Assistant Auditor-Controller/Treasurer/Tax Collector

County Of San Bernardino San Bernardino , CA 92401

Posted 3 months ago

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The Auditor-Controller/Treasurer/Tax Collector of San Bernardino County seeks a service oriented, experienced CPA to assist in the planning and administration of the activities of the major operational units of the department and participate in the formulation of policies and procedures. This is an unclassified position that reports directly to and serves at the pleasure of the elected Auditor-Controller/Treasurer/Tax Collector.

This position will be primarily responsible for:

  • Assisting with the development of new and improved operational, accounting, budgeting, or management systems; investigating and resolving complaints related to operational activities.

  • Preparing, coordinating, administering, and monitoring the department budget; preparing or directing the preparation of reports, plans, financial statements, manuals and correspondence pertaining to the operation of the office.

  • Conferring with and advising County and Districts officials and the general public on matters pertaining to property tax issues and laws and procedures relating to finance; interpreting various laws, rules and regulations and determining their applicability to specific circumstances; formulating legislative proposals for inclusion in the County's legislative program.

  • Assisting in determining tax requirements and apportionments; conferring with public agency officials on tax related issues; recommending legislation or policy changes in tax rate and revenue fund determinations.

  • Analyzing new or revised legal and procedural requirements to ensure proper maintenance of fiscal records and determine implementation costs; identifying inequities in existing laws or regulations; preparing proposals for relief.


The office of the San Bernardino County Auditor-Controller/Treasurer/Tax Collector is committed to serving the citizens of the County by processing, safeguarding, and providing information regarding the finances and public records of the County. With a well-trained and accountable staff of 336 employees, we perform these functions with integrity, independent judgment, and outstanding service. We value accuracy, timeliness, courtesy, innovation, and efficiency with the goal of providing the citizens of the County with a better quality of life under a shared Countywide Vision that creates a broad range of choices for its residents in how they work, live, and play.


  • The Auditor Division performs operational and financial audits of departments, agencies and special districts, evaluates internal controls for operational improvement, and operates the Fraud, Waste and Abuse Hotline.

  • The Controller Division records the collections and performs the accounting, reporting, and claims of all County financial activities to ensure sound financial management. It is also responsible for developing and implementing accounting systems and standards and administering the Countywide Cost Allocation Plan.

  • The Disbursements Division is responsible for vendor payments and payroll services.

  • The Treasurer Division performs the County's treasury function, including the investment of all County and School District funds within the County investment pool and associated banking services. The Treasurer currently manages assets of over $6 billion.

  • The Property Tax Division is responsible for compilation of property tax rates, revenue disbursements to taxing agencies and managing and calculating pass-through agreement payments on behalf of Countywide successor agencies relating to the dissolution of Redevelopment Agencies, compiles assessed valuation for taxing agencies, calculates property taxes, prepares and extends tax rolls to and maintains tax charges against the Tax Collector, sets and releases subdivision tax bonds, and apportions collected property taxes to recipient entities.

  • The Tax Collection Division collects property taxes for all County taxing entities.

  • The Central Collections Division provides collection services for the County and Superior Court, the Arrowhead Regional Medical Center's delinquent accounts receivable, and other County departments.


Our office values transparency and open communication with the residents we serve and is committed to ensuring the tax-payer's dollars are spent without waste, fraud or abuse. As our newly elected Auditor-Controller/Treasurer/Tax Collector, Ensen Mason, will ensure the efficient and responsible expenditure of tax revenues, support the tax payers and employees by ensuring their investment dollars receive the highest return safely possible, and serve our County residents through compassionate, fair and convenient collection of tax monies while affording the tax-payers full due process rights.

To learn more about the Auditor-Controller/Treasurer/Tax Collector and its budget visit:

Desired Qualifications:
The ideal background for this position consists of a combination of education and experience commensurate with its responsibilities, and includes a Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business/public administration, or comparable field; active CPA certification; and five (5) years of progressively responsible private or public sector accounting and/or auditing experience as a supervisor or manager, which includes extensive experience managing audits of large public

sector entities.

Additionally, the ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • Comprehensive understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting and Auditing Standards and up-to-date knowledge of applicable, laws, regulations, and best practices.

  • Excellent analytical and strategic problem solving skills with the ability to develop ideas and implement them through teamwork and cooperation.

  • Ability to work with and maintain effective relationships with employees, County departments, elected officials, the public, and business associates in a variety of public and private organizations.

  • High ethical standards with the willingness to make difficult decisions based on what is fair and right.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

Selection Process:

Qualified candidates are invited to apply online at:


submit a detailed resume and cover letter to:

Applications will be accepted until position is filled and reviewed weekly.

Apply no later than Monday, April 15, 2019 for Priority Consideration

The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the appointing authority for further consideration.

For Additional Information Contact

Silvia Zayas, Sr. Human Resources Analyst

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Assistant Auditor-Controller/Treasurer/Tax Collector

County Of San Bernardino