Lauren Klein, CPA
I was elected as Auditor-Controller on June 8, 2010 and sworn into Office on January 4, 2011. I am a Certified Public Accountant with experience both in the public and private sector. I am a member of the Government Finance Officers Association, County Auditors Association of California and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
My family moved to Modesto and Stanislaus County in 1953 where I was subsequently born and raised. Locally, I graduated from Davis High School and attended Modesto Junior College. I then graduated from Dominican College in San Rafael and continued my education at what was then California State University, Hayward. I worked for a non-profit for 14 years, in the public accounting sector for 8 years, specializing in non-profit organizations, and then the government sector with Stanislaus County since 2005.
I began my career with Stanislaus County as the Internal Audit Manager in the Auditor-Controller’s which I held for four years prior to moving to administration of the department. While managing the Internal Audit division, I focused attention on strengthening internal controls thereby safeguarding public assets and increased efficiencies. I intend to continue this focus in the management of the department.