Auditor / Treasurer / Tax Collector

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Independence & Organization

The auditor / treasurer / tax collector is an elective office, independent of the Board of Supervisors. This independence is part of the checks and balances built into the system of county government in 51 of the 58 California counties. The intent of this arrangement is to avoid manipulation of investments and tax enforcement for political purposes. The officeholder is answerable directly to the constituents through the elective process and is not dependent on the goodwill of three supervisors to keep the job.

Combining the Auditor / Treasurer / Tax Collector Positions

Effective July 1, 2011, the Treasurer / Tax Collector office was combined with that of the Auditor in a move to save tax dollars and it remains an elective office: Auditor / Treasurer / Tax Collector.

Qualifications for the Office of Treasurer / Tax Collector

The qualifications for the office of treasurer-tax collector are specified in state law and have been adopted by Sierra County. In order to qualify, you must meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • Have a bachelor's degree in a finance or business related area
  • Be a certified public accountant, chartered financial analyst, or certified cash manager
  • Have at least three years work experience in a senior management capacity of a finance-related public agency in the area

Section 53891 Compliance:
Please click here for information on the annual compensation of Sierra County's elected officials, officers and employees that is submitted to the State Controller under Section 53891