• Monterey County Human Resources
  • Salinas, California
  • Nov 28, 2021
Full Time Accounting and Finance Administrative Analysis and Research
  • Salary: $7,243.00 - $9,887.00 Monthly USD

Job Description

Position Description

Exam #20/20B24/12ND
Application Filing Deadline: Open Until Filled
Priority Screening Date: April 9, 2021

DEPARTMENT: The Auditor-Controller is an elected official who provides the County of Monterey with financial leadership and expert advice on a wide range of fiscal matters and advocates financial integrity and accountability in all County business practices. The department consists of five divisions: Administration, Systems, General Accounting, Internal Audit, and Disbursements (Accounts Payable, Payroll, and Property Tax).

DESCRIPTION: The Auditor-Controller seeks applicants able to perform professional accounting and financial analysis of the County's fiscal operations for County-wide programs and systems; interpret and apply legal requirements and policies; and provide advice, consultation, and professional support on fiscal, accounting, and budgetary procedures.

The Eligible List established by this recruitment may be used to fill current and future vacancies on a regular full-time, part-time, or temporary basis.

All application material must be received by the priority screening date for a guaranteed review. Applications received after this date will be considered on an as needed basis until the position is filled.
Examples of Duties
  • Prepares financial schedules, analysis, documentation, and a variety of complex accounting, and financial reports that may include: Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), GANN limit, County Annual Financial Transaction Report for the State Controller's Office, Adopted Budget, and GASB Pronouncement implementation.
  • Provides advice, assistance, and training to County departments including: The Countywide Cost Allocation Plan (COWCAP), year-end closing revenue estimates, preparation of financial documents and reporting, accounting processes and compliance requirements, and/or systems operations.
  • Performs a variety of other complex accounting, auditing, and financial analysis, operations, issue resolution, and monitoring to include allocation of property tax administrative costs to cities and other agencies and debt management.
  • Plans, organizes, coordinates, and performs the complex accounting, fiscal, and/or audit work to prepare a variety of reports and schedules, that may include: computation of interest on County accounts, reconciliation of the County's cash and investment portfolio, and other assigned tasks.
  • Supervises professional and technical accounting staff by assigning, directing, training, and reviewing work for accuracy, completeness, and compliance with established requirements; manages work performance; and recommends transfers, reassignment, and discipline.
  • Plans, develops, coordinates, and implements fiscal management policies, goals, objectives, procedures, standards, and programs with the management team.
  • Reviews, analyzes, researches, interprets, and communicates legislation to ensure compliance with laws, rules, and regulations that fiscally impact County and departmental programs.
  • Establishes and maintains positive working relationships with departmental management and staff, other County departments, external agencies, community-based companies, vendors, and State and Federal program auditors.

To view the job description, please visit the Monterey County website or click on the following link:


Thorough knowledge of:
  • Principles and methods of public finance administration, particularly in the areas of accounting operations, auditing, budgeting, and management; fiscal control auditing, cost accounting, financial reporting, forecasting, financial analysis, general accounting, business and personnel accounting, internal/external financial and operations auditing, property tax apportionment and accounting
  • Cost accounting theory and methods
  • Enterprise and government accounting principles and practices
  • Government and non-government auditing and accounting principles and procedures
  • Professional report writing techniques.

Working knowledge of:
  • Research and assessment techniques
  • Quantitative analysis and business statistical methods and techniques
  • Principles and practices of supervision, including work planning, scheduling, reviewing, evaluating, training, and corrective action
  • Related computer technology systems, hardware, and applicable software application and operations
  • Governmental accounting, budgetary principles, and operational practices
  • Business law applicable to financial operations.

Skill and Ability to:
  • Plan, organize, direct, and coordinate fiscal and accounting activities to support County operations
  • Analyze, evaluate, and solve complex, accounting, budgetary, and administrative problems
  • Prepare clear and concise accounting, budgetary, statistical, and narrative reports; present information to a group effectively
  • Develop or revise accounting systems, processes, and activities to meet changing needs
  • Assist in the design and implementation of computerized accounting systems
  • Develop, implement, and administer automated data gathering, processing, and reporting systems
  • Present technical and financial information, and reports; communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Select, supervise, assign, work, train, and evaluate the performance of professional, technical, and clerical staff
  • Make accurate and complex computations
  • Meet schedules and timelines
  • Provide excellent and courteous customer service and establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Examples of Experience/Education/Training

The knowledge, skills, and abilities listed above may be acquired through various types of experience, education, or training. Typical ways to acquire the required knowledge, skills, and abilities are listed below:


Equivalent to a bachelor's degree in Accounting, Public or Business Administration, Economics,

Finance or a closely related field with course work in Accounting, Finance, and Business Administration.


Three (3) years of experience performing professional level accounting/auditing duties with a CPA firm, public or private agency or two (2) years of experience at a level equivalent to an Accountant-Auditor III in Monterey County.

Additional Information


Monterey County offers an excellent benefits package. To view the "X" Unit Benefit Summary please visit our website. This information is not legally binding, nor does it serve as a contract. The benefits listed in the Monterey County Personnel Policies and Practices Resolution or Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) prevail over this listing.


As a condition of employment, prospective employees will be required to submit to a background investigation to include fingerprinting and a credit check and may include a review of information concerning present and/or prior employment, driving record, and record of criminal conviction. Employees must have and show their Social Security Card on the first day of work. Employment is contingent upon acceptable documentation verifying identity and authorization for employment in the U.S.; a list of acceptable documents is available on the USCIS Form I-9. If you are hired into this classification in a temporary position, your rate of pay will be hourly, and you will not be eligible for the benefits listed in the summary. If you believe you possess a disability that would require test accommodation, please call Nairi Davis at (831) 755-5092.

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Applications may be obtained from and submitted to:
Monterey County Auditor-Controller Department
Attn: Nairi Davis, Senior Personnel Analyst
168 W. Alisal Street, 3rd Floor, Salinas, CA 93901
Email: | Phone: (831) 755-5092

The selection process is tentative, and applicants will be notified if changes are made. The competitive selection process includes submittal of required application materials. A complete application packet will include:
  • A completed County of Monterey Employment Application
  • Responses to all the Supplemental Questions

Priority Screening Date: Friday, April 9, 2021

Applicants who fail to provide all required materials will not be considered. Resumes, cover letters, letters of interest, and other correspondence will not be accepted as a substitute for required application materials. All required application materials will be competitively evaluated. Those applicants that are determined to be the most appropriately qualified will be invited to participate further in the selection process. To assess applicants' possession of required qualifications, the process may include an oral examination, pre-exam exercises, performance exam, and/or written examination.


Monterey County is a drug-free workplace and an equal opportunity employer. The County seeks candidates who can make contributions in an environment of cultural and ethnic diversity. Monterey County provides reasonable accommodations for the disabled. If you believe you possess a disability that would require test accommodation, please call the Human Resources Analyst at (831) 755-5092.

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Job Address

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