County of Alameda

Senior Auditor/Accountant, Zone 7 (#4912)

Bargaining Unit: Unrep - Zone 7 Confidential Mgmt (U61)
$65.03-$79.03 Hourly / $5,202.40-$6,322.40 BiWeekly /
$11,271.87-$13,698.53 Monthly / $135,262.40-$164,382.40 Yearly


Under general direction, perform and manages complex professional governmental and enterprise accounting work; performs audits of internal accounting systems and operations; prepares a variety of statistical and narrative reports; and performs other related duties as required.




This is an advanced journey level position located in the Accounting section of Zone 7 Water Agency.  The class of Senior Auditor/Accountant, Zone 7 is distinguished from the class of Accounting Manager, Zone 7 in that the latter class has overall responsibility for the fiscal program of the Agency.


NOTE:  The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification.  However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level.  Each individual in the classification does not necessarily perform all duties listed.


1.  Organizes, assigns, reviews, approves, supervises, and prepares the work of the accounting program which includes general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, capital assets, timekeeping, banking, and cost accounting.

2.  Prepares or supervises the preparation, reconciliation, and maintenance of a variety of detailed factual and analytical governmental and/enterprise accounting, statistical, and narrative reports; creates and runs queries, utilizes data analysis tools, and imports financial data and from several sources to develop intricate financial reports and spreadsheets.

3.  Maintains and oversees the general and subsidiary ledgers to ensure they are current, accurate and adhere to prescribed work methods and directions; reconciles ledger activities and accounts and makes recommendations for adjusting entries.

4.  Oversees the Agency cost control system and manages the calculation of fringe benefit rates; imports cost control data into Agency's financial system and monitors the labor distribution.

5.  Coordinates and maintains the various financial information system applications, suites, and programs; recommends and develops new system procedures; assists in the installation of new systems and in the modifications to existing systems.

6.  Administers the Agency's Capital Asset program and oversees asset records and reporting; reconciles to the Agency financials.

7.  Interprets regulations, policies, procedures, and laws as they relate to Agency accounting, timekeeping, and financial reporting.

8.  Assists in the annual audit and with the preparation of the Agency Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).

9.  Reviews, maintains, recommends and implements existing policies and practices of the Agency of a fiscal nature, and recommends and implements revisions.

10.  Supervises fiscal transactions relating to grants, agreements, and joint powers agreements to which the Agency is a party.

11.  Assists in the development of rate methodologies; prepares the Agency cost allocation plans and indirect cost rate proposals; assists divisions in the preparation of reimbursement claims for submission to State and Federal Agencies.

12.  Oversees the Agency's water billing and miscellaneous billing program, utilizes and maintains complex billing workbooks and data; supervises accounts receivable.

13.  Assists with banking and cash programs.

14.  Prepares quarterly cash reconciliation of Agency funds; performs monthly bank reconciliation of Agency bank accounts; calculates and posts interest; administers banking services such as positive pay, wire transfers, and other services.

15.  May be assigned to lead or supervise the work of subordinate staff.




The equivalent of two (2) years full-time experience as an Accountant/Auditor, Zone 7.




Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance.




The equivalent of five (5) years full-time professional governmental accounting or auditing experience.


NOTE:  The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.


NOTE:  The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to duties listed under the "Example of Duties" section of this specification.


Knowledge of:

  • General and governmental accounting and financial reporting principles and practices.
  • Cost accounting and financial information systems.
  • Development of overhead and allocation rates.
  • Generally accepted auditing standards.
  • Laws and regulations controlling Agency fiscal operations.
  • Principles of personnel and public administration.
  • Utility rate-making methodologies and legal requirements.
  • Computer technology and spreadsheet proficiency as applied to accounting systems.


Ability to:

  • Apply general and governmental accounting principles and practices.
  • Analyze multifaceted data and present data clearly.
  • Create, maintain, and utilize complex financial spreadsheets.
  • Evaluate and resolve accounting, financial information system, and timekeeping problems.
  • Plan, manage and perform auditing and accounting tasks.
  • Assign, review, train and supervise the work of others.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively in writing and orally.
  • Adapt to changing work situations.
  • Work with the public and other staff.



Typed: 09/13/95

Old doc: 1289h

New doc: 4912.doc


CSC Date: 09/20/95

MH:po Revised 6/27/07

CSC Date: 7/18/07

RE:kl  Revised 11/08/19

CSC Date:  11/20/19


Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well being.  These benefits include but are not limited to*:

For your Health & Well-Being

  • Medical – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Dental – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Vision or Vision Reimbursement
  • Share the Savings
  • Basic Life Insurance 
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage for eligible employees)
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance 
  • County Allowance Credit
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Health FSA, Dependent Care and Adoption Assistance
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Benefits - Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity and Legal Services
  • Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future

  • Retirement Plan - (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan or Roth Plan)

For your Work/Life Balance

  • 12 paid holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Management Paid Leave**
  • Catastrophic Sick Leave
  • Group Auto/Home Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Guaranteed Ride Home
  • Employee Wellness Program (e.g. At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership Discounts)
  • Employee Discount Program (e.g. theme parks, cell phone, etc.)
  • Child Care Resources
  • 1st United Services Credit Union 

*Eligibility is determined by Alameda County and offerings may vary by collective bargaining agreement.  This provides a brief summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change.

** Non-exempt management employees are entitled to up to three days of management paid leave. Exempt management employees are entitled to up to seven days of management paid leave.

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