0932 Manager IV, Accounting Manager

Recruitment #PBT-0932-088952

Introduction

This is a Position Based Test conducted in accordance with Civil Service Rule 111A.  

POSITION DESCRIPTION:
Under administrative direction of the Finance Manager, the 0932 Manager IV, Accounting Manager is a leadership role responsible for overseeing staff and directing all aspects of accounting functions, including fixed asset and debt accounting, capital project and grant accounting, as well as accounting operations including cash receipts and accounts payable units; and support and direct internal and external audits of the organization. This position leads a unit comprised of approximately 40 professional accountants and analysts that ensure efficient and effective application of financial transactions, policies and procedures to meet short-term and long-term objectives and internal controls through San Francisco Public Works in compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Governmental Accounting Standard Board (GASB).

Essential functions of this job include, but is not limited to:

  1. Provides guidance and leadership to accounting staff on all aspects of accounting operations;
  2. Using financial systems, such as PeopleSoft Financial Management and Supply Chain Management, and related applications to ensure efficient and accurate application of financial transactions; directing financial systems and related applications issues; supporting department effort associated with improving the citywide financial systems;
  3. Maintains, analyzes and develops accounting policies, procedures, and methodologies; recommending changes as necessary;
  4. Oversees and ensures that accounting requirements of revenue bond covenants are met;
  5. Applies complex accounting methods and theories to record transactions in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Governmental Accounting Standard Board (GASB) for accounting operations and fixed assets;
  6. Leads and/or supports internal and external audits;
  7. Represents Public Works in City-wide steering committees;
  8. Develops and implements procedures for fixed asset management;
  9. Directs and resolves project management and contractor issues related to fiscal policies;
  10. Leads and manages staff involved in accounting and auditing functions and coaches subordinates to improve performance;
  11. Performing related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Accounting, Business, Finance, Public Policy, or a related field; AND
  2. Six (6) years of progressively responsible professional level accounting experience in a medium or large organization, including three (3) years in supervising professionals.

           Qualifying experience must have been obtained within the last ten years.

Applicants must meet the meet the minimum qualifications requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
The stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring.

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) License
  • Experience as a collaborative team leader
  • Extensive leadership experience in accounting operations
  • Experience in PeopleSoft Financial systems
  • Experience in identifying and implementing business process efficiencies
  • Possession of a Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Accounting, Business, Finance, Public Policy, or a related field
  • Strong oral, written and presentation skills.
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Strong communication skills

How To Apply

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.

  • Select the desired job announcement
  • Select “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
  • Select either “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or “I have Registered Previously”
  • Follow instructions on the screen

Computers are available for the public (from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) to file online applications in the lobby of the Dept. of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco.

Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date.  Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter.  To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com, @sfpl.org, @dcyf.org, @first5sf.org).

Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file.  Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records.  Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.

All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline.  Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.

Resumes may be attached to the application; however, resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed City and County of San Francisco application..

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Angie Ignao, by telephone at 415-554-6107, or by email at angie.ignao@sfdpw.org.

Verification:
Applicants may be required to submit verification of the qualifying experience and education, at any point in the application, examination or departmental selection process.  Resumes are not verification documentation. If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at http://sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=456.   Note: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.
 

Selection Procedures

Management Test Battery: (Weight: 40%)

Candidates will be invited to participate in a computer-based examination designed to measure competencies in job-related areas which may include but not be limited to: Problem Solving; Leadership; Decision Making; Interpersonal skill; Human Resources Management; Team Building; Communication; Conflict Management and Process Improvement. For more information about this Management Test (and a suggested reading list) please visit: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=343. Please note: this examination is only held in San Francisco. 

A passing score must be achieved on the Management Test Battery in order to continue in the selection process.

This is a standardized examination and, therefore, test questions and answers are not available for public inspection or review.

Scores attained on the Management Test Battery will be valid and 'banked' for three years, starting from the date of the examination. This means that, during this three-year time period, you will not be required to take the Management Test Battery. The Management Test Battery may be used for many other classes; therefore your test score may be applied to one or more of these classes if you choose to apply to future recruitments. If the selection process for the future announcement is held within one year of the date of this examination and it includes the Management Test Battery, your score will be automatically applied to that announcement. However, after one year, you have the option to either (a) apply your test score to the other announcement or (b) re-take the Management Test Battery. Re-testing is permitted no sooner than one year from the date of the examination and only in association with your eligibility for another announcement for which the Management Test Battery is used. Please note that, should you re-test, your re-test score would become your official score since it is the most recent.

Supplemental Questionnaire: (Weight: 60%)

Candidates will be prompted to complete a supplemental questionnaire as part of the online employment application process. The supplemental questionnaire is designed to measure knowledge, skills, and/or abilities in job-related areas which may include, but not be limited to: technical knowledge of accounting principles, analytical ability, management ability, supervisory ability, written communication ability. The supplemental questionnaire will be evaluated and scored.

Note: Candidates must achieve a passing score on both the Management Test Battery and the Supplemental Questionnaire Evaluation in order to be ranked on the eligible list.

CERTIFICATION RULE:
The certification rule for the ranked eligible lists resulting from this examination will be Rule of List. The department may administer additional position-specific selection procedures to make final hiring decisions.  

Eligible List: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#eligiblelists
The eligible list resulting from this examination is subject to change after adoption (e.g., as a result of appeals), as directed by the Human Resources Director or the Civil Service Commission.  The duration of the eligible list resulting from this examination process will be 12 months, and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director.

Upon approval of the Human Resource Director (see Civil Service Rule 111A.26.5), the eligible list resulting from this announcement may be used by other departments that also use this classification or a similar classification.  To find other Departments which use this classification, please see http://www.sfdhr.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentID=21246.  Search that document by title or job code to see which departments use the classification.

Conviction History

As a finalist for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a finalist. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as:

  • Candidates for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.
  • Candidates for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.

Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City.

If you are selected as a finalist, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

Disaster Service Workers

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

Conclusion

Reasonable Accommodation Request: Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation at: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#applicantswithdisabilities

Veteran’s Preference: Information regarding requests for Veterans Preference can be found at: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#veteranspreference

Seniority Credit in Promotional Exams: Information regarding requests for seniority credit can be found at: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#senioritycredit  

General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20  

Terms of the Announcement: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#announcementsdefinitions
Applicants must be guided solely by the provisions of this announcement, including requirements, time periods and other particulars, except when superseded by federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations.  Clerical errors may be corrected by the posting the correction on the Department of Human Resources website at www.jobaps.com/sf.  

The terms of this announcement may be appealed under Civil Service Rule 111A.35.1. The standard for the review of such appeals is ‘abuse of discretion’ or ‘no rational basis’ for establishing the position description, the minimum qualifications and/or the certification rule.  Appeals must include a written statement of the item(s) being contested and the specific reason(s) why the cited item(s) constitute(s) abuse of discretion by the Human Resources Director.  Appeals must be submitted directly to the Executive Officer of the Civil Service Commission within five business days of the announcement issuance date.  

Copies of Application Documents: Applicants should keep copies of all documents submitted, as these will not be returned.  

Right to Work: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#identification
All persons entering the City and County of San Francisco workforce are required to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States  

COMBINED PROMOTIVE AND ENTRANCE
Issued: September 4, 2018

Micki Callahan, Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID: PBT-0932-088952
MCCP No. 90-035
GSA - AI (415) 554-6107

Benefits

All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

For more information about benefits, please click here.

 



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