Goverment Jobs
Published
February 2, 2019
Location
Depending On Assignment, California
Category
Job Type

Description

Description

FILING DATE: Applications will be received until cancellation of this notice. CANCELLATION CAN OCCUR AT ANYTIME WITHOUT NOTICE.

THE APPLICATION MUST BE FILLED OUT COMPLETELY OR IT WILL BE REJECTED.

RESUMES CANNOT BE SUBMITTED IN LIEU OF A COMPLETED APPLICATION.

ALL APPLICABLE CERTIFICATES/DIPLOMAS MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH APPLICATION.

Under general direction, performs the most difficult accounting and auditing work; may supervise staff engaged in departmental accounting, auditing and clerical functions.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS:
This is the lead level in the Accountant series and is distinguished from Accountant II by the level of knowledge and skill required including the degree of difficulty of work performed. The emphasis on essential functions performed may vary according to assignment. Accountant III may conduct and supervise audits for the Auditor Controller-County Clerk's, Office, or may have responsibility for accounting activities in a County department.
Essential Functions

  • Conducts field audits of County departments and other agencies as assigned.
  • Prepares and reviews cost allocation plans.
  • Reviews and verifies year end revenue and expenditure accruals and depreciation schedules.
  • Performs financial monitoring of contracted service providers.
  • Plans, performs, supervises and reviews a variety of accounting or auditing activities.
  • Prepares reports and recommends improvements in general and cost accounting and audit systems.
  • Assists with accounting and/or auditing program implementation.
  • Provides supervision, direction, and training to subordinate accountants and other personnel; evaluates the job performance of subordinates.
  • Analyzes division or departmental workloads and work flow and recommends redistribution of work assignments.
  • Prepares a variety of complex reports involving statistics, legal requirements, cost and general accounting, and auditing.
  • Prepares periodic financial statements/cost and written reports and/or assists in the preparation of the County's annual comprehensive financial statement.
  • May prepare the departmental budget and monitor revenues and expenditures.
  • May confer with county officials and departmental personnel on accounting and auditing matters.
  • Operates a personal computer using a variety of software applications including accounting, spreadsheet, word processing, and database applications as well as task specific applications.
OTHER FUNCTIONS:
  • Performs other related duties as required.
Employment Standards

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business Administration or related field. If the major has been in a field other than accounting, at least 15 semester or 25 quarter units of college level accounting courses must have been completed OR evidence of having passed all four parts of the Uniform Certified Public Accountant examination OR possession of a Certified Public Accountant certificate, AND three (3) years of progressively responsible general accounting and/or auditing experience or two (2) years of experience in governmental accounting and/or auditing.
Possession of an active California Certified Public Accountant certificate shall be considered equivalent to one year of general accounting/auditing experience, if not used to satisfy the education requirements.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
Possession of a valid California driver's license and the ability to maintain proof of vehicle insurance may be required of some positions.
Knowledge of:governmental accounting and budgeting; general and cost accounting and auditing principles, theories and procedures; the principles and practices of supervision and training; fiscal reports; computer spreadsheet, word processing and database applications, information technology systems and applications.
Ability to: analyze and verify financial records and documents; establish and maintain fiscal records and procedures; prepare comprehensive financial reports; use and understand information technology systems and applications; understand, interpret and apply provisions of Federal, State and local regulations and policies including General Accounting Office (GAO), Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) pronouncements; advise management staff on accounting and fiscal matters; maintain complete and accurate records; supervise and train staff; establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships; communicate effectively orally and in writing; conduct research and prepare clear and concise reports; operate a personal computer using a variety of software applications.
Supplemental

A background check may be conducted for this classification.

All Kern County employees are designated "Disaster Service Workers" through state and local laws (CA Government Code Sec. 3100-3109 and Ordinance Code Title 2-Administration, Ch. 2.66 Emergency Services). As Disaster Service Workers, all County employees are expected to remain at work, or to report for work as soon as practicable, following a significant emergency or disaster.

FOLLOWING AN OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT, YOU MAY BE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT TO POST OFFER MEDICAL AND DRUG SCREENING TESTS AT THE COUNTY EXPENSE.

ADMITTANCE TO EACH PHASE OF THE EXAMINATION WILL REQUIRE A GOVERNMENT ISSUED PHOTOGRAPH IDENTIFICATION. APPLICANTS WHO ARE UNABLE TO PRESENT PROPER IDENTIFICATION MUST MAKE ARRANGEMENTS WITH THEHUMAN RESOURCES DIVISION PRIOR TO THE TEST DATE.

This examination will establish an eligible list from which one (1) immediate appointment will be made at the Department of Human Services. Other permanent and temporary appointments will be made as needed. Successful candidates will remain on the eligible list for a period of twelve months, unless specified otherwise by the Civil Service Commission.

APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT ALL APPLICABLE DIPLOMA(S), TRANSCRIPTS, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATES WITH THEIR APPLICATION.

APPRAISAL (Weight 100%): of training, education, experience, interest and personal fitness for the work based on any of the following: Investigation, interview and/or application. Applicants must attain at least a 70% score on each phase of the examination process.

The County of Kern is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Item #2345

Current Benefits

01
I have two (2) years of experience in governmental accounting and/or auditing.

  • Yes
  • No
02
I have three (3) years of progressively responsible general accounting and/or auditing experience.

  • Yes
  • No
03
All applicable diploma(s), transcripts, licenses, and/or certificates must be attached with your application. I have submitted copies of all applicable diploma(s), transcripts, licenses, and/or certificates with my application. (Failure to attach required supplemental materials will result in the rejection of application.)

  • Yes
  • No
04
I have two (2) years of experience in commercial banking or treasury management.

  • Yes
  • No
05
I have experience related to bank account reconciliation.

  • Yes
  • No
06
Describe your experience with implementing and/or developing policies and procedures for electronic banking. If none, type N/A.

    07
    Describe your experience related to resolving discrepancies and financial errors. If none, type N/A.

      08
      Describe your experience with revenue and expenditure accruals. If none, type N/A.

        09
        Describe your experience working with any of the following: Special Revenue Funds, Capital Project Funds, Debt Service Funds, Fiduciary Funds, Proprietary Funds. If none, type N/A.

          10
          Describe any experience you have in grant accounting and sub-recipient monitoring. If none, type N/A..

            * Required Question

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