Accountant - II
Company: Placer County
Posted on: November 26, 2022
Salary $33.05 - $41.29/hour; $5,728.67 - $7,156.93/month;
$68,744.00 - $85,883.20/year
Job Type Open
Date Opened 5/11/:00:00 AM
Filing Deadline 12/2/2022 5:00:00 PM
Employment Type Permanent/Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Work Location Auburn (Applegate, Auburn, Colfax, Foresthill, Meadow
South Placer (Granite Bay, Loomis, Lincoln, Rocklin, Roseville)
Additional Forms Required Veterans DD214 (if applicable)
HR Analyst Lindsay Raynal
Placer County is comprised of over 1,400 square miles of beautiful
and diverse geography, ranging from the residential and commercial
areas of South Placer, through the historic foothill areas of
Auburn, Foresthill, and Colfax, and to the County's jewel of the
North Lake Tahoe basin. Placer is a great place to live, work,
play, and learn!
This classification received a general wage increase of 4%
effective 7/2/22 and is scheduled to receive subsequent general
wage increases of 4% in July 2023 and 4% in July 2024.
Placer County is currently accepting applications for Accountant -
I, Accountant - II, and Accountant - Senior. Each level in this job
series has different minimum qualifications. To participate in the
recruitment at the I level, II level, Senior level, or multiple
levels, you must complete and submit separate applications and
supplemental questionnaires for each recruitment:
Accountant - I
Accountant - II
Accountant - Senior
The eligible lists established as a result of these recruitments
may be used to fill vacancies in various County departments as they
arise, subject to position-specific requirements.
This recruitment will be open until Friday, December 2, 2022 at
5:00PM with multiple screening cutoffs throughout the recruitment.
Upcoming cutoffs include:
Applications received 6/24/22 - 7/29/22: screening anticipated for
the week of 8/1/22
Applications received 7/30/22 - 8/29/22: screening anticipated for
the week of 9/5/22
Applications received 8/30/22 - 9/27/22: screening anticipated for
the week of 10/3/22
Applications received 9/28/22 - 10/26/22: screening anticipated for
the week of 10/31/22
Applications received 10/27/22 - 12/2/22: screening anticipated for
the week of 12/5/22
Placer County offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees.
The following information represents benefits currently available
to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change.
Applicants should inquire as to the most current benefit package
during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources
To perform a variety of professional accounting work involving
judgment and discretion in the analysis and application of
accounting principles and practices in maintaining fiscal controls
and records, preparing transactions, and developing financial and
statistical reports; develop and implement accounting and financial
procedures and systems; monitor and report on budget trends,
financial transactions, tax billings and collections, or accounts;
provide recommendations for efficiencies and improvements; and
perform related duties.
This is the full journey level class within the Accountant series.
This class is distinguished from the entry level of Accountant I by
the assignment of the full range of duties of the class. Employees
at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as
new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the
operating procedures and policies of the work unit. Positions in
this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by
advancement from the entry level. This class is distinguished from
the Accountant, Senior in that the latter is a supervisory level
with responsibility for a major accounting program or service area
at the section or division level. This class is further
distinguished from the Auditor I/II by the latter's regular
performance of internal compliance, financial and performance
audits performed in accordance with professional standards such as
Institute of Internal Auditors, Generally Accepted Accounting
Principles, and Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards,
including preparing audit reports with the issuance of an
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Receives direction from assigned supervisory or management
Exercises direct supervision over technical and clerical
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Provide responsible professional and technical assistance in the
administration, review, and implementation of the County and/or
departmental accounting programs and integrated accounting
Participate in and assume responsibility for various departmental
accounting functions including financial statements, general
ledger, monthly statements, and special projects accounting;
participate in special studies and reports.
Prepare a wide variety of financial, statistical, and narrative
reports, including year-end, budgetary, monthly financial
statements, cash flow, investments; assist in the preparation of
the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report and custom reports,
graphs, schedules, and other documents as needed.
Participate in the compilation and preparation of the annual
budget, including assisting divisions with budget preparation,
preparing and updating cash flow and cost projections, estimated
revenues and expenditures, monitoring expenditures to ensure
compliance with adopted budget, and assisting in publication of the
Monitor and review expenditures, revenues, and budget allocations
to determine financial status; analyze and reconcile expenditure
and revenue accounts, including bond accounts; review and process
appropriation transfer requests between accounts; reconcile bond
statements and bank statements to the general ledger.
Prepare and review ledgers and journal entries; balance and
maintain complex accounting records such as trusts, funds, and
claims; maintain and balance tax trust accounts.
Perform quality control and review procedures to ensure accounting
documents are prepared accurately and in accordance with Generally
Accepted Accounting Principles and County policies.
Interpret, explain, and apply general and governmental
accounting/auditing principles and procedures, laws, and
regulations affecting the financial operations of the department
Provide supervision to technical and clerical staff in support of
assigned department and program(s); participate in the selection
of, train, motivate, and evaluate assigned personnel; work with
employees on performance issues; recommend discipline.
Record and maintain appropriate controls for capital assets,
including vehicles; perform annual inventory reconciliation
including inspections and reconciliation of discrepancies.
Maintain and monitor the department grant funds and ensure
compliance with rules and regulations governing the use and the
accounting of each grant; compile and prepare financial and other
data for claims; prepare grant applications.
Track Capital Improvement expenditures and allocate funds to the
appropriate Capital Improvement account.
Assist in the coordination of audits; schedule, provide
information, and reporting for audits; ensure availability and
accuracy of required reports and documentation.
Assist with investments, portfolio management, cash management,
debt management, new financing, annexations and subdivisions, and
revenue and expense projections.
Review and implement accounting, auditing, and financial procedures
Examine, verify, and approve fiscal documents such as vouchers,
warrants, requisitions, and invoices.
Record and review transactions in subsidiary and general ledgers;
prepare trial balances, reconciliations and work sheets.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Work is typically performed in an indoor office environment with
controlled temperature conditions.
It is the responsibility of applicants to identify in their
application materials how they meet the minimum qualifications
Any combination of experience and training that would provide the
required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to
obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:
Experience: Two years of responsible, professional-level accounting
and/or financial auditing experience performing duties similar to
an Accountant I or an Auditor I with Placer County.
Training: Equivalent to a bachelor's degree from an accredited
college or university with major course work in accounting,
finance, or a closely related field.
NOTE: Depending on the area of assignment, additional governmental
accounting, auditing, and finance experience which involves the
application of state and local laws and/or governmental accounting
standards may be substituted for the required degree on a
year-for-year basis if:
The experience was performing duties equivalent to those of an
Accounting Technician in Placer County; and
At least eighteen (18) units of college course work or related
technical training in Business Administration, Public
Administration, or a related field have been completed, including a
minimum of six (6) units Accounting.
Experience used to be substitute for the required degree cannot
also be used to meet work experience requirements. Applicants
receiving their degree outside the United States must submit proof
of accreditation by a recognized evaluation agency.
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