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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 (More than 5 years)

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    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

    Advice to Management

    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


Washington State Auditors Interviews

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    Assistant State Auditor Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Washington State Auditors in December 2014.

    Interview

    The interview was conducted by four agency employees; one regional director and three audit managers. After introducing each of the interviewers, they started asking their questions: tell about yourself, describe what does the agency do, how did your previous academic and professional experience prepared you for the position, etc., followed by few behavioral questions. Finally, after about 40 minutes of talking, they asked me to complete a 30 minutes writing assessment test comprised of only two questions. Overall, the tone of the interview was friendly, but very professional.

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    • Have you ever had a chance to explain a complex idea/concept to a general public and were you successful in that?   Answer Question

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Website www.sao.wa.gov
Headquarters Olympia, WA
Size 50 to 149 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Government
Industry Government
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
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