Chief Deputy Auditor-Controller (General Accounting)

  • Monterey County Human Resources
  • Salinas, California
  • Sep 20, 2021
Full Time Accounting and Finance Administration and Management
  • Salary: $9,579.00 - $13,076.00 Monthly USD

Job Description

Position Description

Exam #20/20B97/05ND
Application Filing Deadline: Open Until Filled
Priority Screening Date: July 20, 2020

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).

The Monterey County Auditor-Controller seeks a results 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.

The Eligible List established by this recruitment may be used to fill current and future vacancies on a regular full-time, part-time, or temporary basis.

All application material 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.
Examples of Duties
  • Plans, organizes, directs, and manages the General Accounting Division's functions of the Auditor-Controller's Office.
  • Selects, supervises, trains, and evaluates the performance of subordinate 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 the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, County-wide Cost Allocation Plan, County and Special District Financial Transaction Reports, Adopted Budget, and the Single Audit Report.

To view the complete job description visit the Monterey County website:

A combination of experience, education and/or training which substantially demonstrates the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

Thorough Knowledge of:
  • Governmental accounting principles, practices, and procedures.
  • Principles and methods of management to include 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.

Skills and Abilities to:
  • Plan, organize, coordinate, and direct complex Countywide accounting activities.
  • Analyze, evaluate, and solve complex 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 orally and in writing.

Highly Desirable:
  • Possession of a CPA license.

Examples of Experience/Education/Training
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:

Completion of all coursework leading to a bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance, Accounting, or a related field.
Three years of experience in business systems analysis, design, or management.


A graduate level degree in Computer Science, Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance, or a related field.
One year of experience in business system analysis, design, or management.
Additional Information

Monterey County offers an excellent benefits package. To view the "Unit X - Safety and Non-Safety Management" Benefit Summary Sheet, please visit our website. This information is not legally binding, nor does it serve as a contract.

As a condition of employment, prospective employees may 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 any criminal conviction. 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.

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Applications may also be obtained from and submitted to:
Monterey County Auditor-Controller Department
Attn:Nairi Davis, Senior Personnel Analyst
168 W. Alisal Street, 3rd Floor, Salinas, CA?93901
Email: | Phone:(831) 755-5092

To assess applicants' possession of required qualifications, the examination process may include an oral examination, pre- examination exercises, performance examination, and/or written examination. The competitive examination process includes submittal of required application materials. A complete application package will include the following:
  • A Completed County of Monterey Employment Application
  • Responses to the Supplemental Questions

For a guaranteed review, all application materials must be received by the priority screen date of July 20, 2020. Applications received after this priority screen date will be considered on an as needed basis until the position is filled. Resumes, cover letters, letters of interest, and other correspondence will not be accepted as a substitute for the 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 examination process.

Monterey County is a drug-free workplace 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.

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