Placer County

Managing Accountant-Auditor (#11715)

$53.57-$66.90 Hourly / $9,285.47-$11,596.00 Monthly / $111,425.60-$139,152.00 Yearly



To plan, organize, direct and manage the activities of a division within the Auditor-Controller Department including accounting and financial reporting activities of the Property Tax Management Division or the General Accounting Division; to coordinate Division activities with other divisions and departments; and to provide highly complex staff assistance to the Auditor-Controller.


The Manager level recognizes positions that provide full line and functional management responsibility for a division or program area within a department. This classification is distinguished from the Accountant Auditor, Supervising in that the latter provides county-wide oversight of a specialized accounting/auditing area(s) with full supervisory responsibilities including planning, assigning and evaluating the work of subordinates.


Receives administrative direction from the Auditor-Controller and Assistant Auditor-Controller.

Exercises general direction over professional and clerical personnel through subordinate supervisors.


Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Develop and implement Divisional goals, objectives, policies and procedures.
  • Plan, organize and direct Countywide accounting and financial reporting activities of a division, which may include tax accounting, bond accounting, cost accounting, accounts payable, or general accounting.
  • Direct, oversee and participate in the development of a division's work plan; assign work activities, projects and programs; monitor work flow; review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures.
  • Assist in preparation and implementation of the Department budget; participate in the forecast of revenues and funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies.
  • Prepare a variety of complex financial reports; analyze financial information; update and maintain tax and financial records.
  • Control and review journal entries and reconciliations for accounts receivable, payable, trusts and collection, or apportionment systems of the County.
  • Recommend the appointment of personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; conduct performance evaluations; recommend discipline; implement discipline procedures as directed; maintain discipline and high standards necessary for the efficient and professional operation of the Division.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Represent the Division to outside agencies and organizations; participate in outside community and professional groups and committees; provide technical assistance as necessary.
  • Research and prepare technical and administrative reports; prepare written correspondence.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


Experience and Training
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: Five years of increasingly responsible professional accounting experience, including two years of supervisory responsibility.

Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in accounting, business administration or a related field.

Required License or Certificate:
May need to possess a valid driver's license as required by the position.  Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.


Knowledge of:

  • General accounting principles, governmental accounting principles and governmental accounting procedures used by California counties.
  • Cost accounting, fund accounting, enterprise accounting and financial reporting.
  • Principles and practices of computerized data processing applications for accounting and financial reporting.
  • Principles and practices of leadership, motivation, team building and conflict resolution.
  • Pertinent local, State and Federal rules, regulations and laws.
  • Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment.
  • Principles and practices of policy development and implementation.
  • Principles and practices of organizational analysis and management.
  • Budgeting procedures and techniques.
  • Principles and practices of supervision, training and personnel management.
  • Auditing principles and techniques.

Ability to:

  • Organize and direct accounting and financial reporting operations of a division.
  • On a continuous basis, analyze budget and technical reports; interpret and evaluate staff reports; know laws, regulations and codes; observe performance and evaluate staff; problem solve Division related issues; remember various rules; and explain and interpret policy.
  • On a continuous basis, sit at desk and in meetings for long periods of time.  Intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone and communicate through written means.
  • Perform the most complex accounting work of the Department.
  • Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.
  • Gain cooperation through discussion and persuasion.
  • Interpret and apply County and Department policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
  • Prepare and administer a budget.
  • Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner.
  • Supervise, train and evaluate personnel.
  • Operate a personal computer and calculator.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

CLASS: 11715; EST: 9/2/1995; REV: 7/1/2017;