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Senior Management Auditor
The Division of Audits determines the legality and accuracy of all claims against the State through the performance of pre and post-payment audits. The Division assures the accuracy of local government claims and financial statements submitted to the state and federal government by annually reviewing and revising audit guidelines, reviewing audits performed by independent local auditors under these guidelines, and performing audits of a variety of state and federal programs. Through audit activity, the Division identifies improper expenditures of state and federal funds.
Position: Senior Management Auditor
Organization: California State Controller's Office
Location: Sacramento,  CA 
United States
Salary: $7,563.00-$9,870.00
Posting Start Date: 4/21/2023
Date Posted: 4/21/2023

This position has telework options available

Scope of Position:
Under general direction provided by the Bureau Chief (Supervising Management Auditor), the Senior Management Auditor will plan, organize, and direct the work of a group of audit teams performing a variety of engagements (audits, attestations, and/or reviews) and will supervise a large audit team conducting sensitive and complex engagements.


  • This position typically requires travel averaging 35% annually and may include overnight travel. The travel percentage may be adjusted based on audit engagement and/or division needs.
  • The incumbent is required to have a valid driver license.

Duties and Responsibilities:
(Candidates must perform the following functions with or without reasonable accommodations.)

  • Provide field supervision and on-the-job training of staff members.
  • Review audit reports and work papers for accuracy, clarity, and support; and conformance with professional auditing standards, SCO’s Engagement Manual, and other program requirements.
  • Determine if audit production goals are being met, and make or recommend changes to the Bureau Chief.  
  • Evaluate workload and assign resources to accomplish audit objectives.
  • Develop an annual work plan and annual workload budget. Monitor the plan monthly.
  • Provide guidance and direction and participate in the audit planning process.
  • Evaluate and determine the resources required to meet the State Controller’s constitutional audit obligations.
  • Conduct research of complex audit issues utilizing various resources such as state and federal law, state administrative procedures, codes, legislation, etc.
  • Initiate changes to the audit programs as a result of legislation, regulations, state and federal laws, legal opinions, etc.
  • Perform other special projects as required.
  • Evaluate staff members work performance and prepare evaluation reports.
  • Provide consultative services to staff members regarding the most complex audit and/or compliance issues.
  • Identify types of training needs for each staff member.
  • Ensure that staff members receive identified training needs. Conduct performance evaluations.
  • Monitor and review staff attendance reports.
  • Analyze legislation and prepare bill analysis as needed.
  • Assess available funding and need for budget change proposals.
  • Draft legal opinion requests as needed.
  • Prepare correspondence and other documents as needed.
  • Providing briefings and make presentations to the SCO Executive Office, government officials, and other entities as applicable.
Status: This listing expires on: 6/20/2023
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Organization Information
California State Controller's Office
3301 C Street, Suite 725

Sacramento,  CA 95816
United States
Division of Audits

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