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 2016-17

Total Sources: $3,708,239
  • Total Requirements: $13,496,638
  • Net County Cost: $9,788,399
  • Funded FTEs: 46

FY 2017-18

  • Total Sources: $4,838,557
  • Total Requirements: $15,049,932
  • Net County Cost: $10,211,375
  • 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 Meets Target 

FY 2015-17 Highlights

  • New HR Payroll System
  • IFAS Upgrade to OFAS
  • Credit Card Program
  • ePayables
  • Open Checkbook
  • Property Tax AS400 Hosting
  • Rebooted the Property Tax Highlights Publication after seven years
  • Received $13 million in SB-90 Claim reimbursements for pre-2004 claims filed with State Controller's Office
  • Implementation of Audit Division Recommendation

FY 2017-19 Priorities

  • Issue RFP with the Assessor and Tax Collector's Offices for an integrated assessment and property tax system, determine the future system solution, and then begin the implementation process shortly thereafter
  • Make enhancements to the County's financial accounting system
  • Perform operations audits to identify opportunities for efficiency, effectiveness, and improved internal controls
  • Move the County's automated timekeeping system to a hosted environment
  • Upgrade the County's accounts payable check printing application

Links to Program Reports

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