Accountant-Auditor I (Financial Reporting)

May 24, 2023
Napa, CA
Job Type


The Napa Valley

The Napa Valley - Internationally known for its fine wines exciting restaurants and world-class resorts, is home to 140,000 residents who share a strong sense of community and a legacy of preserving and protecting our rich agricultural heritage.

Located in the heart of California's preeminent wine region, the Napa Valley is also part of the dynamic San Francisco Bay Metropolitan Area. With its sunny Mediterranean climate and proximity to the mountains and ocean, the Valley offers residents easy access to virtually unlimited shopping, dining, cultural and recreational opportunities.

The Napa Valley's strategic location, natural and cultural resources, history of responsible land use planning and attractive quality of life provide the ideal mix of small town living and big city amenities.
County of Napa as an Employer
The County of Napa is a highly respected employer within the local community as well as throughout the region. We offer rewarding and challenging work, flexible hours, competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package and tremendous opportunities for career growth. At the County of Napa we truly value our employees and are committed to diversity in our family-oriented environment. This is why we are the Employer of Choice for more than 1,400 employees.

As an organization, the County is dedicated to improving the lives of our citizens and reflecting the best of the community's values: Respect, Accountability, Dedication, Integrity and Innovation.
The Position
Napa County's Auditor-Controller's Office is establishing an eligible list to fill one (1) full-time vacancy within the Financial Reporting section. The eligible list created may be used to fill future full-time, part-time, limited term, and extra help vacancies as they occur over the next 12 months.

The position will be expected to physically work in the office of the Auditor-Controller. Remote work is not permissible for this position.

Accountant-Auditor I is the entry-level class in the professional Accountant-Auditor series. Incumbents work under close supervision while being trained, and gradually work more independently as knowledge, skills and ability are acquired. Incumbents can promote to the Accountant-Auditor II class when they have acquired the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to enable them to assume a wider range of responsibility and perform the more difficult duties.

The Recruitment Process:

1. Applications are due by 5:00 P.M. on MAY 30, 2023.

2. Applications will be screened for minimum qualifications and supplemental responses scored by subject matter experts the week of May 29, 2023.

3. Oral panel interviews are tentatively scheduled for the week of June 19, 2023. Only the most qualified candidates from the interview process will be placed on the eligibility list and referred to the hiring manager for further consideration, which will include a written test administered by the Auditor-Controller's Office.

Human Resources reserves the right to add/change/delete any portion of the recruitment process at any time.
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.

Verify accounts, ledgers and other fiscal records; prepare quarterly and annual accounting and fiscal reports and periodic financial statements; participate in cost allocation studies; verify cost reports and claims for state and federal reimbursement; examine, analyze and verify financial and related records of County departments; participate in studying and evaluating the adequacy of internal controls, records and procedures, including compliance with statutory, administrative and contractual requirements; conduct field audits of County departments and related governmental agencies, and prepare appropriate recommendations and reports; review financial documents for accuracy and completeness of information; assist in the installation of new systems or in the modification of existing systems; operate a computer terminal/console for the purpose of entering and retrieving information; may assist in staff training and perform related duties as assigned.



General accounting principles, theories and practices to accurately complete assignments.

Governmental cost accounting to prepare financial statements.

General budgeting procedures to accurately review submitted financial data.

Automated accounting software programs, processing procedures and methods to efficiently complete assignments.

Auditing theory, principles, practices and techniques to accurately review submitted financial data.


Analyze and evaluate fiscal records to demonstrate good stewardship of County assets.

Prepare a variety of accounting reports to demonstrate good stewardship of County assets.

Perform mathematical calculations rapidly and accurately to ensure Department productivity goals are met.

Perform detailed work involving numerical data to meet expected production results.

Utilize automated accounting programs to ensure efficient completion of assigned duties.

Utilize Microsoft Office software programs to prepare professional documentation.

Prepare clear and concise reports to convey information in a useful format.

Effectively communicate verbally to explain procedures to personnel in other County Departments.

Effectively communicate in written form to professionally present information in an accurate and useful manner.

Understand and follow oral and written instructions to complete requested tasks.


Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others to promote teamwork to help achieve Departmental goals and objectives.

Sit for long periods of time to input, retrieve, prepare and evaluate fiscal data.

Utilize keyboard for extended periods of time to complete required tasks.

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities would be:

No related experience is required.

Graduation from an accredited two-year college or university with major course work in accounting or a closely related field. If the major has been in a field other than accounting, at least 15 units of college level accounting courses must have been completed.


Approximately five years of professional accounting experience

No degree is required

License or Certificate*:
Possession of a valid California Driver's License.

Continuing Education Requirement
Persons in this class who are assigned to perform auditing work are required by the United States General Accounting Office to complete 80 hours of continuing education, including 24 hours of governmental accounting, every two years.

*Any license, certification, or registration required for this position shall be maintained (i.e. active and in good standing) at all times during employment with Napa County. For continued employment with Napa County, you must maintain such license, certification, or registration to meet the minimum qualifications of this position.

ADA Accommodation:
Applicants requiring accommodation during the application and/or selection process pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Act should contact County of Napa Human Resources at (707) 253-4303.

Napa County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Salaries are based on a five-step range. Appointments are usually made at the beginning step with advances occurring at six months and the completion of each year thereafter. Salary rates are reviewed annually.

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Certain designated County positions require a candidate to pass a physical examination prior to appointment. Offers of employment are conditional upon successful completion of this examination.

All employees hired into allocated positions or extra help positions will be fingerprinted.


FOR POSITIONS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS AND THE PROBATION DEPARTMENT - The selection process will include an oral board interview, psychological assessment, background investigation, and a pre-employment physical exam.

Closing Date/Time: 5/30/2023 5:00 PM Pacific

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