Ben Lamera - Assistant Auditor-Controller

Welcome to the County of Sacramento Auditor-Controller Division website. The Auditor-Controller Division provides central support services to 34 county departments, 70 special districts and a variety of other government agencies and taxpayers in the Sacramento area.

The Auditor-Controller Division is charged with maintaining financial records on the County's integrated financial, logistics and human resource system (COMPASS). Some of the division's other duties include: process vendor payments for other county departments and special districts; assure control over County warrant issuance; perform countywide recordkeeping and financial activities related to capital asset and debt service accounting; perform financial, compliance and internal control audits of various county departments and special districts; distribution of court fines, preparation of mandated cost claims for reimbursement; and the preparation of the countywide cost plan. The Auditor-Controller is also responsible for providing property tax accounting services to general taxpayers, County departments and other governmental agencies.

The Auditor-Controller Division is in charge of preparing the County's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), for which it has received the Government Finance Officers Association's Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting award every year since 1989. In addition, as required by the State Controller's Office, the Division also prepares the Annual Report of Financial Transactions for the County and 35 special districts.

Our office is located at:

700 H Street, Room 3650
Sacramento, CA 95814

The Property Tax Accounting Unit is located at:
700 H Street, Room 3650
Sacramento, CA 95814

Property Tax Accounting Unit telephone hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

Office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
General information can be obtained by calling (916) 874-7422.
The hearing impaired may call 1-800-735-2929 (TDD/TTY) or 711 for the California Relay Service.

Please take a look around and let us know how we can serve you better. If you have a question, or would like more information, please feel free to call or send us an email.

Ben Lamera
Assistant Auditor-Controller