California Bureau of State Audits

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    The California State Auditor is a great place to jump start your audit career.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Auditor Evaluator I in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Auditor Evaluator I in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at California Bureau of State Audits full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Good starting pay, depending on degree
    -Decent work hours flexibility
    -Great work/life balance; ample vacation time
    -A good balance between experienced and young auditors
    -The office is supportive of certifications (GFOA, CPA, CFE, CGFM, etc.)
    -Excellent benefits; depending on your plan, the office can cover all premiums (health, dental, vision)
    -Constant exposure to all levels of management
    -Multiple opportunities to travel (especially if requested)
    -Rewarding work; California State Auditors save taxpayers their hard earned money from being wasted by less efficient agencies
    -Great mentoring programs to help learn the culture of the office

    Cons

    -Potentially a high stress environment
    -Time budgets can be strict, requiring auditors to be as efficient as possible with what time they are given in completing certain audit objectives/tasks
    -Certain projects can be less than interesting
    -Auditees may be irritating; however, this is the job of any auditor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Focus less on time budgets. Issues in the audit arise and adjustments need to be made for a reasonable completion of audit objectives.
    -Allow for more social gatherings to decompress; the office sometimes is too high-strung

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    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at California Bureau of State Audits.

    Interview Details

    First contact was for a phone exam. An audit Principal and Senior asked certain questions regarding accounting and auditing.

    Second contact, upon the successful phone exam is a written test. Two essays with a time limit regarding how one would proceed with a certain audit.

    If successful with the written examination, the third contact is an interview with an audit Senior and Principal, and then an audit Deputy.

    Interview Questions
    • Where would you find potential fraud in a balance sheet? (Open ended)   Answer Question
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    Difficult Interview

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Website www.bsa.ca.gov
Headquarters Sacramento, CA
Size 50 to 149 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Government
Industry Government
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
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