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  • 2970 Hilltop Mall Road
    Richmond, CA 94806
  • Miranda
  • Phone: 510-662-5100

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Accountant

Express Employment Professionals • Richmond, CA

Posted 10 days ago

Job Snapshot

Full-Time
Experience - 1 to 2 years
$38.00 - $46.00/Hour
Government - Civil Service, Real Estate - Property Mgt, Not for Profit - Charitable
Accounting, Admin - Clerical, Government

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Job Description

1. Prepares cash receipts vouchers and other journal entries, and makes adjusting and closing entries; posts or oversees the posting of general ledger accounts; maintains expenditure and budgetary control accounts and records; collects and reports statistical and accounting data on direct, indirect, and general costs, revenues, and reimbursements.

 

2. Prepares reports of some complexity on the status of various accounts; prepares trial balances and prepares financial reports and statements; prepares working papers, reconciliations, schedules, exhibits, and summaries.

 

3. Examines a variety of accounting and other documents to verify accuracy of computations and to ascertain that all transactions are properly supported, are in accordance with pertinent practices and procedures, and are classified and recorded according to appropriate accounting standards; reconciles reports and financial data with financial statements; reviews documents authorizing expenditure from various accounts and funds for conformance with existing legal and procedural requirements.

 

4. Contacts City and other staff, contractors, suppliers, or the general public as required to resolve questions of an accounting nature; prepares necessary correspondence.

 

5. Recommends new or revised account-keeping procedures subject to review and approval at higher levels; interprets and applies rules and regulations of the City.

 

6. Assists in the preparation of budgets; assembles, reviews and evaluates supporting accounting and statistical data.

7. May assign, supervise and review the work of clerical staff in making ledger entries, reconciliations, maintaining payroll records, and performing other fiscal record keeping work; trains new employees, evaluates performance, and recommends on personnel matters.

 

8. May conduct audits of records of agencies using funds monitored by the City; examines and analyzes accounting records and systems; prepares audit report and recommendation on findings.

 

9. Reviews accounting systems and procedures; recommends changes in procedures to meet departmental and legal requirements, and may assist in their installation; recommends the design of new forms; consults with and advises departmental accounting personnel on accounting procedures.

Job Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Thorough knowledge of: accounting principles and theories including a good working knowledge of accounting and business law terminology; the accounting cycle and the inter-relationship and significance of data contained in various accounts; the principles and procedures used in the preparation of financial statements and back reconciliations; accounting procedures and transactions used in controlling and subsidiary accounts, accruals, deferrals and estimated items, sales and collections, the closing process and receivables and payables; and the principles and methods involved in implementing and maintaining financial internal controls.

General knowledge of: auditing principles and theories including the methods and procedures involved in conducting audits of accounts and financial records of large organizations, including the uses of audit work paper techniques.

Some knowledge of: the mathematical techniques and concepts involved in collecting, organizing, interpreting, summarizing, analyzing and graphically presenting numerical data, including ability to analyze data, define problem areas and draw logical conclusions; the principles and functions of management as they apply to a financial operation, including ability to interpret and apply legal and administrative concepts to accounting systems and budget administration; electronic data processing techniques related to accounting procedures and practices.

Ability to: communicate effectively both orally and in writing, including ability to prepare comprehensive, clear and concise accounting and auditing reports, and financial statements; establish effective working relationships within and outside the department; organize, lay out and supervise the work of others (may be required for some assignments) including ability to plan, organize and direct a small audit program.

EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE

Equivalent to a four-year degree with a major in accounting or finance AND two years of professional experience in private industry OR one year of professional experience in municipal finance.

A FOUR-YEAR DEGREE IN ACCOUNTING, FINANCE, OR A CLOSELY RELATED FIELD OR CMTA CERTIFICATION AT THE TIME OF APPOINTMENT OR WITHIN ONE YEAR (MAINTAINING CERTIFICATION IS AN ONGOING REQUIREMENT) AND ONE YEAR OF PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTING EXPERIENCE WHICH DEMONSTRATES THE RELATED KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES.

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