Accountant-Auditor II (OPEN UNTIL FILLED)

  • 2600 Fresno Street, Fresno, California
  • Jun 04, 2022
Full Time Accounting and Finance
  • Salary: 5187.00 - 6243.00 USD

Job Description

Position Description


The Finance Department provides a wide range of comprehensive finance support services to the Mayor, the Fresno City Council, and all City departments. These services include accounting, financial administration and reporting, budgeting, internal audits, treasury/cash management, investments, payroll, billing and accounts receivable, accounts payable, purchasing, reproduction and graphics, and business licenses and cashiering.

Under supervision, an Accountant-Auditor II performs professional accounting work in maintaining and auditing accounts. This requires the application of generally accepted accounting principles in which incumbents may independently maintain a variety of accounts, or participate in the work of a unit engaged in collection and recording financial information.

The current vacancies exist in the Finance Department with an emphasis in Grants and Business Tax; and the PARCS Department which will support ongoing budget evaluation as well as midyear and annual budget efforts, however, this class exists in multiple departments and the list generated from this recruitment will be used to fill future vacancies. Immediate and future vacancies will be filled from this eligible list for a period of three (3) months from the date the eligible list is created, with the option of extending that period for up to a maximum of two years at the City's discretion. If the examination process is suspended for this recruitment, the eligible list may be limited to three (3) months.

Conditions of Employment

All newly hired and current City employees are required to comply with Administrative Order 6-30 Employee Covid-19 Safety Protocols. For more information, please visit: Personnel Services | Policies and MOUs (

Pay,Benefits, & Work Schedule

CERTIFICATE PAY: Permanent employees in the classes of Accountant-Auditor I/II, who possess and maintain a valid State of California license as a Certified Public Accountant, shall be paid an additional five percent (5%) of their base rate of pay.

BENEFITS: UNIT 3: The Fresno City Employees Association, Inc. (FCEA)

3% salary increase, effective June 19, 2023

Retirement: Fresno City Retirement System, one of the best funded public systems in the state. Reciprocity with other public California systems. The City does not participate in Social Security. Vested in Retirement benefits after 5 years of service.
Health Insurance: The City contributes toward monthly premiums for PPO medical, dental and vision for employee and dependents.
Flexible Spending Account: IRS 125 Plan for health and dependent care expenses.
Deferred Compensation: Boost your retirement savings with the City's 457 plan.
Vacation Leave: Eight (8) hours per month.
Sick Leave: Eight (8) hours per month, available after 90 days
Holidays: Ten (10) City-observed annual holidays plus birthday and two (2) personal days.
Short Term Disability: Provided through California SDI program.

Additional information regarding the City of Fresno benefits is available at

*Benefits are based upon MOU and these sections might show Vacation Leave, Sick Leave, and SDI info instead.

The Requirements

Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications on or before the posted filing deadline in order to qualify for the examination and does not assure a place on the eligibility list:

One (1) year of experience equivalent to that gained as an Accountant-Auditor I in the City Service and a minimum of (20) semester units in accounting from an accredited college or university.

Equivalent experience includes one (1) year performing professional accounting and/or auditing duties requiring the application of generally accepted accounting principles in a governmental setting.

For experience to be deemed as equivalent, applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications for Accountant-Auditor I: twenty (20) units in accounting and three (3) years interpreting and processing financial data, records, and transactions, and resolving complex technical accounting problems; or, possession of a Bachelor's Degree, which includes at least 20 units in accounting.

Eligibles certified for consideration for hire will be required to successfully pass a Department interview and a Department of Justice fingerprint prior to employment with the City of Fresno.

Possession of a valid California Driver's License is required at time of appointment. Candidates considered for hire must provide proof of a valid driver's license and current copy of their driving record.

How To Apply

APPLICANTS MUST COMPLETE AN ON-LINE APPLICATION. PLEASE VISIT WWW.FRESNO.GOV/JOBS TO APPLY. For information on how to complete an on-line application, please view "Instruction Guide" on the City's website, Personnel Services Career Opportunities page, or call (559) 621-6950 for assistance. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed employment application.

ALL CORRESPONDENCE regarding this recruitment and exam process will be sent via e-mail. All applicants will acknowledge such understanding when they complete their on-line application. Verify we have your correct e-mail address before you submit your application. It is an applicant's responsibility to check their email frequently to ensure they receive all pertinent communication from the Personnel Services Department on a timely basis. Applicants will receive an automatically generated confirmation e-mail upon a successful application submittal. The e-mail is the only proof of submittal.

It is an applicant's responsibility to check their email account and to ensure it is set up to accept emails from the City of Fresno. Dependent upon your settings, notices from the City of Fresno may be directed to the junk mail or spam folders. It is the applicant's responsibility to check these folders.

Applications must be submitted by midnight on the filing deadline or they will not be accepted for any reason. FOR THIS RECRUITMENT, IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT PERMANENT FRESNO CITY EMPLOYEES APPLY THROUGH PEOPLESOFT SELF SERVICE.

Selection Process

The examination process may consist of the following:

Written Exam 100% - A job-related multiple choice written examination may be administered which tests a candidate's knowledge of principles, practices and terminology utilized in government accounting/auditing; financial reporting; cost accounting; ability to apply skills in judgment; common office software; and interpersonal relations. Candidates must achieve a passing score in order to qualify for the eligible list.

The Written Exam date is scheduled for the week of: To Be Determined.

Veteran Preference Regulations

Candidates applying for veteran's preference are required to submit a copy of their DD214 with their application during the specified filing period. Evidence must be presented to indicate that the candidate was discharged honorably from the military service. Veterans, including City employees, must resubmit proof of honorable service for every examination for which veteran's preference credit is requested. Qualified veterans who pass the examination will have five (5) points added to their final score.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The City of Fresno is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Should you need a special accommodation due to a qualifying disability, please contact the Personnel Service Department at (559) 621-6950 in advance of the examination.

Closing Date/Time: 12/22/2022

Job Address

2600 Fresno Street, Fresno, California 93721 United States View Map