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Supervising Governmental Auditor I (4142)

Supervising Governmental Auditor I

California State Personnel Board Specification

  • Schematic Code: JB10
  • Class Code: 4142
  • Established: 02/05/1955
  • Revised: 10/17/1978
  • Title Changed: --


Under direction, to direct either a small staff or assist in the direction of a large staff conducting audits of accounts and records of governmental jurisdictions requesting, expending, or accountable for State funds either to determine jurisdiction's need of assistance and financial condition, or to verify proper reporting and the legality and propriety of expenditures; and to do other related work.

Typical Tasks

Supervises the assignment of audits to the staff and maintains uniform application of agency policy, the law, and adequate auditing procedures and techniques; trains the staff, evaluates their performance, and takes or recommends appropriate action; advises staff on the application of the law to such questions as the legality of unusual expenditures claimed against the State; advises the staff on problems of audit procedure; reviews audit reports or summaries of findings and recommendations referred for consideration of questions of interpretation of the law or agency policy; refers to superiors questions requiring policy decisions or legal opinion; makes the more difficult contacts and confers with private and public officials and the staff on significant problems arising during audits; gives testimony and justifies contested audit findings at hearings; may supervise the maintenance of control accounts on funds allocated to local jurisdictions; assists supervisor in such administrative activities as the compilation of work load and other budgetary data or the development of improved audit procedures and techniques; and may, when assigned by the Controller, supervise audits of State agencies and other entities subject to audit by the Controller.

Minimum Qualifications

Either I


One year of experience in the California state service performing the duties of a professional accounting or auditing class equivalent in level to that of a Governmental Auditor III.



Experience: Four years of increasingly responsible professional accounting or auditing experience. For at least one year, this responsibility must have been at a level equivalent to supervising a crew engaged in conducting a variety of audits or financial examinations. and


Education: Either


1. Completion of a prescribed professional accounting curriculum given by a residence or correspondence school of accountancy including courses in elementary and advanced accounting, auditing, cost accounting and business law. or


2. Completion at a collegiate-grade residence institution of the equivalent of sixteen semester hours of professional accounting courses including courses in elementary and advanced accounting, auditing, and cost accounting; and three semester hours of business law.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: General accounting and auditing principles and procedures; specialized auditing practices and procedures as used in auditing governmental jurisdictions; governmental accounting and budgeting; principles and techniques of personnel management and supervision; principles of public finance; business law; department's Affirmative Action Program objectives; a manager's role in the Affirmative Action Program and the processes available to meet affirmative action objectives.


Ability to: Apply general accounting and auditing principles and procedures; apply specialized auditing practices and procedures as used in auditing governmental jurisdictions; plan, organize, and direct the work of a staff engaged in audits of accounts and records of governmental jurisdictions having programs financed by State appropriations, loans, grants-in-aid, or subventions; develop policies and procedure for the statewide auditing program; apply provisions of the law, legal opinions, and court decisions and departmental policies, rules, and regulations related to the work; analyze data and draw sound conclusions; analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action; prepare clear, complete, concise reports; establish and maintain cooperative relations with those contacted in the work; speak and write effectively; effectively contribute to the department's affirmative action objectives.

Special Requirement

Ability to qualify for a fidelity bond.

  Updated: 6/3/2012
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