Accountant III

Recruitment #TEX-1654-083282

Introduction

Reposted on 5/31/18 to allow for additional recruitment.  This announcement may close at any time.  Interested candidates are encouraged to apply right away.

Temporary-Exempt (TEX) Appointment:  This position is excluded by the Charter from the competitive civil service examination process and shall serve at the discretion of the appointing officer.  This Category 18 appointment has a maximum duration of up to 3 years.

The Accounting Division of the Office of the Controller's primary mission is to control the financial activities of the City. The division certifies contracts, pays vendors, approves personnel requisitions and reviews, monitors, controls, and projects departmental expenditures on a continuous basis to assess overall fiscal condition. The division assists departments to achieve fiscal compliance, accuracy, timeliness and meaningfulness for the resulting financial information. The division is also responsible for the producing the City's annual audited financial statements including the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), the Single Audit Report, and other reports required by federal, state, and local regulations, as well as the Countywide Cost Allocation Plan (COWCAP). Other functions include developing and maintaining citywide financial systems, system policies, procedures, training, security, and documentation.

This 1654 Accountant III position, under the general direction of the Financial Reporting Supervisor, will perform complex general and fixed asset accounting duties including, but not limited to: assists in providing directives and training to enhance operation efficiencies; reviews, analyzes, and provides input on departmental accounting transactions; participates in year-end closing activities and analyses; provides management with status reports on accounting and financial activities; presents and explains accounting transactions to financial and non-financial managers, co-workers and clients; interprets and explains existing accounting principles and standards, auditing and fiscal policies, procedures and processes; prepares and reviews detailed complex financial reports; monitors department’s financial activities; provides accounting services and technical assistance to resolve issues.

The essential duties of this position are:

  • Assisting in updating fixed asset policies & procedures to ensure consistency with the PeopleSoft Asset Management module, as needed
  • Preparing and reconciling debt
  • Preparing and presenting Asset Management module training for stakeholder departments
  • Monitoring and provide as needed support for departmental fixed asset activities to ensure compliance with capitalization policies and reporting deadlines
  • Reconciling any variances of Asset Management/General Ledger interfaces and troubleshoot system issues in the governmental funds
  • Preparing, reconciling, reviewing complex financial reports and auditing client prepared schedules
  • Performing reconciliations between subsystems to the General Ledger including asset management, accounts payable, cash and banking as well as Time and Labor
  • Assisting with year-end close and flux analysis
  • Maintaining current knowledge of applicable ordinances, rules, regulations, policies, and accounting standards and generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)
  • Performing special projects and other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience:

  1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, preferably with major course work in accounting, finance, business administration, or related field. Such education must include eighteen (18) semester units or  twenty-four (24) quarter units of coursework in accounting. AND (4) years of professional accounting which includes analysis or problem  solving. Experience must include: Working with an automated financial system, (preferably a government system) performing difficult and responsible accounting, as well as preparing financial records and reports. OR
  2. City and County of San Francisco Employees with four (4) years of professional accounting experience including experience as a 1652 Accountant II.

Substitution:

A Master's degree in accounting, business administration, computer information systems, public policy, or a closely related field may be substituted for one year of work experience.

Applications must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.

Verification: Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point in the application, examination and/or departmental selection process.  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.  Verification of education and/or work experience will be required at the time of hire. 

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

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.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact Sonali Shaikher by telephone at 415-554-5246 or by email at sonali.shaikher@sfgov.org.

Selection Plan

The selection process will include evaluation of applications in relation to minimum requirements.  Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement to the interview. The Department may establish and implement additional screening mechanisms to comparatively evaluate the qualifications of candidates.  If this becomes necessary, only those applicants whose qualifications most closely meet the needs of the Department will be invited for an interview.

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

General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures:
Important Employment Information for the City and County of San Francisco can be obtained athttp://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor.

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

Right to Work:
All persons entering the City and County of San Francisco workforce are required to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States.

Requests:
Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation at: 
http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#applicantswithdisabilities

Information regarding requests for Veterans Preference can be found at: 
http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#veteranspreference

 
Issued:  May 31, 2018
Micki  Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: 083282
CON/SS/4155545426

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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