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Trinity County
Employment Opportunity


Assistant Auditor – Controller
$8,579.64 – $11,497.54 Monthly


Under general direction, to assist the County Auditor/Controller with planning, organizing, directing, and managing the functions and operations of the County Auditor/Controller Office; to provide supervision and training for assigned staff in the County Auditor/Controller Office; to perform a variety of difficult, complex, and specialized assignments in the accounting and auditing of County financial records and conducting fiscal and budget administration; to provide oversight for County tax rolls, revenue reconciliation, and revenue apportionment; to provide general assistance and answer questions regarding Auditor/Controller functions, policies, and procedures; and to do related work as required.

This is a full supervisory and management class for providing direct assistance to the County Auditor/Controller, as well as exercising day-to-day direction, supervision, and oversight for delegated functions and staff in the County Auditor/Controller Office.  The incumbent also performs a variety of complex accounting and auditing, as well as fiscal and budget administration and analysis assignments.

Examples of Important and Essential Duties

(The following is used as a partial description and is not restrictive as to duties required.)

Assists with planning, organizing, and coordinating the functions of the County Auditor/Controller Office; supervises, trains, and evaluates the work of assigned staff; plans and coordinates delegated Department work functions; provides oversight for County tax rolls, revenue reconciliation, and revenue apportionment; performs complex financial auditing work; develops and implements financial record keeping methods and procedures; directs financial analysis and record keeping work related to the collection, disbursement, and proper allocation of County funds; works with County management and special district officials to provide advice and consultation on budget procedures and expenditures; assists with compiling and preparing the annual County budget; oversees and assists with balancing journals and ledgers; develops and coordinates the implementation of cost tracking systems, including maintaining information for State Mandated Cost billings; keeps abreast of legislative changes and legal issues involving County government; oversees the development, preparation, and submission of financial statements and reports; assists with the development and control of the Department  budget; provides advice on code and law changes to other staff; represents the County Auditor/Controller with the  public, boards, commissions, and representatives of other government agencies as delegated

Desirable Qualifications

Knowledge of:

Operations, policies, procedures, and legal requirements of the County Auditor/Controller Office. General accounting theory, principles, and practices and their application to a variety of accounting transactions and problems.

California property tax law. Organization and functions of local, state, and federal government entities, especially as they relate to County fiscal functions. Laws, rules, regulations, and policies affecting the financial operations, financial transactions, and payroll system of the County. Government cost accounting and budgeting.

Fiscal and program auditing theory, principles, and techniques and their application to government finance and operations. Payroll laws and administration. Principles of account classification. Budget development and control.

Computerized financial management systems, payroll and property tax systems.

Principles of supervision, training, work evaluation, and management.    

Ability to:

Assist with planning, directing, coordinating, and managing the functions of the County Auditor/Controller Office. Perform a variety of complex accounting, auditing, and financial transaction work.
Analyze and evaluate financial, program, and operational information, researching and gathering appropriate information to resolve problems.
Provide supervision, training, and work evaluation for assigned staff. Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships. Monitor and update fiscal, operational, and program records. Develop objective analyses and recommendations for use by County management.
Prepare and oversee the preparation of a variety of financial and audit reports and statements.
Gather, organize, analyze, and present a variety of information.
Make mathematical calculations quickly and accurately.
Assist with the development and utilization of computerized financial management system, payroll system and property tax systems.
Effectively represent the County Auditor/Controller with County management and staff, boards and commissions, the public, and representatives of other government agencies.

Training and Experience:
Any combination of training and experience which would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

Five (5) years of responsible professional work experience in accounting, auditing, and financial analysis work, preferably including at least two years in a lead or supervisory capacity.

Education equivalent to successful completion of courses required for a major in accounting at an accredited four (4) year college or university, or successful completion of a professional accounting curriculum which included courses in elementary and advanced accounting, auditing, cost accounting, and business law.

Supplemental Information

The contents of this class specification shall not be construed to constitute any expressed or implied warranty or guarantee, nor shall it constitute a contract of employment.  The County of Trinity assumes no responsibility beyond the general accuracy of the document, nor does it assume responsibility for any errors or omissions in the information contained herein.  The contents of this specification may be modified or revoked without notice.  Terms and conditions of employment are determined through a meet and confer  process and are subject to the Memorandum of Understanding currently in effect.

Before entering upon the duties of employment, all public employees take and subscribe to the oath or affirmation set forth in the California Constitution that declares them to be disaster service workers in time of need. For more information, please visit the following websites:

California Emergency Services Act:

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Governor’s Office of Emergency Services: 

Minimum Education and Experience

Minimum Months of Experience: 60
Education Required: Bachelor's
Hiring Requirements for This Job:
  • Drug Testing / Screening
  • Background Checks
  • Minimum Hourly Wage: 49.49
    Maximum Hourly Wage: 66.33
    Salary: $8,579.64 - $11,497.54 Monthly