Deputy Auditor Controller

Apply by 5pm on 12/30/19 for first application review

Recruitment #19-107240-03



COMMITMENT TO SERVICE: Our mission is to serve the people and to provide a safe and healthy place to live, learn, work and play.

We serve the public in many different ways, including:
• Providing primary medical, dental, alcohol, drug and mental health services to residents, including the uninsured, low-income, and medically underserved
• Providing law enforcement services in the unincorporated area of the county
• Protecting the community from public health threats such as communicable diseases
• Coordinating countywide responses to domestic violence and terrorism or other emergencies
• Managing the criminal justice process after arrest (jail, prosecution, probation)
• Supporting other local governments through efficient property tax collection as mandated by the State, County and local jurisdictions; and,
• Administration and enforcement of Federal, State, and Local laws and policies pertaining to environmental health, building construction, and land use planning

OUR EMPLOYEES: Our diverse workforce is committed to fulfilling this mission and does so by exemplifying our IDEAL Core Values, engaging in our day to day work of serving the public with Integrity, Dignity, Excellence, Accountability, and Leadership.


The Auditor-Controller's Office exercises general supervision of the financial information and accounts of all departments, districts and agencies under the control of the Board of Supervisors; establishes accounting policies; interacts with other County management in identifying countywide opportunities that affect fiscal and administrative policies; and manages the countywide accounting system.

The mission of the Auditor's Controller's Office is to provide financial information, services, advice, and assistance to the Board of Supervisors, CAO, County Departments, other agencies, and the public ensuring fiscal accountability to Solano County.   

The Internal Audit Division within the Auditor-Controller's Office performs independent reviews and evaluations of all significant activities within the County in order to establish that (1) the financial results of these activities are fairly stated and (2) these activities are executed in accordance with prescribed policies, procedures, laws, and regulations. 


The General Accounting/Financial Reporting Division is responsible for maintaining the County's general ledger and reporting in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, fixed asset accounting, countywide payroll and benefits processing, and supporting three major accounting and payroll systems (OneSolution, PeopleSoft, and IntelliTime VTI).

To learn more about the Auditor-Controller's Office, please visit:


We take pride in the services we provide.

Solano County is looking for an energetic person to lead a team of professional staff.  The Auditor-Controller’s Office has an opening for a Deputy Auditor-Controller who will manage and supervise a reorganized Payroll and Systems Division.  This unit is responsible for countywide payroll and benefits processing, management of payroll processes in an integrated Payroll/Human Resources system, management of an electronic timekeeping system, and accounting systems support.   

The ideal candidate will have management or supervisory skills, knowledge and experience with payroll taxes and laws, and bargaining agreements in the public sector, as well as automation project experience using complex, enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems.  A CPA is highly desirable.  



Education: Bachelor’s degree is required from an accredited college or university with a major in Business Administration, Finance, Economics, Public Administration, Accounting, or a closely related field.


Experience: Three (3) years of professional accounting and auditing experience that includes supervisory experience.


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 desired.

Note: All licenses, certificates and registrations must be kept current while employed in this class.

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Solano County offers a cafeteria-style medical package with health benefits, offered through CalPERS. The County contribution for family coverage for the 2019 calendar year is $1,498.09 per month. The County offers a cash back provision for those who choose employee-only or who waive medical insurance coverage. The County may offer a supplemental contribution for employees enrolled in Employee plus Two or More coverage.

Dental and vision insurances for the employee and eligible dependents are paid 100% by the County.   

Solano County participates in CalPERS retirement and contributes to Social Security.

The County observes 12 fixed, paid holidays per year.

Vacation is accrued at approximately 15 days per year for the first 10 years. Sick leave accrues at approximately 12 days per year. Effective July 1 of each year, 80 hours of administrative leave/attorney time off is granted.

Employees are eligible to receive an additional 2.5% longevity pay, per level, after the completion of continuous service at 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, & 35 years.  Employees may receive credit for prior years of service employed with California cities, counties, joint power authorities, and other special districts as approved by the Director of Human Resources and the County Administrator.

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Solano County is committed to “Invest In and For the Future” by providing training resources to encourage employee professional development and growth within our organization. While employed with Solano County, employees have the opportunity to pursue their career goals, interests, and develop the competencies on the Solano County Leadership Development Model by participating in the following programs:

• Tuition Reimbursement Program
• Annual Education Fair
• County Mentoring Program
• Leadership Academy
• Supervisory Trainings
• Skill Development Trainings
• Self-paced learning opportunities 


12/30/19  5:00pm – Deadline to submit application and required documents for first review. 

01/13/20  – Tentative week for oral boards

Based on the information provided in the application documents, the qualified applicants may be invited for further examination and will either be pre-scheduled by the Department of Human Resources or be invited to self-schedule. All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. Depending upon the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of an initial application screening, a mandatory information meeting, a supplemental questionnaire assessment, a written and/or practical exam, an oral board exam, or any combination listed. Responses to supplemental questions may be used as screening and testing mechanisms and will be used to assess an applicant’s ability to advance in the process; as such, responses to supplemental questions should be treated as test examination responses. Information contained herein does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

All potential new hires and employees considered for promotion to management, confidential positions or unrepresented positions will be subject to a background and reference check after contingent job offer is accepted. These provisions are subject to change.

RETIREES - Solano County invites all qualified candidates to apply for positions; however pursuant to Government Code Section 21221(h) and 21224, hiring restrictions may apply to California Public Sector Pension Plan Retirees.


Please visit the County of Solano website,, to apply. Applications must be submitted through the JobAps system. Paper copies of applications are not accepted. All additional application materials as requested in the job announcement (degree/transcripts, certificates, DD-214 if applicable, ADA Accommodation Request) must be submitted with the Document Cover Sheet, available on the employment website: or at the Department of Human Resources’ office, and are due by the final filing date.

Previously submitted application materials (i.e. copies of diploma and/or transcripts, etc.) for prior recruitments will not be applied for this recruitment but must be re-submitted for this recruitment.

Any further questions can be directed to the Department of Human Resources at (707) 784-6170 or at 675 Texas Street, Suite 1800 Fairfield 94533. The office is open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. EOE/AA.


A Bachelor's Degree is required for this position. All applicants are encouraged to submit either a copy of their college diploma (verifying the degree, date earned and area of specialization) or official/unofficial transcripts (verifying the date and degree conferred) by the final filing deadline. However, proof of this education requirement must be submitted prior to appointment.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING: Candidates who attended a college or university that is accredited by a foreign or non-U.S. accrediting agency must have their educational units evaluated by an educational evaluation service. The result must be submitted to the Human Resources Department no later than the close of the recruitment. Please contact the local college or university to learn where this service can be obtained.

How to Submit Your Documents
In addition to uploading attachments when applying online, candidates may submit documents in-person or by mail at Solano County Department of Human Resources 675 Texas Street, Suite 1800, Fairfield CA 94533, by fax to (707) 784-3424, or by email to When submitting documents in-person, by mail or by fax, include the recruitment title (Deputy Auditor-Controller) and the recruitment number (19-107240-03). If submitting documents by email include the recruitment title and recruitment number in the subject field.


This Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to determine applicants’ qualifications for this position and assess an applicant’s ability to advance in the recruitment process; therefore, applicants are encouraged to answer all questions thoroughly and completely.  Omitted information will not be considered or assumed.  Applicants who have no experience in a specific area are recommended to state "no experience in this area" instead of leaving the space blank.

Please note that the experience in your answers must be reflected in your employment history.


I have the following year(s) of experience supervising employees:

  Less than 1 year
  1-3 years
  3+ years

I have the following year(s) of experience in financial accounting or auditing:

  Less than 1 year
  1-3 years
  3+ years

I have the following year(s) of experience in payroll accounting and processing:

  Less than 1 year
  1-3 years
  3+ years

I have a CPA (Certified Public Accountant) license.

  Yes, an active CPA license
  Yes, an inactive CPA license

If you have a CPA (Certified Public Accountant) license, please specify the State below:


 Please identify the payroll and/or accounting systems that you are familiar with and use the chart below to identify your level of expertise with each


can log in and with instructions, do basic tasks


am self-sufficient in finding my way around a system, can use the system to meet my daily needs, may need assistance on occasion


am self-sufficient in using the system, can develop my own queries/reports, can figure out how to find information, may assist in upgrades/testing

Super User

am the go-to person for any issues using the system, develop queries/reports, advanced security settings, etc.

Technical Support

provide support to end users, assist with implementation of processes, etc.





Using the chart above, identify your level of expertise using a Payroll System (examples: Quickbooks, PeopleSoft, SAP, Kronos, other payroll system).

Example answer - Quickbooks - Beginning Level



Using the chart above, identify your level of expertise using a Financial Accounting System (examples: OneSolution,Oracle, SAP, Infor, Tyler, other Financial Accounting System).

Example answer: OneSolution - Beginning Level


In the last 5 years, I have participated as the project lead or project manager on the following number of automation projects:

  More than 5

In the last 5 years, I have participated as the project lead or project manager on the following types of automation projects (check all that apply):

Routine maintenance upgrades that requires minimal effort on my part
Modifying an existing process and defining the requirements of the project, and working with Information Technology staff to implement
Making major modifications to an existing process, defining the requirements of the project, working with Information Technology staff and/or the Software Vendor to implement
Implementing a new system
Other (describe your participation in the area below)

Other participation:


It is the policy of Solano County that all employment decisions and personnel policies will be applied equally to all County employees and applicants and be based upon the needs of County service, job related merit, and ability to perform the job.

APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES: Qualified individuals with a disability, who are able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, and need an accommodation during any phase of the recruitment/testing/examination process (as detailed in the “Selection Process”), must complete the following Request for Testing Accommodation by Applicants with Disabilities Form:

This form must be received in the Human Resources Department by the final filing date of the recruitment. Applicants will be contacted to discuss the specifics of the request.


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Solano County is the ideal place to live, learn, work and play…  The America's Promise Alliance has named Solano County as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People for six straight yearsthe only California community with that distinction.

  • Live – Solano County as well as cities within the County have ranked in the top 15 hottest markets across the country and within the Bay Area due to prime location and affordability.
  • Learn – Higher education abounds! Within the County, education choices include: Solano Community College, CSU Maritime Academy, Brandman University, and Touro University. Bordering our County is the renowned University of California Davis.
  • Work – The blend of agriculture, corporate business and pleasant lifestyle enhance the attraction of Solano County. Blessed with a thriving agricultural economy, the county is also home to biotechnology and other growth industries.
  • Play - Situated midway between San Francisco and Sacramento—the State capitol, Solano County is home to rolling hillsides, waterfronts and fertile farmland. County residents can enjoy day trips to the San Francisco Bay area, Lake Tahoe region and the Napa and Sonoma Valleys.

County Population (2018): 439,793

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