Missouri Auditor

Employer / Organization

Missouri

Next Election

Nov 03, 2020

Filing Window

Nov 07, 2018 - Jul 27, 2020

Description

The Missouri State Auditor is a state executive position in the Missouri state government. The Office of State Auditor acts as Missouri's independent watchdog agency, working to ensure the proper use of public funds and to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of Missouri government. This is achieved through auditing of state agencies, boards and commissions, the circuit court system, the counties in Missouri that do not have a county auditor and other political subdivisions upon request. Article IV, Section 13 of the Missouri Constitution outlines the following duties of the auditor: "Establish appropriate systems of accounting for all public officials of the state, post-audit the accounts of all state agencies and audit the treasury at least once annually;" "Make all other audits and investigations required by law, and shall make an annual report to the governor and general assembly;" "Establish appropriate systems of accounting for the political subdivisions of the state, supervise their budgeting systems, and audit their accounts as provided by law;" "No duty shall be imposed on him by law which is not related to the supervising and auditing of the receipt and expenditure of public funds." The salary for this position is $107,746/year.

Application Guidelines
1) Contact the Missouri Secretary of State’s Office Elections Division to confirm that your registered address qualifies you for the position you intend to run for, that you meet other office specific qualifications and inquire as to if the application has a fee. 2) Complete the filing forms and file them with the Missouri Secretary of State’s Office Elections Division. Forms differ for partisan and nonpartisan candidates. Partisan candidates will likely participate in a primary while independent candidates must acquire a stipulated amount of petitions signatures. Nonpartisan positions file differently as well. 3) File the filing forms with the Missouri Secretary of State Elections Division. If you plan to run in a partisan primary, the filing window is from February 23rd, 2016 to March 29th, 2016. If you plan to run as an independent, the deadline to file is August 1st, 2016, the fifteenth Monday immediately preceding the general election. The nonpartisan position filing window for the November general elections is from July 19th, 2016 to August 23rd, 2016. For more information about running as a partisan candidate, please contact your local party headquarters. The Missouri Secretary of State’s Office Elections Division can be reached by phone at (573) 751-4936. More information can be found here: http://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/candidates.

Submit application to:
Missouri Secretary of State, 600 West Main Street, Jefferson City, MO, 65101, US