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Auditor Evaluator II (Financial)

Auditor Evaluator II (Financial)

Sacramento, CA.

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

The California State Auditor ensures the effective and efficient use and management of public funds and programs. We provide nonpartisan, accurate, and timely assessments of California government’s financial and operational activities. Our work results in truthful, balanced, and unbiased information with recommendations for actions that lead to improving government operations.

This position is eligible for our hybrid telework program with the option to be remote-centered with required residency anywhere in California.

Cutoff Dates: The first application cutoff will be May 15, 2024 and the second application cutoff will be July 10, 2024.

Current state employees with promotional exam or transfer eligibility are encouraged to apply. Additional hires may be made from this bulletin if positions become available.

Who are we?

We are the independent oversight arm of the California State Legislature and the custodians of California’s Whistleblower Hotline. Our mission is to provide objective evaluations and effective solutions that enhance the transparency, accountability, and performance of California government for the people it serves. We are trusted to produce unbiased, nonpartisan reports that provide recommendations to solve some of our state’s toughest problems.

At the California State Auditor’s Office, we believe that our mission to enhance the transparency, accountability, and performance of government also improves the lives of Californians. The many people helping us achieve this mission are the backbone and heart of our organization. We aspire to create a workplace that celebrates their incredible contributions and talents, and embraces their unique perspectives, identities, and values. We seek to develop an environment where everyone feels valued, respected and inspired in their commitment to public service.

Why should you join us?

  • We invite you to use your experience to create positive change in government, and to help our team make a difference for generations of Californians.
  • We offer a professional, telework-friendly environment and a diverse team of talented colleagues doing rewarding and meaningful work.
  • We provide you with ongoing training and development opportunities, bonuses for professional certifications, and strong potential for advancement to supervisor and management levels.
  • We safeguard our employees wellbeing with a progressive, enhanced state benefits package including the option to work remotely anywhere in California.
  • We provide you with a starting annual salary range of $74,472 – $106,212 and annual merit-based salary increases.

What will you do?

Our Financial Audit Team
The Financial Audit team conducts one of the world’s largest financial audits, including assessing the State’s reporting of billions of taxpayer dollars spent, and identifying the effectiveness of internal controls over accountability of that reporting. With billions of dollars in federal funding on the line, determining whether California’s financial statements are presented fairly is critical work. Each year, our staff perform the audit work necessary to provide assurance to the federal government and the public about how California is using these funds to provide public services.

As a Financial Auditor II (Auditor Evaluator II), you will collect and analyze evidence, trend and visualize data, thoroughly and accurately document your analyses, understand laws and best practices, communicate extensively with government officials and colleagues and work with teams to develop final public reports.

You will help our team complete one of the largest financial audits in the world and determine whether California’s multi-billion dollar financial statements are fairly stated by analyzing financial data, assessing controls over financial reporting, and evaluating risks. Your work will help to ensure that California remains eligible to receive billions in federal funds each year for federally-funded programs.

View the Duty Statement for the complete list of responsibilities for this position.

Who are you?

  • You can follow our core values of integrity, commitment, and leadership.
  • You are a current California state government employee with promotional exam or transfer eligibility and/or you satisfy the eligibility requirement(s) listed under ‘How Do I Join.’
  • You have experience working on audits of annual financial statements for government, commercial or public entities in accordance with United States Government Auditing Standards and/or other professional accounting and auditing standards, principles and procedures.
  • You are or desire to become licensed (an attest license) as a Certified Public Accountant in California.
  • You are a self-starter with a sense of purpose and are able to work in an independent nonpartisan office and approach questions objectively without bias.
  • You are able to think critically and synthesize data and information into logical, meaningful, and concise conclusions to form sound recommendations.
  • You have demonstrated an ability to communicate and listen effectively to a variety of individuals.
  • You have a high level of emotional intelligence and are eager for constructive feedback and coaching.
  • You have a Bachelor’s Degree or higher, preferably in a field related to Accounting or Business Administration.

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 Promotional Exam

Take the promotional exam if you satisfy any of these eligibility requirements:

  • Formerly held a position with the office and transferred to another state agency without a break in service
  • Current or former employee with the Legislature
  • Former non-elected exempt employee with the Executive Branch
  • Retired or honorably discharged from the United States military OR

If you are a current state employee with transfer eligibility, you can skip step one and proceed to step two.

If you are not a state employee, or your state classification is not eligible to transfer, you must meet one of the other eligibility requirement(s) listed above to take the promotional exam to be considered for the position. Questions about eligibility can be directed to


Submit an Application

Submit a completed State of California job application (STD. 678).


Submit a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ)

Submit a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) responding to the two questions below using specific examples of your education, training and experience. 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 response to two pages. We may not consider applications that do not include responses to the questions.

  1. 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 effectively participate on financial audits.
  2. Tell us why you are interested in joining the California State Auditor’s Office.

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

Individuals who are eligible for a Training and Development assignment may also be considered for this position. Additional hires may be made from this bulletin if positions become available. Failure to submit the required documentation may result in disqualification from the hiring process.

Apply Online

You can submit your complete application package via your CalCareer account.

Apply by Mail

California State Auditor
Human Resources Office
621 Capitol Mall, Suite 1200
Sacramento, California 95814

The Fine Print

This position is eligible for participation in the office’s hybrid telework program. Work at the alternate work location must be in California and 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. This position is not eligible for a visa sponsorship. Applicants must be authorized to work in the US without the need for a visa sponsorship by the start date of employment. The California State Auditor’s Office is not an E-Verify employer.

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