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Supervising Accountant

County of Sonoma
SANTA ROSA, CA Full time
Posted on September 27, 2017

Supervising Accountant

Salary $80,103.67 - $97,385.02 Annually

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Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector's (ACTTC's) Office provides a broad range of financial accounting and auditing services to all County Departments, agencies, and districts. It is their vision to account for the past, direct the present, and shape the future by providing financial information and services that exceed client and stakeholder expectations. To meet their goals, ACTTC needs candidates with:

  • A solid understanding of accounting principles and the ability to teach others
  • Strong personnel management capabilities, with the ability to connect with staff as a team leader and proponent of staff development
  • The ability to analyze and implement legislation, accounting standards, and other guidance
  • Experience preparing complex financial statements, with footnotes and supplemental schedules
  • The talent for prioritizing and communicating tasks in order to better manage work with departments and external auditors
  • A college degree in accounting, finance, or business administration
  • A valid Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and/or Certified Public Finance Officer (CPFO) certification

About the Assignment

The Supervising Accountant position in the Client Accounting Division reports to the Client Accounting Manager and directly supervises a staff of four, including 3 Accountants and an Accountant/Auditor. The position is primarily responsible for providing accounting oversight/assistance to several of the division's clients including the Sonoma County Water Agency and Sanitation Districts, Information Systems Department, Open Space District, Sonoma County Transportation Authority and others as assigned. As a Supervising Accountant you will:

  • Plan, coordinate, oversee, and support accounting staff's work
  • Work directly with client staff and management to ensure delivery of high level accounting services
  • Plan, coordinate, and assist in the preparation of annual financial audits and other required reporting
  • Assist client departments in the preparation and oversight of annual budgets and budget reporting (mid-year / 3rd quarter)
  • Provide support/oversight in additional areas including: cost accounting, rate setting/review, cash flow projections, accounting system design/review, and others as needed

What Makes Sonoma County a Great Choice

In addition to generous starting pay, expansive opportunities for growth and development, being part of a challenging and rewarding work environment that offers continuous training and education, and the satisfaction of knowing that you are working to better the communities of our region, you can look forward to some excellent benefits.


Minimum Qualifications

Education: Any combination of training and experience which would provide the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed. Normally, possession of a Certified Public Accountant's Certificate,


Possession of a college degree in accounting, finance, or business administration with at least 21 semesters or 28 quarter units of accounting, including principles of accounting, intermediate accounting, advanced accounting, governmental accounting, cost accounting or auditing; would provide such opportunity.


Four years of experience in governmental auditing and/or accounting at a position comparable to an Accountant III or Accountant-Auditor II with at least 21 semester units of accounting, including principles of accounting, intermediate accounting, advanced accounting, governmental accounting, cost accounting or auditing would provide such opportunity.

Experience: Training and/or experience which would provide the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed. Normally, two years of full-time paid work experience in a position comparable to Accountant III or Accountant-Auditor II in a local government agency, or four years in a professional level auditing or accounting position which demonstrates competency in the many different facets of accounting and/or auditing theory.

License: Possession of a valid driver's license at the appropriate level including special endorsements, as required by the State of California, may be required depending upon assignment to perform the essential job functions of the position.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Extensive knowledge of: accounting and auditing principles, theories, and practices as they apply to a wide variety of accounting transactions and fiscal troubleshooting activities.

Thorough knowledge of: the principles, techniques and procedures used in governmental accounting, auditing, and budgetary analysis; the laws, ordinances and regulations which regulate county fiscal operations; modern supervisory practices and principles.

Considerable knowledge of: modern office management, including the application and use of standard office and electronic data processing equipment; expertise in word processing, spreadsheet and database software.

Ability to: plan, coordinate and direct the work of a complex accounting or auditing entity which is composed of diverse fiscal functions; set up, revise, review and maintain complex accounting systems using different accounting and/or auditing functions; coordinate the accounting and/or auditing of division activities; interpret laws and regulations, and apply to a wide variety of fiscal operations; effectively supervise professional, technical and clerical personnel assigned to perform accounting and/or auditing duties; establish and maintain cooperative relationships with co-workers, subordinates and others as required; present ideas in a clear, logical fashion in writing or orally.