Judicial Council of California
Audit Services is responsible for auditing the State's 58 superior courts and assessing their compliance with the policies and procedures adopted by the Judicial Council of California (JCC). Such policies include the Trial Court Financial Policies and Procedures Manual and the California Rules of Court, among others. The JCC's executive management may also, at times, request audits (or alternatively non-audit consultative reviews) of the JCC's internal operations.
This position can conduct audits of the superior courts or perform non-audit consultative reviews that focus on the high-risk areas facing the JCC and the judicial branch. These audits or reviews can involve the detailed review of the branch's financial information and requires, at a minimum, that the incumbent develops or possesses a general understanding of the State's accounting and financial reporting practices. Assignments can also focus on other areas, such as the branch's court construction activity or on information technology (IT) security protocols, similarly requiring the incumbent to develop or possess experience in these areas. Upon the completion of audit testing and analysis, the incumbent prepares working papers, writes draft findings, and discusses the results with the auditee and with Audit Services' management. Effective written and verbal communication skills are essential for the position.
Working under the direction of a senior auditor, the position receives general instruction on non-complex and straightforward audit assignments and receives greater levels of instruction on moderate to highly-complex and high-profile assignments.
Performs work on assigned audit engagements of superior courts;
Gathers information to determine the extent to which the auditee is complying with
applicable policies and procedures, statutes, rules of court, and the terms and provisions
of contracts and agreements;
Analyzes data for trends or deviations and assesses the associated risks;
Conducts audit or non-audit consultative work, as part of team, of of all sizes,
complexities, or sensitivities relating to the operational, financial, and compliance
activities of the branch;
Gathers all types of information to determine the extent to which the branch is complying
with policies and procedures, statutes, rules of court, and the terms and provisions of
contracts and/or grant agreements;
Completes assigned testing and analysis in a timely manner;
Documents work to support conclusions reached and issues identified, and
communicates potentially significant issues to auditor-in-charge for additional guidance;
Participates in entrance and exit conferences;
Researches and gathers background information regarding overall assignment and
assigned areas of testing;
Participates in planning sessions for the audit or non-audit consultative review;
Participates in planning the scope and approach of the audit or non-audit consultative
review for assigned areas, organizes assigned work, and prepares work plan for review
and approval by the auditor-in-charge;
Communicates unusual and technically challenging findings to auditee management
during the course of the audit or non-audit consultative review, including technical,
controversial, or sensitive results.
Other Duties and Responsibilities
Assigned as support staff to audit management as needed for special investigations
Bachelor's degree, preferably in business, finance, accounting or directly related field; three (3) years of professional, exempt-level experience in auditing; and ability to travel. Additional directly related experience and/or education may be substituted on a year-for-year basis.
Two years as an Associate Analyst with the Judicial Council of California performing audit-related duties or two years of experience performing the duties of a class comparable in the level of responsibility to that of an Associate Analyst in a California state government entity.
LICENSING AND CERTIFICATIONS
Valid driver's license.
Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS)
Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS)
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Practices, and Procedures
Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) pronouncements
The organization of State government and applicable administrative policy, procedure, and
Principles and practices of auditing manual and automated financial systems
Principles and practices of State administrative functions, such as budgeting, accounting,
human resources, procurement, contracting, and information technology services and
Principles and practices of data collection and control, and reviewing documents for
accuracy and completeness
Apply government accounting, budgeting, and auditing principles, standards, and
Research and understand State and Federal laws, regulations, policy, and procedures
Conduct audits or reviews of government accounts and records, both in hardcopy and
As the incumbent progresses, the following professional certifications are desirable:
Certified Public Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor.
Optional certifications include, but are not limited to, Certified Fraud Auditor/Examiner or
Certified Information Systems Auditor
Please Note: If you are selected for hire, verification of employment eligibility or authorization to work in the United States will be required.
How To Apply
To ensure consideration of your application for the earliest round of interviews, please apply by 5:00 P.M. on Monday, April 9, 2018. This position requires the submission of our official application, response to the supplemental questions, and a resume to be considered for the job.
To obtain a printed application, please download a copy from the Careers page on our website under the Special Access section, and click on the Employment Application link OR
Judicial Council of California
455 Golden Gate Avenue, 5th Floor
San Francisco, California 94102-3688
415-865-4272 Telecommunications Device for the Deaf
Please refer to Auditor, Job Opening # 4654 on your application materials and all correspondence.
The Judicial Council provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities who request such accommodation. Reasonable accommodation needs should be requested through Human Resources at (415)865-4260.
The supplemental questions are intended to provide more detailed information about your work experience which will allow us to better assess your qualifications. Responses to these questions must be completed and submitted with your application and resume in order for your application to be considered for review.
1. Please describe your past work experience in auditing. Specifically, elaborate on which
audit firm or agency you worked for, the types of audits or reviews you participated in,
your level of responsibility, and how frequently you interacted with the management of
those you audited.
2. Provide a specific example of how you successfully worked with multiple stakeholders
(both within the audit team and externally) to identify an important audit recommendation
that prompted change. Describe both why the finding was important and the specific
corrective action that the entity took as a result of your work.
3. Please explain why you are interested in this position and how your education, past work
experiences, and/or qualifications have prepared you to be successful.
4. Describe, in your view, the characteristics of a successful audit and the kinds of
contributions you can make to recreate that success as an auditor on our team.
Pay and Benefits
Monthly Salary Range: $6,173 to $9,259
(*Starting salary: $6,173 per month/ $74,076 per year)
Some highlights of our benefits package include:
Health/Dental/Vision benefits program
13 paid holidays per calendar year
Choice of Annual Leave or Sick/Vacation Leave
1 personal holiday per year
$130 transit pass subsidy per month
CalPERS Retirement Plan
401(k) and 457 deferred compensation plans
Employee Assistance Program
Basic Life and AD&D Insurance
Long Term Care Program (employee paid/optional)
Group Legal Plan (employee paid/optional)
Equal Employment Opportunity
The Judicial Council of California is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Judicial Council of California
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