Systems Accountant II

  • San Bernardino, California
  • Mar 08, 2024
Full Time Accounting and Finance
  • Salary: $74,963.20 - $103,313.60 Annually USD

Job Description

The Job

San Bernardino County is recruiting for Systems Accountants II who establish, modify, and evaluate accounting systems that have a departmental or County-wide impact. Essential duties include identifying, defining, and analyzing accounting and financial problems; analyzing system functionality; maintaining security and controls; developing training materials; providing annual and on-going training and technical assistance to end users; testing and reviewing system output; and responding to questions regarding accounting concepts, cost accounting, and legal interpretations relating to fiscal matters; and performing cash flow and cost/benefit analysis.

The resulting eligible list may also be used to fill future vacancies throughout the County as they occur.

For more detailed information, refer to the Systems Accountant II job description.

Applications are also being accepted for System Accountant III , which requires a separate application .


Bi-annual step increases of 2.5% up to Step 14

3% Annual Across-the-Board Salary Increases in February 2025**

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Stipend - $750 annual CPA stipend for employees who attain and maintain a valid CPA License.


1) Applicant must successfully pass a background check prior to appointment.

2) Travel throughout the County may be required. Employees will be required to make provision for transportation. A valid California Class C driver license and proof of automobile liability insurance must be maintained for the individual providing the transportation.

Mileage reimbursement is available.

Sponsorship: San Bernardino County is not able to consider candidates who will require visa sponsorship at the time of application or in the future.
**Salary increases contingent upon assessed values for previous fiscal year.

Minimum Requirements



Must possess a Bachelor's degree in Accounting OR Bachelor's degree in another field which includes 30 semester (45 quarter) units of completed college coursework in accounting, finance, business administration, or related field, half of which must be upper division.

Substitution: An active California Certified Public Accountant license may substitute for the education requirements. You must list your license on the license/certification section on your application.


Must possess two (2) years of professional-level accounting experience analyzing, designing, implementing, and/or maintaining computerized accounting systems . Experience must include documenting business requirements, functionality, systems controls, issues, procedures, and/or end-user training materials . Experience must have been obtained within the last five (5) years. (Note: Experience as an end-user of accounting systems is not considered qualifying.)

Substitution: One (1) year of professional-level accounting experience (equivalent to a County of San Bernardino Accountant II or higher) may substitute for one (1) year of the required experience.

If qualifying with a Bachelor’s degree in another field, a copy of legible transcripts (unofficial are acceptable) MUST be attached to your application or submitted via fax to (909) 387-5819 Attn: Systems Accountant II or email to Subject: Systems Accountant II. Failure to provide the requested documents at the time of application submittal may result in disqualification of the application.


Qualifying degrees or coursework must be completed at a college or university accredited by any accrediting association recognized by the United States Department of Education. Degrees or coursework completed outside the U.S. must be accompanied with an evaluation report from a reputable credential evaluation service showing equivalency to degrees or coursework completed at a college or university accredited by any accrediting association recognized by the United States Department of Education. (Must be attached if applicable.) Click here for more information on evaluation services.

Desired Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have extensive professional-level accounting experience analyzing, designing, implementing, and maintaining accounting systems and procedures; maintaining system security; developing training materials; and possess strong oral and written communication skills enabling them to communicate and translate complex technical accounting system topics in a clear and concise manner.

Selection Process

Examination Procedure :
There will be a competitive evaluation of qualifications based on a review of the Application and Supplemental Questionnaire; therefore, it is to your advantage to provide as much relevant and detailed work experience as possible , as resumes will not be reviewed in lieu of the application materials.

Application Procedure :

(NOTE: There is a six (6) month waiting period to re-apply for the same job classification (title and level)).

Complete and submit the online employment application and supplemental questionnaire as soon as possible as this recruitment may close at any time.

To ensure timely and successful submission of your online application, please allow ample time to complete and submit your application before the posted filing deadline. Applicants will be automatically logged-out if they have not submitted the application and all required materials prior to the posted deadline. Once your application has been successfully submitted you will receive an onscreen confirmation and an email. We recommend that you save and/or print these for your records. Please note, if you do not receive an onscreen confirmation and an email acknowledging our receipt of your application, we have not received your application.

If you require technical assistance, please click HERE to review the Government Jobs online application guide or contact their Toll-Free Applicant Support line at (855) 524-5627. Please note that Human Resources is not responsible for any issues or delays caused by the internet connection, computer or browser used to submit the application.

All communications regarding the remainder of the selection process will be via email . Please be sure the email provided on this application is always current; it is your responsibility to update your personal information. Update your Spam, Junk, Bulk and Firewall settings as needed to ensure that you receive all information pertaining to this recruitment.

EEO/ADA: San Bernardino County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant employer, committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants.
ADA Accommodation: If you have a disability and require accommodations in the testing process, submit the Special Testing Accommodations Request Form within one week of a recruitment filing deadline.
Veterans’ Preference: Eligible veterans and their spouse or widow(er) who are not current County employees may be awarded additional Veterans’ Preference points. Click here for information and instructions to request Veteran's Preference points.

For important information on employment processes and submitting job applications, see links below:
Guide to Completing a County Job Application

Applicant Information and the County Employment Process

Administrative Services Unit

The County of San Bernardino offers a range of benefit programs for employees and their eligible dependents. These include health, dental, vision, and life insurance, as well as a variety of voluntary benefits. Programs and benefit amounts vary and are based on bargaining unit, family size, hire date, plan selection, and number of hours worked.

For a summary of benefits, please click here .

Refer to the appropriate MOU, contact the County's Employee Benefits and Services Division at (909) 387-5787 or visit the Benefits website for more detailed information at .

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

San Bernardino, California United States View Map