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Personnel Department


DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS This is detailed work involving responsibility for auditing county financial accounts, records and claim vouchers, and for reporting audit results.  Work is performed under general direction of the County Legislature, with considerable leeway for the exercise of independent judgment. Supervision may be exercised over subordinate staff. Performs related work as required.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: (Illustrative only)

  • Conducts and participates in audits of county departments, contract agencies and programs involving county funds;
  • Provides statistical and financial data as needed;
  • Prepares audit reports containing a summary of the audit findings, comments on the same and makes recommendations for the correction of errors and adoption of better procedures;
  • Audits and supervises the auditing of claims presented for payment;
  • Assists departments with financial matters and problems;
  • May design new forms or formulate better accounting procedures as required;
  • May work on a variety of related office jobs and projects as required;
  • Performs a variety of related activities as required.

Typical Work Activities are intended only as illustrations of possible types of work that might be appropriately assigned to an incumbent of this title. Work activities that do not appear above are not excluded as appropriate work assignments, as long as they can be reasonably understood to be within the logical limits of the job.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:   Thorough knowledge of modern auditing and accounting methods; good knowledge of office terminology, procedures and equipment; ability to follow complex oral and written directions; ability to write reports; ability to develop thorough knowledge of laws, rules and regulations of the State and County relative to expenditures and revenues; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships; ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; high degree of accuracy; initiative; good judgment; integrity and tact.


  1. Bachelor's degree which shall have included a minimum of twenty‑one (21) credits in accounting, and two (2) years of responsible work experience in accounting or auditing; or
  2. Associate's degree which shall have included a minimum of twelve (12) credits in accounting, and four (4) years experience in accounting or auditing; or
  3. Graduation from high school or possession of a comparable diploma, and six (6) years of progressively responsible work experience in accounting; or
  4. An equivalent combination of training and experience as described in a), b) and c) above.

PLEASE NOTE:  Your degree must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by a regional, national, or specialized agency recognized as an accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education/U.S. Secretary of Education.


11/89; 9/97; 4/09; 12/09

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Mission Statement

Our mission is to administer, in a fair and equitable manner, the provisions of New York State Civil Service Law and Putnam County Civil Service Rules with respect to the offices and employments in the classified service of Putnam County and the civil divisions therein, which include the towns, villages, school districts, libraries and special districts.

It is Putnam County Personnel Department’s responsibility to ensure Putnam County taxpayers of a public workforce qualified for their jobs pursuant to the principles of selection according to merit and fitness as set forth in Article 5, §6 of the New York State Constitution.

  • Paul Eldridge

    Personnel Officer

Putnam County Office Building

40 Gleneida Avenue
Carmel, New York 10512

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