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November 6, 2018 — Elección General de California

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Oscar J. Garcia

Appointed Incumbent
112,974 votos (52.08%)Winning
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Mis 3 prioridades principales

  • To continue to provide better services to the public.
  • Continue to streamline the processes in the Office and continue to increase efficiencies and decrease cost to save tax payer dollars so the savings may be used for public protection services.
  • Continue to provide accurate and timely fiscal information to the Board of Supervisors so they make well informed budgetary decisions.

Experiencia

Experiencia

Profesión:CPA
Auditor-Controller/Treasurer/Tax Collector, Fresno County — Cargo designado (2016–current)
Assistant Auditor-Controller, Tulare County Auditor-Controller's Office (2016–2016)
Chief of Financial Reporting and Audits, Tulare County Auditor-Controller's Office (2010–2016)
Internal Auditor, Tulare County Auditor-Controller's Office (2008–2010)
Auditor, Doug Smith, CPA and Company (2005–2008)
Auditor/Tax Accountant, Price, Paige, and Company Accountancy Corporation (2003–2005)

Educación

California State University, Fresno Bachelor of Science Degree, Business Administration with an Accountancy Option (2003)

Biografía

 

I have lived in the County of Fresno for the past 18 years.  Since 1967, I have lived in Fresno County for over 45 years with a few years of absences to work on flight simulators in Washington State. I grew up as a farm worker in the County of Fresno and my childhood (5 to 18 years old) were spent in the fields harvesting crops during my summers and weekends to help my parents earn an income to support our family.   Later in life I owned and operated a small successful farm for about five years where I grew peaches and plums while maintaining my employment as a flight simulator technician at NAS Lemoore.

 

After my children were older, I decided to go back to school and continue my education.  I graduated Cum Laude from California State University, Fresno with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an Accountancy Option May 2003. I worked for two local CPA firms from January 2003 through March of 2008 where I performed audits of governmental and not for profit entities and prepared income tax returns of individuals and various types of entities.  I passed the Board of Accountancy exams and received my auditing experience to attain my CPA (A) license and I have been a licensed active CPA since July 2005.

 

I left the private sector and began work as an internal auditor working for the Auditor-Controller’s Office of the County of Tulare in March of 2008.  I continued work as the Chief of Financial Reporting and Audits where I lead the preparation of the County’s comprehensive annual financial report, (CAFR) and also lead the internal audit team from 2009 through September of 2016. I automated the CAFR process and introduced a new efficient chart of accounts which is currently in use there.  I served as the Assistant Auditor-Controller for eight months during 2016 prior to starting work for the County of Fresno.

 

I was appointed by the County of Fresno Board of Supervisors (unanimously) on October 2016 as Auditor-Controller/Treasurer/Tax Collector to fulfill the unexpired last two plus years of the previous person’s term who retired, and I continue to serve the citizens of Fresno County in this capacity.

 

 

 

List of positive changes I have made in my current Office are as follows:

 

·         Brought a fund balance policy to the board - As a result, the board had an additional $40 million for their 2017-2018 budget

 

·         Implementing a risk based audit model to develop an audit plan for business cycles of departments

 

·         Training audit staff in proper auditing techniques

 

·         Training staff on simplifying the County’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) preparation by going from an excess of 70 trial balances down to one – this will save a lot of time when preparing the CAFR

 

·         To have better controls over check payments, I have checks for property taxes made out to the “Fresno County Tax Collector” and to me an individual

 

I bring an innovative way of thinking and extensive experience in managing accounting and fiscal operations, auditing and financial reporting, and I am seeking election to my current position as Auditor-Controller/Treasurer-Tax Collector of the County of Fresno on the June 5, 2018 ballot.

 

I have lived in the County of Fresno for the past 18 years.  Since 1967, I have lived in Fresno County for over 45 years with a few years of absences to work on flight simulators in Washington State. I grew up as a farm worker in the County of Fresno and my childhood (5 to 18 years old) were spent in the fields harvesting crops during my summers and weekends to help my parents earn an income to support our family.   Later in life I owned and operated a small successful farm for about five years where I grew peaches and plums while maintaining my employment as a flight simulator technician at NAS Lemoore.

 

After my children were older, I decided to go back to school and continue my education.  I graduated Cum Laude from California State University, Fresno with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an Accountancy Option May 2003. I worked for two local CPA firms from January 2003 through March of 2008 where I performed audits of governmental and not for profit entities and prepared income tax returns of individuals and various types of entities.  I passed the Board of Accountancy exams and received my auditing experience to attain my CPA (A) license and I have been a licensed active CPA since July 2005.

 

I left the private sector and began work as an internal auditor working for the Auditor-Controller’s Office of the County of Tulare in March of 2008.  I continued work as the Chief of Financial Reporting and Audits where I lead the preparation of the County’s comprehensive annual financial report, (CAFR) and also lead the internal audit team from 2009 through September of 2016. I automated the CAFR process and introduced a new efficient chart of accounts which is currently in use there.  I served as the Assistant Auditor-Controller for eight months during 2016 prior to starting work for the County of Fresno.

 

I was appointed by the County of Fresno Board of Supervisors (unanimously) on October 2016 as Auditor-Controller/Treasurer/Tax Collector to fulfill the unexpired last two plus years of the previous person’s term who retired, and I continue to serve the citizens of Fresno County in this capacity.

 

 

 

List of positive changes I have made in my current Office are as follows:

 

·         Brought a fund balance policy to the board - As a result, the board had an additional $40 million for their 2017-2018 budget

 

·         Implementing a risk based audit model to develop an audit plan for business cycles of departments

 

·         Training audit staff in proper auditing techniques

 

·         Training staff on simplifying the County’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) preparation by going from an excess of 70 trial balances down to one – this will save a lot of time when preparing the CAFR

 

·         To have better controls over check payments, I have checks for property taxes made out to the “Fresno County Tax Collector” and to me an individual

 

I bring an innovative way of thinking and extensive experience in managing accounting and fiscal operations, auditing and financial reporting, and I am seeking election to my current position as Auditor-Controller/Treasurer-Tax Collector of the County of Fresno on the June 5, 2018 ballot.

 

¿Quién apoya a este candidato?

Organizaciónes (1)

  • Fresno Deputy Sheriff Association (FDSA)

Funcionarios electos (9)

  • Mayor Pro Tempore of Fowler, Daniel Parra
  • Mayor of Parlier, Alma Beltran
  • Mayor of Selma, Jim Avalos
  • Mayor of Fresno, Lee Brand
  • Fresno County Supervisor Nathan Magsig
  • Fresno County Supervisor Buddy Mendes
  • Fresno County Supervisor Sal Quintero
  • Fresno County Supervisor Andreas Borgeas
  • Fresno County Supervisor Brian Pacheco

Individuos (1)

  • Retired Sheriff, Steve Magarian

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