County of Alameda

Accountant/Auditor, Zone7 (#4913)

Bargaining Unit: SEIU 1021 - Zone 7/Clerk (059)
$53.27-$64.71 Hourly / $4,261.60-$5,176.80 BiWeekly /
$9,233.47-$11,216.40 Monthly / $110,801.60-$134,596.80 Yearly

Under direction, to perform varied and complex professional accounting and auditing assignments to examine, analyze, and verify complex fiscal records and reports; to prepare analytical, narrative, statistical and accounting reports; and to perform other related duties as required.


This class represents the skilled, journey level auditor/accountant. Incumbents in this position work independently and do not require the technical supervision ordinarily given to entry-level positions. The Auditor/Accountant has a wide range of departmental accounting and auditing responsibility. The Auditor/Accountant is distinguished from the next higher class of Senior Auditor/Accountant in that the latter has accounting unit supervisory responsibility and performs the more difficult technical work.

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. Prepares a variety of financial reports and analytical accounting, statistical and narrative reports for the agency, the County or outside agencies.

2. Classifies the non-routine and more complex receipts according to funds; maintains and reconciles records for trust funds, claims, receivables, revenues and expenditures.

3. Reviews and/or audits the work of clerical staff making ledger entries, assists in resolving payroll issues and performing other fiscal record keeping work.

4. Audits and reconciles a variety of ledgers, reports and accounting records; examines and corrects accounting errors; prepares adjusting journal entries; and ensures accuracy and completeness of work.

5. Acts as lead on more routine problem solving tasks and may back up unit supervisor, as needed, with routine or administrative accounting responsibilities.

6. Prepares complex special billing documents and maintains associated records.

7. When issues arise, audits contracts and agreements to ensure financial provisions are being followed.

8. May be responsible for keeping a specific set of fiscal records for the agency; examining, verifying, and screening fiscal documents such as vouchers, warrants, requisitions, purchase orders, receiving records and invoices; records transactions in subsidiary and general ledgers; makes recommendations for adjusting entries.

9. Review internal accounting practices and procedures for compliance with legal and/or regulatory requirements; including transaction testing.

Either I

The equivalent of one year of full-time experience in the class of Accountant-Auditor in the Alameda County classified service. (Non-classified includes District Attorney’s Office, Hospital Authority, and the Consolidated Courts.)


The equivalent of four years full-time increasingly responsible professional accounting or auditing experience including; a) preparation of original and adjusting entries including the preparation of financial statements; or b) performing financial or internal audits.


Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in accounting, finance or other closely related field, AND


The equivalent of one year of full-time professional accounting or auditing experience, including; a) preparation of original and adjusting entries including the preparation of financial statements; or b) performing financial or internal audits.

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 “Examples of Duties” section of this specification.

Knowledge of:

· General and governmental accounting and auditing principles, theory and procedures.
· Business office practices.
· Accounting software, spreadsheets and word processing applications.

Ability to:

· Interpret and apply business and governmental laws and regulations.
· Prepare comprehensive, clear and concise accounting and statistical reports.
· Operate standard office equipment.
· Read and interpret financial reports.
· Work independently.
· Exercise judgment.
· Communicate effectively in writing.
· Communicate effectively orally.
· Utilize multiple accounting software systems and applications, including spreadsheets.

KU:pf 2/25/03
Newspecs: 4913.doc
CSC Date: 10/29/03


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) 
  • 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
  • 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.


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