PAUL ANGULO, CPA
PAUL ANGULO, CPA
Riverside County Auditor-Controller
A native Californian, I grew up in San Francisco and Hacienda Heights, California, where I graduated from Glen A. Wilson High School. I moved with my family to the Inland Empire in 1988.
I studied government operations at Harvard University, where I completed Harvard's renowned state and local government program for senior executives. I also hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from UC Berkeley and a Master degree in management from the University of Redlands, California.
A Certified Public Accountant, I worked in the manufacturing industry for 24 years before entering public service. I was elected Riverside County's Auditor-Controller in November 2010 in a record-breaking election, receiving the most votes by any candidate in Riverside County's 130 year history. I was re-elected in 2014.
A US ARMY veteran, I served with various units, completing my service with Headquarters Engineer Command, Frankfurt, West Germany in 1974. Serving my nation was one of the greatest experiences in my life.
As county auditor-controller, I lead the county's central fiscal office charged with the oversight of the county's $12 billion in budget and assets. I do so with a tough sense of ethics and integrity. My office is responsible for many complex processes, including computing and allocating more than $3.2 billion in property taxes to K-14 schools, cities and special districts; and monitoring multi-billions of dollars in cash-flows. My office produces a $1.4 billion payroll, including payroll taxes, benefits and pension obligations for 18,000 county employees and approximately 2,000 special district employees. In addition, my office audits and pays more than 500,000 transactions in purchase order and contract payments; and we provide numerous regulatory reports to other government agencies. For the public we provide the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) which describes in detail the county's use of revenues and expenses. CAFR is independently audited and validated.
My governance philosophy is that a leader’s value to the community is dependent on what he (or she) delivers for the community. I call this results-driven leadership and is the basis of my leadership initiative. As the county's top fiscal and accountability officer performance is very important to me. In my first term, I turned-around an office that was in disarray and out of control. Under my leadership, performance and the quality of service improved substantially. It is my vision to build an office at the cutting edge of governmental operations.
• Continue to strengthen fiscal oversight
• Increase operational capacity
• Continue delivering results
"My work as the representative of nearly 2-1/2 million county residents impacts people's lives. I therefore work with the knowledge that I have an obligation, indeed, a moral duty to continuously strive towards higher standards of performance on my part as well as that of my office. I will serve with the diligence and integrity our citizens expect of their public leaders."
Thank you for your trust and confidence.
God Bless America!
PAUL ANGULO, CPA
RIVERSIDE COUNTY AUDITOR-CONTROLLER