Accountant II (19990041)

  • City of Roseville, CA
  • Roseville, California
  • Jul 01, 2020
Full Time Accounting and Finance
  • Salary: $5,528.00-$7,779.00 Monthly USD

Job Description


Location
311 Vernon Street Roseville, 95678


Description
FINAL FILING DATE: Open Until Filled First cut-off is Thursday, March 12, 2020.

IT IS MANDATORY THAT YOU COMPLETE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE. YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE REJECTED IF YOU DO NOT PROVIDE ALL NECESSARY INFORMATION.

THE POSITION
The Human Resources Department is accepting applications for the position of Accountant II in the Finance Department. The current opening is a limited term, benefitted and full-time position in the General Accounting division, but the list may be utilized to fill future regular and full-time vacancies for the duration of the list. The term length for the current vacancy is not guaranteed but cannot exceed 36 months. The normal work schedule is Monday through Friday, 8:00 am -5:00 pm; a flex schedule may be available.

DEFINITION
To perform a variety of professional accounting duties related to preparing financial statements, reviewing fiscal records, and monitoring financial transactions in accordance with prescribed accounting systems and generally accepted principles of accounting and auditing.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
This is the journey level class within the Accountant series and is distinguished from the I level by the assignment of the full range of duties. Employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new, unusual or unique situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies within the work unit. Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the I level.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
  • Receives direction from the Accounting Supervisor.
  • May exercise technical and functional supervision over professional, technical, and support staff as appropriate.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES - Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Participate in the posting, balancing and reconciliation of the general ledger and subsidiary accounts; review and post all utility billing journal entries and reconcile related revenue; analyze and review accrued/deferred assets and liabilities.
  • Assist in the preparation, analysis and review of estimated revenues, reimbursements, expenditures, fund balances or other proprietary and budgetary accounts.
  • Maintain and update records for the City's fixed assets in accordance with Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) valuation, quality assessment, and reporting requirements.
  • Process and monitor State and Federal grants; coordinate the Single Audit with City's independent auditors; maintain records of grant-related financial transactions; update and administer the City's grant policy.
  • Assist in the preparation of annual financial reports including but not limited to prepare graphics and statistical data for the City's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and other financial reports; review, reconcile, and prepare notes to the financial statements, audit spreadsheets, reports and journal entries; coordinate audits with external auditors and other governmental agencies.
  • Examine accounting transactions to ensure accuracy; correct financial records as necessary; analyze, verify, and prepare various financial reports and statements; assist in monitoring various accounts and verify availability of funds and accurate coding and classification of revenues and expenditures; research and analyze transactions to resolve problems.
  • Monitor, reconcile, and oversee the petty cash program including maintaining appropriate forms with the appropriate custodian information and performing petty cash counts.
  • Assist in processing and monitoring transfers and interfund loans between City funds.
  • Recommend or implement changes in accounting systems and procedures; participate in operating a variety of automated office and computerized financial information systems and test various budgetary accounting programs.
  • Answer questions and provide information to the public and City departments; research requested information and make recommendations appropriate to resolving inquiries and/or complaints.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of:
  • Principles and practices of generally accepted accounting practices including generally accepted accounting principles, governmental accounting standards board standards, and grant guidelines.
  • Modern office equipment and methods including use of computer applications in word processing, spreadsheet, database, and graphic presentation.
  • Principles and practices of governmental accounting, auditing, and financial reporting including generally accepted accounting principles, governmental accounting standards board standards, and grant guidelines.
  • Pertinent local, State and Federal laws, rules and regulations, especially as related to accounting, auditing, and grants.

Ability to:
  • Learn to apply accounting principles to accounting transactions and financial reports.
  • On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of the job; intermittently analyze financial data, workpapers, reports and special projects; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; observe and problem-solve operational and technical policy and procedures.
  • On a continuous basis, sit at desk for long periods of time; intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone, and write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means; and lift or carry weight of 10 pounds or less.
  • Learn to use automated financial management systems.
  • Learn governmental accounting principles and practices, including fund accounting.
  • Learn applicable local, State, and Federal laws, rules and regulations, especially as related to accounting and auditing.
  • Examine and verify a wide variety of financial documents and reports.
  • Prepare a variety of financial statements, reports, and analyses.
  • Use a variety of personal computer applications in word processing, spreadsheet, database, and graphic presentation.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Independently apply accounting principles accounting transactions and financial reports.
  • On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of the job; analyze financial data, workpapers, reports and special projects; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; observe and problem-solve operational and technical policy and procedures.
  • On a continuous basis, sit at desk for long periods of time; intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone, and write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means; and lift or carry weight of 10 pounds or less.
  • Use automated office and computerized financial information systems.
  • Monitor accounting activities relative to compliance with local, State, and Federal requirements and professional standards.
  • Assist in the review and implementation of new Governmental Accounting Standard Boards Standards.
  • Understand and ensure proper governmental accounting principles and practices, including fund accounting.
  • Review and ensure compliance with applicable local, State, and Federal laws, rules and regulations, especially as related to accounting and auditing.


Experience and Training

Experience:
Two years of professional experience performing duties similar to that of an Accountant I with the City of Roseville (performing a variety of professional accounting duties related to preparing financial statements, reviewing fiscal records, and monitoring financial transactions in accordance with prescribed accounting systems and generally accepted principles of accounting and auditing).

AND

Training:
A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, preferably in accounting, finance or a related field.

License or Certificate
  • Possession of a valid California driver's license by date of appointment.
  • Possession of an active Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license is desirable.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE

1. Your response to questions 3-4, the applicant's experience and training, will be scored using a pre-determined formula. Your responses to these questions must be consistent with your employment application information. This experience must also be described in the "Work Experience" section of this application. Responses to the supplemental questionnaire that are inconsistent from your "Work Experience" section in the application will not be scored. I understand and agree with the above instructions.
  • Yes
  • No
2. Was any of the work experience listed on your application an unpaid internship, or volunteer work? If so, please list below which ones.

3. Do you possess a California Certified Public Accountant license (if yes, please attach a copy to your application in the space provided)?
  • Yes
  • No

4. How many years of experience do you have of governmental accounting or auditing?
  • Less than 2 years
  • 2-3 Years
  • 3-4 Years
  • 4-5 Years
  • 5+ Years
5. Please describe your experience with governmental accounting or auditing.

6. Please describe your experience analyzing, monitoring, and reconciling general ledger and project ledger activity.

7. Please describe your experience preparing complex journal entries.

8. Please describe your experience in preparing audit schedules and/or CAFR disclosures and tables.

SELECTION PROCESS
All candidates meeting the minimum qualifications will have their application scored in a Formula Rate Examination. The applicant's experience and training will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula. Scores from this evaluation will determine applicant ranking and placement on the Employment List. Supplemental questions will be utilized by the department hiring authority to make interview and selection determinations. Final appointment is contingent upon a check of past employment references, passing a City-paid fingerprint check and depending on position applied for a pre-employment medical exam and a drug and alcohol screening test.

THE CITY OF ROSEVILLE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. IF YOU REQUIRE AN ACCOMMODATION DUE TO A DISABILITY, PLEASE CONTACT THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT AT LEAST 5 WORKING DAYS BEFORE A SCHEDULED INTERVIEW/EXAMINATION PROCESS. MEDICAL DISABILITY VERIFICATION MAY BE REQUIRED PRIOR TO ACCOMMODATION.

Job Announcement URL:
https://www.roseville.ca.us/jobs


Benefits
For more information regarding the City's benefits, visit our website here. This position is in Local 39.


Special Instructions
If you possess a California Certified Public Accountant license please attach a copy to your application in the space provided.

The following options apply to the evaluation of college degrees from countries outside the United States:
  • Educational background from a foreign country may be evaluated by an accredited United States college or university listed on the U.S. Department of Education Database of Accredited Post-Secondary Institutions and Programs website.
  • Verification of degree equivalency may be obtained from organizations that provide foreign education credential evaluation services. The City of Roseville will accept verification from any of listed member agencies found at www.naces.org
  • A copy of the foreign credential evaluation verification must be attached to the employment application.
Applicants who do not provide this verification will be eliminated from further consideration.


Recruitment Contact


Contact phone:
(916)774-5475

Contact email:
recruitment@roseville.ca.us

Job Address

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