you can carry over a large portion of accrued vacation leave each fiscal year. Annual leave exceeding the yearly carry over amount is converted to your accrued sick leave balance.
  • Generous Holiday Schedule – State employees receive more than 15 paid holidays a year, plus optional holidays and more.
  • Professional and Supportive Work Environment – We offer a 40-hour workweek with flexible hours, allowing for a hybrid office/telework schedule. We offer in-house and outside training opportunities to enhance your skills, performance and confidence on the job. If you are a Certified Public Accountant, our training classes are approved for continuing professional education (CPE) credit.
  • Health Coverage – We offer 100 percent individual health coverage and a portion of your dependent’s premium after a 60-day waiting period, plus dental plans are available.
  • Long-Term Planning/Retirement and Insurance Benefits – We offer retirement benefits based on when you begin working at a state of Texas agency, when you become eligible to retire and how the Employees Retirement System of Texas calculates your annuity payment. Our comprehensive array of affordable life and other elective insurance programs help give you peace of mind for your future.
  • Compensation Programs – In addition to your monthly salary, we offer a variety of programs to help you maximize your money, so it works harder for you! Select from additional insurance programs for dental, vision, voluntary AD&D and optional life. As a state of Texas employee, you may also participate in flexible spending accounts in the Texas income protection plan as well as find discounts on a variety of products and services through our Discount Purchase Program.
Do you have what it takes to be a tax auditor for the Comptroller’s office?

Prior Texas state tax work experience is not necessary, but an education is.

You must have graduated from a four-year college or university, with:

  • A bachelor’s degree in accounting; or
  • A bachelor’s degree in finance with 12 semester hours of accounting; or
  • A bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in business with 24 semester hours of accounting.

New employees will be required to participate and successfully complete our comprehensive classroom Basic Audit Training in Austin, Houston or Dallas that will take place over four week-long trips during the first six months of employment.