County of Contra Costa
Full Time, Permanent $73,733 - $89,623 Per year CA 625 Court St #103, Martinez, CA 94553, United States


Why join Contra Costa County's Auditor-Controller's Office?
The Office of the Auditor-Controller has an excellent career opportunity for those who seek to work in a fast-paced, dynamic, and energetic work environment. The Accountant-Auditor role is unique to the Office of the Auditor-Controller and has a broad scope, encompassing county-wide financial activities. The primary mission of the Office of the Auditor-Controller is to ensure the fiscal integrity of the County's financial records and provide excellent service, assistance, and information to the public, Board of Supervisors, County Administrator's Office, County Departments and Employees, Special Districts, and some regional non-county agencies. We remain steadfast in our commitment to provide exceptional professional service to all our customers while treating them with fairness, integrity, respect, and trust.
This is an exciting time to become a part of Contra Costa County as we are currently accepting applications to fill two (2) Accountant-Auditor I vacancies within the Office of the Auditor-Controller's seven divisions.

 We are looking for someone who:

  • Demonstrates exceptional organizational skills and the ability to prioritize tasks effectively to meet departmental deadlines
  • Has strong communication skills, both written and verbal, which are essential for effective collaboration and ensuring clarity and understanding among team members
  • Can work independently while still functioning well in a team-oriented environment
  • Has a high level of integrity and honesty which are paramount for successful execution of job responsibilities
  • Displays diligence and a strong work ethic as key traits which will contribute to effective performance in this role
  • Has a desire for professional growth and development, coupled with a motivated attitude, to ensure that the candidate continues to excel in this position
What you will typically be responsible for:
  • Conducting a thorough examination and analysis of a range of financial documents
  • Ensuring the accuracy and integrity of financial schedules and subsidiary ledgers through the process of reconciliation and maintenance
  • Aiding in the preparation of comprehensive annual financial reports
  • Compiling and submitting Federal and State tax reports in a timely and accurate manner
  • Delivering exceptional customer service to the public and other County Departments
  • Providing valuable support in the audit of County Programs and Departments
  • Assisting in the processing of property tax refunds and the management of property tax rolls
A few reasons you might love this job:
  • This position involves collaborative work within a team-oriented setting
  • There are opportunities for career progression within this role
  • We provide a comprehensive benefits package to our employees
  • Over the next three years, there will be a 5% Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) annually
A few challenges you might face in this job:
  • This role requires effective time management and adherence to reporting deadlines
  • Adapting to changes in Federal, State, and Local regulations/contracts is a necessary component of this position
  • This job entails managing multiple priorities in a fast-paced work environment
Competencies Required:
  • Analyzing and Interpreting Data: Drawing meaning and conclusions from quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Mathematical Facility: Performing computations and solving mathematical problems
  • Reading Comprehension: Understanding and using written information
  • Professional & Technical Expertise: Applying technical subject matter to the job
  • Using Technology: Working with electronic hardware and software applications
  • Attention to Detail: Focusing on the details of work content, work steps, and final work products
  • Establishing Credibility: Doing what he/she commits to doing and respecting the confidentiality of information and concerns shared by others
  • Self-Management: Showing personal organization, self-discipline, and dependability
  • Listening: Fully comprehending spoken communication
  • Oral Communication: Engaging effectively in dialogue
  • Writing: Communicating effectively in writing
  • Building & Maintaining Relationships: Establishing rapport and maintaining mutually productive relationships
  • Teamwork: Collaborating with others to achieve shared goals
  • Delivering Results: Meeting organizational goals and customer expectations and making decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks
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The eligible list established from this recruitment may remain in effect for six months.

Minimum Qualifications

License Required:  Valid California Motor Vehicle Operator’s License.

Education: 1) Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in business administration, finance, accounting, or a closely related field. Course work must have included at least 12 semester or 18 quarter units from among the following accounting courses: Principles of Accounting, Intermediate Accounting, Advanced Accounting, Governmental Accounting, Fund Accounting, Cost Accounting, or Auditing; OR 2) Possession of a Certified Public Accountant certification, Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP) certification, or the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) certification.

Internal Substitution for Education:
Four (4) years of full-time (or its equivalent) experience as an Accounting or Payroll Technician for Contra Costa County and at least 12 semester or 18 quarter units from the above listed accounting/auditing courses, which must be transferrable to an accredited college or university system for credit, may be substituted for the required education.

Selection Process

1. Application Filing and Evaluation: Applicants will be required to complete a supplemental questionnaire at the time of application, applications will be evaluated to determine which candidates will move forward in the next phase of the recruitment process.

2. Online Assessment:  An online, multiple-choice assessment will be administered to all accepted candidates. This Assessment will measure competencies, including but not limited to Analyzing & Interpreting Data, Mathematical Facility, Attention to Detail, Reading Comprehension, Writing, Using Technology, Building & Maintaining Relationships, Self-Management, and Teamwork. (Weight 100%). Tentative dates for online assessment: June 5 - 9, 2024.

3. Final Selection Interviews: Will be scheduled after the eligible list has been established.

 Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an invitation to participate in the selection process. The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices.

For recruitment-specific questions, please contact Sanyukta Singh at  For any technical issues, please contact the GovernmentJobs’ applicant support team for assistance at +1 855-524-5627.


After you receive a conditional job offer, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you have received a conditional job offer. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances. Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with Contra Costa County. If you accept a conditional job offer, the Human Resources Department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.


All Contra Costa County employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law. Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.


It is the policy of Contra Costa County to consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law.