Accounting Unit Manager (Accounting)

County of Marin, CA - San Rafael, CA3.9

Full-time$8,300 - $10,000 a month
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Under general direction of the Finance Division Chief, the Accounting Unit Manager (Accounting) oversees the general accounting and financial reporting functions of the Accounting Team in the Department of Finance, including managerial responsibility of full-time accounting staff. The primary responsibility of the Accounting Unit Manager is overseeing the maintenance of centralized accounting records, interpreting and explaining existing accounting and fiscal policies and procedures, as well as preparing, reviewing and analyzing complex accounting entries and reports. The Accounting Unit Manager makes decisions based upon a comprehensive knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and of pronouncements and guidance issued by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB).

Our Highly Qualified Candidate will have proven experience in governmental accounting and financial reporting, drafting financial reports, and working with internal and external clients. The ideal candidate is someone who has extensive experience in implementing and administering the applicable governmental accounting standards and pronouncements. This individual has extensive experience in a fast-paced customer service environment and in identifying process improvement opportunities. In addition, he/she has excellent communication skills with the ability to clearly articulate and document appropriate methodologies utilized in accordance with governmental rules and regulations. The successful candidate is organized, dependable, flexible and customer-focused; is a strategic/critical thinker who proactively recommends changes to policies, procedures and technology solutions. They are a proven leader with the ability to motivate staff; and independently seeks opportunities for innovation and continuous improvement. They function well in support of a team and thrives working in a fast paced, progressive organization.

We recognize your time is valuable, so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required Minimum Qualifications: Typically, equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university with coursework in accounting, economics, business administration or a field related to the work AND three years of professional experience related to the area of assignment (the area of assignment is accounting), preferably in the public sector. At least one year of experience must have included lead or supervisory responsibility. Additional experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year for year basis, up to two years.

Certificates and Licenses: Possession of a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Public Finance Officer (CPFO) certificate is desirable.

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Testing and Eligible List: Depending on the number of qualified applications received, the examination process may consist of a highly qualified review, supplemental application screening, skill testing, online assessment, written examination, practical performance exam, oral examination, or any combination to determine which candidates' names may be placed on the eligible list.

Because this recruitment is Open and Continuous, applicants are encouraged to submit completed applications as soon as possible. The filing period for an Open and Continuous recruitment may be closed at any time.

The eligible list established from this recruitment will be used to fill the current vacancy in the accounting assignment and any future vacancies for open, fixed-term, full-time or part-time positions that may occur in this assignment while the list remains active.

Successful candidates will be subject to a background investigation, including fingerprinting, prior to appointment.

County Employees as Disaster Service Workers: All County of Marin employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.