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About the DFPI

The Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI) is California’s financial regulator, working to protect consumers by examining and licensing financial activities and taking action against unfair, deceptive, or abusive practices. We oversee state-chartered banks, credit unions, student loan servicers, and more. The DFPI has office locations in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego, and San Francisco. The DFPI offers benefit packages, competitive salary, a robust training program and opportunities for advancement.


Position Details

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Financial Institutions Examiner




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Work Location:

Sacramento or San Francisco





Job Type:

Permanent, Full Time


Job Description And Duties

The Department of Financial Protection and Innovation is recruiting 1, Permanent, Full-time Field Examiner (Financial Institutions Examiner) positions within the Division of Corporations and Financial Institutions Office of Credit Unions. These positions are to be located in San Francisco or Sacramento office. This recruitment may be used to fill subsequent vacancies of these positions within the next 180 days.

Under the general supervision of a Financial Institutions Manager (FIM), the Financial Institutions Examiner (FIE) is responsible for participating in the examinations of State licensed credit unions conducted in accordance with the Uniform Financial Institutions Rating System and the applicable State and Federal laws and regulations. The FIE may be assigned either as a team member or lead examiner and is responsible for reporting their conclusions in a memorandum of their assigned area or in a Report of Examination. As EIC, the FIE coordinates the work of examiners assigned to an examination, and reviews and edits workpaper and report comments of other examiners. Assists with or conducts examination fieldwork and exit meetings with management of licensees and/or affiliates. 


Final Filing Date: 6/4/2024


Examination Information

Applicants will need to take and pass the online FIE exam/assessment to be eligible to apply for FIE positions. Please visit:


Minimum Qualifications

Either I

Education: Equivalent to graduation from college with a specialization in accounting, business administration, economics, finance, or a related business/management specialization. (Registration as a senior in a recognized institution will admit applicants to the examination, but they must produce evidence of graduation or the equivalent before they can be considered eligible for appointment.)


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.


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. (Persons who will complete course work requirements outlined under II and III above during the current quarter or semester will be admitted to the examination, but they must produce evidence of successful completion of the curriculum and the prescribed courses before they may be considered eligible for appointment.)


Consider a rewarding and challenging career with the DFPI!


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