Chief Deputy Auditor-Controller

Chief Deputy Auditor-Controller
County of Monterey
 Salinas, California
Job Description

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

Open Until Filled

Priority Screening Date: Monday, August 22, 2022

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.


  • Plans, organizes, directs, and manages the functions of the General Accounting Division of the Auditor-Controller’s Office.
  • Selects, supervises, trains, coaches, and evaluates the performance of professional, technical, and clerical staff.
  • Coordinates division activities with those of other divisions, departments, and agencies.
  • Recommends, develops, writes, reviews, and implements policies and procedures for use by divisional, departmental, County, and other agencies’ staff.
  • Reviews new legislation, regulations, and laws, researches special financial, accounting and related problems, and conducts highly complex studies.
  • Provides advice and assistance to departments and special districts, establishes, and maintains budgetary system controls, and performs highly complex financial analysis.
  • Develops, writes, reviews, and implements policies and procedures dealing with financial controls, accounting, and financial reporting
  • Oversees the preparation and publication of various financial reports including, but not limited to the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report, County-wide Cost Allocation Plan, County and Special District Financial Transaction Reports, Adopted Budget, and the Single Audit Report.


Will have a proven track record demonstrating the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

Thorough knowledge of:

  • Governmental accounting principles, practices, and procedures
  • The principles and methods of management, including work planning, analysis, and organization.

Working knowledge of:

  • The principles and practices of supervision and training
  • Computerized data processing as it relates to accounting operations and management 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
  • Quantitative analysis.

Some knowledge of:

  • Business statistics

Skill and Ability to:

  • Plan, organize, coordinate, and direct complex Countywide accounting activities.
  • Analyze, evaluate, and solve complex and difficult fiscal, accounting, and administrative problems.
  • Select, supervise, train, and evaluate the performance of professional, technical, and clerical staff.
  • Prepare, review, interpret, explain, and apply complex fiscal data and reports
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Develop and revise accounting and other systems and procedures.
  • Prepare clear and concise accounting, financial and narrative reports.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.


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


  • Equivalent to 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.


  • Five years of increasingly responsible professional accounting or auditing experience that includes one year of experience as a supervisor.
  • Possession of a CPA license is highly desirable.

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