Senior Accountant/Accountant

City of Thousand Oaks
Until Filled

We are seeking two detail oriented and collaborative individuals to conduct a variety of accounting duties with competence and professionalism. The Senior Accountant is the advanced journey level responsible for completion of the more complex and technical accounting work and supervision of staff.  The Accountant is responsible for a variety of professional level finance/accounting duties.

Primary responsibilities may include:

  • Compile annual financial statements including Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and State Controller reports
  • Perform accounting for grants and other special revenue funds
  • Assist in the development of revenue/expenditure budgets for City funds, including enterprise funds
  • Perform accounting and compile reports for the former Redevelopment Agency
  • Prepare forecasts and formulate strategic financial recommendations
  • Assist with the bi-weekly payroll process


The ideal candidates should possess:

  • Senior Accountant - Five or more years of progressively responsible professional accounting experience; governmental agency experience and previous supervisory experience is highly desired
  • Accountant – Two or more years of progressively responsible professional accounting experience; governmental agency experience is highly desired
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare clear, concise and comprehensive financial statements, reports and written materials
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement financial procedures and controls
  • Ability to understand, interpret, explain and apply federal, state, and local policies, laws, and regulations
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with all levels of the organization
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications
  • Bachelor’s degree with major course work in accounting, finance, business administration or a closely related field


Applications received by Monday, August 28, 2017, will receive first consideration.

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