Auditor-Controller Accounting Manager

Department/Agency of position: 
County of Sonoma Auditor Controller Department
Location of position: 
Santa Rosa, CA
$8,805 – $10,703/Monthly*
Date Posted: 
Monday, December 30, 2019
Closing Date: 
Monday, January 27, 2020
Job Description: 

The Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector seeks an experienced candidate to join their team as an Auditor-Controller Accounting Manager!

Starting salary up to $128,441.36/annually, a cash allowance of approximately $600/month, and a competitive total compensation package*

Working at the County of Sonoma offers expansive opportunities for growth and development, the ability to be a part of a challenging and rewarding work environment, and the satisfaction of knowing you're working to better our communities.

You can also look forward to excellent benefits* including:

  • An annual Staff Development/Wellness Benefit allowance up to $1,700 and ongoing education/training opportunities
  • Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals, 12 paid holidays, and an additional 8 floating holiday hours per year
  • Significant portion of health care premiums paid by the County and access to several health plan options
  • County contribution to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement to help fund post-retirement employee health insurance/benefits
  • Retirement fully integrated with Social Security
  • May be eligible for up to 8 weeks (320 hours) of Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of County employment
  • Eligibility for a salary increase after 1,040 hours (6 months when working full-time) for good work performance; eligibility for a salary increase for good performance every year thereafter, until reaching the top of the salary range

About the Position

As an Auditor-Controller Accounting Manager you will prioritize and coordinate department mandates, goals, and objectives, exercising considerable discretion and independent judgment.

In addition, you will:

  • Oversee a team of 21 full time professional and technical staff
  • Interpret California Revenue and Taxation Code, California Government Code and local ordinances for staff and the general public
  • Collect Property taxes, transient occupancy taxes (TOT), Cannabis taxes, and other revenues for the County and taxing agencies within the County
  • Maintain secured and unsecured tax rolls, and the operation of redemption activity
  • Oversee the preparation and publication of delinquent tax lists, and actions to deed delinquent tax property to the State
  • Prepare and manage the divisional budget

What You Bring

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • A valid Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and/or Certified Public Finance Officer (CPFO) certification is highly desired
  • Extensive knowledge of relevant California State Codes including Revenue and Taxation code
  • Property Tax and tax collection experience
  • Strong leadership skills that positively promote effective communication with staff and a collaborative work environment
  • Experience overseeing a large team of professional, technical and clerical staff
  • Exemplary customer service skills with the ability to handle difficult and demanding public inquiries
  • Solid research and analytical abilities with expertise reviewing, interpreting, applying, and implementing regulations
  • A commitment to improving organizational effectiveness, and the implementation of ongoing quality improvement initiatives

*Salary is negotiable and benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice. For more information, including minimum qualifications, & to apply, visit, or call 707-565-2331. EOE Apply by 1/13/20