Accounting Assistant

May 20, 2023
Santa Ana, CA
Job Type



The City of Santa Ana is looking for individuals who are results-oriented, possess great attitude, demonstrate creativity and innovation, work efficiently, show a record of success and have a passion for public service. Having highly talented employees provides the best service to our community

Under immediate supervision, performs a variety of routine clerical work involved in receiving, distributing and maintaining financial and statistical records, receiving and disbursing cash.

There are currently two (2) vacancies in our Public Works Agency, The eligible list established from this recruitment may also be used to fill future vacancies throughout the City. Essential Functions Include But Are Not Limited To Gathers, assembles, tabulates, checks, and posts financial and statistical data. Makes extensions and computes charges or rates from established schedules. Maintains simple accounts, posting entries from supporting documents and records, including verifications of invoices with supporting documents. Verifies eligibility for and issues various permits or licenses, provides information, and answers complaints in accordance with established policy. May compute payroll. Accepts payments and fees as well as ensures prompt payment for City purchases. Makes change and issues receipts. Guards against receipt of counterfeit money and post-dated checks. Assists in tracking worthless checks and verifying dates and signatures. Records and balances records of expenditures for budgetary control. Operates ten-key adding machines, calculators, personal computers, and similar office machines. May balance petty cash accounts. May calculate and record labor, material, equipment and other cost data for departmental projects. May serve at a public counter. May perform light typing assignments and receipt of incoming mail. Performs other functions as assigned. Minimum Qualifications Education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school, including or supplemented by courses in office practices, and experience in performing financial, statistical or other clerical work, or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

Knowledge of: modern office practices and procedures; business English, spelling and arithmetic; methods of handling, receipting, and maintaining records of money received.
Skill in: making arithmetic computations; filing; maintaining office records; the operation of office equipment, including ten-key adding machines, calculators, and personal computers.
Ability to: make change with speed and accuracy; understand and follow oral and written directions; apply good judgment in making minor decisions in accordance with laws, ordinances, regulations, and departmental policies and procedures; establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the public. Selection Process
All applicants are required to complete and submit a City application form online and answer the supplemental questionnaire. Resumes or faxed copies will not be accepted in lieu of the City online application. To apply, click on the "Apply" link located at the top of this page. New users must create an account first. Click on this link for instructions on how to set up your account and apply for the first time: Online Employment Application Guide.

Applications and SAF will be reviewed by the Human Resources Department. Those applicants possessing the most pertinent qualifications will be invited to continue in the selection process, which will include:

Written Examination (Tentatively scheduled for the week of June 7 , 2023- June 11, 2023 ): (Weight of 50%) will evaluate candidates' knowledge, skills, and abilities in relation to those factors which are essential for successful performance on the job. This examination may include questions on structural, plumbing, mechanical, and electrical topics, and/or other related topics.

Oral Interview Examination (Tentatively scheduled for ( June 28, 2023 ) : (Weight of 50%) will evaluate the candidates' experience, training, education, and abilities in relation to those factors which are essential for successful performance on the job.

The Human Resources Department may waive an examination component. Candidates must receive a minimum passing score in all examination components administered in order to be placed on the eligible list. Examinations may be scheduled in a different order in which they appear above.

The City of Santa Ana is an equal opportunity employer. If you consider yourself a person with a disability, you may contact us regarding providing reasonable accommodation.

Please visit the following website to view the summary of comprehensive benefits!

Summary of Benefits

(under SEIU)

NOTE: A more complete set of specifications for this classification may be found on the City's website or on file in the Human Resources Department. The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice. The types and levels of employee benefits provided, including City contribution toward benefit costs, are subject to change as a result of periodic contract settlements between recognized employee associations and the City of Santa Ana.

Closing Date/Time: 6/1/2023 11:59 PM Pacific

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