Known as the “Capital of Silicon Valley,” the City of San José plays a vital economic and cultural role anchoring the world’s leading region of innovation. Encompassing 178 square miles at the southern tip of the San Francisco Bay, San José is Northern California’s largest city and the 10th largest city in the nation. With more than one million residents, San José is one of the most diverse large cities in the United States. San José’s transformation into a global innovation center has resulted in one of the largest concentrations of technology companies and expertise in the world, including major tech headquarters like Cisco, Adobe, Samsung, and eBay as well as start-ups and advanced manufacturing.
The City of San José is a full-service Charter City and operates under a Council-Manager form of government. The City Council consists of 10 council members elected by district and a mayor elected at large. City operations are supported by 6,250 positions and a total budget of $3.5 billion for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. The City Auditor is appointed by and reports to the City Council and conducts annual post audits of all the City’s fiscal transactions and accounts kept by or for the City, including the examination and analysis of fiscal procedures and the examination, checking, and verification of accounts and expenditures.
This position requires a combination of education and experience reflecting possession of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. A typical combination would include a bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration, or related field; AND eight to ten years of audit, accounting, fiscal management experience, including three years of supervisory/management experience. Some experience in another analytical discipline may substitute for part of the experience requirement. A background in a public agency environment is desirable to provide depth to the position. Must be credentialed as a Certified Public Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor; or possess a Master’s in Business Administration, Public Policy, or related field.