Ventura County Probation Agency

County of Ventura, California

Salary:  $67,699.50 - $94,779.30 annually, plus benefits

Nestled on the Pacific coast, Ventura County offers a spectacular natural setting covering 1,873 square miles. In 2015, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) rated Ventura County as the most desirable place to live within the contiguous United States. Combined with a strong economic base that includes a wide range of industry sectors, including biotechnology, healthcare, agriculture, oil production, military testing and development, and tourism, the county boasts a very high quality of life for the 850,000 ethnically diverse residents who call Ventura County home.

The Ventura County Probation Agency is seeking a Principal Accountant to perform working supervisory accountant functions which are highly complex in an assigned fiscal program area. Functional areas of responsibility include the supervision and direction of staff performing professional or technical accounting work.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of accounting and auditing procedures/practices, and methodologies and tools used for forecasting, projecting, analyzing
  • Experience in supervising professional staff, monitoring staff performance, coaching, training and mentoring staff
  • Experience working in a rapidly changing work environment with multiple field offices and helping employees adapt to changes in policies, procedures, work assignments, and locations
  • Experience in identifying and implementing quality assurance/control, internal controls and continuous process improvements; and grant claiming, monitoring and reporting
  • Experience with presenting and making recommendations to staff, executives and various stakeholders
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft and accounting and payroll applications
  • Superior organizational, time management, interpersonal, collaborative and communication skills
  • Extensive experience in preparing and analyzing complex accounting transactions
  • Experience in governmental accounting and/or working with law enforcement agencies is desired.

Review of applications is scheduled for September 29, 2017. To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please refer to our website: or contact Kelli Fitzgerald at



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