Rachelle Anema is the Division Chief with the Auditor-Controller’s Accounting Division. Ms. Anema has worked for Los Angeles County for over 38 years, all of which have been within the Department of Auditor-Controller. Ms. Anema holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, with a Major in Accounting, from California State University, Fullerton. She manages the County’s central accounting function, and ensures that the County’s accounting and financial activities are reported timely and accurately.
The Accounting Division exercises accounting control over all financial transactions of the County, school districts, and special districts including bond payments. The Division is responsible for preparing legally required financial reports, such as the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. The Division also monitors the County's cash position and acts as Controller for various County governed entities such as the Joint Powers Authorities and non-profit corporations. Additionally, the Division prepares cost rate studies and the Countywide Cost Allocation Plan to recover overhead from Federal and State programs; accounts for franchise and royalty receipts; and, maintains control over personal and real property owned by the County.