Treasury Accountant 1609

City of Los Angeles
September 3, 2023
Los Angeles, CA
Job Type




$90,222 to $131,878


Annual salary is at the start of the pay range. The current salary range is subject to change. Please confirm the starting salary with the hiring department before accepting a job offer.

A Treasury Accountant performs professional treasury/banking accounting work in the analysis, preparation, maintenance, or evaluation of financial reports, account reconciliation, debt management, investment accounting, and general accounting of City treasury funds, and commercial, custodial and merchant accounts, within the Office of Finance and may act as a lead in the performance of such work.

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's or a master's degree in accounting, finance, economics, or business administration; and Three years of full-time paid professional experience in treasury operations, banking, or finance accounting activities, in any of the following areas: investment accounting, escrow services, assessment district accounting, structured finance reporting, monitoring investment and debt activity, effectuating payment of debt service, escheatment processing, cost accounting, cost allocation, merchant services, cash management and cash flow analysis.
Applicants who lack six months or less of the required experience may file for this examination. However, they cannot be appointed until the full experience requirement is met.For qualifying work experience gained outside of the City of Los Angeles, the term "professional experience" applies to positions that require possession of a degree from an accredited four-year college or university in order to obtain that position. Therefore, to be considered "professional," non-City qualifying experience must be gained in positions after obtaining a four-year degree.Please note that qualifying education must be from a college or university accredited by a City of Los Angeles recognized agency. A list of approved accrediting agencies can be found at Institutions 08-21-08.pdf. Candidates completing the examination process will be contacted by the Personnel Department to provide required proof of qualifying degree. Applicants who wish to expedite this process may attach a copy of their qualifying degree to their on-line application at the time of filing in the Attachments section.Certification from the California State Board of Accountancy as a Certified Public Accountant is desired, but not required.Some positions may require a valid California driver's license. Candidates may not be eligible for appointment to these positions if their record within the last 36 months reflects three or more moving violations and/or at-fault accidents, or a conviction of a major moving violation (such as DUI).

Applications will only be accepted on-line. When you are viewing the on-line job bulletin of your choice, simply scroll to the top of the page and select the "Apply" icon. On-line job bulletins are also available at .


Applicants are urged to apply early to ensure you have time to resolve any technical issues you may encounter.


Applications must be received by THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2023 .

In accordance with Civil Service Rule 4.2, all applicants who apply may not be tested in this examination. To meet anticipated hiring needs, only a limited number of qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the selection process in the following order: 1) Applicants currently employed by the City of Los Angeles who meet the minimum requirements, or are on a reserve list; 2) Remaining applicants who meet the minimum requirements in sufficient numbers to meet hiring needs based on a random sampling of those qualified candidates. Applications submitted during the filing period may be kept on file in the event that additional applicants need to be tested to meet hiring needs.


Examination Weight:

Training and Experience Questionnaire: 100%

The examination will consist entirely of an evaluation of training and experience, wherein candidates will be evaluated on their knowledge, experience, professional background, and personal qualifications and abilities. Emphasis will be placed on the following : Analytical Ability; Attention to Detail; Self-Management; Teamwork; Credibility; Written Communication; Process Improvement; Job Knowledge; including knowledge of: the theory and practice of governmental and private sector accounting; cost accounting methods and procedures; Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS), and pronouncements of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) and the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB); auditing, internal control, and financial administration principles and practices; analysis, development and implementation of accounting systems and procedures for system conversion and implementation; investment accounting and procedures, bond accounting, bond interest calculation, and the analysis of transactions relating to the purchase and sale of securities; procedures for preparing and analyzing routine financial documents, statements and reports; computer systems used to verify, reconcile and interpret accounting and financial records; spreadsheet databases used to perform various calculations; and other necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Additional job analysis information can be obtained by going to and clicking on Competencies under Treasury Accountant.

The Training and Experience Questionnaire will be administered on-line. Candidates invited to participate in the examination will receive an e-mail from the City of Los Angeles outlining the specific steps on how to complete the on-line Training and Experience Questionnaire. Candidates that do not complete the on-line Training and Experience Questionnaire as required will not be considered further in this examination. It is anticipated that the on-line Training and Experience Questionnaire will be administered during the period of OCTOBER 23, 2023 to OCTOBER 30, 2023.

Training and Experience Questionnaires for all candidates who meet the requirements, and in accordance with Civil Service Rule 4.2 as stated above, will be submitted to an expert review panel for evaluation. The expert review panel will assign a numeric score to each candidate based on an assessment of each candidate's qualifications, as described on the candidate's Training and Experience Questionnaire. Unsolicited supplemental information will not be submitted to the expert review panel.

This examination is based on a validation study and as provided by Civil Service Commission Rule 4.20, the Training and Experience Questionnaire will not be subject to candidate inspection .As a covered entity under the Fair Employment and Housing Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of disability and upon request, will provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to its programs, services, and activities. To request a disability accommodation, please complete the Disability Accommodation Form within 14 calendar days of the submittal of the City application. The Disability Accommodation Form can be obtained at Applications are accepted subject to review to ensure that minimum qualifications are met. Candidates may be disqualified at any time if it is determined that they do not possess the minimum qualifications stated on this bulletin.Appointment to this class is subject to a one-year probationary period under the provisions of Section 1011 of the Los Angeles City Charter.A final average score of 70% or higher is required to be placed on the eligible list.In accordance with Civil Service Rule, Sec. 4.24, review periods may be combined. Candidates in the examination process may file protests as provided in Sec. 4.20, 4.22 and 4.23 as applicable and within the required time frame; however, the Personnel Department may respond to and resolve protests prior to the establishment of the eligible list. For candidates seeking initial City employment, in accordance with Los Angeles City Ordinance 187134, information regarding COVID-19 vaccination requirements as conditions of employment may be found at: .
Notice :

If you receive and accept an offer of employment to a regular position with the City of Los Angeles, your employee benefit coverage (including health and dental coverage as well as life insurance) will commence approximately six weeks after your original regular appointment. Not all positions in the City receive benefit coverage; you should inquire regarding the availability of employee benefits prior to accepting a position. All City employees are required to be Disaster Service Workers.



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Closing Date/Time: 9/14/2023 11:59 PM Pacific

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