Auditor Positions Available - Interested in getting involved in your community?

Auditor Positions Available - Interested in getting involved in your community?

There are two openings for Auditor in Jefferson Township. This is an elected position. The following are some details from the Second Class Township Code outlining the duties.

*** Please Note - Jefferson Township uses a certified public accountant to audit our books. The Board of Auditors meet once annually and some of what is expected is outlined below.***

Section 404.  Auditors.--(a)  Except when vacancies create shorter terms, at each municipal election, the electors of each township shall elect one auditor to serve for a term of six years from the first Monday of January after the election. Auditors shall reside in the township from which elected and shall have resided in that township continuously for at least one year immediately preceding their election.

(b)  No auditor shall at the same time hold any other elective or appointive township office or position or be an employe of the township for which he has been elected or appointed. ((b) amended Dec. 18, 1996, P.L.1142, No.172)

(c)  In the event that there concurrently exists two or more vacancies for the position of township auditor, a person shall be ineligible to seek nomination or election to fill more than one such vacancy.



Section 901.  Township Auditors; Meetings; Duties; Quorum.--(a)  The board of auditors shall meet annually at the place of meeting of the board of supervisors on the day following the day designated by this act for organization of the board of supervisors, and they shall organize by the election of a chairman and secretary. The board of auditors shall audit, settle and adjust the accounts of all elected or appointed officials of the township and its boards or agencies that received or disbursed funds of or owing to the township during the immediately preceding calendar year. The board of auditors shall determine the compensations for the current year authorized in section 606 for supervisors employed by the township. Two auditors shall constitute a quorum. The auditors may also make an audit of the dockets, transcripts and other official records of the district justices to determine the amount of fines and costs paid over or due the township, and the dockets and records of the district justices shall be open to inspection by the auditors for that purpose. Unless otherwise agreed to by the board of auditors and the officer being audited, the audit shall be conducted at the place the records of the officer are normally kept.

(b)  Upon the death or resignation of any of the officials designated in this section to be audited, the board of auditors, upon call of the chairman, shall meet and audit the accounts of the former incumbent and determine the compensation of the successor if so authorized by this act.


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