Manager, Accounting I/II/Senior - Human Services Agency

Full-time
County of Ventura
Until Filled

SALARY:
$87,786.73 - $150,212.86 Annually, plus Benefits

POSITION:
Under general direction, the Manager, Accounting plans, organizes and directs the fiscal operations and activities in an assigned agency or department; manages and participates in the development of fiscal goals, objectives, policies and procedures; analyzes the agency or department's overall fiscal data requirements for its various divisions and directs the development and implementation of systems and procedures to meet those requirements; directly and through subordinate staff, selects, trains, and supervises supervisory, professional, technical, and clerical accounting staff; coordinates assigned activities with other departments and outside agencies; and provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to higher level management and executive staff.
 
Positions are generally distinguished by the department/agency's financial organizational structure, reporting relationships, and size; size and complexity of department/agency budget; number and complexity of funding streams; and responsibility for directing multiple financial management functions through subordinate supervisors/managers. Additional classification distinguishing characteristics are indicated below.
 
Manager, Accounting I - $3,376.41 to $4,726.98 biweekly: This is the first management level in the Manager, Accounting series; positions at this level are responsible for supervising subordinate staff, and providing input for planning, organizing, and directing fiscal operations and activities within an agency or department, which includes planning and establishing short and long term strategic goals, objectives, and priorities, as well as ensuring that fiscal processes align with agency, department and County strategies. This classification is distinguished from the Manager, Accounting II in the latter classification is the second manager level, whose direct reports include position(s) at the Principal Accountant and/or Manager, Accounting I level.
 
Manager, Accounting II - $3,751.57 to $5,252.20 biweekly: This is the second management level in the Manager, Accounting series; organizationally positions at the Manager, Accounting II level will have subordinate Manager, Accounting I(s) and/or Principal Accountant(s) reporting to them and will provide highly complex technical and policy advice to executive management; ensure appropriate actions are taken to maximize stable long term resources to support the agency or department's mission and long term goals; working through Manager, Accounting(s) and subordinate staff, positions at this level are responsible for strategically planning, organizing, and directing the fiscal operations and activities within a department or agency, which includes establishing short and long term strategic goals, developing and implementing fiscal policy objectives and priorities, and ensuring that agency or department fiscal processes align County strategies.
 
Senior Manager, Accounting - $4,126.73 to $5,777.42 biweekly: This is the third management level in the Manager, Accounting series; organizationally positions at the Senior Manager, Accounting level will have subordinate Manager, Accounting II(s) reporting to them and will provide highly complex technical and policy advice to executive management in a large department/agency; ensure appropriate actions are taken to maximize stable long term resources to support the agency or department's mission and long term goals; working through Manager, Accounting II(s) and other subordinate staff, positions at this level are responsible for strategically planning, organizing, and directing the fiscal operations and activities within a department or agency, which includes establishing short and long term strategic goals, developing and implementing fiscal policy objectives and priorities, and ensuring that agency or department fiscal processes align County strategies.
 
The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree in Accounting with six (6) or more years of accounting or auditing experience, and over four (4) year of experience managing staff. They will be results-oriented, motivated for success, and highly developed skills in the areas of change management, time management, team leadership, and critical thinking; experience leading others, setting goals, solving problems, and communicating effectively.  Additionally, the ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal skills with a high level of emotional intelligence to build and foster collaborative working relationships with both internal and external partners of diverse backgrounds.

Vacancies may be filled at either the I, II or Senior level. The qualifications of the selected candidate and the business needs of the department will determine the placement level.
 
NOTE:
If appointed at the lower level, incumbent may be promoted to the higher level without further exam upon meeting the minimum requirements, demonstrating satisfactory performance, and in accordance with the business needs of the department.

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERIENCE: 
 
Manager, Accounting I:
Extensive education and experience which has led to the acquisition of the required knowledge, skills and abilities. An example of qualifying education and experience includes a Bachelor's degree with at least eighteen (18) semester units of college-level accounting coursework, including one (1) semester of Managerial Accounting and one (1) additional upper division business related course, PLUS Five (5) years of progressively responsible professional accounting or auditing experience of which two (2) years must be at a supervisory or management level with responsibilities for unit operations, program development or project management;
OR
Two (2) years as a Principal Accountant for the County of Ventura.

Substitution:
A Master's degree in Business Administration (MBA) degree, Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license, Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) designation, or a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification may be substituted for one (1) year of professional accounting/auditing experience for a maximum substitution limit of one (1) year experience.

Manager, Accounting II:
Extensive education and experience which has led to the acquisition of the required knowledge, skills and abilities. An example of qualifying education and experience includes a Bachelor's degree with at least eighteen (18) semester units of college-level accounting coursework, including one (1) semester of Managerial Accounting and one (1) additional upper division business related course, PLUS Five (5) years of progressively responsible professional accounting or auditing experience of which four (4) years must be at a supervisory or management level with responsibilities for unit operations, program development or project management;
OR
Two (2) years as a Manager, Accounting I for the County of Ventura.

Substitution:
A Master's degree in Business Administration (MBA) degree, Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license, Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) designation, or a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification may be substituted for one (1) year of professional accounting/auditing experience for a maximum substitution limit of one (1) year experience.

Senior Manager Accounting:
Extensive education and experience which has led to the acquisition of the required knowledge, skills and abilities. An example of qualifying education and experience includes a Bachelor's degree with at least eighteen (18) semester units of college-level accounting coursework, including one (1) semester of Managerial Accounting and one (1) additional upper division business related course, PLUS Six (6) years of progressively responsible professional accounting or auditing experience of which four (4) years must be at a management level with responsibilities for unit operations, program development or project management;
OR
Two (2) years as a Manager, Accounting II for the County of Ventura.

Substitution: 
A Master's degree in Business Administration (MBA) degree, Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license, Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) designation, or a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification may be substituted for one (1) year of professional accounting/auditing experience for a maximum substitution limit of one (1) year experience.
 
NOTE:
If the Education/Experience Substitution is used, proof of the applicable degree or certification is required and must be attached to the application or emailed to the analyst at kim.mariscal@ventura.org.  

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Possession or ability to obtain and maintain a valid California driver license.
  • Verification of accounting coursework completed is required.

Verification of the required college degree and eighteen (18) semester units of college-level accounting coursework, including one (1) semester of Managerial Accounting and one (1) additional upper division business related course is required:
  • Submit your college transcripts/grade reports from an accredited college or university which shows your name, the conferred date of your degree and the major area of study; attach education verification documents to your online application or submit within 3 days of the closing date of this recruitment.  
  • Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.  
  • If you need additional time to submit transcripts, contact the analyst conducting the recruitment for an extension at kim.mariscal@ventura.org.  
  • Degree(s) from a foreign institution require an academic credential evaluation to determine the U.S. equivalency. 
  • 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). 
 
DESIRED:
  • Certified Public Accountant License
  • Bachelor’s/Master's Degree in Accounting
  • Over six (6) years of progressively responsible professional accounting or auditing experience.
  • Over four (4) years of experience managing staff

COUNTY EMPLOYEES AS DISASTER SERVICE WORKERS:
When a disaster strikes of natural or manmade origin, Ventura County employees may be called upon to provide service to the community by assisting in emergency response efforts. This may require employees to work in other locations, different hours, and out of class.  At the time of hire, all County employees will be required to sign an Oath or Affirmation of Allegiance for Disaster Service Workers and Public Employees (Sections 3102 and 3103, Government Code of California)
 
HOW TO APPLY:
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.

NOTE TO APPLICANTS:
It is essential that you complete all sections of your application and supplemental questionnaire thoroughly and accurately to demonstrate your qualifications. A resume and/or other related documents may be attached to supplement the information in your application and supplemental questionnaire; however, it/they may not be submitted in lieu of the application.

The eligible list established will be created from the scores resulting from a Training and Experience Evaluation (T&E). In a typical T&E, your training and experience are evaluated in relation to the background, experience and factors identified for successful job performance during a job analysis. For this reason, it is recommended that your application materials clearly show your relevant background and specialized knowledge, skills, and abilities. It is also highly recommended that the supplemental questions within the application are completed with care and diligence. Response such as "See Resume" or "Refer to Resume" are not acceptable and may disqualify an applicant from further evaluation. Applicants must earn a score of seventy percent (70%) or higher to qualify for placement on the eligible list.

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

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:
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.
 
It is an objective of the County of Ventura to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for county employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.