Accountant (Senior)

Recruitment #19-304030-02

Introduction

                                                 Do you enjoy the intricate nature of numbers?

Solano County understands that fiscal responsibility and strict adherence to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles is key to retaining the trust placed in it by its citizens. We have an exciting opportunity for those interested in performing the intricacies of Governmental Accounting with this Accountant (Senior) recruitment. This position is ideal for experienced Accountants who wish to advance their govermental accounting careers!

The Position

As an Accountant (Senior) you will plan, coordinate and conduct complex professional accounting duties in the preparation of financial reports and/or statements, in the development, review and maintenance of a department’s accounting, cost and other financial systems that meet Federal, State and local requirements, in the collection and interpretation of financial information; in the training of department staff in appropriate accounting practices and procedures, and in the analysis of financial records. Employees in this class are expected to exercise sound professional judgment in the interpretation of Federal, State, local and general accounting policies.  

Incumbents in this class perform a variety of professional accounting, financial, fiscal and training services.  Assignments may include review and maintenance of accounting records, systems and procedures; quantitative analysis of financial records and department training which requires the application of accounting principles and an in-depth knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and procedures in general and governmental accounting.   

The eligible list created as a result of this recruitment will be used to fill full-time and part-time regular, limited- term positions as vacancies occur throughout the County.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Education:  A Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university with a major in business administration, finance, accounting or a closely related field, which must have included at least 12 semester or 18 quarter units from among the following accounting courses: Principles of Accounting, Intermediate Accounting, Advanced Accounting, Governmental Accounting, Fund Accounting, Cost Accounting, or Auditing.  

Experience:  Three years of professional accounting experience  

Note:  Possession of a Certified Public Accountant Certificate may be substituted for the education requirement.

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BENEFITS

Solano County offers a cafeteria-style medical package with health benefits, offered through CalPERS. The County contribution for family coverage for the 2019 calendar year is $1,498.09 per month. The County offers a cash back provision for those who choose employee-only or who waive medical insurance coverage. The County may offer a supplemental contribution for employees enrolled in Employee plus Two or More coverage.

Dental and vision insurances for the employee and eligible dependents are paid 100% by the County.   

Solano County participates in CalPERS retirement and contributes to Social Security.    

The County observes 12 fixed, paid holidays per year.    

Vacation is accrued at approximately 10 days per year for the first 3 years.

Sick leave accrues at approximately 12 days per year.

Employees are eligible to receive an additional 2.5% longevity pay, per level, after the completion of continuous service at 10, 20, 25, 30 and 35 years.

To view the benefits for a  regular position, please visit: http://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?blobid=16512

Selection Process

02/06/2019     Deadline to submit application and any required documentation.

03/25/2019   Tentative week for oral board interviews for best qualified candidates.

Based on the information provided in the application documents, the qualified applicants may be invited for further examination and will either be pre-scheduled by the Department of Human Resources or be invited to self-schedule. All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. Depending upon the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of an initial application screening, a mandatory information meeting, a supplemental questionnaire assessment, a written and/or practical exam, an oral board exam, or any combination listed. Responses to supplemental questions may be used as screening and testing mechanisms and will be used to assess an applicant’s ability to advance in the process; as such, responses to supplemental questions should be treated as test examination responses. Information contained herein does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract. 

All potential new hires and employees considered for promotion to management, confidential positions or unrepresented positions will be subject to a background and reference check after contingent job offer is accepted. These provisions are subject to change. 

RETIREES - Solano County invites all qualified candidates to apply for positions; however pursuant to Government Code Section 21221(h) and 21224, hiring restrictions may apply to California Public Sector Pension Plan Retirees.

How to Apply

Please visit the County of Solano website, www.jobsatsolanocounty.com, to apply. All additional application materials as requested in the job announcement (degree/transcripts, certificates, DD-214 if applicable, ADA Accommodation Request) must be submitted with the Document Cover Sheet, available on the employment website: http://www.jobaps.com/Solano/sup/doccover.pdf or at the Department of Human Resources’ office,  and are due by the final filing date.

Previously submitted application materials (i.e. copies of diploma and/or transcripts, etc.) for prior recruitments will not be applied for this recruitment but must be re-submitted for this recruitment.

Any further questions can be directed to the Department of Human Resources at (707) 784-6170 or at 675 Texas Street, Suite 1800 Fairfield 94533. The office is open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. EOE/AA.

Document Submittal Requirements

A Bachelor's Degree or a Certified Public Accountant certificate is required for this position. All candidates must submit a copy of their college official/unofficial transcripts (verifying the date, degree conferred and clearly showing at least 12 semester or 18 quarter units from among the following accounting courses: Principles of Accounting, Intermediate Accounting, Advanced Accounting, Governmental Accounting, Fund Accounting, Cost Accounting, or Auditing) OR proof of a Certified Public Accountant certificate by the final filing date.

 

Candidates who fail to submit their transcripts or CPA certificate by the final filing date will be disqualified from the recruitment.

 

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:  Candidates who attended a college or university that is accredited by a foreign or non-U.S. accrediting agency must have their educational units evaluated by an educational evaluation service.  The result must be submitted to the Human Resources Department no later than the close of the recruitment.  Please contact the local college or university to learn where this service can be obtained.

 

How to Submit Your Documents

In addition to uploading attachments when applying online, candidates may submit documents in-person or by mail at Solano County Department of Human Resources 675 Texas Street, Suite 1800, Fairfield CA  94533, by fax to (707) 784-3424, or by email to recruitment@solanocounty.com.  When submitting documents in-person, by mail or by fax, include the recruitment title (Accountant - Senior) and the recruitment number (19-304030-02).  If submitting documents by email include the recruitment title and recruitment number in the subject field.

Supplemental Questionnaire

This Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to determine applicants’ qualifications for this position and whether they will continue in the recruitment process; therefore, applicants are encouraged to answer all questions thoroughly and completely.  Omitted information will not be considered or assumed.  Applicants who have no experience in a specific area are recommended to state "no experience in this area" instead of leaving the space blank. Please note that the experience in your answers must be reflected in your employment history.

1

I understand that the education requirement for the Accountant (Senior) position could be satisfied two ways:

Pattern 1: A Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university with a major in business administration, finance, accounting or closely related field, which must have included at least 12 semester or 18 quarter units from among the following accounting courses: Principles of Accounting, Intermediate Accounting, Advanced Accounting, Governmental Accounting, Fund Accounting, Cost Accounting, or Auditing.

OR

Pattern 2: Possession of a Certified Public Accountant Certificate.

If qualifying under Pattern 1, I understand that a copy of my degree (verifying degree, date earned and area of specialization) and a copy of my college transcripts (veriying courses and units completed) must be submitted by the final filing deadline, and failure to submit these documents by the deadline will result in disqualification from the recruitment.

If qualifying under Pattern 2, I understand that a copy of my Certified Public Accountant Certificate must be submitted by the final filing deadline, and failure to submit this certificate by the deadline will result in disqualification from the recruitment.

 
  Yes
2

Please describe your Governmental Accounting experience. Include your job title, employer, dates of employment, and scope of responsibilities.

 
3

Please describe your experience in preparing grant related reports, monitoring revenues and projections of fiscally complex grant monies, local fees and state revenues. Include your job title, employer, dates of employment, and types and dollar amounts of grants.

 
4

Please describe your experience supervising staff. Include your job title, employer, dates of employment, and number of staff supervised.

 

Supplemental Information

  • Some positions in this class will require the applicant to possess a valid California driver’s license, Class C, by the time of appointment.
  • Employees must keep their licenses, certifications and registrations current and failure to do so may constitute cause for personnel action in accordance with Civil Service Rules or applicable bargaining agreement.

Veterans Preference Points

To be eligible, applicant must have served at least 181 consecutive days of active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States and have received either an honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions.  A COPY OF THE DD 214, SHOWING DISCHARGE TYPE (GENERALLY COPY 4), MUST BE RECEIVED IN THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT BY THE FINAL FILING DATE.  Applicants who have a service connected disability must also submit a recent award letter from the VA stating they are receiving disability benefits for service connected reasons. 

Veteran applicants for initial County employment with an honorable or general under conditions discharge shall receive five (5) points added to their combined score.  Disabled veterans rated at not less than 30% disability shall have ten (10) points added to their combined score.  Veteran’s preference points will only be added to passing scores in competitive open examinations.

Americans With Disabilities Act

It is the policy of Solano County that all employment decisions and personnel policies will be applied equally to all County employees and applicants and be based upon the needs of County service, job related merit, and ability to perform the job.

APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES:  Qualified individuals with a disability, who are able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, and need an accommodation during any phase of the recruitment/testing/examination process (as detailed in the “Selection Process”), must complete the following Request for Testing Accommodation by Applicants with Disabilities Form: http://webstartadmin/civica/filebank/blobdload.asp?BlobID=6664.

This form must be received in the Human Resources Department by the final filing date of the recruitment.  Applicants will be contacted to discuss the specifics of the request.

 

 

Solano County

 

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The County of Solano offers a blend of agriculture, corporate business, cultural venues, festivals and events, and provides residents with many recreation and entertainment choices. The County is also home to Travis Air Force Base.

Solano County is centrally located and serves as a gateway to all that Northern California has to offer. The Napa Valley is less than 20 miles away, two world-class public universities (UC Berkeley and UC Davis) are 20 miles away, and both San Francisco and Sacramento are less than 40 minutes away. Day trips can also be made to South Lake Tahoe and Monterey.

With its strategic location, affordable housing, natural resources, responsible land use planning, and attractive quality of life, Solano County is a great place to live, learn, work and play.

County Population (January 2017): 445,458

The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.  

SOLANO COUNTY IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


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