Systems Accountant II

November 17, 2023
San Bernardino, CA
Job Type


The Job


Applications will be accepted continuously until a sufficient number have been received.
Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as this recruitment may close at any time.

The County is recruiting for Systems Accountants II who establish, modify, and evaluate accounting systems that have a departmental or County-wide impact. Essential duties include identifying, defining, and analyzing accounting and financial problems; analyzing system functionality; maintaining security and controls; developing training materials; providing annual and on-going training and technical assistance to end users; testing and reviewing system output; and responding to questions regarding accounting concepts, cost accounting, and legal interpretations relating to fiscal matters; and performing cash flow and cost/benefit analysis.

For more detailed information, refer to the Systems Accountant II job description.

Bi-annual step increases of 2.5% up to Step 14
3% Annual Across-the-Board Salary Increases in February 2024/2025**
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Stipend - $750 annual CPA stipend for employees who attain and maintain a valid CPA License.

*Salary increases contingent upon assessed values for previous fiscal year.

1) Applicant must successfully pass a background check prior to appointment.
2) Travel throughout the County may be required. Employees will be required to make provision for transportation. A valid California Class C driver license and proof of automobile liability insurance must be maintained for the individual providing the transportation.
Mileage reimbursement is available.

Minimum Requirements


EDUCATION Must possess a 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, finance, business administration, or related field, half of which must be upper division.
Substitution: An active California Certified Public Accountant license may substitute for the education requirements. You must list your license on the license/certification section on your application.

Must possess two (2) years of professional-level accounting experience analyzing, designing, implementing, and/or maintaining computerized accounting systems. Experience must include documenting business requirements, functionality, systems controls, issues, procedures, and/or end-user training materials. Experience must have been obtained within the last five (5) years. (Note: Experience as an end-user of accounting systems is not considered qualifying.)
Substitution: One (1) year of professional-level accounting experience (equivalent to a County of San Bernardino Accountant II or higher) may substitute for one (1) year of the required experience.

EDUCATION If qualifying with a Bachelor's degree in another field, a copy of legible transcripts (unofficial are acceptable) MUST be attached to your application or submitted via fax to (909) 387-5819 Attn: Systems Accountant II or email to Subject: Systems Accountant II. Failure to provide the requested documents at the time of application submittal may result in disqualification of the application.


EDUCATION 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. (Must be attached if applicable.)

Desired Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have extensive professional-level accounting experience analyzing, designing, implementing, and maintaining accounting systems and procedures; maintaining system security; developing training materials; and possess strong oral and written communication skills enabling them to communicate and translate complex technical accounting system topics in a clear and concise manner.

Selection Process

Examination Procedure :
There will be a competitive evaluation of qualifications based on a review of the Application and Supplemental Questionnaire; therefore, 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 :
Complete and submit the online employment application and supplemental questionnaire as soon as possible as this recruitment may close at any time.

To ensure timely and successful submission of your online application, please allow ample time to complete and submit your application before the posted filing deadline. Applicants will be automatically logged-out if they have not submitted the application and all required materials prior to the posted deadline. 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.

All communications regarding the remainder of the selection process will be via email . Please be sure the email provided on this application is always current; it is your responsibility to update your personal information. Update your Spam, Junk, Bulk and Firewall settings as needed to ensure that you receive all information pertaining to this recruitment.

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.

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