To promote the County's operational effectiveness, and ensure its financial transparency and integrity by providing quality accounting, audit, and financial reporting services.
The Controller's Office maintains the County’s accounting system and records, and prepares independently audited, award winning annual financial reports (ACFR and PAFR) that disclose the fiscal condition of the County to the public. We are staffed with 46 full-time accountants, auditors, and fiscal personnel. The office also calculates annual property tax bill amounts, distribute taxes collected to local government agencies, and performs internal audits of County’s operations.
Welcome to the Controller's Office website. My goal is to make the financial information we provide to the citizens of San Mateo County more readily accessible and easy to understand. I hope you find these pages helpful.