Department/Agency of position: 
Alameda County Auditor-Controller Agency
Location of position: 
Oakland, CA
$32.77 – $39.83 Hourly/$63,901.50 – $77,668.50 Annually
Date Posted: 
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Closing Date: 
Monday, November 13, 2017
Job Description: 

The Alameda County Auditor-Controller Agency is a general government agency which provides direct services to County residents as well as administrative and operational support to County departments. The department has approximately 200 full-time employees and an estimated budget of $35.9 million. The Agency develops and maintains the County’s accounting, payroll, audit, tax analysis, budget and grants, contract compliance and cost plan systems and procedures. The Central Collections Department collects receivables mandated by State and federal laws and regulations. The Office of the Clerk-Recorder provides for the recording of all recordable documents and maps, collection and distribution of fees and taxes from recording documents and maintenance of the vital statistics register. For more information about our Agency, please visit

We are currently accepting applications for the position of Auditor. Auditor is the entry class into the professional auditor series. Incumbents in this class perform professional auditing, accounting and/or compliance work relating to the County and its operations. Individuals hired as Auditors initially work under close direction while performing auditing, compliance or professional technical governmental accounting functions within the Auditor Agency. After gaining experience and demonstrating proficiency which meet the qualifications of the Senior Auditor level, incumbents are eligible to promote to the higher level (Senior Auditor has an annual salary going up to $90,967.50). Incumbents at the Auditor level are expected to develop the knowledge, skills and abilities needed in order to perform the full range of professional auditor tasks with minimal assistance or supervision.

Positions are located in Oakland, CA (our offices are easily-accessible from BART’s Lake Merritt and 12th Street stations).

Minimum Qualifications:

EITHER I Possession of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university (180 quarter units or 120 semester units). Concentration in accounting, business administration, finance or closely related field is desired;

OR II The equivalent of four years recent full-time experience in a professional position involving the exercise of auditing or accounting duties or closely related field.

OR III Any combination of education from an accredited college or university and relevant experience as described above in patterns I and II.

License and Special Requirements: Some positions within this class may require the possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's License and employees may be required to provide their own means of transportation to and from work assignments.

Certificate: Possession of one or more of the following certifications is desirable:

• Active Certified Public Accountant (CPA) issued by California Board of Accountancy or other state’s equivalent • Active Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) • Active Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) issued by the Institute of Internal Auditors • Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) issued by the American Payroll Association • Fundamental Payroll Professional (FCP) issued by the American Payroll Association

Deadline: The application deadline is Monday, November 13, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. All application materials (including a properly completed County employment application and Supplemental Questionnaire) must be received by the deadline.