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Under general direct supervision, performs journey-level accounting work related to the preparation,
maintenance and analysis of financial records and reports. This is accomplished by preparing necessary
aspects of general ledger accounts, bank reconciliations, year-end closing transactions and a variety of
other financial and statistical reports. Other duties include responding to service requests from both
internal and external customers, researching updated financial requirements and attending meetings
and training sessions as required.
-Assists in the planning, development and record keeping of city accounting and financial
procedures and systems. Understands, interprets, and applies general accounting and auditing
principles, procedures, and methods, to develop, maintain, and audit financial and statistical
-Coordinates financially related activities with other city departments, divisions and with
other outside agencies.
-Participates in fiscal year-end audit activities. Prepares annual requirements by preparing yearend
accruals and adjustments; prepares audit schedules; assisting Accounting Manager during
annual auditing process including preparation of financial statements.
-Works cooperatively among the Finance Department areas in preparing a variety of financial and
-Oversees and actively engages in general ledger accounts by updating journal entries; reconciling
bond statements to the general ledger; reviews financial records; classifying revenues and
expenditures; and rectifying any errors discovered in a timely manner while researching
transactions to resolve problems.
-Manages transactions by reconciling bank statements and external investment company's reports
to the general ledger; recording investment transactions; and preparing monthly and quarterly
distribution of interest among all funds.
-Posts journal entries; prepares bank reconciliations and maintains fixed asset schedules; provides
technical direction to other staff; audits accounting systems and procedures to ensure proper
internal control and compliance with policies.
-Assists in preparation and administration of both the City's and the Department's budget and in
budget control; and researches and analyzes transactions in resolving budget problems.
-Prepares work papers, financial statements and various reports for internal use as well as
governmental reports for Federal, State and other organizations, as required. Such reports might
include the annual State Controller's Report, Street Report, Monthly Treasurer reports for City
Council, Quarterly fund balance reports, and Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, statistical
-Compiles, organizes, reviews, analyzes, interprets and presents financial, technical and
administrative information including, but not limited to, property-based information related to
assessment and/or Mello-Roos districts, etc. in accordance with standard department procedures
and guidelines; ensures that investigative procedural requirements are satisfied.
-Performs general administrative responsibilities including, but not limited to, preparing
correspondence, agreements, narrative reports, procedures, resolutions and other technical
materials; organizing and maintaining department files, records and materials; operating various
office equipment, including copier, calculator and computer; attending assigned meetings as a
representative of the Department and providing support and assistance to the Director of
Finance, as assigned.
-Maintains cooperative and effective relations with City employees and the public while responding
in a timely manner to all inquiries and/or complaints; investigates and resolves inquiries and
service requests from internal and external customers.
-Assists in the development of departmental goals, objectives, policies, procedures and work
-Performs other related duties as required.
The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned
within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.
Municipal government finance; government accounting standards and auditing principles; principles and
practices of accounting, administration, budgeting, data processing, payroll and related financial
activities; automated accounting systems; legislation affecting municipal finance; governmental taxation
and revenues; posting ledger activity, reconciliation, double-entry bookkeeping; financial recordkeeping
and cost-accounting procedures; principles, practices and procedures of public administration or
organizational management; principles and procedures of research, data management, statistics,
planning, design, methodology and analysis; modern office methods and practices including filing
systems, letter writing, proofreading and editing; various office equipment including copier, calculator
and computer utilizing various software programs which may include Microsoft Office applications (Excel,
Word, PowerPoint, Outlook); and effective public relations skills.
Use independent judgment in exercising responsibilities; prepare financial statements and reports;
analyze financial systems and procedures; plan, organize and coordinate a variety of functions; conduct
studies, analyze data, draw sound conclusions and make recommendations; organize and maintain
accurate records of activities and projects; interpret and apply applicable laws, regulations and policies;
develop and implement efficient accounting procedures; prepare comprehensive verbal and written
reports; supervise, train, and evaluate personnel; utilize computer systems, software and applications;
communicate and express ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; organize work to meet
deadlines; performs all duties under pressure with composure; establish and maintain effective
relationships with City employees and the members of the public; and demonstrate an awareness and
appreciation of the cultural diversity of the community.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and
abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Education/Training- A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Accounting,
Business Administration, or related field.
Experience -At least one year of professional accounting experience, preferably in a municipal government
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