Chief Deputy Auditor-Controller

  • Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 17, 2020
Full Time Accounting and Finance
  • Salary: 189983.40 to 287555.40 USD Annually
  • Salary Top: 287555.40
  • Phone: (323) 428-0708


The County of Los Angeles is conducting a search for Chief Deputy Auditor-Controller. This individual provides executive management for 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 agencies under the jurisdiction of the Board of Supervisors.

Job Description


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; and operate the Countyʼs integrated accounting, disbursing, procurement, purchasing, time collection, and payroll systems. We conduct audits and fraud investigations of departments, employees, and contractors; and 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 $109 million, which includes funding for over 630 positions.

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Job Requirements


To be considered, you must possess a bachelorʼs 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 cityʼs 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.


  • Knowledge of State and local law relative to the functions, duties, and responsibilities of the County Auditor and ex-officio County Controller.
  • Knowledge of the concepts of management information systems.
  • Understanding of the principles of management auditing and consulting and knowledge of generally accepted governmental auditing standards.
  • Possession of a valid Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license issued by the State of California, a valid Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) certificate issued by the Institute of Internal Auditors, or a valid Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certificate issued by the Information Systems Audit and Control Association.
  • Demonstrated knowledge, skills, and abilities required to work effectively with public officials, the management of County departments, outside agencies, and the public

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Additional Information


Listed by Forbes Magazine as one of Americaʼs Best Employers four out of the last five years, LA County has a demographically and geographically diverse population of more than 10 million residents. The County has an operating budget of over $33 billion, and a workforce of 112,000 employees, providing vital and wide-ranging public services across 37 departments. As the largest employer in Southern California, LA County presents an unparalleled opportunity for professionals with a passion for serving the public and transforming lives.

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