Senior Accountant

County of Ventura
Until Filled

$65,037.78 - $91,052.91 Annually

Under direction, performs complex and fiscal accounting duties in assigned fiscal program areas; functional areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, compliance review, budgeting, grant accounting, cost accounting and financial analysis/reporting duties; may provide lead supervision to lower level professional, technical or clerical staff.

Senior Accountant - This is the advanced journey level in the Accountant series; positions at this level perform more complex duties and responsibilities, exercising a significant level of independent judgment in the performance of their duties; work assigned to this advanced level requires a specialized technical or functional expertise beyond the journey level such as diverse accounting systems, extensive labor cost allocations and considerable financial analysis/reporting requirements; positions may also be assigned  direct or lead supervisory duties over lower level staff when such assignments are a formal organizational responsibility supervising at least three subordinate staff members.

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:
  • Bachelor's degree with at least eighteen (18) semester units of college-level accounting coursework, including two (2) semesters of Intermediate Accounting PLUS;
  • Four (4) years of progressively responsible professional accounting experience, including preparation of financial statements; OR, 
  • Two (2) years as an Accountant II for the County of Ventura.

  • Verification of accounting coursework completed is required.
  • Must possess a valid California driver license.

Education/Experience Substitution:
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 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 within three (3) business days of the recruitment closing date. If they are not submitted with your application, your application will be screened out and you will not be allowed to continue in the process.  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 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 scanned copy to an online application, use the Add Attachment(s) link in the Attachments section at the bottom of the page where you can edit the various sections of your application.

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license. 

To apply online, please refer to our web site at  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. 

For further information about this recruitment, please contact Liz Gonzalez by e-mail at or telephone at (805) 654-3611.