DEFINITION: Under general supervision, performs professional accounting work, including auditing, analyzing and verifying fiscal records and reports, preparing financial and statistical reports, providing information to District staff regarding accounting practices and procedures, and reconciling general ledger accounts; assists in preparing the District's annual and mid-year budgets; prepares year-end audit reports and schedules; and performs related work as required.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED: Receives general supervision from the Senior Accountant and Finance Manager. May exercise technical and functional direction over lower-level technical accounting and clerical personnel.
CLASS CHARACTERISTICS: This is the experienced journey-level class in the professional accounting series. While most work is subject to review from assigned management and/or supervisory staff, incumbents exercise discretion and independent judgment in performing accounting and financial activities for the District and may specialize in one or more routine accounting programs. Successful performance of the work requires good knowledge of governmental accounting practices and procedures, fund accounting and fiscal management. This class is distinguished from Senior Accountant in that the latter is responsible for more complex and higher-level accounting functions and exercises a higher level of discretion.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:
A Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or other related field is required. Three (3) years of accounting experience in government accounting, preparing budgets and financial statements. Additional experience may be substituted for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis to a maximum of two years, provided that at least 30 core semester units (or equivalent quarter units) in accounting have been obtained.
Licenses and Certifications: Possession of a valid California Class “C” driver's license with a satisfactory driving record may be required at the time of hire.
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