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(6405) Supervising Management Auditor - Compliance Audits

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$7,593 - $9,052


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Division of Audits
3301 C Street
Sacramento, CA 95816

December 18, 2017

Application Information:

Individuals who are currently in this classification, or are eligible for lateral transfer or promotion, or are reachable on a certification list may apply.  

For permanent positions, SROA and surplus candidates should attach “surplus letters” to their application.  Failure to do so may result in your application not being considered.

Submit application package electronically via your CalCareers account or to address below:  

State Controller’s Office
Human Resources Office
ATTN: Classification Unit - CN
300 Capitol Mall, Ste. 300
Sacramento, CA 95814

Application package must include all the required documents.  Mailed application packages must include ARF #AUD-079 and position # 051-640-4163-019 in the job title section.  Applications received without this information may be rejected.   

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Applications will be screened and only the most qualified will be interviewed. Application must include “to” and “from” employment dates (m/d/y), hours per week, and prior employer contact information including contact number.  Applications received without this information may not be considered for this position.

The selected candidate considered for the advertised position will be required to undergo a fingerprint clearance and any offer of employment will be contingent upon live scan fingerprint results.

In addition to the application, candidates must submit a cover letter, resume, and a statement of qualifications (SOQ).  The SOQ is a discussion of the candidate’s experience which qualifies him/her for this position.  Your SOQ should be no longer than two pages, single-spaced and in 11-point font, and must describe your experience at the managerial level with the following:

  • Leading and managing complex and varied programs, demonstrating an ability to create a clear vision, set goals and expectations, use sound judgment, and encourage leadership and initiative, at all levels.
  • Implementing and evaluating programs, developing protocols and procedures, and making well-informed decisions.
  • Coaching and mentoring staff and creating a work environment that stimulates learning, encourages growth, and recognizes individual achievements to ensure peak performance.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with Executive staff, a wide variety of departmental staff, state and local government agencies, and stakeholders.

A notation or reference to other materials such as resumes, or applications will not be considered, and will not substitute for the SOQ. Applications received without these documents, will not be considered.

Description of the Division:
The Division of Audits team determines the legality and accuracy of all claims against the State through the performance of prepayment audits. We assure 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 field audits of a variety of state and federal programs. Through field audit activity the Division identifies improper expenditures of state and federal funds. The Division also assists and advises local government officials in effective and uniform tax collecting procedures to preserve the local property tax base.

Description of the Bureau:
The Compliance Audits Bureau performs audits and reviews of local government agencies for various programs including, but not limited to, court revenues, criminal homicide trial costs, legislatively mandated costs, and property tax allocation and apportionment systems. The bureau conducts field audits in accordance with generally accepted government auditing standards, and pursuant to specific regulatory requirements and contractual arrangements with state and local agencies.

Scope of Position:
Under general direction provided by the Assistant Division Chief, Field Audits Branch, Division of Audits, the Supervising Management Auditor, through subordinate managers, directs the program activities of an audit bureau.  The incumbent oversees staff in Sacramento and Monterey Park and is expected to travel between both locations as well as to auditee locations throughout the state.

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

  • Responsible for the direct management, organization, and supervision of Senior Management Auditors whose functions entail the planning, execution, and review of full scope management audits and high profile special audits of various governmental programs. Monitor audit activities and ensure audit goals are reached, resources are used efficiently and effectively and that audits are managed and completed timely in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards and program objectives.
  • Provide guidance and direction to subordinate managers by evaluating work performed, coaching, mentoring, and identifying opportunities for improved performance and job satisfaction. Address employee deficiencies by applying performance management tools and processes, including progressive discipline.
  • Determine workload and performance criteria for management and budgetary purposes. Maintain open channels of communication within Audits and ensure staff is current on relevant laws, policies, regulations, procedures, and matters related to program improvement and effectiveness.
  • Provide high-level consultations to federal and state agencies, departments, and other government officials/staff on fiscal management and program issues to obtain acceptance and implementation of needed changes. Resolve non-routine program or audit issues by exercising independent action and sound administrative judgment.
  • Review highly visible reports, correspondence, and documents.  Evaluate and make recommendations to the Assistant Division Chief and Division Chief on the impact of proposed legislative, legal, program, and policy issues relating to audit program functions.  Model the departments’ mission, vision, core values, and goals through training, dialogue, and conduct.
  • Testify or make presentations before the Legislature, professional organizations, industry representatives, and other governmental agencies.
  • Travel to various locations throughout the state for meetings, conferences, appeals, and to provide bureau oversight, up to 30% travel.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Exceptional leadership qualities, with the ability to foster diversity, mentor, encourage and facilitate cooperation, teamwork, and pride.
  • Knowledge of effective change management, planning, organizing, directing, and engaging a team of professional auditors.
  • Possession of excellent organization, time management, customer service and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to act independently with integrity, and be open-minded, flexible and tactful.
  • Ability to mitigate risk and think strategically.
  • Broad knowledge of various federal, state, and local laws, rules, policies and procedures.
  • Ability to use good judgment when analyzing data and situations, draw sound conclusions, and take effective actions.
  • Flexible, and willingness to thrive in an environment of change, pressure, and deadlines while providing results.  
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Experience presenting before executive management team, elected officials, and local agency administrators.
  • Experience collaborating with all levels of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Firm foundation in accounting and auditing.
  • Keen understanding of government accounting theory, principles, and practices.
  • Knowledge of internal control standards.
  • Strong PC skills, including, MS Office applications, Excel, Access, Word, and PowerPoint.

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. Rev. 7/17