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Accountant II

YUBA CITY, CA Full time
Posted on May 11, 2018

$4,316 - $5,330/Monthly

Open Until Filled

*First Application Review Anticipated By June 1, 2018

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There are currently two openings in the Accountant II classification, one in General Services and the other in Health and Human Services. Occasional overtime, evening and weekend work is required for some positions. The eligible list established from this recruitment may be used to fill any future opening(s) in this class for up to nine months.

Under general direction, performs a variety of professional accounting duties in the preparation, maintenance and review of financial records and reports which may include tax accounting, cost accounting, general accounting, internal control, capital assets and payroll accounting; maintains and monitors accounting quality standards within the department and/or countywide; serves as analyst involved in complex accounting, systems and budget issues. Occasional overtime and evening work may be required for these positions.


Develops and implements accounting systems and procedures related to assigned area; may provide training and supervision on accounting functions; performs a variety of professional accounting duties in the preparation, maintenance and review of financial records and reports in assigned area; coordinates activities related to area of assignment with other County departments, divisions, and outside agencies; assists with inquiries regarding financial matters; maintains accurate and complete accounting records for prompt retrieval; prepares financial and budget analyses and/or other various reports; audits books, reviews records and advises on accounting procedures related to area of assignment; maintains chart of accounts for financial system; monitors cash balances and closes accounts, funds and/or budget units; prepares journal entries; develops and maintains automated databases; reviews, verifies, codes and enters data; may assist in the preparation and maintenance of the County cost allocation plan; distribute costs of labor and materials to proper cost accounts; prepares and types memoranda and correspondence; conducts mailings; sorts and files various records/documents; distributes reports; may coordinate or supervise the work of lower level technical or clerical staff.

Knowledge of:

Principles and practices of accounting and auditing; modern office methods, equipment, and procedures; Federal, State and County laws, policies and procedures related to payroll; applications of generally accepted accounting principles, governmental accounting and budgeting.

Ability to:

Apply established methods of a variety of accounting transactions and problems; properly interpret and make decisions in accordance with laws, regulations, and policies; develop and implement accounting systems and procedures; provide lead supervision of assigned staff; work independently in the absence of supervision; communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing; establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience:

Equivalent to the completion of core course work from an accredited college or university in accounting, business administration or related field; and two years of accounting experience; some positions may require cost accounting experience; or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities. *If you do not possess a Bachelors Degree in a related field, please provide all completed Upper Division core course work. Core course work for the education requirement is equivalent to approximately 30 semester units of Upper Division courses required for the Major. Please note in detail your entire hands-on accounting duties/experience on your application.

Special Requirements:

Essential duties require the following physical and work requirements: Requires the ability to maintain mental capacity which allows the capability of exercising sound judgment and rational thinking under varied circumstances; the ability to exert a small amount of physical effort in sedentary to light work involving moving from one area of the office to another; ability to see; ability to hear and communicate orally; requires sufficient hand/eye coordination to perform semi-skilled repetitive movements, such as using a computer, typing, data entry, and/or use of calculators, ten-key adding machine, or use of other office equipment or supplies.