2018 Endorsed Candidate, Betsy Schaffer, CPA
Santa Barbara County Auditor-Controller
QUALIFICATIONS: The County Board of Supervisors, since the 1950’s, has required candidates for the Santa Barbara County Auditor to meet certain qualifications (CA Government Code Section 26945):
1. Possession of a California Certified Public Accountant (CPA) License or be a Certified Internal Auditor. California Certified Public Accountant (CPA) – License #70139, issued 1995
2. Hold a degree in accounting. California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Accounting Concentration – 1991 Graduate
3. Serve as the county auditor, chief deputy county auditor, or chief assistant county auditor. Assistant Auditor-Controller (2 years) \ Chief Deputy Controller (2 years)
Other Qualifications: 2 years as a CPA and the Assistant Auditor-Controller, I fulfill and represent the basic tenets of independence, objectivity, and the required professional ethics of the Auditor’s Office for financial related issues 26+ years of professional work experience in government & private sector Committed to the office, the county, the community – I have lived and worked in Santa Barbara County for 35 years. Strong team builder and team leader (I have successfully applied W. Edwards Deming’s Process Improvement & Management Philosophies) Proven ability to think critically and provide an alternate perspective Proven ability to get things done with a realistic, yet positive temperament GFOA Certified Public Finance Officer (CPFO), #590, issued 2015.
EDUCATION: California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Accounting Concentration – 1991 Graduate Cuesta Community College, San Luis Obispo, CA Associate in Arts, Business Administration – 1989 Graduate Ernest Righetti High School, Santa Maria, CA – 1985 Graduate.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: betsy4countyauditor.com.