|Salary||$35.28 - $42.88/hour; $6,114.65 - $7,432.41/month; $73,375.74 - $89,188.94/year|
|Date Opened||1/3/2018 5:00:00 PM|
|Filing Deadline||5/18/2018 5:00:00 PM|
Permanent/Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Auburn Area (Applegate, Auburn, Colfax, Foresthill, Meadow Vista, Penryn)
|Additional Forms Required||
Veterans DD214 (if applicable)|
|HR Analyst||Laura Carucci|
Placer County is comprised of over 1,400 square miles of beautiful and diverse geography, ranging from the residential and commercial areas of South Placer, westward through the historic foothill areas of Auburn, Foresthill, and Colfax, and to the County's jewel of the North Lake Tahoe basin. Placer is a great place to live, work, play and learn. For more information about Placer County, please visit www.placer.ca.gov.
The resulting eligible list from this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies in various County departments as they arise.
The current vacancy for a Senior Accountant is within the Department of Public Works and Facilities, however, the eligible list generated from this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies in other Placer County departments.
The Department of Public Works and Facilities is recruiting one permanent full-time Senior Accountant. This position will be responsible for providing direct supervision over the department’s centralized accounting division, preparing monthly financial reports for the Western Placer Waste Management Authority, providing lead support in multiple financial system modules including Cost Allocation and Project Billing as well as set-up of chart of account structure and maintaining/streamlining General Accounting processes. This position will also provide lead support in processing bi-weekly payroll in the human resources system and have the ability to conduct research using the County codes and other laws and regulations pertaining to payroll. This position will also provide budget support.
For information on the Department of Public Works and Facilities please click HERE.
To plan, organize, supervise and personally perform professional accounting work to ensure regulatory compliance with governmental accounting standards for a department, or major program area or section within an assigned department; to prepare a variety of complex accounting, statistical and narrative reports regarding financial transactions, grant programs, or trusts; to provide recommendations for efficiencies and improvements in accounting systems; manage the effective use of department resources to improve organizational productivity and customer service; and to provide highly responsible technical assistance to management staff in assigned department.
This is the advanced journey, supervisory level class in the Accountant series. Positions at this level are distinguished from other classes within the series by the level of responsibility assumed, complexity of duties assigned, independence of action taken, and the nature of external contacts and representation. Employees perform complex accounting and financial analyses, and typically supervise an accounting function including professional accounting, technical and clerical personnel. Employees at this level are required to be fully trained in all procedures related to assigned area of responsibility. This job class may also provide responsible professional accounting services to the County's investment activities. Successful performance of the work requires extensive professional background as well as skill in coordinating departmental work. This class is distinguished from the Accountant, Supervising in that the latter predominantly plans, coordinates, organizes, and supervises an assigned work unit(s) within a large, multi-unit division within departments that have Agency-wide financial accounting and reporting responsibility. This class is further distinguished from the Auditor series by the latter’s regular performance of internal compliance, financial and performance audits performed in accordance with professional standards such as Institute of Internal Auditors, Generally Accepted Accounting Standards, and Generally Accepted Governmental Auditing Standards, including preparing audit reports with the issuance of an opinion.
Receives general direction from assigned supervisory or management personnel.
Exercises direct supervision over professional, technical and clerical personnel.
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
It is the responsibility of applicants to identify in their application materials how they meet the minimum qualifications listed below.
Experience: Two years of responsible journey level professional accounting experience performing duties similar to an Accountant II with Placer County.
Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in accounting or a related field.
NOTE: Depending on the area of assignment, additional governmental accounting, auditing and finance experience which involves the application of State and local laws and/or governmental accounting standards may be substituted for the required degree on a year-for-year basis if:
Experience used to substitute for the required degree cannot also be used to meet work experience requirements.
License or Certificate:
May need to possess a valid driver's license as required by the position and in accordance with the California Vehicle Code. Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.
Relevant, equivalent experience (performing the same or similar job requiring similar knowledge, skills, and abilities) may be substituted for the required education as determined by the Human Resources Department.
Training & Experience Rating (100%)
Based upon responses to the supplemental questionnaire, the applicant’s education, training and experience will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula. Scores from this evaluation will determine applicant ranking and placement on the eligible list.
Prior to the date of hire, applicants must undergo a fingerprint test by the Department of Justice, pass a medical examination, which may include a drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation, sign a constitutional oath and submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S. For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age, undergo a background investigation and/or be bonded.
All new permanent employees, with the exception of sworn law enforcement and those in management and confidential groups, shall be required to join the employee organization or pay an 'Agency Fee' as a condition of employment.
The eligible list(s) resulting from this recruitment may be certified as a substitute list for a substantially similar classification. For this purpose, a substantially similar classification is one at a lower level in the same classification (example: entry level vs. journey) and/or a similar classification (similar work performed, similar training and experience qualifications required). If you are contacted for an interview by a County department, you will be informed of the classification and other relevant information. If you choose not to interview for a substantially similar classification, you will remain on the eligible list for which you originally applied.
Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment, discrimination and retaliation are prohibited and that all employees, applicants, agents, contractors, and interns/volunteers shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, transfer and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, physical disability (Including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Please contact the Human Resources Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation.
The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change. It is advisable that applicants inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department.