1657 Accountant IV

Recruitment #PEX-1657-098233

Introduction

1657 ACCOUNTANT IV

San Francisco Department of Public Health

Amended to extend the filing deadline.  **Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately as this recruitment may close at any time, but no earlier than 5:00pm January 13, 2020

Appointment Type: This a Permanent Exempt (PEX) appointment not to exceed three (3) years. This position is excluded by the Charter from the competitive Civil Service examination process, considered "at will" and serves at the discretion of the Appointing Officer. 

The San Francisco Department of Public Health's Single Billing Office (SBO) is accepting applications for one (1) Full-Time Permanent Exempt (PEX) position in class 1657 Accountant IV.

Location: Laguna Honda Hospital, 375 Laguna Honda Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94116

Shift:  Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm; this position may require working days, evenings, nights, weekends, and/or holidays. 

Under minimal direction of the San Francisco Health Network (SFHN) SBO Manager, the 1657 SBO Accountant IV essential duties include but are not limited to:

  • Coordinates with SFHN SBO Manager to work with multi-disciplinary team (e.g., vendor, Cash Posting Group, DPH General Accounting Teams and DPH Information Systems Team) to support stabilization of Epic implementation and develop optimization recommendations to improve work processes;
  • Performs highly complex analyses consisitent with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Governmental Accounting Standards (GASB), auditing procedures, City policies and procedures in connection with budget preparation, purchasing activities, payroll analysis and grants management;
  • Develops and provides trainings for the Single Billing Office (SBO) specific to concepts related to Epic SBO, Epic Financials, Epic to PeopleSoft General Ledger reconciliations;
  • Supervises accounting staff in their cash deposit and bank t book reconciliations, and approve supervisees’ bank deposit bookings to FSP Monitor cash deposit frequency and accuracy; Provides reports to Division leadership to take action/follow-up;
  • Supervises, plans, directs and coordinates workload and assignments for professional accounting, administrative and clerical staff; 
  • Performs and oversees staff’s reconciliation of Accounts Receivable by each DPH Division at beginning and end of month to ensure accurate Epic to PeopleSoft interfaces;
  • Evaluates, troubleshoots and makes recommendations to the SBO & Reimbursement Team, DPH General Accounting Teams, and vendor/consultants for correction entries to ensure financial reporting accuracy and efficiency;
  • May perform ad hoc audits as needed; analyzes and interprets complex accounting procedures, prepares recommendations for their revision, participates in development and installation of accounting and fiscal procedures and methods;
  • Supervises staff in reviewing financial documents, accounting reports of receipts, disbursements and encumbrances affecting various funds and accounts to ensure conformance with budget and fiscal procedures, existing laws, ordinance and other fiscal requirements; and
  • Evaluates staff performance by setting goals, objectives while providing feedback.  Identifies staff needs and recommends or provides appropriate training for professional growth and career development.

The Accountant IV performs special projects and other related duties as assigned/required.

Minimum Qualifications

1a. Requires a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, preferably with major course work in accounting, finance, business administration or a closely related field. Such education must include at least  eighteen (18) semester units or  twenty-four (24) quarter units of coursework in accounting;

AND

1b. Six (6) years of professional accounting experience which includes analysis or problem solving.  Experience must include: Working with automated financial system (preferably a government system), performing difficult and responsible accounting and reporting work, preparing financial records, reports, and financial statements, in compliance with General Accepted Accounting Principles.  Experience must include two (2) years of verifiable experience supervising subordinate staff.

OR

2. City and County of San Francisco Employees with six (6) years of professional accounting experience including experience as a 1652 Accounting II or 1654 Accountant III.  Experience must include two (2) years of verifiable experience supervising subordinate staff.

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.

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

Notes:

  • 2,000 hours of experience = 1 year of experience. One year of full-time employment is equivalent to 2,000 hours (2,000 hours of qualifying work experience is based on a 40 hour work week). Any overtime hours that you work above 40 hours per week are not included in the calculation to determine full-time employment.
  • Experience must be professional in level and scope. For example, typically clerical experience is not considered professional in level and scope.

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.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of governmental accounting and GASB standards.
  • Experience with electronic health records system Epic and interface to financial systems.
  • Proficiency in financial system application systems, e.g. PeopleSoft Financials and general ledger reconciliation.
  • Supervisory experience of accounting functions
  • Demonstrated experience exercising a high degree of independent judgment and decision-making on highly complex accounting work.
  • Experience working with multiple divisions.

Verification of Experience: http://sfdhr.org/getting-job#verification Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process.

Verification of Education: 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/how-verify-education-requirements

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.

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, @famsf.org, @ccsf.edu).

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. Resumes will not be reviewed.

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 the analyst, Jennifer Magnusson, by telephone at 415-554-2522, or by email at Jennifer.Magnusson@sfdph.org.

 

Selection Procedures

Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire (Weight: Qualifying): Candidates will be prompted to complete a Supplemental Questionnaire as part of the online employment application. This Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire is designed to obtain specific information regarding an applicant's experience in relation to the Minimum Qualifications for this position. Applicants must also complete the official application. It is essential that applicants provide complete information in identifying their education, experience and training. The Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to evaluate if the applicant possesses the required minimum qualifications.

The selection process will include evaluation of applications in relation to minimum requirements. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement in the selection process. Additional screening mechanisms may be implemented in order to determine candidates' qualifications. Only those applicants who most closely meet the needs of the department will be invited to participate in the selection process.

Conviction History

As a selected candidate 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 selected candidate. 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 a selected candidate, 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

Statement on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: At the City and County of San Francisco, we share a commitment to a diverse, inclusive and equitable community. Each member of our organization is responsible and accountable for what they say and do to make San Francisco an inclusive and equitable place to live and work by employing fair and just practices to and for all.

Licensure/Certification/Registration: Valid licensure/certification/registration as a requirement to perform the job must be kept current throughout length of employment. Failure to demonstrate/show proof of possession of required valid licensure/certification/registration may result in dismissal and/or termination of employment. 

Note on ICARE: Willingness to uphold/abide by ZSFG’s ICARE (I-Introduce, C-Connect, A-Ask, R-Respond, E-Exit) philosophy for employee and patient interactions: https://zuckerbergsanfranciscogeneral.org/about-us/.

Note on Electronic Health Record (EHR): The Department of Public Health (DPH) is implementing a unified Electronic Health Record (EHR) system and DPH employees must demonstrate competency in the use of the system that is appropriate for their classification as a condition of employment.  

Note on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Some positions in the Department of Public Health will require the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), including but not limited to gloves, gowns, eye and face protection, and face-fitting respirators. The requirement for the use of PPE may come on short or no notice. Facial hair or any condition that interferes with a face-fitting respirator’s seal (i.e. comes between the sealing surfaces of the respirator and the wearer’s bare skin) is not permitted when face-fitting respirators are worn, including during initial or periodic respirator fit-testing. Employees who choose not to shave and do not have either American Disabilities Act (ADA) or Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Accommodations do not have the right to alternate work assignments or the option of using a loose-fitting Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) in place of a FaceFitting Respirator.  

Medical Examination/Drug Testing: Prior to appointment, at the Department's expense, applicants may be required to take a tuberculosis (TB) screening test, a medical examination and/or drug test. 

Terms of Announcement:   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 posting the correction on the Department of Human Resources website at: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#announcementsdefinitions

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 at http://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

Issued:  January 7, 2019; January 13, 2020 - amended to extend filing deadline
Micki  Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: PEX-1657-098233
DPH/ JM / 415-554-2522/Pos#01143209

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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