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    Former Assistant State Auditor 3 who worked for the organizations for almost 5 years

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    Former Employee - Assistant State Auditor III  in  Tacoma, WA
    Former Employee - Assistant State Auditor III in Tacoma, WA

    I worked at Washington State Auditors full-time for more than 5 years


    My team had one of the best audit managers as a boss and mentor and almost all of the team's Assistant Audit Managers were just as supportive as mentors when I was the 'in charge' on my audits.

    Great work/ life balance, you worked a 40 hour work week. You were not expected to take work home in the evenings and work weekends as many other company's do.

    The opportunities to work on numerous smaller audit engagements gave experience where I obtained extensive hands on audit knowledge.


    When accounting rules change or complexity in an audit justified an adjustment in the audits budget hours for additional time, many times those budgets could not or would not be adjusted accordingly due to various constraints many times of a political nature

    Salary is limited and many times individuals max out at the top amount of the pay for their position's salary range

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    Luckily I had some great on the job trainers when I first started at SAO back in the late 1990's early 2000's, other colleagues where not as fortunate. (NOTE- my actual last year at employer is not available)

    I believe great training upfront pays off for many years to come in so many ways for your staff: job satisfaction, improved audit client level of service, less re-work due to lack of knowledge

    Neutral Outlook

Washington State Auditors Interviews

Updated May 26, 2014
Updated May 26, 2014

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Getting an Interview


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    Assistant State Auditor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Tacoma, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tacoma, WA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Washington State Auditors in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    I was interviewed almost immediately approximately 2 days after I applied.

    During the interviews, I was given a thorough understanding of the work the state auditor's office performs, the expectations of those that worked there and the ability to ask any and all questions I had about the opportunities available. Most of the auditors I interviewed with gave me their contact information and strongly encouraged me to call or email with any questions I had.

    After my 2nd interview (during interviews I met all assistant audit managers and the audit manager) I was offered a job by the team's audit manager.

    Interview Questions
    • Provide examples of how you handled difficult situations with those you worked with   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Upfront, You know the salary range and benefits when you apply so there is no surprises there. The only negotiation I had was when I would start, they respected my giving 2 weeks notice to the job I left but communicated if I could start earlier they would welcome that too.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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Website www.sao.wa.gov
Headquarters Olympia, WA
Size Unknown
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Type Government
Industry Government
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
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