Description The County of Yolo is recruiting to fillone regular, full-time position in the class ofAccountant IIIat the Health and Human Services Agency.This recruitment will close at 11:59 PM on the closing date OR when 50 applications are received, whichever occurs first.If 50 applications are received first, this recruitment will close without notice.
Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply immediately.
Interested applicants should submit an online County of Yolo Employment Application and verification of education bythe closing date.For important and detailed information regarding the application and selection process for this recruitment, please see the APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS section of this job announcement below.DefinitionUnder direction, supervises, assigns, reviews, and participates in the work of professional accounting staff responsible for the preparation, maintenance, verification and reconciliation of accounting and financial records, the audit of financial transactions, and the production of complex fiscal reports; analyzes, develops and implements accounting and financial procedures and systems; ensures work quality and adherence to established policies and procedures; and performs the most complex professional general accounting work.Distinguishing CharacteristicsThis is the advanced journey and supervisory level class in the professional Accountant series.
Incumbents in this class supervise and coordinate the work of professional, paraprofessional, and clerical accounting staff.
In addition to the supervisory responsibilities, incumbents perform the most difficult and responsible types of professional accounting duties.
Employees at this level are required to be fully trained in all procedures related to assigned area of responsibility.While most positions in this class require supervision of professional accounting staff, some positions will be allocated to this class where the responsibilities are so complex that incumbents are required to possess specialized, technical competencies and expertise at the advanced journey level.
Incumbents in this class report to an Accounting Manager or other financial management personnel.
This class is distinguished from the higher class of Accounting Manager in that the latter is the first level management class responsible for overseeing division(s) of the Department of Financial Services.This class is further distinguished from the lower class of Accountant I/II by the regular, continuous performance of the full range of supervisory duties, or the application of specialized, technical expertise required of the position.
This class is not flexibly staffed with the Accountant I/II class, and allocations to the Accountant III class are limited.
Essential Functions Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:Plans, prioritizes, assigns, supervises, reviews and participates in the work of accounting staff responsible for the preparation, maintenance, verification and reconciliation of accounting and financial records, the audit of financial transactions, and the production of complex fiscal reports.Performs the full range of technical and administrative supervisory responsibilities including interviewing and selecting staff; providing and/or coordinating training; working with employees to correct deficiencies; and recommending and/or implementing discipline.Coordinates, assigns and reviews the work for assigned functions, services, and activities; meets with staff to identify and resolve problems; monitors work flow to ensure work is performed accurately and that timelines are met; ensures compliance with established policies, procedures, and related regulations.Participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies and procedures; makes recommendations for changes and improvements to existing standards and procedures.Reviews and approves various accounting documents including detailed accounting, statistical and/or financial statements or reports.Reviews and approves a variety of accounting transactions to resolve problems; examines accounting transactions to ensure accuracy; corrects financial records as necessary; and performs comprehensive financial activity studies.Oversees and performs the analysis and interpretation of a wide variety of fiscal data and documents; assembles and analyzes accounting records and other supporting technical and statistical data; reviews various source documents and laws, regulations, and ordinances for fiscal impact.Oversees and performs a variety of tasks in support of the ongoing budget process; establishes, reviews and approves new accounts and budget controls; prepares, analyzes, and reviews estimated revenues, reimbursement, expenditures, fund balances and other proprietary and budgetary accounts; responds to requests from management for budgetary data analysis, projections, etc.Oversees and performs specialized professional accounting work in such areas as systems, audits, payroll, tax accounting, cost accounting, special districts accounting, claims, grants, etc.; participates on project teams.Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations related to the field of professional accounting.Performs related duties as assigned.
Employment Standards Education:
A Bachelor's Degree or higher from an accredited college or university in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business Administration or a closely related field including completion of 120 semester units with a minimum of 12 semester units in accounting; ANDExperience: Four (4) years of professional level accounting and/or auditing experience comparable to the Yolo County classes of Accountant I/II or Auditor I/II.Knowledge of:Principles and practices of supervision, discipline, leadership, mentoring, and training; team dynamics and team building; general and governmental accounting theory, principles and practices and their application to a wide variety of accounting transactions; application and operation of computerized accounting systems and spreadsheets; auditing principles and techniques; principles of cost accounting, budgeting systems accounting; financial statement preparation; office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications.Ability to:Select, supervise, train, and evaluate staff; plan, coordinate, assign, and review the work of subordinate staff; investigate and resolve disciplinary issues; interpret and apply legal and procedural regulations to fiscal operations; gather and analyze data, draw logical conclusions, and make effective recommendations; evaluate the effectiveness accounting systems and develop alternative fiscal record keeping procedures; balance multiple projects and deadlines easily and independently; identify problems and issues; use initiative and independent knowledge within established guidelines; develop and maintain cooperative, effective working relationships; communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.
Application & Selection Process It is highly recommended that you print this job bulletin for future reference.Your application should highlight all relevant education, training, and experience, and clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for the position as of the final filing date.
Application information must be current, concise, and related to the requirements in this job announcement.
A resume may be included with your application; however, it will not substitute for the information requested on the application.In addition to a completed application, applicants are required to submit verification of education and a completed supplemental questionnaire.The supplemental questionnairewill be a combination of fill-in questions and video interviewing provided by Spark Hire.
The supplemental questionnaire is used as a tool for administering the Screening for Best Qualified testing component.
Therefore, incomplete applications will be disqualified.
Applicants can expect to receive a link to the video interviewing portion the week of October 1st.All video interviews MUST be submitted by the assigned due date.Please see below for additional dates surrounding the selection process for this recruitment.Additional documents may be submitted to the Yolo County Human Resources Office in any one or more of the following ways:As an attachment to the online application
By e-mail to fax to (530) 666-8049By hand-delivery to 625 Court Street, Room 101, Woodland, CA 95695.
Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.
to 5:00 p.m.The following is a tentative schedule of events that will occur as part of the selection process.
The selection process steps, and all listed dates, may change with or without notice.Week of 10/01/2018 Screen for Minimum QualificationWeek of 10/01/2018 Applicant receives Spark Hire link to complete video interview
Week of 10/08/2018 Applicant submits video interview (Supplemental Questionnaire)Week of 10/08/2018 Screen for Best QualifiedTBD Department Selection InterviewsTBD Reference ChecksTBD Tentative Job Offer/Livescan/Drug & Alcohol ScreenNovember 2018 Estimated Start DateVerification of EducationAcceptable forms of educational documentation are official or unofficial transcripts that list the student's name, institution name, field of study and date the degree was awarded.For recent graduateswho have not received proof of their degree yet, a letter from the registrar's office stating that all requirements for graduation have been met and listing the field of study will be sufficient proof of graduation.Pleasedo notsend originals; copies of the required documents are acceptable.
Any submitted documents will not be returned.All foreign transcripts or diplomas must be in English.
If the institution does not provide these documents in English, the applicant will need to provide a translation which has been done by a professional agency.
The County of Yolo will accept education as equivalent to U.S.
accreditation from Institutions that are listed as members of the International Association of Universities.
You may check for your school by visiting the IAU web site ( who possess a degree or completed coursework that is not from an accredited college or university, must submit one of the following:1.
A written statement from a U.S accredited university or college that states that the applicant is qualified for entrance to a program of graduate studies for which a degree in a related field is required.2.
An evaluation of the applicant's degree and coursework equivalency by a private organization that provides foreign credential evaluation services.
The evaluation must include a comparison of comparable U.S.
courses for content, credit and grade.Note: Foreign language documents must include a precise word-for-word English translation of all foreign language documents.
It is the responsibility of each applicant to prove to the satisfaction of the County that the applicant meets the specific requirements listed on the job announcement for each specific examination.
The following is a list of private organizations that provide foreign credential evaluation services.
Fees range from $50 to $400 per document; processing times vary from 5-20 business days.
For further information, please contact the organization(s). The County of Yolo does not endorse these business entities; this list has been developed for informational purposes only.EDUCATIONAL RECORDS EVALUATION SERVICE 601 University Ave., Suite 127 Sacramento, CA 95825 (916) 921-0790www.eres.comFOREIGN EDUCATION DOCUMENT SERVICE P.O.
Box 151739 San Diego, CA 92175(619) 265-5810www.documentservice.orgCENTER FOR APPLIED RESEARCH, EVALUATION & EDUCATION, INC.
Box 18358 Anaheim, CA 92817 (714) 237-9272www.iescaree.comGLOBAL SERVICES ASSOCIATES, INC.
409 North Pacific Coast Highway, # 393 Redondo Beach, CA 90277 (310) 828-5709www.globaleval.orgINTERNATIONAL EDUCATION RESEARCH FOUNDATION CREDENTIALS EVALUATION SERVICE P.O.
Box 3665 Culver City, CA 90231-3665 (310) 258-9451www.ierf.orgScreening for Best QualifiedThe supplemental questions are designed to elicit specific information regarding a candidate's experience, education, and training.
Responses should be consistent with the information on your application and are subject to verification.
If a job included responsibilities applicable to several questions, separate the different functions of the job to answer all the questions completely.
Resumes or referral to the application or other questionnaire responses will not be accepted in lieu of completing each question.
If you have no experience, write "no experience" for the appropriate question.
Based upon responses to the supplemental questionnaire, the applicant's education, training, and experience will be evaluated to determine those applicants that are best qualified.Contact InformationFor questions about the position or about employment with the County, please contact Human Resources by e-mail by phone at .Equal Employment Opportunity:
It is the policy of the County of Yolo to provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons, regardless of sex, sexual orientation, race, color, ancestry, religious creed, national origin, physical disability (Including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state or local laws or ordinance.
The County will comply with all of its obligations under State and Federal laws regarding the provision of reasonable accommodations to applicants.
Reasonable testing arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants with disabilities or who are unable to attend a scheduled test due to religious reasons in accordance with the Fair Employment and Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Please call the County of Yolo Human Resources Office at at least five (5) business days prior to the scheduled test date to request accommodation.
Documentation from a medical doctor, rehabilitation counselor, or other qualified professional will be required.
RETIREMENTWere you hired into a CalPERS or other public agency reciprocal system for the first time on or before January 1, 2013?
If so, you most likely have "Classic" member status.
Classic membersof CalPERS (or CalPERS reciprocal) agencies whocome to work for Yolo County will remain Classic members!"Classic" member CalPERSretirement formulas are:Misc: 2.5% at 55Safety: 3.0% at 55Deputy Sheriff Safety: 3.0% at 50"New" member CalPERS retirement formulas (for employees hired into a CalPERS agency for the first time after January 1, 2013) are:Misc: 2% @ 62Safety: 2.7% @ 57BENEFITS The County of Yolo offers a generous benefits package including:- Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance- CalPERS Retirement- Deferred Compensation Plans- Flexible Spending Accounts- Employee Assistance Program- Vacation, Sick, and Administrative Leave- Holidays & Floating Holidays- Disability Plans- Social Security & MedicareBenefits for County positions are specific to the bargaining unit of the position.
The Salary Resolution (accessible here) identifies the bargaining unit for each County classification.Once you've identified the bargaining unit, you can look up the benefits for a particular position by going to our Benefits Summaries by Bargaining Unit page on our website, by clicking here.
01 The job bulletin for this class outlines the steps in the application and selection process, and contains all necessary information that an applicant will need to complete and submit a complete application packet.
Complete application packets MUST be submitted prior to the closing date.
Candidates will not be given additional time to submit additional information.
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