August 1, 2020
$37.34 - $40.77 Hourly
$2,800.50 - $3,057.75 Biweekly
$6,067.75 - $6,625.13 Monthly
$72,813.00 - $79,501.50 yearly
Under direction, to perform varied and complex professional accounting work; to prepare analytical, narrative, statistical, and accounting reports; and to perform other related duties as required.
This class represents higher skilled, journey level professional accounting positions. Incumbents of positions in this class work independently and do not require the technical supervision ordinarily given to the entry-level positions of Accountant-Auditors. In some smaller departments, Accountants may have a wide range of departmental accounting responsibility. In large departments having varied accounting functions, Accountants may maintain financial records for a department division. They review vouchers, warrants, purchase orders, requisitions, and similar financial documents. Positions in this class are distinguished from the next lower class of Accountant Auditor in that the latter is an entry level, trainee position. Accountant is distinguished from the next higher class of Senior Accountant in that the latter has program responsibility and performs the more difficult technical work, and has lead and/or supervisory responsibilities.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
NOTE: The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification. However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level.
1. Prepares a variety of financial reports and analytical accounting, statistical and narrative reports for the department, County Auditor, and other agencies. 2. Classifies receipts according to funds; maintains and reconciles records for trust funds, claims, receivables, revenues, and expenditures.
3. May train and review the work of clerical staff making ledger entries, reconciliations, and trial balances, maintaining payroll records, and performing other fiscal record-keeping work.
4. Keeps fiscal records for a section of a department with varied accounting functions; examines, verifies, and screens fiscal documents such as vouchers, warrants, requisitions, purchase orders, receiving records, and invoices; records transactions in subsidiary and general ledgers; and makes recommendations for adjusting entries.
5. Initiates electronic transfers to interface with financial institutions, federal, state, and local agencies, and other County departments.
Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in accounting, finance, or other closely related field,
The equivalent of one year of full-time professional accounting or auditing experience.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
NOTE: The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to duties listed under the “Examples of Duties” section of this specification.
· General and governmental accounting and auditing principles, theory, and procedures.
· Business office practices.
· Working knowledge of computer spreadsheet and word processing applications.
· Interpret and apply business and governmental laws and regulations.
· Prepare comprehensive, clear, and concise accounting and statistical reports.
· Operate standard office equipment.
· Read and interpret financial reports.
· Work independently.
· Exercise judgment.
· Communicate effectively in writing.
· Communicate effectively orally.
· Learn specific accounting information systems.
Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall wellbeing. These benefits include but are not limited to*:
For your Health & Well-Being
- Medical – HMO & PPO Plans
- Vision or Vision Reimbursement
- Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage for eligible employees)
- Flexible Spending Accounts - Health FSA, Dependent Care and Adoption Assistance
- Short-Term Disability Insurance
- Long-Term Disability Insurance
- Voluntary Benefits - Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity and Legal Services
- Employee Assistance Program
For your Financial Future
- Retirement Plan - (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
- Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan or Roth Plan)
For your Work/Life Balance
- Vacation and sick leave accrual
- Vacation purchase program
- Group Auto/Home Insurance
- Commuter Benefits Program
- Employee Wellness Program (e.g. At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership Discounts)
- Employee Discount Program (e.g. theme parks, cell phone, etc.)
- 1st United Services Credit Union
*Eligibility is determined by Alameda County and offerings may vary by collective bargaining agreement. This provides a summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change.
Application Deadline: Friday, August 21, 2020 by 5:00 p.m.
The District Attorney’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
All qualified candidates, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender or physical ability are encouraged to apply.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $72,813.00 - $79,501.50 per year
- Dental Insurance
- Disability Insurance
- Employee Assistance Program
- Employee Discount
- Flexible Spending Account
- Health Insurance
- Life Insurance
- Paid Time Off
- Retirement Plan
- Vision Insurance
- accounting/auditing: 1 year (Preferred)