About Grant Parks
Grant Parks, California State Auditor
Governor Newsom appointed Grant Parks to the position of California State Auditor in December 2022. For more than 20 years, Grant has worked as an auditor with the State in an effort to promote accountability and transparency in government. Grant began his career as an entry-level auditor with the State Auditor's Office in 1999. During the next 17 years, he advanced through the office's leadership to become an audit principal responsible for the planning, execution, and drafting of audit reports of several large departments within the State, including Corrections and Rehabilitation, Public Health, Education, Veterans Affairs, and the Secretary of State's Office, among others. Grant also led various audit teams focusing on local agencies such as the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, the Bay Area Rapid Transit, and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission.
After 17 years at the State Auditor's Office, Grant joined the Judicial Council of California in 2016 and managed its audits office. In this capacity, he helped to establish the judicial branch's audit committee, prepared the branch's annual audit plans, managed the Judicial Council's audit work, and issued various audit advisories designed to improve trial court operations. Grant also contributed to revisions of the judicial branch's financial and procurement policies, as well as other judicial programs.
Grant is a native of the Sacramento area. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles, and earned a Masters in Business Administration from the University of California, Davis.