Financial Senior Auditor I
Who are we?
Californians turn to us because our reports create a catalyst for positive change. After months of hard work analyzing facts and data, you'll find the members of our teams at the Capitol briefing legislators, answering questions from the media, or at local town hall meetings helping decision makers and the public understand their options for solving problems. People trust what we say because our reports are unbiased and originate from an objective evaluation of the evidence we collect. We use that evidence to develop recommendations that help those in power make the best decisions for the people they serve.
Why should you join us?
- You want to make a difference for Californians and future generations, and make sure California government is effectively serving its people.
- You want to work in a professional environment and lead a team of intelligent colleagues doing meaningful work.
- You have exceptional auditing skills and possess a valid certificate (an attest license) as a Certified Public Accountant in California.
- You desire a starting annual salary $80,832 - $120,168.
What will you do?
As a Financial Senior Auditor Evaluator I (Financial Senior I), you will serve an important role in improving California government by leading a small team of auditors on the annual audit that ensures California's multi-billion dollar financial statements are fairly stated. Financial auditors analyze financial data, assess controls over financial reporting, and evaluate risks. This work is necessary for California to receive billions in federal funds each year. As a Financial Senior I you will:
- Lead, coach, and guide staff responsible for auditing the State's multi-billion dollar financial statements and ensuring information is presented in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles.
- Manage projects while ensuring resource allocation, staff performance, and timelines meet expectations. Make timely, informed decisions that account for facts, objectives, and risks.
- Conduct quality control reviews of work products to ensure information is accurate, clear, and balanced and complies with auditing standards.
- Develop plans and tools to build staff strengths and close performance gaps. Give clear, motivating, and constructive feedback in an honest, direct, and timely manner.
- Communicate effectively internally and externally leading meetings in a manner demonstrating exceptional professional competence.
- Represent the office by responsibly sharing and discussing information about the office internally and externally.
Who are you?
- You possess a valid certificate (an attest license) as a Certified Public Accountant in California. An applicant possessing a valid attest license from another state must be willing and able to become licensed in California.
- You have experience working on audits of comprehensive annual financial reports for large governmental entities.
- You thrive on your ability to coach, guide, and motivate staff to ensure all work meets expectations.
- You have experience ensuring that your work products are completed on time and within budget and that critical analyses are performed and sufficient evidence is obtained to meet objectives in accordance with auditing standards.
- You have experience evaluating internal controls over financial reporting.
- You have experience applying new accounting standards.
- You have demonstrated ability to write clearly and concisely, as well as communicate verbally and listen effectively to a variety of individuals.
- You are able to work in an independent nonpartisan office.
- You have a Bachelor's Degree or higher and at least three years of professional experience in government, commercial, or public auditing using professional auditing standards or at least six months in CA State service performing duties at a level equivalent to an Auditor Evaluator II.
How do I join?
The California State Auditor is part of the merit-based California civil service selection system. To complete this process, you must do the following:
- Take the State exam for this position. You can find details on CalHR's website. If you are a current state employee with transfer eligibility, you can skip this step.
- Submit a completed State of California job application (STD. 678).
- Provide answers to the following questions. Your responses will help us determine who to interview for the position. Create a document using a word processing application such as Microsoft Word, and limit your responses to two pages. We will not consider applications that do not include responses to the questions.
- Describe your experience conducting financial audits in accordance with Government Auditing Standards (the "Yellow Book") or other professional auditing standards that demonstrate your ability to lead, motivate, and develop staff on financial audits. What are the key components to leading a successful team or project?
- Describe why you believe you would be a good fit for the Financial Senior I position.
You can submit your complete application package via your CalCareer account or by mail:
California State Auditor
Human Resources Office
621 Capitol Mall, Suite 1200
Sacramento, California 95814
Current state employees with eligibility are encouraged to apply. Additional hires may be made from this bulletin. Failure to submit the required documentation may result in disqualification from the hiring process.
The Fine Print:
Any applicant receiving a conditional job offer will be subject to a background check, fingerprinting and an inquiry to the California Department of Justice to disclose criminal records prior to appointment. State Auditor's Office employees are excluded from collective bargaining. The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation. It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free state work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the state, the rules governing civil service and the special trust placed in public servants.