Oscar Valdez was appointed to the vacated elected position of Auditor-Controller/Treasurer/Tax Collector by the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors on February 17, 2016. Prior to that appointment, he served as the Assistant Auditor-Controller/Treasurer/Tax Collector since May 2011, and was responsible for the management and oversight of the Auditor, Controller, and Treasurer divisions for the County of San Bernardino. Oscar has over 20 years of accounting, auditing, budgeting, finance, and management experience.
Prior to his appointment to Assistant Auditor-Controller/Treasurer/Tax Collector, Oscar held the position of Chief Deputy Controller where he directed the daily activities for the General Accounting, Fund Accounting, Property Tax, Management Services, and Reimbursable Project sections.
From 2006 through 2010, Oscar was the Finance Officer for the Treasurer-Tax Collector/Public Administrator’s Office for the County of San Bernardino. As Finance Officer, he provided accounting and financial services for the Treasurer, Tax Collector and Public Administration divisions. In part, this included budget preparation, financial reports, and internal controls.
Oscar began his career with San Bernardino County in 2000 at the Auditor-Controller-Recorder’s Office as an Internal Auditor II. He promoted through the ranks as General Accounting Supervisor, Accounting Manager, and Interim Chief Deputy Controller, where he directed activities for the General Accounting, Fund Accounting, Property Tax, Accounts Payable, and Payroll sections. Oscar was responsible for developing procedures for accounting and reporting practices consistent with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). In addition and during his tenure with the Auditor-Controller-Recorder’s Office, Oscar held the positions of Accounting Manager, Interim Accounts Payable Manager, and General Accounting Supervisor.
Prior to the County, Oscar was an Audit Supervisor for Vicenti, Lloyd & Stutzman LLP, planning and performing financial and compliance audits for a variety of areas, such as Colleges, School Districts K-12, and Non-Profit Organizations.
From 1986-1991, Oscar served honorably with the United States Army as a Sergeant in the 782nd Maintenance Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division, and with the 758th Maintenance Company, attached to 18th Airborne Corps, in Operation Desert Storm.
Mr. Valdez is a graduate of California State University, San Bernardino with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting.