County of Alameda

Accountant/Leveraging Specialist, Alameda County Children and Families Commission (#5016)

Bargaining Unit: Unrep - Children/Family Comm (067)
$46.49-$54.21 Hourly / $3,719.20-$4,336.80 BiWeekly /
$8,058.27-$9,396.40 Monthly / $96,699.20-$112,756.80 Yearly

Under general direction, to assist in the development of the financial operations of the Alameda County Children and Families Commission; to maintain and refine all financial and budget systems; and to perform related work as required.


This single position classification reports to the Administration/Finance Director of the Alameda County Children and Families Commission (ACCFC). The incumbent maintains the finance systems for the Commission, including the Commission budgets, and the claims and administration for the Commission’s fiscal leveraging component.

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. Assists in the management of the leveraging of other governmental and non-governmental funds in order to maximize revenue.

2. Designs, prepares, coordinates and oversees all claims processes within the leveraging component.

3. Assists with the development and implementation of ACCFC budgets, annual forecasts, and budget justifications.

4. Provides periodic financial and special reports involving cost accounting, statistics and legal requirements.

5. Examines, analyzes and recommends on fiscal operations of department, devises and maintains forms and systems for fiscal transactions, record keeping and budgetary control, analyzes cost accounting records for use in preparing annual budgets.

6. Acts as a resource to all ACCFC staff in budget management.

7. Maintains all financial management systems.

8. Coordinates financial auditing processes conducted by auditors on annual audit, provides information, evaluates results and recommends changes in policy or procedure.


Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university (180 quarter units or 120 semester units) with major coursework in business, public administration or accounting. (Additional experience as outlined below may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis.)



Equivalent to four years of full-time experience in program administration, management planning, contracting, grants administration with a focus on financial systems.

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:

• Management principles and practices, including work planning and evaluation, resource allocation.
• Budgeting and financial record keeping.
• General accounting and cost accounting principles.
• Use of computer systems in accounting systems.
• Research and report preparation.

Ability to:

• Maintain and refine administrative systems including file and database systems.
• Work closely and cooperatively with professional and support staff.
• Collect, compile, analyze and summarize varied information, propose and consider alternatives and reach sound conclusions.
• Explain and apply regulations and procedures in varying situation.
• Review documents for completeness, accuracy, appropriate authorization and compliance with regulations and procedures.
• Prepare clear and accurate reports, correspondence, procedures and other written materials.
• Represent the department and County in meetings with others.
• Organize and prioritize work and meet critical deadlines.
• Maintain accurate records and files.
• Exercise sound judgment within established guidelines, policies and procedures.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.

BG:pf 9/20/00
Newspecs: 5016.doc
Csc date: 10/11/00


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

  • 11 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.