Career Opportunities

(2010) Staff Services Management Auditor (Compliance Audits Bureau)

Applicants with disabilities who need reasonable accommodations, such as a Sign Language interpreter, a reader, or assistance attending an interview please call (916) 323-3055.

Position #:

Salary Range:
$4,214 - $6,851

Issue Date:

Audits Recruitments

Audits Recruitments (916)324-5844
Monterey Park

Final Filing Date:
July 22, 2024

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 - JW
300 Capitol Mall, Ste. 300
Sacramento, CA 95814

Application package must include all the required documents.  Mailed application package must include Position #051-642-5841-XXX in the job title section.  Application received without this information may be rejected.   

Looking for a job that you can feel passionate about?  Looking for work in an inviting work environment?  If you are interested in working in a fast-paced environment surrounded by enthusiastic and self-motivated people, then look no further!  The Office of the State Controller (SCO) is the destination Constitutional employer within the State of California. 

The following link outlines a summary of benefits available to state employees: 

Additional benefits of working at this location include: 

  • Free Parking
  • Retirement Plan
  • Student Loan Forgiveness
  • Health Insurance
  • Flexible Paid Leave
  • Career Development

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.

Applicants with disabilities who need reasonable accommodations, such as
a Sign Language interpreter, a reader, or assistance attending an interview
please call (916) 323-8579. 

In order to be eligible for this position, you must either be transfer eligible, reinstatement eligible, or take and pass the following exam:

New employees receive a pre-authorized Hiring-Above-Minimum (HAM) for Staff Services Management Auditor classification 5841 dependent upon experience.  

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. 

Special Instruction:  

The Division is actively seeking for a Staff Services Management Auditor and is looking to expand our team of dynamic auditors. This is your chance to join a vibrant team with a tremendous amount of variation in audit activities. 

Applications received without the following required documents may not be considered. 

  1. Evidence of graduation from college or documentation indicating that all graduation requirements have been met
  2. College transcripts showing completion of the minimum accounting units required for this position
  3. Resume

Description of the Division:
The Division of Audits is responsible for auditing all funds disbursed by the state and all claims presented for payment to SCO.  Performs independent audits of government agencies that spend state funds.  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 field audits of state and federal programs.  Assists and advises local government officials in effective and uniform tax collecting procedures and internal fiscal controls.  Audits highway users’ tax funds at local levels, and the allocation and apportionment of local property taxes.

Description of the Bureau:
The Compliance Audits Bureau primarily performs field audits of local governmental agencies to ensure adherence to specific regulatory requirements.  Examples include: audits of court revenue remittances to the State Treasurer, mandated cost claim audits, and audits of methods employed by counties to apportion and allocate property tax revenues.   

This position has telework options available

Scope of Position:
Under close supervision provided by a Senior Management Auditor, the incumbent will learn and develop appropriate skills and methods related to a variety of engagements (audits, attestations, and/or reviews) for compliance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations. This is a training and development classification. Typically, the incumbent will perform tasks directed by a Staff Management Auditor (Specialist) or Associate Management Auditor. The incumbent may also personally perform the least complex engagements.


  • Travel will be required to conduct audits, meet with auditees, or attend meetings/conferences.
  • The incumbent is required to have a valid driver license.

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

  • Review and analyze the accounts and records of the auditee to determine compliance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations.
  • Perform audits in an independent manner in order to fulfill contractual agreements; and statutory and constitutional responsibilities, using software such as Microsoft Office and TeamMate. Document engagement results using clear and concise language that supports work performed and related findings. Develop appropriate recommendations for corrective action based on competent findings.
  • Learn and apply SCO’s Engagement Manual policies, specific program procedures, and protocols; professional auditing standards, and common auditing techniques.
  • Assist in planning and completing assignments effectively within predetermined budgeted hours. Advise the auditor-in-charge and/or Senior Management Auditor of the engagement progress, potential issues, and other factors affecting the timeliness of the engagements and issuance of the engagement reports.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • High degree of initiative; self-motivated.
  • Strong work ethic and integrity.
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude and willingness to learn.
  • Firm foundation in accounting knowledge, theory, and practices, and in applying audit procedures in accordance with professional standards.
  • Ability to use good judgment when analyzing data and situations, drawing sound conclusions, presenting recommendations, and taking effective actions.
  • Possession of excellent organization, time management, customer service and interpersonal skills. 
  • Excellent presentation skills. 
  • Knowledge and experience with Microsoft applications (e.g., Outlook, Word, Excel, and Access).

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, hair style and texture, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation. Rev. 01/2023