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Financial Auditor (Auditor Evaluator I)

Who Are We?

Californians turn to us because our reports create a catalyst for positive change. With billions of dollars in federal funding on the line, determining if California's financial statements are presented fairly is critical work. Each year our staff ensures California can receive funding that supports infrastructure, schools, and other public services. 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 be a part of a team of intelligent colleagues doing meaningful work.
  • You are interested in financial auditing and analysis and want to help bring transparency to California government for tax payers.
  • You are interested in becoming a Certified Public Accountant and are seeking relevant experience, financial support, and a robust professional network.
  • You desire an annual salary of $67, 440 - $96,240.*

What Will You Do?

As a Financial Auditor (Auditor Evaluator I), you will work on one of the largest financial audits in the world. Financial Auditors ensure California’s multi-billion dollar financial statements are fairly stated by analyzing financial data, assessing controls over financial reporting, and evaluating risks. This work is necessary for California to receive billions in federal funds each year that impact schools and other public services. Specifically, you will:

  • Work as a member of the financial audit team to audit the annual financial statements for state government and issue the independent auditor’s opinion on the annual comprehensive financial report.
  • Understand and apply generally accepted accounting principles while reviewing financial information and identify changes from new auditing and accounting pronouncements that affect the presentation for financial reporting purposes.
  • Collect and analyze evidence to convey strong, compelling support that is responsive to the audit plan and complies with government auditing standards.
  • Track, interpret and analyze data using various analytical techniques to evaluate the financial activity reported.
  • Thoroughly and accurately prepare analyses to support audit fieldwork.
  • Communicate extensively with government officials and colleagues in a collaborative environment to obtain necessary information and to convey information related to audit procedures, findings, and recommendations.

The Fine Print:

* Salary Range A: $67,440 - $81,744 or Salary Range B: $73,188 - $96,240

Benefit information can be found on the CalHR website and the CalPERS website.

This position is eligible for participation in the office's hybrid telework program. Work at the alternate work location must be conducted in a space that is ergonomically sound, private, distraction-free, and has safe working conditions to be eligible to telework.

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.

Position: Financial Auditor (Auditor Evaluator I)
Organization: California State Auditor's Office
Location: Sacramento,  CA 
United States
Salary: $67, 440 - $96,240
Posting Start Date:
Date Posted: 2/9/2024

Who Are You?

  • You can follow our core values of integrity, commitment, and leadership.
  • You either are interested in obtaining, or possess, a valid certificate (an attest license) as a Certified Public Accountant in California.
  • You have knowledge of accounting principles and an interest in/experience working with financial data.
  • You are a self-starter with a sense of purpose and are able to work in an independent nonpartisan office by approaching questions objectively without bias.
  • You are able to think critically and synthesize data and information into logical, meaningful, and concise conclusions that will inform sound recommendations.
  • You are able to develop positive working relationships with teammates and other colleagues.
  • You are able to self-reflect and respond to feedback in a positive and constructive manner.
  • You have strong communication skills including the ability to write in a clear and concise manner.
  • You are willing to occasionally work long or irregular hours to get the job done.
  • You are, or will become a California resident.
  • You have a Bachelor’s Degree or higher, preferably in a field related to Accounting or Business Administration (registered college seniors can begin the process but must graduate before starting).

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:

  • Create a profile on our website www.auditor.ca.gov/application/
  • Upload your resume and take our exam by March 20 at 12:00pm.
  • Log into your profile, get your results, and enter the hiring process by March 22 at 11:59pm.
  • If your exam score is high enough, we will contact you with the next steps of the hiring process.

Current or former state employees with transfer eligibility may submit their application through their CalCareer account at www.jobs.ca.govIf you are not a state employee, or your state classification is not eligible to transfer, you must take the exam to be considered for the position. To take the exam, create a profile and upload your resume on our website www.auditor.ca.gov/application/.

What is the Hiring Timeline?

There are multiple steps to the hiring process including an exam and multiple interviews. The general steps in the hiring process are as follows:

  • You will receive an invitation to complete a pre-recorded video interview within two weeks of applying if your exam score is high enough. You will have ten calendar days to complete your pre-recorded video interview.
  • You will be notified in Late-April, after the final filing date, if you are moving forward in the hiring process out of fairness to all applicants.
  • You will participate in an in-person interview in early May and be notified if you are moving forward within two weeks of your in-person interview.
  • You will join our team in mid-June or early July 2024.
Status: This listing expires on: 4/9/2024
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Organization Information
California State Auditor's Office

Sacramento,  CA 95814
United States
Isabella Nicolaides

The NASACT Community

NASACT serves as the premier organization working to bring together state auditors, state comptrollers and state treasurers to cooperatively address government financial management issues. NASACT also manages two secretariats - the National State Auditors Association (NSAA) and the National Association of State Comptrollers (NASC). Both NSAA and NASC are included under the umbrella of NASACT’s budget and utilize staff hired by NASACT.