(Santa Ana, CA)—Rancho Santiago Community College District (RSCCD) has named Erika Almaraz, a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Internal Auditor, as its new manager of fiscal services. In her new position, Almaraz will oversee leadership and administration of the district’s accounting and accounts payable departments, enterprise resource planning system coordination, and other special projects related to fiscal services. Almaraz will also manage the district’s compliance with federal, state, and county laws and regulations, and district policies.
With a strong background in college fiscal operations, Almaraz comes to RSCCD most recently from the San Bernardino Community College District, where she served as the director of internal audits. There she reviewed business and fiscal processes and provided internal procedures targeting efficiency, and contributed to the development of a new software system for business and fiscal services.
Prior to that, she was a senior internal auditor for the California State University, Office of the Chancellor, where she independently executed internal audit programs across the 23-campus system. Previously she served as an audit associate for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP where she conducted financial audits and tested internal controls for compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act to protect against accounting errors and improve accuracy.
In addition to holding active licenses as both a CPA and Internal Auditor, Almaraz earned a bachelor of art in economics-accounting from Claremont McKenna College.
About the Rancho Santiago Community College District
Santa Ana College and Santiago Canyon College are public community colleges of the Rancho Santiago Community College District, which serves the residents of Anaheim Hills, Orange, Santa Ana, Villa Park, and portions of Anaheim, Costa Mesa, Irvine, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, and Tustin. Both colleges provide education for academic transfer and careers, courses for personal and professional development, and customized training for business and industry.
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