Washington State Auditors

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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

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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

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Washington State Auditors Interviews

Updated May 26, 2014
Updated May 26, 2014

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    Assistant State Auditor Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Washington State Auditors.

    Interview Details

    Interview is conducted using behavioral questions. Best to use the STAR method of answering. Be on time, do research on what they do before the interview - you will be asked if you know what they do. They have a website - don't say that you couldn't find any information. Dress professionally - not trendy, and, for women, no low-cut blouses. Look your questioner in the eye and answer the question that was asked. Don't try to BS the interviewers - after all they are auditors and fraud investigators. They know how to interview people and can tell when you are trying to manipulate them.

    Interview Questions
    • Can you give an example of a situation in which you successfully managed your time on multiple projects?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation. It is a set salary.
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Website www.sao.wa.gov
Headquarters Olympia, WA
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