Full Job Description
PLEASE READ THIS BULLETIN IN ITS ENTIRETYThe salary of this position will increase by: 3% COLA Effective: 7/20232.78% Equity Adjustment Effective: 1/2024This recruitment is being conducted to fill three full-time vacancies and will remain open until all vacancies have been filled. The list established by this recruitment may be used to fill future full-time, part-time, limited term, and temporary vacancies for up to one year.The Senior Accountant is responsible for performing more complex and technical accounting duties in support of Department and City operations and activities including recording, analyzing, and verifying fiscal records and reports, preparing financial and statistical reports, providing information to City staff regarding practices and procedures, assist in developing the City's annual budget, and preparing year-end audit reports and schedules. This position assists the Accounting Manager in the oversight of the accounting and auditing functions of the Finance Department and provides training to junior accounting staff.The ideal candidate will possess thorough knowledge of Governmental Accounting Standards (GASB) pronouncements, state and federal reporting guidelines, and will have experience preparing Annual Comprehensive Financial Reports (ACFR) and year-end audit working papers. While not required, a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation and advanced Excel skills are highly desirable. THE CITY OF VALLEJOThe City of Vallejo is located in Solano County and has a population of approximately 121,000 residents. Vallejo is a rapidly changing, highly diverse community located midway between the cities of San Francisco and Sacramento. It is a friendly, active waterfront community that attracts innovative, hardworking people and takes great pride in its 148-year history and maritime heritage. Residents of Vallejo are situated to take advantage of the best of what the area has to offer. Golf, museums, performing arts, boutique shopping, brewpubs and a wide selection of restaurants are all available in Vallejo. Residents and visitors alike enjoy Vallejo's delightful historical downtown area, weekly downtown farmer's market, and beautifully restored Victorian homes and business facades. Vallejo is also home to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, one of America's only combination wildlife, oceanarium and theme parks. THE DEPARTMENTThe Finance Department assists the City Manager, City Council, and other departments throughout the City to meet their service objectives by allocating and monitoring the City's financial resources, financial reporting, payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable and other financial transactions. The department monitors and reports on the financial position of the City including annual and capital improvement budgets, bills and collects most City revenues, provides treasury services and monitors the City's debt and trustee activity.For more information about Finance Department, please visit Finance Department - City of VallejoSUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISEDReceives direction from the Finance Director/Assistant Finance Director and/or Accounting Manager.May exercise direct supervision over professional, technical and clerical staff.
EXAMPLE OF DUTIES
The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.-Important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Supervise and/or participate in the work of staff involved in a variety of financial, managerial, and accounting activities within the Finance Department.Prepare various reports on operations and activities, including staff reports for the Finance Director for City Council Meetings.Assist in the preparation of and monitor the city-wide budget; prepare periodic reports and recommendations for budget adjustments as necessary.Lead and participate in a wide variety of professional accounting duties; monitor preparation of year-end adjusting and closing entries and annual financial report; review City employee travel expenses for compliance with City travel policy; audit subsidiary journals, registers and staff entries to ensure proper account coding, monthly bank reconciliations, documentation and account balancing.Maintain and reconcile a variety of ledgers, reports and account records; examine and correct accounting transactions to ensure accurate recording, balancing and classification of all income and expenditures to proper accounts in accordance with City procedures.Assist State auditors with financial audit of City; provide financial statements and information as necessary.Analyze various funds, financial summaries and statements; initiate improvements or revisions in the accounting system or its procedures.Prepare a variety of complex financial statements and reports including monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports and make oral presentations.Assist and interact with various departments and divisions on the interpretation and analysis of financial reports, schedules and statements.Determine trends and analysis of revenues and expenditures for various funds and departments; recommend effective courses of action, solutions, and/or alternatives.Administer, monitor, analyze, and account for Federal and State grants, contracts and agreements to ensure that funds are received and payments are made, and compliance is maintained.Perform a variety of research on special projects within the Department as assigned.Respond to a variety of inquiries from the public, various agencies, and contractors regarding budget procedures and information and other fiscal matters.Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.
Working ConditionsOffice and inspection site environment; exposure to dust and noise; some climbing, stooping, light lifting and inspecting in confined areas.The Recruitment & Selection Process: 1. Application. Applicants must submit a completed City of Vallejo online application, including all responses to the Supplemental Questionnaire (Resume/Cover Letter Optional), by the posted deadline in order to be considered.NOTE: If you have problems creating a user account, obtaining your already created account information, or submitting your online application, please contact governmentjobs.com applicant support directly at 855-524-5627. City of Vallejo staff are unable to assist with these issues. 2. First round of applications screening for overall qualifications will be the week of March 27, 2023. 3. Applicants who are found to be the best qualified will be invited for an Oral Panel Interview. The City reserves the right to limit the number of candidates to those determined to be best qualified based upon all requested application materials, including training and experience, current resume, and responses to supplemental questions. 4. Oral Panel Interviews are tentatively scheduled to take place the week of April 3, 2023. Oral Panel Interviews are weighted at 100% of the candidates' score. Candidates must achieve a minimum passing score of 70%. Those achieving 70% or higher will be placed on the Register of Eligibles (eligible list) and may be considered to fill positions for up to one year.5. Candidates placed on the Register of Eligible (eligible list) will be referred to the department for final interviews based on their performance in the exam. The number of candidates referred for a hiring interview is at the discretion of the hiring department.REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS The City of Vallejo is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Qualified individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the application, assessment or selection process may contact the Human Resources Department to request an accommodation. Please contact Martha Galo at (925) 334-6259 or send an email to: Martha.firstname.lastname@example.org no later than March 27, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.PRIOR TO HIREThe selected candidate will be required to: 1) Submit to reference checks 2) Submit to and successfully pass a pre-employment background check, including fingerprint check. 3) Provide proof of legal right to work in the United States.Disaster Service Workers - All City of Vallejo ("City") employees are designated Disaster Service Workers ("DSW") by state law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all DSW-related training as assigned and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.Veteran's Preference - Veteran's preference points will be applied in accordance with Civil Service Rule 24. A copy of the DD 214 form must be filed at time of application.Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) - The City of Vallejo is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the City of Vallejo to provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition (cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, or denial of medical and family care leave, or any other non-job-related factors.Note: The provisions in this bulletin do not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.