Education: Equivalent to the completion of four years of college with major course work in accounting, finance or a closely related field. A certificate as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is desirable.
Experience: Three (3) years of progressively responsible professional work experience in accounting or a closely related field. Experience in a public agency is desirable.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of employee supervision, practices and techniques of training, employee evaluation, coaching and counseling and handling disciplinary matters. Generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and generally accepted auditing standards. Modern manual and automated accounting systems related to the work being performed. Principles and practices of auditing financial documents and records. Financial record keeping and bookkeeping practices and techniques. Federal, State, County and local government codes and regulations related to the work being performed. Standard office practices and procedures, including records management and filing and retention of documents; the operation and maintenance of standard office equipment. Effective techniques for dealing with the public in person and on the telephone.
Skill in interpreting, explaining and applying principles and practices of general and proprietary fund accounting related billing and collections, accounts payable and receivable, payroll and purchasing. Reviewing accounting and financial documents for completeness and accuracy. Interpreting, applying and explaining applicable laws, codes and regulations. Maintaining accurate accounting and financial records and preparing accurate and timely reports. Developing accounting and financial control and reporting processing and forms. Using initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines. Making accurate arithmetic calculations. Entering data into on-line computer system with speed and accuracy. Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.
Ability to plan, organize, assign; supervise and evaluate the work of assigned staff; select and motivate staff, and provide for training and professional development. Coordinate assigned programs with other District departments, divisions and other government agencies. Work on a variety of tasks at one time and to prioritize those tasks. Analyze data, identify and resolve problems and propose alternate solutions. Communicate and correspond effectively. Use initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines. Read, understand, interpret, and explain policies and procedures. Deal professionally, tactfully and courteously with the general public and other employees. Communicate in writing and verbally with others clearly and effectively. Work independently with minimal supervision.
Licenses and Certificates: Must possess a valid California Class C driver’s license, have a satisfactory driving record and continue to meet CSRMA driving standards. CPA is desirable.
Physical Demands: Mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment including a computer; read printed materials and a computer screen; converse in person and over the phone. Some aspects of the job may occasionally require the incumbent to walk, stand, climb, bend, stoop, kneel, crawl, fine manipulation, grasp, push and pull. Reach and turn.