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Accountant (Limited Term)

Company: Rohnert Park City
Location: Rohnert Park
Posted on: July 29, 2022

Job Description:

The PositionThe City of Rohnert Park is currently recruiting for one limited termAccountant positions to backfill existing staff during the City's implementation of a new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.This limited term position will not exceed three (3) yearsand may be eliminated sooner due to a lack of business need for the positions or in the event the funding for the positions ends. Limited term employees receive all benefits provided to regular full-time employees, including but not limited to retirement, health and welfare benefits and paid annual leave.Under general direction, the Accountantperforms professional accounting work, including auditing, analyzing, and verifying fiscal records and reports, preparing financial and statistical reports, providing information to City staff regarding accounting practices and procedures, fund balances. and reconciling general ledger accounts; assists in preparing the City's annual budgets; prepares year-end audit reports and schedules; and performs related duties, as assigned.Ideal CandidateEXAMPLES OF TYPICAL JOB FUNCTIONS (Illustrative Only)Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job. Monitors approved budget allocations, revenues and expenditures; prepares periodic reports and recommends budget adjustments as necessary.

May recommend, design and implement changes in accounting systems and procedures.

Prepares and reviews all journal vouchers for correctness and accuracy.

Manages the preparation of the citywide cost allocation plan.

Plans and executes performance audits and attention engagements, and prepares audit documentation in accordance with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS).

Provides responsible professional and technical assistance in the administration and implementation of the City's financial, auditing, and accounting programs.

Prepares a wide variety of financial and statistical reports, including year-end reporting and budgetary analysis, and assisting in the preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Finance Report (CAFR), and preparing other legal documents.

Monitors expenditures, revenues, and budget allocations to determine the City's financial status.

Prepares custom reports, graphs, and schedules and adjusts as needed; provides analysis of available funds upon request.

Prepares journal entries and reconciles general ledger and subsidiary accounts related to postings from payroll, accounts payable, cash receipts, and accounts receivable; prepares monthly financial statements, including distributing monthly revenue and expenditure reports to departments; prepares numerous monthly financial reports.

Interprets, explains, and applies general and governmental accounting/auditing principles and procedures, laws, and regulations affecting the financial operations of municipal government.

Analyzes and reconciles expenditure and revenue accounts, including bond accounts; reviews and processes appropriation transfer requests between accounts; reconciles bond statements and bank statements to the general ledger.

Participates in and assumes responsibility for various departmental programs including financial statements, general ledger, monthly statements, and special projects accounting; conducts and prepares special studies and reports.

Records and maintains appropriate controls for fixed assets, including City-owned vehicles and land.

Assists in the City's purchase orders and accounts payable system, auditing and financial analysis, grant accounting, and special reports.

Maintains and monitors the City's grant funds and ensures compliance with rules and regulations governing the use of each grant.

Receives and tracks property tax payments; ensures that property tax bills are remitted to the proper City departments for payment authorization.

Tracks Capital Improvement Program expenditures and allocates funds to the appropriate Capital Improvement Project account.

Assists with investments, portfolio management, cash management, debt management, new financing, annexations and subdivisions, and revenue and expense projections; maintains a record of all securities traded on the City's behalf and reconciles investment reports to support the month and year end balances.

Participates in the compilation and preparation of the annual budget, including assisting other departments with budget preparation, providing personnel cost projections, fund balances, and estimated grant revenues and expenditures, monitoring expenditures to ensure compliance with adopted budget, and assisting in publication of the budget.

Researches and analyzes transactions to resolve budget problems.

Documents internal controls structure with technical proficiency, determines the weakness in internal controls and designs mitigating controls to reduce risk exposure.

Participates in studying and evaluating the adequacy of internal controls, records and procedures, including compliance with statutory, administrative and contractual requirements.

Attends meetings, conferences, workshops, and training sessions, and reviews publications to remain current on principles, practices, and new developments in the field of accounting.

Performs other related duties as assigned.In performing the duties described above, the incumbent is expected to:

Provide outstanding and friendly customer service. Create and maintain a respectful and collaborative working environment. Communicate honestly and behave in a manner that is ethical, legal and fiscally responsible. Demonstrate care for the organization, customers, and coworkers. Perform work of the highest quality possible. Practice and encourage initiative and innovation to improve the workplace.Qualifications and RequirementsAny 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:Equivalent to a bachelor's degree from an accreditedcollege or universityin accounting, finance, business or public administration, or a closely related field and one (1) year of responsible professional public accounting experience.Licenses and Certifications: Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Driver's License by time of appointment and a satisfactory driving record, may be required for some assignments.

TO APPLY:To be considered for this opportunity, please visit "Job Opportunities" at for an online application and the required supplemental questionnaire. Work history must include all employment for the last ten years. All applications will be screened for completeness and possession of minimum qualifications. Applications will be reviewed in detail to identify the most qualified candidates to interview.PLEASE NOTE:You may submit a resume or other relevant documents to further describe your qualifications; however, "See Resume" will not meet the requirements to submit a complete application, including employment history, or be accepted in lieu of responses to supplemental questions. If you need assistance applying online, please click on the Application Help/FAQ's link:

If you are a CalPERS retiree, you may not work for the City of Rohnert Park more than 960 hours per fiscal year, July 1st through June 30th, nor in a regular, i.e., permanent, position. Work assignments must be temporary, i.e., typically limited to 12 months. Additional InformationPHYSICAL DEMANDSMust possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups, and over the telephone. This is primarily a sedentary office classification although standing and walking and/or driving a vehicle between work areas may be required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment. Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 10 pounds.ENVIRONMENTAL ELEMENTSEmployees work in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.

Keywords: Rohnert Park City, Rohnert Park , Accountant (Limited Term), Accounting, Auditing , Rohnert Park, California

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