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Monterey CountyCandidate for Auditor/Controller

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Rupa Shah

Assistant Auditor-Controller, County of Monterey
38,739 votes (69.83%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Protect and Report on Tax Payers Funds with Integrity and highest level of professional service
  • Maintain and Improve Accountability and Transparency of Monterey County's Financial Data and Processes
  • Inspire Public Trust with continued excellence in financial reporting; communication, education, and training in government finance



Resident of Monterey County for more than two decades, living in Salinas with

husband and two sons.

Serving as the current Assistant Auditor-Controller at the County of Monterey and a

licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in California for over 22 years, I have 30

years of experience in the field of Finance. I hold Bachelor's and Master's degrees in

Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting.

With lifelong passion for the profession, proudly served in the Government Accounting,

Auditing, and Controller space for 24 years with over 18 years at the Monterey County

Office of the Auditor-Controller. I am a member of American Institute of Certified Public

Accountants (AICPA), Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), Association

of Government Accountants (AGA), and Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).

In 18 years of service in the Auditor-Controller’s Office, played an instrumental role

improving accountability and transparency, producing County's Annual Financial Report,

which has earned the highest award of Excellence in Financial Reporting for the past 12

years, improving County’s credit rating. I led the successful implementation updating the

County's three decades old Accounting and Financial system. I have provided training to

the County finance staff on government accounting and financial processes to

include training the finance managers of the County pursuing professional certification in

Certified Government Financial Manager Program.

Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (4)

  • Monterey County Chamber of Commerce
  • Monterey County Coast Weekly Newspaper
  • Monterey County Association of Realtors
  • Monterey County Democratic Party

Elected Officials (1)

  • Michael J. Miller, CPA; Current Monterey County Auditor-Controller

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