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The purpose of this site is to educate and inform the citizens of Orange County California about how their County controls and spends tax dollars.

The Auditor-Controller is the County's Chief Accounting Officer headed by independently elected Auditor-Controller Eric H. Woolery, CPA. Eric reports directly to the taxpayers to provide them and the County Board of Supervisors with objective financial management, analysis and advice. This office provides the County's accounting services mandated by the California Statutory Code to receive and expend the County's income of more than $5.5 billion.

Award-winning and assertive, the Orange County Auditor-Controller's Office has consistently earned a number of prestigious awards including the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting and the Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting. The department is committed to being a careful and conscientious guardian of the taxpayer's dollars.

Dear Taxpayers,

As Orange County’s elected Auditor-Controller, it is my great privilege to have earned the trust of the citizens. I am committed to making this office open, fair and honest. The work of this office is critically important to the County as it keeps the financial affairs in order so that the entire system is efficient and transparent.

We report to the taxpayers first but our stakeholders also include County bondholders, investors, government and regulatory agencies. Our reports are available to the public and many are included on this website. For the public our annual “Orange County Citizen’s Report” is a summary of the County’s financial status, prepared for the public in layman’s terms and is completed by December 31 for the fiscal year ending June 30.

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We are here to keep the County’s finances in order and to assist the public in understanding how their hard-earned tax dollars are spent.

Sincerely,

Eric H. Woolery, CPA
Orange County Auditor-Controller

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VISION AND MISSION STATEMENT

Vision Statement

The Auditor-Controller Office’s vision is to be the County’s trusted source of financial information to account for the past, direct the present, and shape the future.

Mission Statement

The Auditor-Controller Office’s mission is to promote public oversight, provide accountability, and support financial decision-making for the County. As the Auditor-Controller’s Office carries out its vision and mission, it will conduct business with the highest ethical and due diligence standards and demonstrate commitment to the public, other County departments and agencies, and its own employees.

Statement of Values

The Auditor-Controller’s Statement of Values reflects our commitment to the public, the County and our employees by:

  • Conducting our business with the highest standards
  • Protecting the public's interests
  • Treating our clients and employees with the utmost respect
  • Exceeding client and stakeholder expectations
  • Seeking opportunities to improve the effectiveness of our services
  • Celebrating the accomplishments of our employees
  • Rewarding innovation
  • Promoting an open and collaborative environment
  • Developing leadership skills at all organizational levels