Associate Management Auditor (AMA) or Staff Services Management Auditor (SSMA)

  • State Controller's Office/Sacramento
  • Sacramento, CA, USA
  • Nov 14, 2019
Full time Accounting Finance General Business Government

Job Description

About this Job

The Compliance Audits Bureau primarily performs field audits of local governmental agencies to ensure adherence to specific regulatory requirements. Examples include: audits of court revenue remittances to the State Treasurer, mandated cost claim audits, and audits of methods employed by counties to apportion and allocate property tax revenues. 

Scope of Position: Associate Management Auditor Under general direction provided by the Audit Manager (Senior Management Auditor), the Associate Management Auditor will perform at the first full journey person of the series in completing complex and difficult engagements (audits, attestations, and/or reviews) in an independent and proficient manner. An Associate Management Auditor may be assisted by Staff Services Management Auditors and other Associate Management Auditors in the performance of engagements in a single agency or a small group of related agencies. The incumbent also may be assigned to other projects within the division that require a first full journey level auditor skill set.

Staff Services Management Auditor Under close supervision provided by a Senior Management Auditor, the incumbent will learn and develop appropriate skills and methods related to a variety of engagements (audits, attestations, and/or reviews) for compliance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations. This is a training and development classification. Typically, the incumbent will perform tasks directed by a Staff Management Auditor (Specialist) or Associate Management Auditor. The incumbent may also personally perform the least complex engagements.

Duties and Responsibilities:(Candidates must perform the following functions with or without reasonable accommodations.) Duties will be commensurate with the level for which the candidate is hired.

Conduct Audits:

  • Perform audits in an independent and proficient manner in order to fulfill contractual agreements; and statutory and constitutional responsibilities, using software such as Microsoft Office and TeamMate. 
  • Ensure that the audit work is properly supported and sufficient to support audit findings, and that it meets the requirements of SCO’s Engagement Manual and professional auditing standards. 

Planning Audits:

  • Determine hours required and estimated completion dates for each step in the engagement planning memorandum in accordance with the SCO’s Engagement Manual and professional auditing standards. 
  • Plan and complete assigned audits effectively within budgeted hours.

Internal Control Evaluation:

  • Evaluate auditee’s system of internal control significant to the audit objectives, and make recommendations, where appropriate, as required by the audit scope in accordance with the SCO’s Engagement Manual and professional auditing standards. 
  • Perform expanded testing of internal control as deemed necessary.


  • Recommend changes or updates to audit programs or procedures to the auditor-in-charge or Senior Management Auditor.
  • Inform the Senior Management Auditor or auditor-in-charge of the audit progress, audit problems, new audit areas, and other factors affecting audit operation and timeliness of reports.
  • Provide the field audit supervisor with information for evaluating staff performance.

Act in Lead Role:

  • Coordinate and assign audit tasks to each team member.
  • Train and assist auditors in developing audit findings and recommendations.
  • Conduct meetings, and discuss audit issues and findings.
  • Review audit working papers for clarity and accuracy.


  • Travel to and from the audit site—average up to 60% overnight travel.

Other information

Submit complete application package electronically via your CalCareers account or to address (listed below). Refer to the website provided for actual job posting and required documents for application package.

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State Controller's Office
Attn: Human Resources Office - IG
300 Capitol Mall 3rd Floor, Ste 300
Sacramento, CA 95814

The final filing date is December 9th, 2019, by 5:00 p.m.

Rate of Pay

$7,108 per month

Date posted

Nov 14, 2019