Accountant III

County of Monterey, Treasurer-Tax Collector

This position is responsible for preparing income and expenditure projections for budget preparation; oversight of accounting staff assigned to program area; reconciliation of various financial statements to ensure accurate fund accounting; initiation of account transfers and other transactions; responsive to fiscal inquiries; identification, development, and implementation of policies, procedures, techniques and systems to enhance fiscal accuracy, operational efficiency, financial effectiveness and compliance with established requirements relevant to business license statutes and County taxation ordinance.



The Accountant III performs the most complex technical and professional accounting, statistical, and budgetary duties involved in establishing, maintaining, analyzing, reconciling, and verifying financial records in support of designated programs or an assigned division or department; provides financial administrative support in preparing, analyzing, and monitoring the department's annual budget and/or designated budgets and accounts; prepares and reviews a variety of complex factual, analytical, narrative, financial, statistical, and budgetary reports, statements, and records utilizing GAAP; and does other work as required.



Critically important qualifications for this position will be: integrity; flexibility and adaptability; the ability to develop and maintain close working relationships; strong oral and written communication skills; an ability to relate well to the public, management and employees at all levels; and good judgment.


Performs professional accounting and budgetary duties involved in establishing, analyzing, reviewing, reconciling, monitoring, and maintaining financial records and reports; ensures financial activity of assigned accounts.

Calculates, posts, and adjusts journal entries; updates accounts to reflect revenue and expenditures; audits accounts for errors and makes appropriate adjustments; coordinates and reconciles different computer financial systems; reconciles various financial statements to ensure accurate fund accounting; matches financial statements with cash amounts; initiates account transfers and other transactions as needed; utilizes manual  and computerized recordkeeping systems.

Reviews, analyzes, and documents a variety of accounts and transactions; reconciles general ledger, cash, and other designated accounting reports and statements with financial records; compares manual and automated records and transactions; identifies errors; verifies account balances; adjusts accounts; initiates transfers; and makes corrections.

Provides specific accounting and budgetary consultation to departments, divisions, or programs; responds to inquiries, resolves issues and conflicts, and provides detailed and technical information concerning related standards, practices, pending legislation, laws, codes, regulations, polices, and procedures; attends and participates in various meetings, committees, and professional groups.

Assigns, directs, and reviews the work of professional staff; interviews and selects employees; provides training; reviews work for accuracy, completeness, and compliance with established requirements; evaluates work performance; and recommends transfers, reassignment, and discipline.

Communicates with County staff, governmental agencies, and outside organizations to exchange information, coordinate activities, resolves issues and concerns; prepares and submits mandated reports within established timeframes.


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