Full Job Description
The City of Santa Ana is looking for individuals who are results-oriented, possess great attitudes, demonstrate creativity and innovation, work efficiently, show a record of success and have a PASSION for public service. Having the best employees provides the best service to the community.
Under general supervision, performs a variety of technical and entry-level professional accounting duties requiring the application of accounting principles and practices.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
Assists in keeping books of accounts, including control and subsidiary ledgers; may make periodic audits and investigations, including cash audits, and reconciles their records with controls maintained in the Finance Department; pre-audits claims requiring investigation before payment; assists in internal departmental auditing procedures; participates in the maintenance of financial and cost records for a complex operation; assists in maintaining budget appropriation accounts; assists in the analysis of monthly expenditures and revenues and makes adjustments for discrepancies; reconciles payroll and fund accounts; utilizes spreadsheets for monthly check reconciliation and to create linkages of various financial statements in preparation for Comprehensive Annual Financial Report; assists in the preparation of cash forecasts, analysis of accounts, bonded debt statements, and other financial reports; assists in testing financial system during the software upgrades; may supervise clerical personnel as assigned; and performs other related functions as assigned.
Graduation from an accredited college or university in accounting, business administration, economics or a related field including or supplemented by course work in advanced accounting, or any combination of training and education that provides the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of: accounting principles and procedures and their application to accounting transactions; office procedures, practices, systems and equipment as applied to financial operations.
Skill in: the use of a personal computer and business software applications such as Microsoft Word, Access, and Excel and mainframe financial system software; the operation of calculator and other modern office equipment.
Ability to: analyze and evaluate accounting problems, maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the public.
All applicants are required to complete and submit a City Application Form online. Resumes or faxed copies will not be accepted in lieu of an application. To apply, click on the "Apply" link located at the top of this page. New users must create an account first. Click on this link for instructions on how to set up your account and apply for the first time: Online Employment Application Guide.
Applications will be reviewed by the Human Resources and Finance and Management Services Department. Those applicants possessing the most pertinent qualifications will be invited to continue in the selection process which will include:
Written Exam: (Weight of 50%) which may include questions on candidates’ knowledge of balance sheets, statements of revenues, expenses and changes in retained earnings, adjusted trial balances, journal entries and other factors which are essential for successful performance on the job. This examination may include a multiple-choice section and a written essay section. Candidates must receive a minimum passing score in both sections of the written examination in order to continue in the selection process.
Oral Interview Examination: (Weight of 50%) which will evaluate the candidates' knowledge, skills, and abilities in relation to those factors which are essential for successful performance on the job. Candidates need a minimum passing score of 70% in order to be placed on the eligible list.
The Human Resources Department may waive one or more components listed above. If a non-qualifying component is waived, the remaining non-qualifying component will receive a weight of 100%. The City of Santa Ana is an equal opportunity employer. If you consider yourself a person with a disability, you may contact us regarding providing reasonable accommodation.