JUDICIAL COUNCIL OF CALIFORNIA Auditor (JO# 4654) in San Francisco, California

Audit Services is responsible for auditing the Stateand#39;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 JCCand#39;s executive management may also, at times, request audits (or alternatively non-audit consultative reviews) of the JCCand#39;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 branchand#39;s financial information and requires, at a minimum, that the incumbent develops or possesses a general understanding of the Stateand#39;s accounting and financial reporting practices. Assignments can also focus on other areas, such as the branchand#39;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 Servicesand#39; 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. RESPONSIBILITIES 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 signifcant 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 ResponsibilitiesAssigned as support staff to audit management as needed for special investigations (annually). QUALIFICATIONS Minimum QualificationsBachelorand#39;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. OR 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 Associ