Accountant III

November 17, 2023
San Bernardino, CA
Job Type


The Job

San Bernardino County is recruiting for Accountants III who prepare, analyze, and interpret a variety of complex financial statements; prepare and monitor budgets and claims which require the application of cost accounting; establish new accounting procedures and controls; and review legislation for fiscal impact and advise department management of recommendations.

For more detailed information regarding job duties, refer to the Accountant III job description.

The eligible list established by this recruitment may be used to fill vacancies throughout the County including contract positions, as well as in the County Fire Department and Special Districts Department. Applicants will be asked to indicate their availability and preference for referral to contract positions and the different agencies in the Supplemental Questionnaire.

The County Fire Department and Special Districts Department are separate entities from San Bernardino County, and as such, compensation and benefits for their positions are set forth in a different compensation plan. The salary for Special Districts Accountant III is $65,374 - $90,126 annually (range 39); for additional details, refer to the Non-Represented Employee Compensation Plan MOU and Benefits Summary .

Certified Public Accountant Stipend - $750 annual CPA stipend for employees who attain and maintain a valid CPA License.

**Salary increases contingent upon Property Related Revenue and/or statewide Proposition 172 Sales Tax Collections performance.


1) Applicant must successfully pass a background check prior to appointment. 2) Travel throughout the County may be required. A valid California Class C driver license is required at time of appointment; employees in this class may be required to use personal vehicles and show proof of automobile liability insurance. Mileage reimbursement is available.

Minimum Requirements

Experience: Two (2) years of professional level accounting experience.


Education: Bachelor's Degree in Accounting OR Bachelor's degree in another field which includes 30 semester (45 quarter) units of completed college coursework in accounting or related field, half of which MUST be upper division. A list of completed college coursework or legible transcripts MUST be submitted with the application if the applicant does not possess a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting.

Substitution: An active California Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license may substitute for the education requirements. List your license number under the license/certification section of the application.

Note: Qualifying degrees or coursework must be completed at a college or university accredited by any accrediting association recognized by the United States Department of Education. Degrees or coursework completed outside the U.S. must be accompanied with an evaluation report from a reputable credential evaluation service showing equivalency to degrees or coursework completed at a college or university accredited by any accrediting association recognized by the United States Department of Education.

Desired Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree in Accounting, extensive professional-level accounting experience in the public sector and an active CPA license.

Selection Process

Examination : There will be a competitive evaluation of qualifications based on a review of the Application and Supplemental Questionnaire. It is to your advantage to provide as much relevant and detailed work experience as possible, as resumes will not be reviewed in lieu of the application materials.

Application Procedure : To be considered for this excellent opportunity, complete and submit the online employment application and supplemental questionnaire

To ensure timely and successful submission of your online application, please allow ample time to complete and submit your application. Applicants will be automatically logged-out if they have not submitted the application and all required materials prior to the recruitment closing. Once your application has been successfully submitted you will receive an onscreen confirmation and an email. We recommend that you save and/or print these for your records. Please note, if you do not receive an onscreen confirmation and an email acknowledging our receipt of your application we have not received your application.

If you require technical assistance, please click HERE to review the Government Jobs online application guide , or contact their Toll-Free Applicant Support line at (855) 524-5627. Please note that Human Resources is not responsible for any issues or delays caused by the internet connection, computer or browser used to submit the application.

EEO/ADA: San Bernardino County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant employer, committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants.

ADA Accommodation: If you have a disability and require accommodations in the testing process, submit the Special Testing Accommodations Request Form within one week of a recruitment filing deadline.

Veterans' Preference: Eligible veterans and their spouse or widow(er) who are not current County employees may be awarded additional Veterans' Preference points. Click here for information and instructions to request Veteran's Preference points.

Please click HERE for important Applicant Information and the County Employment Process .
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