Financial Specialist II

United States District Court - San Francisco, CA (30+ days ago)4.4

Go to our agency website at to submit the online application, along with : 1. Cover Letter and 2. Resume. Attachments should be submitted as Microsoft Word (DOC) or Adobe Acrobat (PDF) files. Other formats are not acceptable.

The Financial Specialist II performs and coordinates administrative, technical and professional work related to financial and accounting activities of the court, including ensuring compliance with the appropriate guidelines, policies, and internal controls. Financial Specialists II may lead the work of other financial specialists during the Financial Administrator and Financial Supervisor's absences; however, their responsibilities do not typically involve formal supervisory responsibilities. Financial Specialists II prepare, update and analyze a variety of accounting records, financial statements, and reports; oversee and assist with accounts payable and accounts receivable activities; perform financial transactions; maintain required records in accordance with court policies and approved internal controls, assist with conducting internal reviews, develop recommendations regarding procedures for improvements, and assist with policy development regarding financial matters.

Primary duties:

  • Assist with the formulation, evaluation, and implementation of policies, procedures, and protocols related to financial operations throughout the court/office.
  • Perform reviews to ensure that the court unit is in compliance with Guide to Judiciary Policies and Procedures, internal controls, and generally accepted accounting principles. Prepare documents to identify findings and develop written recommendations for changes.
  • Maintain, reconcile, and analyze accounting records, consisting of a cash receipts journal, registry fund, and deposit fund, as well as subsidiary ledgers for fiscal records. Review and/or perform accounts payable and accounts receivable duties; have responsibility for the accuracy and accountability of monies received and disbursed by the U.S. Treasury. Prepare, update, examine, and analyze a variety of regular and non-standard reports as requested by any court unit, Administrative Office, U.S. Treasury, financial institutions, or other organizations or agencies. Design, develop, and maintain spreadsheet formats and programs for analyzing financial information for the court.
  • Maintain control over unit cash registers, as well as collecting and balancing cash drawers. Count monies received and process receipts and deposits in appropriate bank accounts. Conduct quality review and provide training to intake clerks regarding practices and procedures for financial transactions.
  • Process victim restitution payments. Process incoming checks; compile necessary information, maintain ledger of restitution payments and ensure that victims receive payments; and provide customer service to victims and their representatives. Work with U.S. Attorney’s Office and Probation to reconcile criminal debt accounts and receivable records.
  • Receive, review, and process travel vouchers and travel advance requests from court units. Check figures, posting, and documents for correct entry, mathematical accuracy and proper codes. Communicate with individuals in court units to respond to questions, problems, or insufficiencies with voucher submissions and the status of payment of vouchers.
  • Ensure that appropriate internal controls for disbursement, transfer, recording, and reporting of monies are followed. Review vouchers for payments related to expense incurred by the court for appropriateness of payment. Accept responsibility for files and documents related to the monetary aspects of case management. Collaborate with information technology staff to develop or customize programs or systems to assist with finance and accounting transactions and record-keeping. In the Financial Administrator and/or Financial Supervisor's absence, oversee financial operations to ensure compliance with internal controls, policies, and procedures.
  • Prepare reports and forms by compiling information. Use accounting software and systems to record, store, and track information.
  • Coordinate work efforts with other financial specialists in the Financial Administrator and Financial Supervisor’s absences.
  • When called upon to do so, assume the duties of the Financial Administrator and Finance Supervisor in their absences.
  • Assist and train other court employees in the use of automated accounting systems.
  • Perform such other finance related tasks as may be assigned by the Financial Administrator or Supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications

The successful applicant must have:

  • CL-26 one year specialized experience, including at least one year at or equivalent to work at CL-25.
  • CL-27 two years specialized experience, including at least one year specialized experience at or equivalent to CL-26.

For placement at salary levels above minimum up to and including step 25, (considering court-preferred skills and an evaluation of quality of experience), at least two years specialized experience at or equivalent to work at CL-26.

Specialized Experience is progressively responsible experience in at least one but preferably two or more of the functional areas of financial management and administration (budgeting, accounting, auditing, financial reporting, etc.) that provided knowledge of the rules, regulations, terminology, etc. of the area of financial administration.

Compensation will be set based on experience and qualifications pursuant to the policies and guidelines set forth in the Court Personnel System (CPS).

Information for applicaNTS

The Court reserves the right to modify the conditions of this job announcement, or to withdraw the announcement without prior written or other notice.

Where appropriate and necessary, the court provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Unit at (415) 522-2147. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case by case basis.

Applicants must submit the following: 1. Cover Letter and 2. Resume

Go to our agency website at to submit the online application, along with the above-listed documents. Attachments should be submitted as Microsoft Word (DOC) or Adobe Acrobat (PDF) files. Other formats are not acceptable.

Applications will be considered complete when the online application and all required attachments, in the appropriate format, are received the Human Resources Unit. Applications and/or attachments received after the closing date may not be considered.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $53,797.00 to $96,117.00 /year


  • High school or equivalent

Required work authorization:

  • United States