County of Santa Barbara
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Job Description
The Santa Barbara County Office of the Auditor-Controller is seeking entry-level Accountant-Auditors to take part in the New Auditor Training and Development Program in Santa Barbara. The New Auditor Training and Development Program (NATD) provides a unique opportunity for entry-level Accountant-Auditors. Not only does it provide a useful overview of the Auditor-Controller’s Office, it also provides an understanding of the role of the Auditor-Controller’s Office within the county organization. The NATD Program rotates new Accountant-Auditors over a 2 to 4-year period (depending on the candidate’s professional track) through the divisions within the Office of the Auditor-Controller to gain experience in accounting, auditing, and financial reporting.

Applicants who are currently in their final year of study leading to a bachelor's degree or higher in Accounting, Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting or a related degree are encouraged to apply.  Such applicants may compete in the examination process but may not be considered for appointment until they have attained the required degree.

After a reasonable training and orientation period, the incumbent may be offered a hybrid work schedule and/or flexible workweek in accordance with our office policy.  However, it is required that the incumbent be within reasonable travel distance to accommodate regular and infrequent in-person meetings and to support the in-office team culture.

  • Coursework in accounting and auditing
  • Interest in public service
  • Strong desire to obtain a CPA license
  • Good written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to identify problems, solve them and act decisively with good judgement
  • Strong organization and planning skills.

  • Have strong organizing and planning skills that allow them to be highly efficient by managing their time wisely, and effectively prioritizing multiple competing tasks.
  • Think and act ethically and honestly by applying ethical standards of behavior to daily work activities and taking responsibility for their actions.
  • Establish and model standards that guarantee exceptional quality and necessary attention to detail.
  • Continually seek to improve processes and products, and hold themselves accountable for quality by finding best practices, sharing them, and then improving upon them.
  • Recognize the essential value of continuous information exchange through actively seeking information from a variety of sources and disseminating it in a variety of ways.
  • Write clearly and concisely, composing informative and convincing memos, e-mails, letters, reports, and other documents and conveying both substance and intent of accuracy.
  • Understand and support the Auditor's mission by frequently referring to the mission and incorporating it into their daily activities.
  • Identify problems, solve them, act decisively, and show good judgment.
  • Work as a team player and identify with the larger departmental team and their role within it.

The salary range for this position is $70,323.42 - $84,348.87, annually depending on qualifications. This position is also eligible for a 5% CPA allowance.

For more information about this exceptional career opportunity, please visit the link below.
To apply be submit your completed application which includes a resume, cover letter, and requested transcripts.

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