About the Position
Under the general supervision of the Program and Project Supervisor and with guidance of a Senior Management Auditor, the SSMA is responsible for assisting senior auditors on the completion of more difficult and various complex financial, attestation, and performance audits, such as water and sewer utility audits, balancing account audits, communications audits, CPUC user fees audits, energy efficiency program audits, energy procurement audits, and audits requested by CPUC divisions or Commissioners, per professional auditing standards. In addition, the SSMA may be assigned to independently perform less complex audit assignments in accordance with professional auditing standards.
SSMA assists senior auditors with conducting and completing financial, attestation, and performance audits as required by professional auditing standards. Assists with preparing clear, concise, timely, accurate, and complete working papers, and assists with developing written audit reports describing the results of the audits, which include identifying problem areas, describing analysis performed, developing all components of an audit finding, drawing sound conclusions, and making recommendations for improvements in systems, programs, policies, and/or procedures. Performs audit field work in the office or at a worksite and assists with preparing audit reports as required by applicable auditing standards.
SSMA assists senior auditors in gathering information for the preparation of audit plans/programs according to professional auditing standards, which include determining the purpose, scope, methodology, assessment of risk, budget hours and milestone dates. Assists in gathering background information, analyzing and researching audit criteria such as laws, decisions, regulations, and policies. Assists in conducting effective entrance/exit conferences. Assists in conducting presentations to decision-makers and management concerning audit findings, conclusions, and recommendations. Exercises flexibility in responding to changing workloads.
The position requires excellent verbal and written communication skills, analytical skills, the ability to work well within a team environment and independently, and to coordinate and/or participate in multiple projects.
Travel is required for the position.
About the Division
Do you see yourself at the forefront of protecting interests of Californians and ensuring regulated utilities are held accountable? The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is one of the State’s leading regulatory agencies. The CPUC regulates utilities across industries that provide some of the most essential services that drive California’s economy and is responsible for ensuring that all Californians have universal access to safe and reliable infrastructure and affordable utility services.
The Utility Audit Branch (UAB) of the Utility Audits, Risk and Compliance Division provides audit services of all regulated utilities throughout the state and verifies utilities’ adherence to applicable standards and compliance with regulatory requirements. UAB performs a variety of external audits and attestation engagements of energy, communications, water and sewer utility companies for purposes of protecting consumers’ interests and assisting the CPUC in safeguarding public purpose programs funded by rates collected from consumers. The UAB’s completed audits provide assurances of consumer protection from utility non-compliance, misuse of ratepayer funds, or issues affecting consumer health and safety. If you would like to contribute to transparency and accountability of the regulated utilities, then we encourage you to apply. The UAB values strong analytical and communication skills and seeks self-driven motivated individuals who can work well independently or in teams, and can adjust well to a dynamic environment.
About the CPUC
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is one of the most influential regulatory agencies in the United States. Amongst other things, the CPUC regulates privately owned energy, telecommunications, and water utility companies. The CPUC has worked to protect consumers and ensure the provision of safe, reliable utility service and infrastructure at just and reasonable rates, with a commitment to environmental enhancement and a healthy California economy.
How to apply
To find out more and apply for this amazing opportunity, please visit: https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=250539
Equal Opportunity Employer
The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.
It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free workplace. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.
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