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Under general direction, manages and directs, through subordinate supervisors, staff conducting interstate and intrastate audits of nongovernmental entities under the jurisdiction of the Office of the State Controller for nationwide compliance with California's Unclaimed Property Laws.
Plan, organize, and manage the selection, scheduling and direction of interstate and intrastate audits of private, nongovernmental businesses such as savings and loan institutions, public utilities, multinational corporations; as complex audit issues arise, advise subordinate supervisors of effective methods of audit resolution; serve as a resource to auditors for information regarding establishment of effective electronic data processing tracking and accounting systems; provide expert assistance and consultative services to business representatives, including presidents, vice- presidents, comptrollers, and/or attorneys in refining in-place automated audit programs; make recommendations to Office of the State Controller's management regarding new policy, procedure, and audit techniques; maintain an atmosphere of cooperation between Office and field audit activities, resulting in a coordinated audit program; confer with auditee's representatives including legal staff and comptrollers to discuss audit results and continued program compliance; serve as witness when litigation results from audit findings; consult with and make recommendations to the Assistant Deputy Controller and Controller for legislation required to carry out mandated objectives; consult with the Controller's Office legal staff if conflicts arise between audit staff and the auditee; coordinate audit progress and conclusions with Office of the State Controller's headquarters.
One year of experience performing the duties of a professional auditing classification equivalent in responsibility to the Supervising Auditor II, State Controller's Office, level in the California state service.
Experience: Five years of increasingly responsible professional experience in government, commercial, or public auditing, at least two years of which shall have been equivalent in responsibility to that involved in directing and managing an audit program with several field crews of auditors, final review of audit findings, or with responsibility for highly specialized major audit functions. and Education: Either
1. Equivalent to graduation from college, with specialization in accounting. or
2. Completion of either:
a. 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
b. Equivalent of 16 semester hours of professional accounting courses given by a collegiate grade residence institution, including courses in elementary and advanced accounting, auditing, and cost accounting; and three semester hours of business law.
Knowledge of: Advanced organizational skills; general accounting and auditing principles, practices, and procedures; investigative techniques; provisions of laws administered by the Office of the State Controller; business law; office organizational methods and procedures; principles of personnel management; principles and techniques of effective organization management and supervision; uniform accounting systems and financial procedures required to meet California regulations; 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 practices and procedures as used in major auditing programs administered by the Office of the State Controller; apply the provisions of laws administer by the Office, related legal opinions and court decisions; plan, organize, and manage the work of staff engaged in auditing accounts and records of businesses subject to laws administered by the Office of the State Controller; analyze data and make sound administrative decisions; analyze audit related situations and problems accurately and adopt an effective course of action; maintain an atmosphere of cooperation between audit teams and auditee; understand and enforce the State of California and department equal employment and affirmative action policies; effectively contribute to the Department's affirmative action objectives; integrate the activities and objectives of the businesses being audited with those of the State of California to achieve common goals; apply logical reasoning; demonstrate flexibility and innovation in the approach to problem resolution; communicate effectively.
Ability to qualify for a fidelity bond.