County of Alameda

Supervising Auditor (#0146)

Bargaining Unit: Unrep - General Mgmt (U15)
$41.75-$54.87 Hourly / $3,340.00-$4,389.60 BiWeekly /
$7,236.67-$9,510.80 Monthly / $86,840.00-$114,129.60 Yearly


Under direction, to supervise and to perform various complex auditing and related technical accounting functions; to prepare analytical, narrative, statistical and fiscal reports; and to do related work as may be required. 


This class is located in the Auditor Agency and provides working supervision of subordinate audit and accounting staff involved in a broad range of fiscal activities.  Supervising Auditor is distinguished from the class of Supervising Accountant-Auditor in that the former class performs more complex duties such as preparing forms and procedures for implementation of county-wide accounting programs.  Supervising Auditors supervise a larger staff and audit the work of subordinates and of specific work units.  Typically, Supervising Auditors are given responsibility for more complex accounting reports such as preparing periodic financial statements, reconciliations, reporting and projection of revenue streams and trust funds and the resolution of accounting problems which involve contact with contract liaisons from county departments.  Positions in this class differ from those in the auditing series in that this class requires the exercise of supervisory skills; and this class is distinguished from the accounting series by the application of professional auditing skills and knowledge.

Incumbents in the class of Supervising Auditor perform a range of journey level to professional level technical auditing and accounting duties; they also directly and indirectly supervise lower-level professional auditing and accounting-clerical staff assigned a variety of fiscal duties.  Positions in this class may also serve as assistants to unit or program managers.  However, they do not have responsibility for program direction.


NOTE: The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification.  However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level.  Each individual in the classification does not necessarily perform all duties listed.

  1. Prepares and/or supervises the preparation of trial balances, worksheets, reconciliations and fiscal reports; maintains and/or supervises the maintenance of subsidiary and control accounts as part of the County's general accounting function.
  2. Supervises or assists in the supervision of the County's employee payroll system, including preparation of fiscal control and personnel management information and reports.
  3. Oversees or aids in the supervision of the preparation and maintenance of fiscal documents relating to assessed valuations, computation and application of tax rates and the apportionment of County-collected taxes; supervises or assists in the supervision of adjustments to secured and unsecured tax rolls and maintenance of debt service and bond interest accounts.
  4. Supervises or participates in the selection, training, evaluation and disciplining of subordinate auditing, accounting and clerical staff assigned a variety of fiscal tasks; prepares and reviews work procedures and program policies.




Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university (180 quarter units or 120 semester units). Concentration in accounting, business administration, finance or a closely related field is desired.



The equivalent of two years full-time experience as an Auditor or in an equivalent or higher class in the Alameda County classified service. (Non-classified includes District Attorney’s Office, Hospital Authority, and the Consolidated Courts.) Supervisory experience is highly desired.



The equivalent of two years full-time experience in a professional accounting, auditing or administrative position. Supervisory experience is highly desired. Additional experience may be substituted for the degree on a year for year basis.


Education and Experience:

Any combination of education from an accredited college or university and relevant experience as described in patterns above. Supervisory experience is highly desired.

Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator’s License.

Special Requirements

Employees may be required to provide their own means of transportation to and from work assignments.

NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.


Knowledge of:

• General and governmental accounting principles and practices.
• Generally accepted auditing standards.
• Laws and regulations controlling County fiscal operations.
• Principles of personnel and public administration.

Ability to:

• Apply general and governmental accounting principles and practices.
• Utilize generally accepted auditing standards.
• Work with the public and other staff.
• Analyze and problem solving.
• Research and use fiscal documents.
• Plan, organize, direct and perform complex auditing and accounting tasks.
• Supervise the work of others; management control.
• Lead.
• Communicate effectively, orally and in writing in preparing clear and concise reports and other correspondence.
• Adapt to changing work situations.
• Make decisions, use judgment, and initiative.


Revised/Retyped: 8/83
Revised: 3/11/92
Old document: 0013h
New document: Jobspecs/0146
CSC Date: 5/6/92
SG:cs Revised 8/17/10
CSC Date: 9/8/10
RY:cs Revised 3/21/13
CSC Date: 4/3/13


Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well being.  These benefits include but are not limited to*:

For your Health & Well-Being

  • Medical – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Dental – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Vision or Vision Reimbursement
  • Share the Savings
  • Basic Life Insurance 
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage for eligible employees)
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance 
  • County Allowance Credit
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Health FSA, Dependent Care and Adoption Assistance
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Benefits - Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity and Legal Services
  • Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future

  • Retirement Plan - (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan or Roth Plan)

For your Work/Life Balance

  • 12 paid holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Management Paid Leave**
  • Catastrophic Sick Leave
  • Group Auto/Home Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Guaranteed Ride Home
  • Employee Wellness Program (e.g. At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership Discounts)
  • Employee Discount Program (e.g. theme parks, cell phone, etc.)
  • Child Care Resources
  • 1st United Services Credit Union 

*Eligibility is determined by Alameda County and offerings may vary by collective bargaining agreement.  This provides a brief summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change.

** Non-exempt management employees are entitled to up to three days of management paid leave. Exempt management employees are entitled to up to seven days of management paid leave.

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