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Who Will Be the Next OC Auditor-Controller?

Posted by Former Blogger Chris Emami on February 2, 2012

As many people may have heard, Auditor-Controller David Sundstrom (Republican) is leaving Orange County to take a job up in Northern California. My attitude is good riddance, as Sundstrom is an elected Republican who endorsed numerous Democrats and did not in my opinion do enough to help the Republican cause. This however does leave the question, who will be the next person in this spot?

According to the County website, at least one of the following requirements must be met:

  • has a valid certificate issued by the California Board of Accountancy showing the person to be a certified public accountant or a public accountant; or
  • has a baccalaureate degree from an accredited four-year institution, with a major in accounting or its equivalent, and has served within the last five years in a senior fiscal management position in a county, city, or other public agency, a private firm, or a nonprofit organization, dealing with similar fiscal responsibilities, for a continuous period of not less than three years, or
  • has a certificate issued by the Institute of Internal Auditors showing the person to be a designated professional internal auditor, with a minimum of 16 college semester units, or their equivalent, in accounting, auditing, or finance, or
  • has served as county auditor, chief deputy county auditor, or chief assistant county auditor for a continuous period of not less than three years.

and one of the following requirements:

  • has served in a senior financial management position in a county, city, or other public agency dealing with similar financial responsibilities for a continuous period of at least three years, in the role of treasurer, tax collector, auditor, auditor-controller, or the chief deputy or assistant of these offices;
  • has a  B.A., M.A, or PhD in business administration, public administration, economics, finance, accounting or a related field;
  • has a valid California certification as a certified public accountant (CPA)
  • has a valid certification as a Chartered Financial Analyst; or
  • possess valid certification as a Certified Cash Manager.

Hmmmm, I wonder what Keith Carlson is up to.

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