• Full Time
  • Lakeport, CA
  • $4,158.27 - $5,577.87 Monthly Salary Range USD / Year

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ACCOUNTANT I

DEFINITION
Under direct supervision, assists with and learns to perform professional accounting in the preparation, maintenance, and review of financial records, transactions, and reports; applies County fiscal policies and procedures; and performs related duties as assigned.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
This is the entry level classification in the Accountant series.  Incumbents perform routine accounting work requiring a general working knowledge of accounting principles and practices while learning County policies and procedures and becoming familiar with the variety of departmental systems and practices.  Incumbents may be assigned to special work areas as dictated by the needs of the County.

Positions in the Accountant series are flexibly staffed.  Incumbents may advance to the higher classifications after gaining the knowledge, skill, experience, licenses, and certifications which meet the qualifications for and demonstrating the ability to perform the work of the higher-level class.

Accountant I is distinguished from Accountant II in that the latter class performs more complex accounting tasks that require a higher level of independence and experience in the application of financial analysis, research and interpretation.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Receives direct supervision from assigned supervisory or management staff, depending on the assigned area.  May provide work coordination, direction, and training to fiscal support staff.

Licensing and Certifications:

Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid California Driver’s License.

Possession of Certified Public Accountant license is highly desirable.

Education and Experience:

Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in accounting, business administration, public administration, or a closely related field.

OR

Two (2) years of full-time technical/professional accounting/auditing experience (i.e. equivalent to County of Lake Accounting Technician or Senior Accounting Technician)

One (1) year of full-time experience in performing accounting and fiscal control work is highly desirable.

Additional directly related education and/or experience may be substituted.

ACCOUNTANT II

DEFINITION
Under direct supervision, performs a wide variety of professional accounting, fiscal analysis, and auditing in the preparation, maintenance, and analysis of County fiscal records and financial transactions; provides direction and coordination for fiscal support and payroll staff; and performs related duties as assigned.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
This is the journey-level classification in the Accountant series.  Incumbents independently perform a variety of complex accounting and auditing work requiring substantial knowledge and background. Incumbents exercise discretion and judgment in the performance of duties.  Incumbents may be assigned to special work areas as dictated by the needs of the County or department.

This class is distinguished from Accountant I in that the latter performs internal and external audits in addition to accounting duties.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Receives direct supervision from assigned supervisory or management staff.  May provide lead direction, work coordination, and training, as assigned.
 
Licensing and Certifications:

Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid California Driver’s License.

Possession of Certified Public Accountant license is highly desirable.

Education and Experience:

Two (2) years of full-time increasingly responsible fiscal management experience comparable to that of an Accountant I with the County of Lake.

And

Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in accounting, business administration, public administration, or a closely related field or Two (2) additional years of technical/professional accounting/auditing experience (i.e. equivalent to County of Lake Accounting Technician or Senior Accounting Technician) may be substituted for the required education.

Additional directly related education and/or experience may be substituted.

WORKING CONDITIONS, ADA, AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS
The County of Lake is an equal opportunity employer and will comply with its obligations under the law to provide equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with disabilities.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Incumbents generally work in a typical office environment with adequate light and temperature.  There may be occasional exposure to extreme temperatures, loud noise, fumes, noxious odors, dust, mist, gases, and poor ventilation; underground, confined, or restricted workspaces; and heights more than five stories above ground level.  Incumbents may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.

Positions in this class typically require: sitting, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions.
Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.  Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.  Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Light Work: Exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.  If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for light work.

A successful candidate will be required to submit to and pass a background check prior to the appointment.  Depending upon the position and/or assigned department, the background check may include but is not limited to civil and criminal history check, reference check, Live Scan, and/or credit check (as allowed under state law).

Positions in this class may require local and statewide travel as necessary.

Disaster Service Workers: As members of the County of Lake Emergency Services Organization, all Lake County employees are designated as Disaster Service Workers during a proclaimed emergency and may be required to perform certain emergency services at the direction of the department and / or County.

The contents of this class specification shall not be construed to constitute any expressed or implied warranty or guarantee, nor shall it constitute a contract of employment.  The County of Lake assumes no responsibility beyond the general accuracy of the document, nor does it assume responsibility for any errors or omissions in the information contained herein.  The contents of this specification may be modified or revoked without notice.  Terms and conditions of employment are determined through a “meet and confer” process and are subject to the Memorandum of Understanding currently in effect.

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