• Monterey County Human Resources
  • Salinas, California
  • Jun 04, 2022
Full Time Accounting and Finance Administrative Analysis and Research
  • Salary: $7,870.00 - $10,743.00 Monthly USD

Job Description

Position Description
Open Until Filled
Priority Screening Date: Friday, April 29, 2022
Exam: 22/20B25/03ND

All application materials 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.

The Auditor-Controller's Office seeks applicants able to direct, oversee, organize, and perform highly complex professional accounting and financial functions of the County's fiscal operations in the Property Tax Section of the Disbursements Division; research, interpret, communicate, and implement legal requirements and policies to ensure compliance; and supervise professional and/or technical staff. This classification may serve as a divisional leader in the absence of the Chief Deputy Auditor-Controller, as a County subject-matter-expert, and perform other related work as required.

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).

Examples of Duties
Examples of duties:

  • Oversees the preparation of financial schedules, analysis, documentation, and a variety of complex accounting, auditing, and financial reports that may include property tax calculations, sales and use tax, audit work papers, property tax, and/or other technical reports.
  • Performs a variety of other complex accounting and/or auditing and financial analysis, operations, issue resolutions, and monitoring to include allocation of property tax administrative costs to cities and other agencies.
  • Supervises professional and/or technical accounting staff to include assigning, directing, training, and reviewing subordinates' 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 the County, departmental programs, and/or the community at large.
  • 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 representatives.

Examples of Experience/Education/Training
Will have a proven track record demonstrating the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Thorough knowledge of:
  • Principles and methods of public finance administration, particularly in the areas of accounting operations, budgeting preparation 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
  • Property Tax Administration and operations
  • Accounting and payroll principles, practices, standards, and methods
  • Professional report writing techniques
  • Principles and practices of supervision, including work planning, scheduling, reviewing, evaluating, training, and corrective action.
Working knowledge of:
  • Research and assessment techniques
  • Quantitative analysis and business statistical methods and techniques
  • Related computer technology systems, hardware, and applicable software application and operations
  • Governmental accounting and budgetary principles, and operational practices.
Skill and Ability to:
  • Plan, organize, direct, and coordinate fiscal and accounting activities to support County operations
  • Develop or revise accounting systems, processes, and activities to meet changing needs
  • 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
  • Represents the County in the specialized subject or area
  • Select, supervise, assign work, train, and evaluate the performance of professional and technical staff
  • Properly interpret, determine, and apply appropriate laws, regulations, policies, and collective bargaining agreements to county operations
  • Make accurate, complex computations
  • Meet schedules and timelines
  • Operate standard office equipment including a computer and associated software
  • Provide excellent and courteous customer service and establish and maintain effective working relationships.
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.

Five (5) 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 Auditor-Controller Analyst I in Monterey County.
Additional Information
The required conditions of employment include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Successfully complete a background check to include fingerprinting and a credit check.
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.

On July 30, 2021 the County of Monterey Board of Supervisors took action to mandate COVID-19 vaccination for all employees to include new hires. The vaccination requirement is in accordance with Section 25 of the County of Monterey Emergency Response Manual and COVID-19 Prevention Program Link . Applicants who accept employment with the County of Monterey, will be required to be fully vaccinated. However, individuals may request medical or religious exemptions and will be required to complete the appropriate request and certification forms for review and approval no later than their start date. Medical / Religion .

As a condition of employment, prospective employees may be required to submit to a background review which may include a review of information concerning present and/or prior employment, driving record, and record of any criminal convictions. 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.


Hard copy applications may be obtained from and submitted during normal business hours, Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM by contacting :

Monterey County Auditor-Controller's Office
Attn: Nairi Davis, Senior Personnel Analyst
168 W. Alisal Street, 3rd Floor,
Salinas, CA 93901
Phone: (831) 755-5092

The selection process is tentative, and applicants will be notified if changes are made. To assess applicants' possession of required qualifications, the examination process may include an oral examination, pre-examination exercises, performance examination, and/or written examination. The competitive selection process includes the submittal of required application materials. A complete application packet will include:

  • A completed County of Monterey Employment Application
  • Responses to all the Supplemental Questions
All application materials must be received by the priority screening date of Friday, April 29, 2022, for a guaranteed review. 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.


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 is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, contact Nairi Davis at (831) 755-5092 or email

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