CHIEF DEPUTY AUDITOR-CONTROLLER
Under administrative direction, to plan, organize and direct the accounting, audit, and systems work performed by the Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collectorís Office; to function as the department head in the absence of the Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector; and to do other work as required.
This single position class assists the Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector in the administration and coordination of the Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collectorís Office including General Accounting, Budget and Tax, Audit and System divisions. The incumbent confers with and advises County departments and Special Districts on accounting, audits and budgets. The incumbent acts as the department head in the absence of the Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector.
Plans, organizes and directs
General Accounting, Budget and Tax, and Audit/System divisions of the
Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collectorís Office; supervises, trains and
directs the work of professional subordinate staff; coordinates the scheduling
of reports prepared by the department; approves preparation of special report
requests by special districts and departments; consults with subordinate
supervisory personnel on administrative and technical problems, legal
requirements and County policies and procedures; participates in fiscal
planning and the establishment of overall accounting and auditing policy and
procedures; reviews audit reports and provides guidance in determining
conclusions requiring policy decisions; reviews and recommends changes to
budgetary and general accounting procedures or develops new procedures;
provides general supervision over the methods, records and forms used for all
departments and districts; assists in the preparation of the departmental
budget; works with staff on personnel issues and staff development; initiates
programs designed to increase management effectiveness and coordinates with
other departments and agencies as needed; directs the departmental accounting
systems development program; determines projects and priorities; reviews
progress, major problems and design of accounting system projects; confers with
County officials and representatives of other agencies; initiates and answers
correspondence; conducts difficult and complex administrative and accounting studies
and prepares reports as needed; acts as the Department head in the absence of
the Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector.
Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required
knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to acquire these knowledge
and abilities would be:
(a) Requires: Baccalaureate degree from an accredited university, college, or other four-year institution, with a major in accounting or its equivalent, as described in subdivision (a) of Section 5081.1 of the Business and Professions Code, and has served within the last five years in a senior fiscal management position in a county (for example: County Auditor, Chief Deputy County Auditor, Director of Finance, Assistant Director of Finance, Chief Assistant County Auditor, County Accounting Manager, or Audit Manager), city, or other public agency, a private firm, or a nonprofit organization, dealing with similar fiscal responsibilities, for a continuous period of not less than three years.
(b) Highly Desirable: Valid certificate issued by the California Board of Accountancy under Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 5000) of Division 3 of the Business and Professions Code showing the person to be, and a permit authorizing the person to practice as, a certified public accountant or as a public accountant.
A certificate issued by the Institute of Internal Auditors showing the person to be a designated professional internal auditor, with a minimum of 16 college semester units, or their equivalent, in accounting, auditing, or finance is also desirable.
Possession of a valid California Class C driverís license, or the ability to provide suitable transportation which has been approved by the appointing authority.
Mentally and physically capable of performing the classificationís essential functions as summarized in the Typical Tasks section of this specification.
Fingerprinting and successful completion of a background investigation.
Bargaining Unit: 08
EEOC Category: 01
Occupational Grouping: 81
Workersí Comp Code: 53