Under general direction from
the Assistant Auditor Controller, incumbents in the Deputy Auditor Controller
class, plan, organize, and direct the operations of a division or divisions in
the Auditor-Controller’s Office in accounting and auditing, providing policy
direction in accounting and auditing to departments, evaluating and ensuring
the reliability of financial reporting; analyzing and providing complex
financial data; interpreting laws, mandates, regulations and providing
technical assistance and advice to the Board of County Supervisors, CAO,
Federal, State, local agencies and the public.
This class is
distinguished from the:
Controller class which, serves as the assistant department head in the
Auditor Controller’s Office.
Auditor Controller class which, plans, organizes, and manages multiple
divisions of the Auditor Controller’s Office.
III class which, performs advanced journey level complex professional
financial, accounting, and auditing duties for county-wide programs and activities.
Supervision Received and Exercised
provided by the Assistant Auditor-Controller.
Employees in this
class supervise employees in the Accountant-Auditor series.
specification represents the core area of responsibilities; specific position
assignments will vary depending on the needs of the department.
·Exercises management authority for assigned services and
activities of an accounting or internal auditing division or divisions and
performs managerial responsibilities such as:
·preparing annual audit plan;
·planning, organizing and directing the performance of annual
County-wide risk assessment used in developing annual plan;
·developing strategic plans and updating long-range strategic
and reviewing new audit mandates form the state and federal governments for
inclusion in planning;
the preparation and/or preparing account reports and financial information
for the Board of Supervisors, special districts, other agencies and the
·reviewing, monitoring, and providing input on department/division/agency
mission and goals, budget, staffing levels, purchases, revenues and
expenditures and the impact of applicable legal codes and policies governing or
affecting the department’s/division’s/agency’s operations.
·approving expenditures for training and computer software and
·monitoring goals and objectives of the unit and taking corrective
actions as appropriate;
and approving cost reports, program audits, audit resolution, and cash
payments, adjustments or corrections to data or;
enhancing, and modifying accounting systems while working with DoIT to
develop and expand automated solutions;
·resolving fiscal and administrative issues;
·responding to questions and complaints;
·recommending and implementing new policies and procedures to ensure
efficient or effective operations and/or to improve customer service; and
·coordinating and monitoring the work of consultants and
contractors by reviewing the performance and quality of work to ensure
compliance with the applicable contract and by reviewing and approving claims
for payments to ensure conformance with contract provisions and to prevent cost
·making recommendations for the implementation of changes;
·attending training programs, workshops and seminars as
·Performs supervisory duties to direct reports and to others
through subordinate supervisors such as:
evaluating and analyzing the information gathered by professional auditors
during surveys and audits;
·establishing standards for acceptable work products and
·interviewing applicants and making selections;
·reviewing, approving and implementing disciplinary actions
·assigning work, planning, and scheduling staff’s work
activities and deadlines;
·reviewing work and recognizing employees’ work efforts
·providing career development mentoring and recommending training
and career development opportunities;
·ensuring employees are properly trained;
·reviewing and approving timesheets and requests for leave;
·responding to employee issues and concerns;
·establishing policies and procedures to ensure proper accountability
and compliance with established law, agreements and policies; and
·supporting and ensuring compliance with County and Department
policies and procedures including those related to equal opportunity and to
the Department by:
and maintaining collaborative partnerships with community leaders, local,
regional, and statewide organizations, non-profit agencies, local businesses,
and other County departments to develop, implement, and/or promote a variety of
programs and projects consistent with the Department’sgoals and services;
and implementing accounting policy and procedures manuals for County
departments and for use by counties state-wide;
county-wide training and workshops;
recommendations to departments and other agencies on fiscal administration
to groups and individuals regarding departmentalactivities and services; and
as an active and contributing member of designated committees/project teams and
special interest work groups as a representative of the Department.
·Performs other duties of a similar nature or level as
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
and practices of supervision, leadership, motivation, team building,
organization, training, and conflict resolution.
knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and auditing standards
knowledge in applicable areas and changes in job-related rules, statutes,
laws and new business trends;
and practices of budgeting, cost analysis, auditing, and fiscal
and techniques of administrative and statistical analysis, statistical
report preparation, and graphic presentation of analysis.
analysis and business statistics.
communication techniques to include presentations to groups of various
sizes in a positive, inclusive, and motivational manner.
service techniques for dealing with customers, often in a difficult or
composition, spelling, grammar, vocabulary, and punctuation for both
written and oral communications.
and appropriate terminology for written communications such as business
correspondence, policies, procedures and narrative reports.
mathematics for developing, preparing and completing numerical, budgetary,
and/or statistical reports.
office procedures, practices, equipment, personal computers, and software.
Skill and/or Ability to:
evaluate, train, and develop staff and organize and manage their work.
laws, regulations, procedures, technical reference material, and new
legislation affecting division operations;
and interpret data, laws, agreements, rules and regulations associated
with the functions of assigned division; draw logical conclusions; develop
reasonable and deliverable options, make appropriate recommendations; and
implement the change effectively;
Manage a variety
of simultaneous work projects and carry them through to successful
appropriate course of action in stressful and/or emergency situations.
contracts and grants according to designated guidelines and regulations.
and ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Work with and
speak to various cultural and ethnic individuals and groups in a tactful
and effective manner.
office in meetings with representatives from various County and non-County
organizations, with local businesses, with customers, and/or with the
maintain, and foster positive, effective, and harmonious working
relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
relationships with the pubic and with customers and provide customer
service that meets and exceeds unit goals and expectations.
Prepare a variety
of written communications to include reports, policies and procedures.
records and document actions taken.
Gather and analyze
statistical data and prepare comprehensive financial, narrative and
Perform a variety
of technical and specialized tasks and functions in an independent,
competent and timely manner.
confidentiality of records and information per pertinent laws/regulations.
and evaluate and audit performance goals.
Read and interpret
modern office equipment including a computer and related software applications,
copy and fax machines and printers.
Education and Experience
Three (3) years of professional accounting and auditing experience that includes supervisory experience.
Bachelor’s degree is required from an accredited college or university, preferably in Business or Public Administration, Accounting, or a related field.
The possession of or the ability to obtain a valid
Class C California driver’s license is required.
The possession of a Certified Public Accountant Certificate is
certificates and registrations must be kept current while employed in this
and Dexterity: Positions in this class
typically require stooping, kneeling, reaching, occasional standing, occasional
walking, pushing, pulling, fingering, grasping, feeling (i.e. sense of touch),
and repetitive motion.
Carrying, Pushing and Pulling -- Sedentary Work:Employees in this class exert up to 10 pounds
of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or
constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
·Vision:Positions in this class require the employee
to have close visual acuity, with or without correction, to prepare and analyze
data and figures, transcribe, view a computer terminal, read, etc.
·Hearing/Talking:Positions in this class require the employee
to perceive the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without
correction, and have the ability to receive detailed information through oral
communication.Positions in this class
require the employee to express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word.
Work: Employees in this class will
most often be working in an office setting
Hazards:Employees in this class
will be required to operate a vehicle and thus will be subject to traffic
hazards while driving.
Travel:Incumbents are required to
travel independently, for example, to attend meetings with other County
employees, to attend meetings with auditing/accounting managers, etc.
Hours of Work:Incumbents may be required to work
weekends, holidays, irregular hours, on-call, and after normal business