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Financial Auditor
(Auditor Evaluator I)
Additional information
Final Filing Date: March 22, 2024

Sacramento, California

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?

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:

Who Are You?

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:

Current or former state employees with transfer eligibility may submit their application through their CalCareer account at If 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

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:

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.