The Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) is accepting applications for three permanent Financial Institutions Examiner (FIE) positions in the Division of Banking. The positions are located in Los Angeles.
DFI is considered one of the premier State departments offering programs and opportunities which focus on and support employees.
POSITION DESCRIPTION: Under the general supervision and direction of the Financial Institutions Manager (Examinations Manager), the FIE assists in the examination of the books and records of the Department’s licensees and/or their affiliates. The FIE performs assignments relating to the administration and enforcement of applicable laws and regulations.
DUTIES: Works with a team of examiners to provide the licensee with competent, expeditious, and cost-effective supervision. Prepares examination reports and analysis of licensees that accurately communicate examination findings and the financial condition of the licensee. Makes recommendations for corrective actions needed to address findings of his or her reviews and evaluations. Makes presentations and writes comments, and edits and coordinates the report of comments of other examiners. These duties require incumbent to visit Department licensees, which requires the ability to travel to various locations on a daily basis.
Works arithmetical computations, gathers, organizes, summarizes, and interprets financial data, and analyzes data and draws sound conclusions. Establishes and maintains cooperative relations with those contacted in the work field, communicates effectively, and evaluates and appraises information. Analyzes situations accurately and takes effective action. Uses a variety of spreadsheets or word processing software packages and applies specialized financial examining practices and procedures. Performs detailed portion of financial institutions, business firms, or services examinations. Analyzes financial and operating statements, reports, and records relating to licensee operations. Prepares clear, concise, and accurate reports. Assists with or conducts meetings with management of licensees and/or affiliates with regard to financial operational practices, general financial condition, and the scope and adequacy of financial and operating report systems as disclosed during examinations. Processes applications and requests and makes recommendations.
Participates in formal, in-house, on-the-job and continuing education training programs.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: To be successful in the position the incumbent needs to posses the following skills, education, and experience: Education equivalent to graduation from college with a specialization in accounting, business administration, economics, finance, or a related business/management specialization. Or, completion of a prescribed professional accounting curriculum given by a residence or correspondence school of accountancy, including courses in elementary and advanced or intermediate accounting, auditing, cost accounting, and business law. Or, completion of the equivalent of 16 semester hours of professional accounting courses given by a collegiate-grade residence institution, including courses in elementary and advanced or intermediate accounting, auditing, and cost accounting; and three semester hours of business law.
Knowledge of general and specialized accounting and auditing principles and procedures, business law, statistics, information systems programs, and the English language with proficiency in reading, writing, and grammar. Familiar with the functions of the Department of Financial Institutions, regulatory terminology, applicable Federal rules and regulations and operations of regulatory agencies that work closely with the Department. Exhibits tact, and good interpersonal skills.
WHO MAY APPLY: Eligible candidates who are current State employees with status in the above classification, transfer eligibility from an equivalent class, former State employees who can reinstate into the above class, and persons who are reachable on a current employment list for the above class. We may consider a Training & Development assignment. Applications will be screened and only the most qualified candidates will be considered.
All interested applicants must submit a standard State Application Form STD 678 (with original signature and date), and must clearly indicate the basis of their eligibility in the “Explanations Section” of the STD 678, such as: employment list, reinstatement, lateral transfers, SROA, training and development assignment. Applications without the eligibility information may not be considered. Appointment is subject to SROA and State surplus policies. The SROA/surplus candidates must submit a copy of their status letter in order to be considered for this vacancy.
You must include position number: “407-005-4101-084/116/901” in the Job Title section of your state application in order to be considered for this vacancy. Applications not postmarked by the final filing date will not be accepted.
Fingerprinting, for the purpose of obtaining criminal history through the Department of Justice, will be required for these positions. In addition, other available sources of background information may be reviewed prior to appointment.
If you are not a current or former State employee you must first take an examination to obtain list eligibility. For information on how to become a State employee refer to the State Personnel Board at www.spb.ca.gov.
The Department of Financial Institutions provides equal employment opportunities to all regardless of age, race, sex (gender), ancestry, color, religion, disability, national origin, marital status, political affiliation or opinion, sexual orientation or pregnancy.
Financial Institutions Examiner
407 - 005 - 4101 - 084
Final Filing Date:
Human Resources 1810 13th Street Sacramento, 95811
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