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Auditor-Controller
Adopted Expenditures
By Program 2016-17 Adopted Change from 2015-16 Adopted
Administration & Support
 
$880,496
10%
$179,944
25.7%
Audit Services
 
$792,223
9%
$38,126
4.6%
Accounting Services
 
$6,198,931
69%
$248,378
4.2%
Financial Reporting
 
$1,129,350
13%
$15,898
1.4%
Total Department
 
$9,001,000
100%
$374,298
4.3%
Mission Statement

To ensure the financial integrity of the County of Santa Barbara by providing superior financial services, maintaining the public trust, and promoting governmental efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability.

About the Department

The Department is the leading financial management resource of the County and its long-term vision includes a well-run, financially sound County, an informed public, and a model County Department with a knowledgeable and effective staff.  Governed by the overriding principles of fiscal integrity, objectivity, customer service, and continuous improvement, the Auditor-Controller’s (A-C) Department:

 

Maintains accounts and records of the financial transactions for all departments and agencies whose funds are kept in the County Treasury in accordance with California Statutes and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

Provides reports and systems necessary to manage the County’s financial operations utilizing modern financial applications as part of the Controller function.

Levies, apportions, and distributes property taxes to the County, Schools, Cities, Special Districts, and Redevelopment Successor Agencies as part of the Auditor function.

Furnishes customer focused financial decision support to the Board of Supervisors, the County Executive Officer, and Department Directors to advance the strategic goals and principles of the organization.

Provides independent, objective, and cost-effective audit services.

Performs advanced and specialty accounting services to Departments, Schools, and Special Districts.

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