Career Opportunities

Employment with the Los Angeles County Department of Auditor-Controller offers excellent opportunities for growth and development, benefits, and competitive salaries.  Click on the links below to access current job postings and explore the possibilities.  The Department of Auditor-Controller is an active Equal Opportunity Employer.


The application filing period is scheduled to open on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 8:00 AM and close Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 11:59 PM. Click here to view the job bulletin for details and to apply.


Annual Salary: $71,736.00 - $81,950.16* 
(*includes base salary plus benefits package)

Bonus Pay:
5.5% salary increase for employees who possess a valid CPA, CIA, or CISA.
(annual bonus based on payroll title and base salary)

Benefits Package:
Excellent benefits package includes a benefit allowance of $1,158 added to your monthly paycheck to purchase medical, dental, and other insurance coverage; a Contributory Defined Benefit Retirement Plan ("Pension"); and a 401(k) and 457 (similar to a 401(k)) deferred income plans that are each matched dollar-for-dollar for a total of up to 8% of your base salary. Employees also receive 10 days of paid leave, can use their benefits package to add up to 20 additional leave days per year, and receive 11 paid holidays per year.


The internal auditor is the entry-level position in the Department of Auditor-Controller. An internal audit career offers rewarding and challenging opportunities to work in a team environment on a variety of assignments throughout 37 County departments (e.g. Health Services, Sheriff, Fire, Parks and Recreation, etc.). The position offers challenging and rewarding experiences in various areas including:
•    Internal Compliance Audits
•    Fiscal and Program Audits
•    Computer System Integrity & Security Reviews
•    Criminal & Administrative Investigations

Internal Auditor candidates will have opportunities in the following three divisions:

•    The Audit Division conducts internal audits of County departments including compliance audits of financial procedures and internal controls, management structure and organization, program effectiveness, and computer system integrity and security.

•    The Countywide Contract Monitoring Division conducts fiscal and program audits of County contractors and provides other contract monitoring assistance and oversight for County departments.

•    The Office of County Investigations conducts criminal and administrative investigations of misconduct and fraud by County managers, employees, contractors and vendors. 


•   Internal Auditor/Investigator (Accountant-Auditor): 
     $71,736.00 – $81,950.16*
•   Intermediate Accountant-Auditor: 
$78,364.32 – $98,442.60*
•   Senior Accountant-Auditor: 
$89,756.76 - $113,383.68*
•   Principal Accountant-Auditor: 
$101,850.60 - $155,425.64*
•   Chief Accountant-Auditor: 
$116,465.19 – $170,249.87*
*includes annual base salary plus benefits package


•   Achieve a work-life balance
     Flexible work schedule choices give you stability along with the freedom to plan and balance your life and your work. Most employees have the option of working either a standard 8 hour work day, 5 days a week or choosing a 9/80 work schedule working 9 hours days with every other Monday or Friday off, giving you time to enjoy life both inside and outside of work.

•   Make a meaningful impact
     The work done by staff in the Auditor-Controller has a significant impact on promoting integrity, accountability, compliance and innovation in one of the largest local government organizations in the world. The citizens of Los Angeles County depend on us to safeguard their assets, protect their resources, and ensure public funds are used appropriately to improve and enrich the community.

•   Develop Professionally
     With over 35 Departments, all with unique services and missions, Los Angeles County offers unparalleled opportunities for career growth and development. Whether you advance within the Auditor-Controller or explore position in other departments, you’ll be inspired to build the career you’ve dreamed of. 

We encourage our team members to actively pursue professional development through training programs and mentorships we offer, as well as the ability to branch out and gain diverse experience within the Department.


A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with 21 semester units or 32 quarter units of accounting courses, including a course in auditing.
Note: If you will meet the requirements by June 30, 2017, you may also apply.


For candidates who currently meet the requirements
supporting documents include, but are not limited to the following:
•  Scanned copy of the bachelor's degree or scanned legible copy of the official transcript(s) showing completion of the bachelor's degree.

•   Scanned legible copy of the official transcript(s) showing proof of completion of the required accounting units and auditing course.

•   For applicants with international transcripts, an evaluation report completed by an evaluation agency recognized by The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. The evaluation report must provide information on the equivalent U.S. degree and credits/units.

For candidates who will meet the requirements by June 30, 2017 supporting documents include, but are not limited to the following:
•  Unofficial transcripts showing proof of current and continued enrollment toward meeting the Minimum Requirements by June 30, 2017.


Applications will be accepted online during the filing period only.

The application filing period is scheduled to open on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 8:00 AM and close Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 11:59 PM.

Click here for instructions on how to apply.

Click here to access the Job Bulletin for details and to apply.

Note: When applying, all applicants must provide supporting documents to their applications by:
  •   Attaching the supporting documentation at the time of filing;
  •   Emailing the supporting documentation to by no later than November 10, 2016. Please include your name, position title (Internal Auditor) and exam number (S0675E) on all emailed documents.

Failure to provide supporting documentation which clearly shows that you currently meet or by June 30, 2017 will meet the Minimum Requirements may result in your application being rejected.


Please click on the links below for additional information.
     •   Internal Auditor Job Flyer
     •   Interview Guide
     •   LA County - How an App Becomes a Job


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