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Chief Deputy, Auditor-Controller for Los Angeles County

Organization: County of Los Angeles Auditor-Controller
Date Posted: 2/11/2020
City: Los Angeles
Location: California
Country: United States
Primary Category: Accounting/Audit/Controller
Type of Position: Full-Time
Education Requirement: Bachelor's
Experience Requirement: > 10 years

Description & Details


The Auditor-Controller provides the County of Los Angeles with financial leadership and expert advice on a wide range of fiscal matters, and advocates financial integrity and accountability in all County business practices.

We establish County fiscal and internal control policies and procedures; operate the County’s integrated accounting, disbursing, procurement, purchasing, time collection, and payroll systems.  We conduct audits and fraud investigations of departments, employees, and contractors; respond to requests by the Board of Supervisors for special reviews, investigations and analyses. Additionally, the Auditor-Controller provides fiscal, payroll, and procurement services for 18 client departments in a shared services environment.  We monitor social service contracts; perform mandated property tax functions, disburse warrants to vendors, judgment recipients, and claimants; and we provide system development and support to a variety of Countywide financial systems. Moreover, the Auditor-Controller provides the State and other agencies with mandated reports, including the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. Our current departmental budget is $#26.7 million, which includes funding for over 630 positions.



As Chief Deputy Auditor-Controller you provide executive administration to manage the day-to-day operations of the department. This includes accounting for, auditing and controlling the receipts, disbursements, funds and financial transactions of all departments and other agencies under the jurisdiction of the Board of Supervisors.  Your role is to service the Auditor-Controller in all areas of the department.  Examples of these duties include:

·         Formulating departmental policy, leading its execution, and evaluating work accomplished.

·         Leading the management, operational and financial auditing of accounts and records of County departments.

·         Installing and modifying departmental accounting systems, including automated information systems and the revision and coordination of accounting procedures throughout the County.

·         Leading the independent analysis of management systems and practices in County departments and in directing the continuing development, installation and evaluation of new or modified financial control systems, both automated and manual.

·         Establishing Countywide accounting policies and procedures and financial reporting requirements for budgetary accounts and for the reporting of operating results and financial position.

·         Maintaining centralized accounting records for all County financial transactions and the accounting for all County-owned property in the custody of the various departments.


To be considered, you will possess a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in accounting, business administration, information systems, management, public administration or a related field; and experience in one of the following:

a) Two years of executive-level experience at the level of Assistant Auditor-Controller in a California county.

b) Four years of experience managing a major division within an Auditor-Controller department.

c) Four years of experience as a City Manager or Finance Director with responsibility for overseeing the completion and preparation of the city's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).

d) Six years of experience as a partner in a Certified Public Accounting firm, responsible for directing the completion of CAFR audits.

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