California Department of Finance

Because we function as the Governor’s chief fiscal policy advisor, our employees work on issues and programs that are of concern to the Governor, the Legislature, and the people of California. Working at the Department of Finance (Finance) provides unique opportunities for learning the operations of State government and shaping public policy and processes in one of the largest economies in the world. Finance serves as the Governor’s chief fiscal policy advisor and promotes long-term economic sustainability and responsible resource allocation. Professional career paths at Finance include:

  • Accounting Policies and System Support – The Fiscal Systems and Consulting Unit (FSCU) sets statewide fiscal and accounting policies and procedures. The unit provides fiscal and accounting training, advice, and consulting services to departments to ensure that the state’s assets are protected, and that accurate and timely financial information is maintained. FSCU provides guidance on statewide fund reconciliation, administers the federal Cash Management Improvement Act and statewide cost allocation plans. The unit participates in the development of statewide financial systems and represents the state on a variety of accounting and federal issues. 
  • Administration – The Administrative Services Unit provides Finance employees with support and customer service in many areas such as business services, human resources, information technology, learning and development, and Finance’s operating budget. 
  • Budget and Policy – The budget and policy units are responsible for a wide range of fiscal policy responsibilities, including the preparation, enactment, and administration of the Governor’s Budget. Staff work with top management of state government and legislative staff regarding fiscal and programmatic policies of the Administration. Budget and policy staff also provide fiscal and programmatic analyses of legislative bills and make recommendations to the Governor and the Legislature. 
  • Demographic, Economic Research, and Revenue and Taxation – These units are responsible for monitoring and forecasting the state’s population, economic, and tax revenue trends to support all fiscal and the Finance 2019 Leadership Accountability Report December 31, 2019 Page 1 of 8 policy decisions. The Demographic Research unit is designated as the single official source of demographic data and enrollment and population projections for state planning and budgeting. The Economic Research unit develops California economic data, prepares economic forecasts, and provides advice on economic policy issues. The Financial Research unit builds and maintains revenue forecasting models, provides revenue forecasts to assist the Executive Branch in preparing the state budget, and analyzes regulations and developments affecting tax laws.
  • Office of State Audits and Evaluations – OSAE supports Finance in supervising the state’s financial and business policies and conserving the state’s rights, interests, and resources through independent financial audits and objective evaluations of state programs and policies, and other related services. Also, OSAE monitors and coordinates statewide State Leadership Accountability Act compliance, issues Audit Memos to provide instruction to departments and internal audit organizations, promotes bond accountability through ongoing oversight activities, and coordinates and carries out the state’s responsibility related to the federal Single Audit Act
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California Department of Finance Hybrid (Sacramento, CA, USA)
The Office of State Evaluations (OSAE), here at the Department of Finance, is hiring Manager, Financial & Performance Evaluators! Applications are now being accepted through 05/22/2024! Application Link: https://calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=431155   In this role you will manage a large professional staff, typically through subordinate supervisors, by providing technical direction, supervision, and leadership. This includes the following: · Manage a large professional staff, providing technical direction, supervision, and leadership, while maintaining proficiency in all FPE levels. · Plan, coordinate, and monitor multiple projects with various stakeholders to support finance’s core values, goals, and mission. · Ensure quality control of projects, communicate the value of services, and participate in administrative functions to maintain proficiency and provide recommendations to stakeholders. Experience Requirement: Five...

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California Department of Finance Hybrid (Sacramento, CA, USA)
We are looking for an Information Technology Specialist I to join our Cloud Administration team! You will help manage and troubleshoot our cloud systems, including Microsoft Azure services and security tools, to ensure our Department runs smoothly and securely. We are also willing to consider an Information Technology Associate for this role.     Title: Information Technology Specialist I/ Information Technology Associate       Information Technology Specialist I  $6,325.00 - $8,474.00 L (per month)   $6,955.00 - $9,319.00 M   $7,634.00 - $10,229.00 N     Information Technology Associate     $4,792.00 - $6,420.00 L (per month)   $5,266.00 - $7,057.00 M   $5,757.00 - $7,716.00 N   $6,332.00 - $8,487.00 O      Company: The State of California, Department of Finance   Unit: Enterprise Architecture (Cloud Administration)...

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California Department of Finance Hybrid (Sacramento, CA, USA)
Would you describe yourself as a strong negotiator with great leadership skill? Are you in pursuit of a role where you will have the opportunity where you will have the opportunity to influence statewide budgetary and fiscal policy? If so, the Assistant Program Budget Manager opening within the Health Services Unit at the Department of Finance, may be the perfect fit for you!   Title: Assistant Program Budget Manager Company: The State of California, Department of Finance Unit: Health Services Unit Application Deadline: November 10, 2023 Application Link: (Please Note, only applications submitted at this link will be considered) https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=398275 Responsibilities: Participates in the formulation, improvement, management, and evaluation of the Administration's statewide fiscal plans, programs, and policies affecting or affected by the assignment area. Represents and...

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California Department of Finance Hybrid (Sacramento, CA, USA)
Company:   The State of California, Department of Finance Unit:   Oversight and Accountability Unit Application Deadline : October 31, 2023 Important:   $12,329.00 - $13,998.00 This position may be eligible for an additional 10% to 15% recruitment and retention pay differential pending approval from CalHR. Finance has implemented a hybrid telework model, which requires employees to work in the office for a minimum of two days during the workweek. The hybrid policy is subject to change, and additional in-office days may be required at management's discretion or based on operational needs. Job Code #: JC-397326 Position #: 300-700-7500-005 Application Link: (Please Note, only applications submitted at this link will be considered) https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=397326 Responsibilities: Manage the Department's budget, audits and research operations staff in the Oversight and Accountability Unit (OAU)...

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California Department of Finance Hybrid (Sacramento, CA, USA)
Do you have a passion for Enterprise Architecture? Are you versed in cloud computing technology?  Would you like to lead information technology initiatives and projects? If you have the desire to work with a team of dedicated IT professional, join the Department of Finance as an Information Technology Manager I, in the Enterprise Architecture Unit! Title: Information Technology Specialist II (Technical/Project Lead) Company: The State of California, Department of Finance Unit: Information Technology Enterprise Architecture Unit Application Deadline : October 14, 2023 Important:   Finance has implemented a hybrid telework model, which requires employees to work in the office for a minimum of two days during the workweek. The hybrid policy is subject to change, and additional in-office days may be required at management's discretion or based on operational needs. Job Code #: JC-394957 Position #: 300-914-1414-XXX...