Accounting Technician

  • Laguna Beach, California
  • Aug 29, 2023
Full Time Accounting and Finance
  • Salary: $68,448.00 - $96,132.00 Annually USD

Job Description


The City of Laguna Beach is excited to announce that we are accepting applications for the position of Accounting Technician in the Finance Division of the Finance and Technology Services Department. There are currently (2) two vacancies, one in the area of accounts payable and one in the area of payroll. The eligibility list may be used to fill other vacancies within the department in the near future.

What you'll do: We are looking for a detail-oriented, team player Accounting Technician that will assume significant responsibility for technical accounting activities of the City, such as payroll, accounts payable, revenues, and accounts receivable. They will also be responsible for the preparation of financial reports, participation in audits, and assists in the development of accounting procedures. This position reports to the Finance Manager, and may assist in the supervision of clerical personnel.

You'll be awesome at:
  • Professional Integrity and Ethics
  • Professional and Technical Expertise
  • Customer Focus
  • Self-Management
  • The Ability to Plan and Prioritize
  • Administrative Skills and Attention to Detail
  • Responsibility and Dependability
  • Strong Organizational Skills
This position works on-site and is a 9/80 work schedule. The work hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on alternating Fridays. City Hall is closed on alternating Fridays.

The Division: The Finance Division performs all finance, accounting, business licensing, and cashiering functions for the City. The division currently has ten (10) positions: Finance Manager, Senior Administrative Analyst, Senior Accountant, three (3) Accounting Technicians, Senior Office Specialists, and Payroll Supervisor. The division prepares and monitors the City's annual budget, administers transient occupancy tax and business improvement district collections. Primary responsibilities include daily processing of accounts payable, accounts receivable, capital assets, and payroll. This division is also responsible for City Hall cashiering, incoming and outgoing mail, and issuing 13,000 parking permits biannually. Annually, the division issues more than 9,600 payroll and 6,900 vendor checks. The division also provides the accounting for approximately $137 million in revenues and $136 million in expenditures and coordinates inventory of the City's general capital assets. The division is responsible for closing the City's financial records at year-end and the computation, review, and placement of assessments for sewer, solid waste management, and weed abatement on the County of Orange Tax Roll. An annual audit by an independent certified public accountant is administered and financed through this division's contractual service account.

Examples of Duties

The normal duties for this position can be found in the job description for Accounting Technician . These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

When assigned to Accounts Payable, performs accounts payable processing; audits accounts payable transactions for correct accounting and account coding; monitors various revenue and expenditure accounts for accuracy and budget compliance, prepares journal entries and reconciliations.

When assigned to Payroll, coordinates the daily operations of the City's payroll system; reviews and audits additions deletions, and changes in payroll information for completeness and accuracy; review payroll records to ensure compliance with City policies, procedures, and regulations; reconciles California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) report to payroll, and verifies changes to earnings reported to CalPERS; documents payroll changes in pay roll ledgers and payroll master files.


Any combination demonstrating the ability to effectively and successfully perform the duties of the position is considered qualifying. A typical combination is as follows:

Education : Education and/or experience equivalent to graduation from high school and completion of college-level coursework in basic accounting, bookkeeping, or finance. An Associate's Degree from an accredited college or university with coursework in accounting is highly desirable.

Experience : Three years of full-time progressively responsible accounting experience in an accounting environment, preferably in a municipal setting; or two years of full-time experience with the City as an Office Specialist.

License/Certificate Requirements : Due to the performance of some field duties, which may require the operation of a personal or City vehicle, a valid California Driver's license and an acceptable driving record are required.

This position is non-exempt.

Supplemental Information

Why work for Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach is a beautiful coastal city located in Orange County, California, with a vibrant art scene and cultural events. We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages, including City paid health insurance for employees, retirement plans, and paid time off. The City has a strong commitment to its employees, providing opportunities for professional growth and development through training and education programs.

Application Process: All interested applicants must submit a completed online city application. Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis with a first review on June 9 , 2 023. Applications will be screened carefully and selected applicants will be invited to undergo a Structured Panel Interview to evaluate their knowledge, skills and abilities. The appointing hiring authority will further review the job-related qualifications of applicants deemed eligible before making selection decisions. The selection process may be modified based on the needs of the City.

Pre-employment Process: Selected candidates must successfully pass a fingerprint check with the State Department of Justice, and a pre-placement physical including a drug test. Education and employment verification and reference check(s) will also be conducted.

Closing Date/Time:

Base Pay


Job Address

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