Chief Deputy Auditor-Controller, Internal Audit Director

  • 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

Final Filing Date: Open Until Filled Exam #19/20B97/08ND
Priority Screening Date: Monday, July 26, 2021
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.

The Monterey County Auditor-Controller seeks a results-oriented professional to manage, plan, organize and direct the work of the department's Internal Audit 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).

  • Plans, organizes, directs, and manages the activities and functions of the Internal Audit Division of the Auditor-Controller's Office and performs complex operational, financial, and compliance audits. Develops methods and procedures to achieve objectives.
  • Selects, supervises, trains and evaluates the performance of subordinate professional and technical staff.
  • Coordinates division activities and those of other divisions, departments, and agencies.
  • Develops, writes, reviews, and implements policies and procedures for use by divisional, departmental, County, and other agency staff.
  • Reviews new legislation, regulations and laws, researches special financial, accounting, auditing and related problems, and conducts highly complex studies.
  • Prepares and presents written reports of audit findings and recommendations to improve internal controls and/or procedures for effectiveness and efficiency. Provides consultation to County staff and outside agencies.
  • Performs annual Risk Assessment and Audit Plan.

Will have a proven track record demonstrating knowledge of :
  • Governmental accounting and auditing principles, practices, and procedures.
  • Practices, standards, and methods relating to financial, compliance, and performance audits. The principles and methods of public finance administration.
  • The principles and methods of management, including work planning, analysis, and organization.
  • The principles and practices of supervision and training.
  • Computerized data processing as it relates to auditing, accounting, and fiscal 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 and qualitative analysis and business statistics.

The successful applicant will have the skill and ability to :
  • Plan, organize, direct, and manage the activities and functions of the Internal Audit Division of the Auditor-Controller's Office and performs complex operational, financial, and compliance audits. Develop methods and procedures to achieve objectives.
  • Select, supervise, train, and evaluate the performance of professional and technical staff.
  • Prepare clear and concise audit, accounting, financial, and narrative reports.
  • Analyze, evaluate, and solve complex and difficult audit, fiscal, accounting and administrative problems.
  • Develop, prepare, review, interpret, explain, and apply complex fiscal data and reports.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships and provide excellent customer service.

Examples of Experience/Education/Training

Any combination of training, education and/or experience which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities and required conditions of employment listed above is qualifying. An example of ways these requirements might be acquired is:

Education : Equivalent to completion of a bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Information Systems, Management, Finance, Economics, 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.
Highly Desired : Possession of a valid certificate issued by the California Board of Accountancy to practice as a certified public accountant (CPA).

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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 Nairi Davis at (831) 755-5092.

Apply On-line!

Applications may 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
Phone: (831) 755-5092

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: Monday, July 26, 2021

Applicants who fail to provide all required materials 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 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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