Accountant (Limited Term)
Company: Rohnert Park City
Location: Rohnert Park
Posted on: July 29, 2022
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
May recommend, design and implement changes in accounting systems
Prepares and reviews all journal vouchers for correctness and
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
Interprets, explains, and applies general and governmental
accounting/auditing principles and procedures, laws, and
regulations affecting the financial operations of municipal
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
Maintains and monitors the City's grant funds and ensures
compliance with rules and regulations governing the use of each
Receives and tracks property tax payments; ensures that property
tax bills are remitted to the proper City departments for payment
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
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.
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