Monterey County Human Resources
November 16, 2023
Salinas, CA
Job Type


Position Description
The Department of Social Services is recruiting to establish an ACCOUNTANT-I eligible list. This is a Countywide recruitment and eligible County department employees are encouraged to apply.

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Examples of Duties
Learns to and/or performs professional accounting and budgetary duties involved in establishing, analyzing, reviewing, reconciling, monitoring, and maintaining financial records and reports; ensures financial integrity of assigned accounts.Learns to and/or prepares, analyzes, evaluates, and monitors a program, a division, or the department's budget, and other designated budgets; learns to and/or prepares income and expenditure projections for budget preparation; analyzes program and project costs; provides recommendations. Prepares or verifies a variety of routine and simple accounting, statistical, and narrative statements or reports, requiring analysis and interpretation of data.Monitors cash flow from enterprise funds, internal service funds, special revenue, and special district funds; learns to prepare cash flow analyses and funding requirements for various funds and projects.Calculates, posts, and adjusts journal entries; updates accounts to reflect revenue and expenditures; audits accounts for errors and makes appropriate adjustments; coordinates and reconciles different computer financial systems statements; reconciles various financial statements to ensure accurate fund accounting; matches financial statements with cash amounts; initiates account transfers and other transactions as needed; utilizes manual and computerized recordkeeping systems.Reviews and monitors grants, contracts, claims; prepares financial statements, balance sheets, income and expense reports, and conducts cash flow analysis.Reviews, analyzes, and documents a variety of accounts and transactions; reconciles general ledger, cash, and other designated accounting reports and statements with financial records; compares manual and automated records and transactions; identifies errors; verifies account balances; adjusts accounts; initiates transfers; and makes corrections.Maintains current knowledge of and complies with applicable laws, codes, rules, regulations, established policies and procedures, and with generally accepted accounting principles; ensures accuracy of input and output data.Responds to inquiries, resolves issues and conflicts, and provides detailed and technical information concerning related standards, practices, pending legislation, laws, codes, regulations, polices, and procedures; attends and participates in various meetings, committees, and professional groups.Identifies, develops, and implements procedures and techniques to enhance fiscal accuracy, operational efficiency, financial effectiveness, and compliance with established requirements.May oversee the work of paraprofessional and clerical finance staff.Communicates with County staff, governmental agencies, and outside organizations to exchange information, coordinate activities, resolves issues and concerns; prepares and submits mandated reports within established timeframes.
Examples of Experience/Education/Training

Methods, procedures, and terminology used in professional accounting Financial and statistical recordkeeping techniques Related computer hardware and applicable software
Some Knowledge:
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles Principles and practices of governmental accounting Principles and practices of budget preparation, monitoring, and controlling Applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies, and procedures Internal control practicesPrinciples and practices of research and statistical evaluationPrinciples and practices of financial statement preparation and comprehensive accounting reportsAnalysis of basic accounting and budgeting internal reports
Skill and Ability to:

Learn to and/or accurately perform professional accounting and budgetary work involved in preparing, analyzing, reconciling, and maintaining financial records and reports Learn to and/or prepare, analyze, and monitor funds, budgets, and accounts Reconcile various statements Interpret, apply, and explain rules, regulations, policies, and procedures Prepare accounting reports Analyze financial data and prepare reports, forecasts, and recommendations Understand administrative policies and their impact on routine accounting functions Perform mathematical calculations Meet schedules and timelines Operate standard office equipment, including a computer and associated software Communicate effectively both orally and in writing Provide excellent and courteous customer service and establish and maintain effective working relationships
The knowledge, skills and abilities listed above may be acquired through various types of experience, education or training, typically:

Completion of 15 semester units from an accredited college or university with coursework in elementary and advanced accounting



Two years of experience performing paraprofessional-level accounting duties, or two years of experience at a level equivalent to an Accounting Technician in Monterey County.

Closing Date/Time: 11/27/2023 11:59 PM Pacific

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