Senior Accounting Technician

May 4, 2023
Rancho Cordova, CA
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If you enjoy working with interesting people in a team environment, love numbers, and are detailed oriented, then this job is for you! The City of Rancho Cordova is looking for an individual who is self-starter, has a passion for accounting, is tech savvy and is knowledgeable in a range of processes, including accounts payable/receivable and purchasing, to fill our Senior Accounting Technician position.

Senior Accounting Technicians perform a variety of tasks, including difficult and complex technical and paraprofessional accounting duties by reviewing, analyzing, interpreting, processing, and recording financial transactions; maintaining accounting records; and serving as a lead over accounting functions.



  • Choice of a generous monthly stipend for Medical/Dental/Vision; or Cash in Lieu of Medical Insurance.
  • 12 paid holidays per year.
  • Universal Time Off (combined vacation and sick leave).
  • CalPERS Retirement.
  • Onsite fitness room & many more employee perks.

The City of Rancho Cordova is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other characteristics protected by law.

Many typical duties for Senior Accounting Technicians are shown below (other related duties may be assigned):

  • Approves invoices for payment that have been entered by other employees across the organization by verifying transaction information, general ledger coding, and ensuring correct workflow approvals for authorization of payment; providing technical information and assistance to other city departments and individuals regarding questions, changes or corrections required for accounts payable invoices.
  • Create and/or approve purchase/change orders, in coordination with other departments, by verifying and reviewing contract/invoice terms and coding information.
  • Review and post cash receipts; verify accurate coding; reconcile various receivables to the general ledger; prepare and send accounts receivable billing statements; work with other city departments to determine when an account is eligible for a deposit refund and ensure the refund is processed correctly; respond to inquiries, both internal and external, regarding billing matters.
  • Prepare and reconcile various records and ledgers; assist in the preparation of financial and accounting documents; review information to ensure accurate reporting; resolve discrepancies; establish and maintain various files and records.

See the Job Description for a more complete list of Essential Duties and Responsibilities.


Minimum Qualifications:

Any combination of education and experience that will provide the ability to perform the work and provide the performance results as stated in the Job Description . A typical way of obtaining the experience and education would be:

  • Two (2) years of experience equivalent to the City's class of Accounting Technician or five (5) years of progressively responsible fiscal and accounting work.
  • Equivalent to the completion of a high school diploma. College level course work in accounting is desirable.

Licensure or certification:

  • Some positions may require possession of a current California Class C driver's license and a satisfactory driving record as determined by the city.

Requires the mobility and manual dexterity to work in a standard office environment, use standard office equipment and attend off-site meetings; speech and hearing to communicate in person and by telephone; vision to read handwritten and printed materials and a computer screen; strength and agility to lift and carry items weighing up to 20 pounds. Some accommodations may be made for some physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals who require and request such accommodations.

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CALPERS Retirement

Tier 1: Employees hired prior to December 31, 2012, and "Classic Members" hired subsequently with less than a six month break in service, are provided 2.7% at 55 retirement formula. City employees pay the full 8% of their base pay toward this retirement benefit.

Tier 2: Due to the Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013 (Assembly Bill 340), new MISC members hired after January 1, 2013, or "Classic Members" with a break in service of more than 6 months, are eligible for the 2% @ 62 CalPERS retirement formula and are required to pay a 6.75% contribution toward the PERS benefit. (Note: the employee contribution will change as the cost of the benefit changes, since the employee is required to pay half the normal cost.)

1959 Survivor Benefit (Indexed Level)
The 1959 Survivor Benefit provides a monthly allowance to eligible survivors of members who die while actively employed. The monthly benefit payable to survivors in the Indexed Level increases by 2% eachyear. Benefit amounts as 2023are $788, $1,577and $2,365for 1, 2, or 3 eligible survivors.

457 and 401(a) Deferred Compensation Plan

  • City will contribute $23.08 per pay periodinto the 457 Deferred Compensation Plan onbehalf of the employee.
  • City will match up to 3% of the base salary for employees who participate in the457 plan. City match is placed in a 401(a) plan. There is no vesting period.
  • Employees may also voluntarily participate in the 401(a) defined contributionretirement program; however, election must be made upon hire and is irrevocable during employment with the city.

Health Insurance (medical, dental and vision) - The City offers a "cafeteria plan," which includes a monthly medical stipend the employee may apply toward premiums for medical, dental and vision.

  • $2,010 Family level benefit
  • $1,685Employee+1
  • $990 Employee only

Cash-in-lieu - If your total health, vision and/or dental premium costs are lower than $300, you may receive the difference as cash in lieu up to a total of $300.If you do not need to purchase medical, dental or visionbenefits from the City, you are eligible for a total of $300 cash in lieu per month.

Medical Benefits

Retiree Health - CalPERS plans made available and retiree medical contribution offered toward the cost of the plan.In 2023, the retiree medicalcontribution is $143.45per month.The retiree medical contribution will continue to increase until it is equal to the minimum contribution required by CalPERS for the employer to pay on behalf of an employee.

Dental -Delta Dental PPO

  • Deductibles $50 per person each calendar year
  • Maximums $1,500 - $2,500 per person each calendar year
  • Preventative services - 100% covered
  • Basic services - 80% covered
  • Major services - 50% covered
  • Waiting Period(s) - None

Vision - Vision Service Plan (VSP)

Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

  • Medical FSA for the plan year is $2,850 (maximum)
  • Dependent Care FSA for the plan year is $5,000 (maximum)

Universal Time Off (UTO) - vacation and sick leave combined

Universal Time Off Cash Out - Employees may cash out up to80 hours in fiscal year 22/23.

Bereavement Leave - On the date of hire, employees are entitled to 24 hours of Bereavement Leave per event due to the death of a member of an employee's immediate family.

Holidays - 11Holidays per year (includes 1 floating holiday).

Winter Break - Reviewed by the City Manager every year.

Life Insurance - $50,000 life insurance policy

  • Life price per $1,000 $0.109
  • AD&D price per $1,000 $0.205

Long Term Disability

  • LTD price per $100 $0.0145
  • 60% of earnings up to $7,500
  • 90 day benefit waiting period

Social Security - No
Employees do not pay into and earn credit toward future benefits in Social Security, since the City offers an IRS qualifying retirement plan. Medicare benefits, however, will not be affected.

Employee Assistant Plan (EAP) - Available to employee and immediate family. Includes concierge service.

Wellness Program - On-site fitness room, shower and lockers, ping pong tables, and bikes available for employee use.

Tuition Reimbursement - Up to $2,500 per fiscal year.

Training and Development - Available and encouraged for each employee.

Updated January 2023

Closing Date/Time: 5/28/2023 11:59 PM Pacific

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