• Full Time
  • Hollister, CA
  • $85,292.74 - $103,673.96 Annually USD / Year

Website City of Hollister

This is an open recruitment. Qualified candidates from the public and qualified career City employees are encouraged to apply. The eligibility list that is developed from this recruitment process may be used to fill future vacancies in the Accountant classification or in similar classifications.

Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received or until the position has been filled. This recruitment may close at any time without notice. The first review of applications will take place on May 13, 2024. Next review date scheduled for Monday, July 15, 2024.

*This position is scheduled to receive a 6.00% pay increase effective July 1, 2024 as part of the MOU.

Under direction, to supervise, assign, review, and participate in the work of staff responsible for providing accounting services within the Finance Department; to prepare financial reports, statements, and special financial analyses; and to perform a variety of technical tasks relative to the assigned area of responsibility.

Exercises direct supervision over technical and clerical staff.

Examples of Essential Duties
Plan, prioritize, assign, supervise, and review the work of staff responsible for providing accounting services within the Finance Department.
Participate in the selection of assigned personnel as directed; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline procedures.
Recommend and assist in the implementation of goals and objectives; establish schedules and methods for providing accounting and budgeting services; implement policies and procedures.
Participate in the preparation and administration of the Department and city budget; submit budget recommendations; assist in monitoring various accounts, verifying availability of funds and classification of expenditures; research and analyze transactions to resolve problems.
Analyze various budgets and accounts; produce monthly budget tracking report; provide departments with specialized information; balance activities with budget.
Prepare leases for airport building space including billing, preparing invoices, and mailing statements.
Maintain and reconcile a variety of ledgers and accounts; examine all accounting transactions to ensure accuracy; correct financial records as necessary.
Prepare a variety of financial statements and reports for the Finance Director, City Manager, and other City departments.
Recommend or implement changes in accounting and auditing systems and procedures; create and maintain procedure manual(s).
Assist the general public at the front counter; respond to requests and inquiries for information regarding City accounting policies and procedures.

Perform related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Any combination equivalent to experience and training that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities would be:

Two (2) years of professional general or governmental accounting experience.

Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in accounting or a related field.

Knowledge of:

Principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation.
Application of generally accepted accounting principles and procedures to a variety of accounting transactions and problems.
Government accounting principles and practices.
Principles and procedures of financial record keeping and report preparation.
Principles of municipal budget preparation and control.
Automated financial management systems and computer accounting software programs.
Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and regulations.
Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment.
Principles and practices used in dealing with the public.
Skill to:Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment.
Ability to:Supervise, organize, and review the work of technical and clerical personnel.
Select, supervise, train, and evaluate staff
Interpret and explain city accounting and budgeting policies and procedures.
Interpret and apply the policies, procedures, laws, codes, and regulations pertaining to assigned programs and functions.
Develop, revise, install and utilize manual and automated fiscal management systems.
Prepare, examine, and verify a wide variety of financial statements, documents, and analyses.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

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