Controller's Office (1400B)

Department Mission Statement

To promote the County's operational effectiveness, and ensure its financial transparency and integrity, by providing quality accounting, audit, and financial reporting services.

Department Headline Measures

Percent of Customer Survey Respondents Rating Controller Services Good or Better Exceeds Target

Percent of Performance Goals Met Exceeds Target

Budget Summary

FY 2017-18

Total Sources: $4,838,557 
  • Total Requirements: $15,049,932
  • Net County Cost: $10,211,375
  • Funded FTEs: 46

FY 2018-19

  • Total Sources: $3,620,248
  • Total Requirements: $14,124,635
  • Net County Cost: $10,504,387
  • Funded FTEs: 46

Program Results

CAFR Issued with Unmodified Opinion and GFOA Award of Excellence Meets Target

Percent of Payroll Payments Issued Correctly Meets Target

Distribute Property Taxes On-time Exceeds Target

Percent of Employee Evaluations Completed Annually Exceeds Target 

FY 2017-18 Highlights

  • HR Payroll system upgrades
  • Timekeeping system upgrades
  • OFAS upgrades
  • Property Tax Highlights Publication issued
  • GFOA Excellence in Financial Reporting Award received for CAFR & PAFR
  • PG&E agreement finalized  - recovered $707,000 in property tax revenue losses on behalf of the County and nine other local agencies
  • Vehicle Rental Business License Tax Audit - recovered $2.21 million in un-reported taxes
  • Private Defender Program (PDP) Audit - resulted in County using $10 million of prior years' unspent monies held by PDP to pay for current year's services

FY 2018-19 Priorities

  • Begin implementation of replacement property tax system
  • Develop cost reimbursement plan for disaster related costs
  • Make enhancements to County's financial accounting system
  • Perform audits to identify opportunities to improve efficiency, effectiveness, and internal controls
  • Conduct IT audits
  • Perform audits of construction projects

Links to Program Reports

Author: Eduardo Castillo     Contact Email: ecastillo@smcgov.org     Date Updated: 01-26-2018