Juan Raigoza assumed the office of County Controller in January 2015. Controller Raigoza began working for the County of San Mateo Controller’s Office in 2001 as a senior internal auditor. He later became the division manager of the Controller’s payroll and information systems divisions. Prior to being elected as Controller, he was the County’s Assistant Controller for three years.
During his time with the County, Controller Raigoza developed expertise in governmental accounting, auditing and internal controls. His knowledge of financial accounting, information systems and operations management enabled him to assess business and accounting functions and develop business processes and information technology solutions to improve operational and financial performance.
Controller Raigoza is a member of the Government Finance Officers Associations (GFOA) and the California State Association of County Auditors. Controller Raigoza’s office has received the GFOA’s Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the County of San Mateo’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for 18 consecutive years, while the County’s Popular Annual Financial Report has been honored for 16 consecutive years.
Prior to joining the County, Raigoza worked for two Big-4 accounting firms. He worked as a state and local tax consultant for Ernst & Young and as a management consultant for Deloitte & Touche, where he primarily advised public sector clients. Raigoza also worked as a tax auditor for the California Franchise Tax Board, where he conducted income tax compliance audits of multi-national corporations headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Controller Raigoza has an undergraduate degree in Business Administration with a concentration in finance and accounting, and a Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) from the California State University, Chico.