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Auditor-Controller Chief Deputy Auditor-Controller

Monterey County
SALINAS, CA Full-time
Posted on July 21, 2019


Application Filing Deadline:  Open Until Filled
Priority Screening Date: Friday, August 9, 2019
                                                             Exam #: 19/20B97/07ND

All application materials must be received by the priority screening date for a guaranteed review. Applications received after this date will be considered on an as needed basis until the position is filled.


The Monterey County Auditor-Controller  seeks a results-oriented professional to manage, plan, organize and direct the work of the department's General Accounting Division.  The incumbent must represent the Auditor-Controller's Office with tact, diplomacy and professionalism.


The Auditor-Controller is an elected official who provides the County of Monterey with financial leadership and expert advice on a wide range of fiscal matters and advocates financial integrity and accountability in all County business practices.  The department consists of five divisions:  Administration, Systems, General Accounting, Internal Audit and Disbursements (Accounts Payable, Payroll and Property Tax).


Examples of Duties

The Ideal Candidate
Will have a proven track record demonstrating knowledge of:

  • Governmental accounting principles, practices, and procedures.
  • Quantitative analysis and business statistics.
  • Principles and methods of personnel management to include supervision, leadership and team building.
  • Computerized data processing as it relates to accounting operations information systems.
  • State and Federal laws and regulations governing the financial operations of local government, including those affecting fiscal operations, public finance, and financial reporting.

The successful applicant will have the ability to:

  • Plan, organize, direct and manage the General Accounting division of the Auditor-Controller's Office, to include oversight of the preparation of the County financial report, the County-wide Cost Allocation Plan, County and Special District Financial Transaction Reports, the Adopted Budget, and the Single Audit Report.
  • Select, supervise, train, and evaluate the performance of professional and technical staff.
  • Provide advice and assistance to departments and special districts; establish and maintain budgetary controls; analyze, evaluate and solve complex and difficult fiscal, accounting and administrative problems.
  • Coordinate division activities with those of other divisions, departments and agencies.
  • Recommend, develop, write, review, and implement policies and procedures dealing with County financial controls, accounting, and financial reporting; develop and revise accounting and other systems and procedures.
  • Review new legislation, regulations, laws; research special financial, accounting and related problems; prepare, review, interpret, explain and apply highly complex fiscal data and reports.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships and provide excellent customer service.
Highly Desirable:
  • Possession of a valid certificate issued by the California Board of Accountancy to practice as a certified public accountant (CPA).


Examples of Experience/Education/Training


The knowledge and abilities listed above may be acquired through various types of experiences, education or training.  Typical ways to acquire the required knowledge and abilities are listed below:

Education:  Equivalent to completion of a bachelor's degree in Accounting, finance, Economics, Business or Public Administration or a closely related field with course work in accounting, finance and business administration.
Experience:  Five years of increasingly responsible professional accounting or auditing experience that includes one year of experience as a supervisor.
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Additional Information


Monterey County offers an excellent benefits package. To view the "X" Unit Benefit Summary please visit our website. This information is not legally binding, nor does it serve as a contract. The benefits listed in the Monterey County Personnel Policies and Practices Resolution or Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) prevail over this listing.


As a condition of employment, prospective employees will be required to submit to a background investigation to include fingerprinting and a credit check and may include a review of information concerning present and/or prior employment, driving record, and record of criminal conviction. Employees must have and show their Social Security Card on the first day of work. Employment is contingent upon acceptable documentation verifying identity and authorization for employment in the U.S.; a list of acceptable documents is available on the USCIS Form I-9. If you are hired into this classification in a temporary position, your rate of pay will be hourly and you will not be eligible for the benefits listed in the summary. If you believe you possess a disability that would require test accommodation, please call the Human Resources Analyst at (831) 755-5092.

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Applications may be obtained from and submitted to:
Monterey County, Auditor Controller Department
Attn: Nairi Davis, Senior Human Resources Analyst
168 W. Alisal Street, 3rd Floor – Human Resources, Salinas, CA 93901
Phone: (831) 755-5092 Fax: (831) 757-5298


The selection process is tentative and applicants will be notified if changes are made. The competitive selection process includes submittal of required application materials. A complete application packet will include:
  • A completed County of Monterey Employment Application
  • Responses to all of the Supplemental Questions
Priority Screening Date: Friday, August 9, 2019
Applicants who fail to provide all required materials by the application filing deadline will not be considered. Resumes, cover letters, letters of interest, and other correspondence will not be accepted as a substitute for required application materials. All required application materials will be competitively evaluated. Those applicants that are determined to be the most appropriately qualified will be invited to participate further in the selection process. To assess applicants' possession of required qualifications, the process may include an oral examination, pre-exam exercises, performance exam, and/or written examination.


Monterey County is a drug-free work place and an equal opportunity employer. The County seeks candidates who can make contributions in an environment of cultural and ethnic diversity. Monterey County provides reasonable accommodations for the disabled. If you believe you possess a disability that would require test accommodation, please call the Human Resources Analyst at (831) 755-5092