Placer Employment Opportunities

Managing Accountant-Auditor

Unclassified

Recruitment #2021-11715-01

Introduction

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, 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.

POSITION INFORMATION

The Office
The mission of the Auditor-Controller’s Office is to maintain the financial integrity of the County by providing county departments, special districts, and the citizens of Placer County with clear, accurate and responsive accounting and auditing services. The Office provides quality professional services to our customers and provides an environment that promotes the safeguarding of county assets.  

The Position
The position of Financial Reporting/Internal Audit Manager (Managing Accountant-Auditor) in the Placer County Auditor-Controller’s Office is a specialized unclassified management position that reports directly to the Assistant Auditor-Controller and is responsible to plan, organize, direct and manage the activities of the Financial Reporting and Internal Audit Divisions. The Manager is responsible for leading a team that prepares the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (the County’s annual audited financial statements), the State Controller’s Financial Transactions Report, as well as the Single Audit report, along with many standalone audit reports and regular monthly accounting and reporting duties, including but not limited to, Capital Assets, Long Term Debt, Courts, etc.  The Manager has the authority to conduct financial compliance, operational, performance and information systems audits for all departments and programs under the control of the County. The Manager also manages the County’s Whistleblower Hotline and therefore has the authority to perform special reviews and investigate allegations of misuse of County funds and resources and will be responsible for determining whether County departments, programs, activities and operations are being carried out as authorized and/or required by the Placer County Board of Supervisors, Placer County Executive Office, State and Federal regulations as well as any other authoritative source.  

The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate will have experience in the Financial Reporting and Internal Audit activities noted above; experience with analyzing and implementing Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) standards; knowledge of best practices in auditing local governments; a reputation for absolute integrity and professionalism; strong interpersonal skills with an extraordinary ability to establish positive working relationships with department personnel, county staff members and county management; outstanding organizational and time management skills; the ability to prioritize and multi-task while undertaking multiple projects simultaneously; strong leadership skills and the ability to evaluate processes and motivate others; effective verbal and written communication skills with the ability to listen and influence others. The ideal candidate will also demonstrate experience setting high standards for self and others; will represent the Division to outside agencies and other organizations; participate in outside community and professional groups and committees; uphold confidences and withstand public pressures and scrutiny when undertaking critical evaluations. A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is preferred.

BENEFITS

Placer County offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees. The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change. Applicants should inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department.

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For more information regarding the benefits Placer County has to offer please visit Placer County's Human Resources website.

DEFINITION

(Unclassified)

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.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES

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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT

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 (which may include a voice stress analysis and/or a polygraph), and/or be bonded. Additionally, positions in law enforcement classifications and those supporting law enforcement functions will be required to complete a conviction history questionnaire prior to or during the interview process. Applicants for positions with access to Medi-Cal billing software or who are licensed providers must clear the Federal Exclusion List, credentialing, and social security verification. Failure to clear these requirements may result in an employment offer being withdrawn.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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 (including traits historically associated with race, including, but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, ancestry, religion (including creed and belief), national origin, citizenship, physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over),  marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including parental status, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), political orientation, 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.



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