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Accountant III

Company: TULARE COUNTY HR & DEVELOPMENT
Location: Visalia
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Job Description:

Accountant IIISalary: $59,562.00 - $72,589.00 Annually--One current vacancy with the Health and Human Services Agency located in Visalia. This recruitment will establish an employment list to fill current and future vacancies in other County Departments. The anticipated life of the list is six months.--Typical Duties Assist in the review of budget controls for County funds and special districts; assist in the planning, development and preparation of the County Cost Plan; review and study changes in legal and procedural requirements for preparation of the Cost Plan; participate in the maintenance of general and special ledgers and other accounting records; coordinate and participate in the classification and distribution of income and expenditures to the proper accounts; prepare and analyze financial summaries, statements and reports; make recommendations for improvements in accounting systems which assure accuracy and efficiency; handle special assignments involving accounting systems, and advise accountants or responsible parties when problems arise; read and review legal and technical material relevant to governmental accounting; provide lead supervision and assist in the training and evaluation of professional accounting and clerical support staff; test system and review reports for design, accuracy and completeness before implementing changes; follow-up on automated system changes by generating reports, verifying appropriate entries, and correcting problems identified to avoid reporting errors; assist in the design and development of custom reports; assist with year-end closing of accounting records and preparation of the financial statement. Prepare department annual financial statements and monitor department budget.Employment Standards MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSMinimum qualifications are used as a guide for establishing the education, training, experience, special skills and/or license which are required and equivalent to the following.Education/Experience:-- Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major study in accounting or business administration including 15 semester hours in accounting--AND--two years of experience in accounting and financial records maintenance.--Knowledge of:-- Advanced accounting practices to design and review accounting systems; cost accounting principles and practices to properly determine and allocate costs; governmental accounting principles and practices to assist in preparing annual reports and financial statements; budgeting principles and practices to assist in preparation of the annual budget; business law and Government Code sections relevant to local government accounting; intermediate math including basic algebra.Skill/Ability to:----Analyze financial data and interpret results for management reports; prepare complex, summary financial reports and statements accurately; determine accounting problems, review factors and select alternatives, and take corrective action; read, understand and interpret laws, regulations, agreements, ordinance codes, and resolutions; write clear, concise reports, memos, and instructions with technical accuracy using correct grammar, punctuation and spelling; develop and implement new manual and/or automated accounting systems; negotiate with departments and agencies to effect appropriate accounting practices and procedures; communicate verbally in a clear and concise manner to explain procedures to peers and lay persons; retain and recall information regarding accounting systems and reporting requirements; organize work to meet deadlines; establish rapport and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers; use personal computers and calculators accurately and effectively.--LICENSE OR CERTIFICATEPossession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver's license.Additional Information Conditions of EmploymentCandidates selected will be required to pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol screening. Additionally, a background investigation may also be conducted, which may include a re-investigation every 10 years for some positions. An Employment Eligibility Verification using E-Verify may be required on the first day of employment for some positions. Some job classes may also require a physical exam.--College Cost Reduction Access ActThis may be a qualifying position for student loan forgiveness through the College Cost Reduction and Access Act (CCRAA). Only student loan payments made after October 1, 2007 and in a qualified repayment plan are eligible.--EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYERrecblid bd1w2feeinuaq6z946leeuc8ecb30j

Keywords: TULARE COUNTY HR & DEVELOPMENT, Visalia , Accountant III, Accounting, Auditing , Visalia, California

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