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Auditor General Timothy L. DeFoor met with students from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania in Cumberland County on October 21 to discuss ways they can help their communities become financially literate, as well as future career opportunities within the Department of Auditor General.

“Understanding how your money is being spent is one of the most important lessons a person can learn in order to set themselves up for future financial success,” DeFoor said. “It’s also important for young adults to be concerned about holding government accountable for how it spends our tax dollars – which is exactly what my department does.”

During his visits to colleges and universities across Pennsylvania to emphasize the importance of financial literacy, the Auditor General is making students aware of future career opportunities at his department and highlighting the benefits of working in the public sector.

“Today’s college students are the auditors of the future, and by working together we can create a more financially secure and successful commonwealth,” he added. “We want individuals who have a passion for accounting and public service to join our team.”

Auditor General DeFoor said that because a significant number of his department’s employees will be eligible for retirement in the next few years, recruiting qualified job candidates is among the top priorities for the transformation initiative he recently launched to better serve taxpayers.

When new positions are available, they are posted on the Auditor General’s website at

“On behalf of the university and the John L. Grove College of Business, I would like to thank Auditor General DeFoor for taking time from his busy schedule to speak to our students,” said Dr. John Kooti, dean of the John L. Grove College of Business. “His insight on the topics of financial literacy and state government employment opportunities are timely and highly appreciated.”

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