Welcome to the Auditor-Controller's Office
The Auditor-Controller is the chief fiscal officer of the county.
The office is elected by Santa Barbara County voters to provide accounting, budgeting, and financial services to the public, county agencies, school districts, special districts,
and cities as defined under Government Code.
Theodore A. Fallati was appointed as the Auditor-Controller March 28, 2016, and served as Assistant Auditor-Controller for 9 years prior to becoming Auditor-Controller. Theo has diligently served the County since January of 1992.
Statement of Principles and Values of the Auditor-Controller's Office
The Auditor-Controller is dedicated to act in a way that will serve the public interest, honor the
public trust and demonstrate a commitment to professionalism. To achieve these ends,
... to perform all duties with integrity and honesty
... to remain independent, objective, and accountable to the citizens for our actions
... to be prompt, careful and thorough when rendering our services to the public, other County departments, special districts, and other government agencies
... to maintain an effective financial accounting and reporting system that will communicate information to the public in an accurate and timely manner
... to continuously seek ways to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of our processes and to assist other departments to do the same
... to hire, train, motivate and retain the highest quality work force in a non-discriminatory manner
... to continuously strive to be deserving of the trust placed in us by the County's citizens
Our Mission: We ensure the County's financial integrity and promote efficient, effective and accountable government
Our Performance Plan: Vision, Goals, Strategies and Performance Measures
Theo Fallati, CPA, CPFO
105 E Anapamu St, Room 303
Santa Barbara, CA 93101