Accountant I

Tulare County
20 Apr 2019
21 Apr 2019
Job role
Contract type
Full time
Definition To perform a variety of professional accounting and financial analysis and record keeping and to assist in the preparation, analysis and control of department budgets.

This is the entry level class in the Accountant series. Incumbents perform routine professional accounting and apply their knowledge in learning government accounting systems. As assigned responsibility and breadth of knowledge increase with experience, incumbents may reasonably expect their position to be reallocated to the next higher class of Accountant II within a twelve (12) month period.

Immediate supervision is provided by the Supervising Accountant or higher level department staff. Indirect supervision is provided by an Accountant II or higher level department staff. Typical Duties DUTIES
Maintain departmental financial records and accounts using manual and/or automated systems.

Prepare accounting entries for revenue and expenditures, transfer of funds, worksheets to reconcile accounts, analysis of revenue and expenditures, and all necessary schedules.

Maintain claims using manual and/or automated systems.

Examine accounting procedures and make recommendations for improvement in recording and reporting financial transactions.
Assist in planning, designing, and developing appropriate manuals and/or automated accounting subsystems for various County departments and subcontracting agencies.

Prepare and review statements, reports, required by governmental agencies on mandated grant programs and state funded programs.

Assist audit personnel with interpretation of State and Federal grant regulations.

Examine funding and budgetary requests for propriety, legality, and supporting documents to determine validity of requests, allocated costs, and authorization of expenditures.

Accumulate and interpret cost data to determine appropriate departmental service charges.

Assign work to subordinate staff, review and analyze work products to ensure accuracy, timeliness, compliance with accounting principles and procedures.

May supervise, train and evaluate clerical support staff.

Coordinate fiscal activities with co–workers in other departments and agencies.

Attend meetings and conferences to exchange information pertaining to fiscal and budgetary matters.

Essential job duties may be assigned that are not listed above but are relative to this job classification.(Reasonable accommodation will be made when requested and determined by the County to be appropriate under applicable law.) Employment Standards MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Minimum qualifications are used as a guide for establishing the education, training, experience, special skills and/or license which are required and equivalent to the following.
Knowledge of: Accounting principles, procedures and terminology.Math including decimals, fractions, and percentages.Skill/Ability to: Work and communicate effectively with people of various education and socioeconomic backgrounds by respecting beliefs, interpersonal styles and behaviors of both clients and co–workers.Operate contemporary office equipment inclusive of computer, keyboard, and all applicable electronic equipment.Analyze financial data and interpret results for management reports.Prepare written financial reports and statements accurately.Read and understand complex laws, regulations and fiscal and accounting manuals.Communicate verbally in a patient, tactful, and courteous manner with the public.Write clear, concise reports and memos with technical accuracy using correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling.Retain and recall information regarding accounting systems and reporting requirements.Give and follow verbal and written instructions.Establish rapport and maintain effective working relationships with co–workers. Education: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major study in accounting, public administration or business administration including 15 semester hours in accounting. Experience: One (1) year of experience in accounting and financial records maintenance. License or Certificate: Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver's license.
Knowledge of: Governmental accounting principles and practices.Budgeting principles and practices.Cost accounting. Skill/Ability to: Use computer systems/programs to perform accounting functions. Supplemental Information [Accountant II] Job Code: 000210/, Res: 97–0238, Updated 03/25/97

Supplemental Information
Overtime Status: Eligible
Probation: Twelve (12) Months
Category: Finance , Keywords: Accountant