County of Ventura
Work Schedule
Job Open until Filled
Job Description
$57,262.23 - $89,074.57 Annually, plus Benefits

Under general supervision, receives training and learns to perform (I) or under direction, performs (II) the full range of accountant duties in assigned fiscal program areas; functional areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to, compliance review, budgeting, grant accounting, cost accounting and financial analysis/reporting duties.

Accountant I is the entry-level classification in the Accountant series, where the emphasis is on learning the fiscal operations and processes in the assigned fiscal program area(s), and on conducting duties and responsibilities that are limited in nature.  Initially, under close supervision, incumbents perform the more routine duties while learning the assigned program area's fiscal policies, procedures, systems, operations and practices.  As experience is gained, and over a period of time, incumbents will assume the increasingly responsible duties associated with the full journey level of the series.

Accountant II is the fully experienced/journey-level classification in the Accountant series, competent to independently perform the full range of duties assigned to the classification and is distinguished from incumbents in the lower level of the series by the performance of the full range of duties and the relative independence with which they perform their duties by applying their working knowledge of fiscal policies and procedures to different work situations, and referring only non-procedural questions to their supervisor.
Accountant I:  $27.53 - $38.54/hourly
Accountant II: $30.59 - $42.82/hourly

Any combination of education and experience which has led to the acquisition of the required knowledge, skills and abilities.  An example of qualifying education and experience includes:

Completion of a Bachelor's degree with at least eighteen (18) semester units of college-level accounting coursework, including two (2) semesters of Intermediate Accounting; AND

Accountant I - No professional accounting or auditing experience is required.

Accountant II - Three (3) years of progressively responsible professional accounting experience; OR two (2) years of experience as an Accountant I for the County of Ventura.

Professional level accounting experience may be substituted for up to two (2) years of undergraduate education on a year-for-year basis, provided the candidate possesses at least eighteen (18) semester units of college-level accounting coursework, including two (2) semesters of Intermediate Accounting.

Verification of accounting coursework completed is required.

Verification of the required college degree and college-level coursework is required. Transcripts or grade reports from an accredited college or university which reflect the date your degree was conferred and passing grades in the required subject areas must be submitted to County of Ventura, Human Resources within three (3) business days of the recruitment closing date.  If transcripts or grade reports are not submitted, your application will be screened out and you will not be allowed to continue in the process.

You may submit transcripts using one of the following options:
  • Attach the transcripts or grade reports to your application
  • Email the transcripts to kim.mariscal@ventura.org
  • Mail to Human Resources, 800 South Victoria Avenue, L#1970, Ventura, CA 93009

Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. Degree(s) from a foreign institution require an academic credential evaluation to determine the U.S. equivalency.
You must submit this documentation with your application, a hard copy with a paper application or a scanned PDF copy as an attachment for an online application.  If you submit a hard copy with a paper application, be sure it's a copy.  Whatever you submit will not be returned to you.  To attach a PDF scanned copy to an online application, use the Add Attachment(s) link in the Attachments section of your application.

If the name on this documentation is different from the name on your application, include documents that show the name change (e.g., a marriage certificate).

Advanced training, as evidenced by a Master's degree in Business Administration or a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license, is highly desirable.

To apply online, please refer to our web site at www.ventura.org/jobs.   If you prefer to fill out a paper application form, please call (805) 654-5129 for application materials and submit them to County of Ventura, Human Resources, 800 South Victoria Avenue, L-1970, Ventura, CA 93009.

FIRST REVIEW: A first review of applications is anticipated to occur on or around February 3, 2023, and subsequent reviews may be conducted until sufficient applications are received to meet business needs.

Applicants must provide sufficient information under the Education/Work experience portion of the application and Supplemental Questionnaire to thoroughly and accurately demonstrate your qualifications in order to determine eligibility.  A resume may be attached to supplement your responses in the above-referenced sections; however, it may not be submitted in lieu of the application.


An un-proctored, internet-based job-related written examination will be conducted to test applicants' knowledge, skills, and abilities in relation to accounting, including Accounting Principles, Financial Accounting and Reporting and Budgeting.  Applicants must earn a score of seventy percent (70%) or higher to qualify for placement on the eligible list. 

For further information regarding this recruitment, please contact Kim Mariscal by email at kim.mariscal@ventura.org or by telephone at (805) 477-5153.

The County of Ventura is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.