Howard Newens

Howard Newens, C.I.A., C.P.A., is the appointed Chief Financial Officer.  He started his career in public accounting and stepped into local government finance in 1979.  He joined Yolo County in May 2000, was elected auditor-controller in 2002 and auditor-controller and treasurer-tax collector in 2006 and appointed Chief Financial Officer in 2014.

      "County government does not serve its citizens unless it is accountable.  We  provide this assurance of accountability" - Howard Newens

 Our Mission

The Chief Financial Officer protects county financial resources and ensures adequate fiscal accountability within the county government.

General Information


The Department operates six divisions which include Accounting & Financial Reporting, Financial Planning, Internal Audit, Procurement, Tax/Fee Collections and Treasury & Finance . The Department is responsible for receiving, investing, safeguarding and distributing money for the County and related agencies. The Accounting & Financial Reporting Division is responsible for disbursements, general ledger, financial reporting, district accounting, tax accounting, cost accounting and budgetary compliance. The Financial Planning division is responsible for long-range planning, budget development, fiscal policy development and economic development support.  The Internal Audit division is responsible for internal audits, risk assessments, compliance monitoring, special reviews and consulting services.  The Procurement division is responsible for procurement standards, purchasing, spend analysis and strategic sourcing.  The Tax/Fee Collections division is responsible for tax collection and fee collection.  The  Treasury & Finance division is responsible for cash management, banking, investments, financing, debt management and capital investment analysis.

Office Address

625 Court Street, Room 102, Woodland, CA 95695
Phone: (530) 666-8625
Fax: (530) 666-8708

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Office Hours:
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Monday thru Friday (except legal holidays or furloughs)

No man is wise enough by himself.”

Titus Maccius Plautus, Miles Gloriosus
Roman comic dramatist
(254 BC - 184 BC)

With this in mind, Howard Newens, C.I.A., CPA, has surrounded himself with a team that is experienced in the field of auditing, accounting, budget, procurement, collections and tax accounting.

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