Chief Deputy Auditor-Controller (Disbursements)

  • Monterey County Human Resources
  • Salinas, California
  • Jul 19, 2022
Full Time Accounting and Finance Administration and Management
  • Salary: $10,315.00 - $14,080.00 Monthly USD

Job Description

Position Description

Open Until Filled
Priority Screening Date: Monday, October 17, 2022
Exam #22/20B97/07ND

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 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).

The Monterey County Auditor-Controller seeks a results-oriented professional to manage, plan, organize and direct the work of the Disbursements Division. The incumbent must represent the Auditor-Controller's Office with tact, diplomacy, and professionalism.

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
Examples of duties:
  • Plans, organizes, directs, and manages the functions of the Disbursements Division in the Auditor-Controller's Office.
  • Selects, supervises, trains, and evaluates the performance of professional, technical and clerical staff.
  • Coordinates division activities with those of other divisions, departments, and agencies.
  • Recommends, develops, writes, reviews, and implements policies and procedures for use by divisional, departmental, County, and other agencies' staff.
  • Reviews new legislation, regulations, and laws, researches special financial, accounting, and related problems, and conducts highly complex studies.
  • Provides advice and assistance to departments and special districts, establishes and maintains budgetary system controls, and performs highly complex financial analysis.
  • Develops, writes, reviews, and implements policies and procedures dealing with financial controls, accounting, and financial reporting.
  • Oversees the preparation and publication of various financial reports including but not limited to the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report, County-wide Cost Allocation Plan, County and Special District Financial Transaction Reports, Adopted Budget, and the Single Audit Report.

To view the complete job description visit the Monterey County website:

A combination of experience, education, and/or training that substantially demonstrates the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

Thorough Knowledge of:
  • Governmental accounting principles, practices, and procedures.
  • Principles and methods of management to include work planning, analysis, and organization.
Working Knowledge of:
  • The principles and practices of supervision and training.
  • Computerized data processing as it relates to accounting operations and management information systems.
  • State and Federal laws and regulations governing the financial operations of local government, including those affecting fiscal operations, public finance, and financial reporting.
  • Quantitative analysis.
Some Knowledge of:
  • Business statistics.
Skills and Abilities to:
  • Plan, organize, coordinate, and direct complex Countywide accounting activities.
  • Analyze, evaluate, and solve complex fiscal, accounting, and administrative problems.
  • Select, supervise, train, and evaluate the performance of professional, technical, and clerical staff.
  • Prepare, review, interpret, explain, and apply complex fiscal data and reports.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Develop and revise accounting and other systems and procedures.
  • Prepare clear and concise accounting, financial, and narrative reports.
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Highly Desirable:
  • Possession of a CPA license.

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, Finance, Economics, Business, or Public Administration or a closely related field with course work in accounting, finance, and business administration.

Five years of increasingly responsible professional accounting or auditing experience that includes one year of experience as a supervisor.

*Possession of a CPA license is highly desirable.
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.

COVID-19 :
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 investigation including fingerprinting and a credit check and may include a review of information concerning present and/or prior employment, driving record, and record of any criminal conviction. 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.

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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 Mon day, October 17, 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

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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