Accounting Manager

Department/Agency of position: 
City of Berkeley
Location of position: 
Berkeley, CA
$120,427.42 – $146,363.98 Annually
Date Posted: 
Monday, July 8, 2019
Closing Date: 
Thursday, August 8, 2019
Job Description: 

This posting will be continuous until filled.

The City is currently accepting applications for Accounting Manager.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Graduation from a four-year college or university with major coursework in accounting, or a major in finance, business administration, systems development, economics, or a closely related field and at least satisfactory completion of a total of 12 units of accounting courses consisting of intermediate accounting, advanced accounting, and governmental accounting.


Experience: Five (5) years of professional accounting experience including developing and implementing accounting systems, and at least two (2) years of supervising professional staff. A Certified Public Accountant license is highly desirable.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Applicants must submit the following:


All materials must be received in our office no later than the closing date, at 5:00 p.m. PST. Postmarks, faxes and incomplete applications will not be accepted. Resumes are not a substitute for a completed application.

The examination process will consist of: Review of applications for minimum qualifications for the position and to ensure all materials have been submitted. Applicants meeting the minimum requirements will undergo a competitive review and assessment of their supplemental questionnaire, and education/training and experience to determine the best qualified applicants who will advance to the oral examination. Oral Examination (Interview) – Applicants passing the competitive review and assessment will be invited to participate in the oral examination.The examination will cover elements of the knowledge and abilities identified in this announcement and/or a writing exercise using a laptop computer Applicants passing all examination phases will have their names placed on an employment eligible list that hiring department(s) will use to conduct final selection interviews. Hiring Department(s) will contact applicants directly if selected to participate in their hiring/selection process. Candidates under final consideration for employment with the City should expect to undergo an employment background / reference check that may include, but is not limited to: employment history, confirmation of educational credentials and degrees, licenses including driver's license, registrations, certificates, and other credentials as part of the appointment process. Some positions, depending on the nature of the work, also require a credit check and a review of Summary Criminal History obtained from the State Department of Justice through Live Scan Fingerprinting.