Auditor / Treasurer / Tax Collector

Financial Activity in Graph Form



Your quick overview of the previous 10 years of financial activity in graph form can be found at Open Government

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