Senior Finance Technician

City Of Roseville, CA Roseville , CA 95661

Posted 2 months ago

Sacramento/Metro Area

Job Type


Close Date
10/15/2018 at 5pm


$3,976.00-$5,594.00 Monthly

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About Roseville

The City of Roseville, California is a dynamic, growing city with friendly people, outstanding community services, scenic beauty and prosperous businesses. Roseville's moderate climate, excellent schools, expanding job opportunities and nearby recreation areas attract new residents who are looking for a great place to live, work, raise a family, or retire. Roseville is located in Placer County just 16 miles northeast of Sacramento, the state capital. Scenic natural areas, an extensive park system, bike trails and playgrounds are close to home. Within one hour, you can explore Gold Rush towns, enjoy water sports in nearby lakes and rivers, hike the beautiful Sierra foothills and ski the High Sierra. Lake Tahoe, San Francisco and the California coast are just two hours away.

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311 Vernon Street Roseville, 95678


FINAL FILING DATE: We are accepting the first 50 qualified applications or closing at 5 pm, October 15, 2018; whichever occurs first.



The Human Resources Department is accepting applications for the regular and full-time position of Senior Finance Technician in the Finance Department. The current vacancy is in the Utility Billing division working with the Customer Service team in a call center environment assisting residents with a variety of utility billing requests. The normal work schedule is Monday through Friday, 8:00 am 5:00 pm; a flex schedule may be available.

The City of Roseville promotes a no smoking atmosphere.


To organize, assign and review the work of assigned personnel engaged in a variety of accounting duties that may include cash management, utility billing/customer service, accounts payable/receivable, and payroll operations; perform duties requiring specialized knowledge; and to provide administrative support to assigned supervisor.


The Senior Finance Technician is the advanced journey level in the Finance Technician class series. Positions at this level are distinguished from other classes within the series by the level of responsibility assumed, complexity of duties assigned, independence of action taken, by the amount of time spent performing the duties, and by the nature of the public contact made. Employees perform the most difficult and responsible types of duties assigned to classes within this series, including providing technical and functional supervision over assigned personnel. Employees at this level are required to be fully trained in all procedures related to assigned areas of responsibility.


  • Receives direction from assigned supervisory or management personnel.

  • Exercises technical and functional supervision over technical and administrative support personnel.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES - Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Plan, prioritize, and review the work of staff assigned to a variety of accounting functions that may include cash management, utility billing/customer services, accounts payable/receivable, payroll, consolidated billing operations and contract management.

  • Develop schedules and methods to accomplish assignments ensuring work is completed in a timely and efficient manner.

  • Using benchmarks, monitor incoming workload to evenly distribute tasks to support personnel.

  • Participate in evaluating the activities of staff, recommending improvements and modifications.

  • Provide and coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies.

  • Perform specialized work in reviewing and processing of various financial records; analyze and reconcile a variety of journals, accounts, reports and records; process adjusting entries as required.

  • Maintain instruction documents in area of assigned responsibility including software upgrade testing workpapers, analysis, recommendations for customizations and implementation procedures.

  • Perform the most difficult work related to area of functional responsibility, including researching, reviewing, and correcting financial, statistical, and operating reporting documents.

  • As assigned create periodic billing rotation assignments; establish monthly billing calendar; review audit reports to ensure meter reading accuracy; analyze reports relative to accuracy of consumption.

  • As assigned, audit all accounts payable documents for adherence to state and federal tax compliance laws; process and file1099-MISC; verify electronic payment postings.

  • As assigned, administer and process City purchase card program.

  • As assigned, process bad debts and credit refund actions.

  • Provide assistance and advice to City departments in resolving issues related to highly complex research and analysis of a variety of financial matters.

  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees and the public using principles of good customer service.

  • Perform related duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of technical and functional supervision and training.

  • Principles and practices of financial and statistical record keeping and advanced analytical research.

  • Practices and methods of governmental accounting, auditing, and financial reporting.

  • Pertinent local, State and Federal laws, rules and regulations related to area of assigned responsibilities.

Ability to:

  • Organize, assign and review the work of staff engaged in a variety of accounting duties.

  • On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of the job. Intermittently analyze work papers, reports and special projects; research, identify and interpret technical and numerical information; observe and problem-solve operational and technical policy and procedures.

  • On a continuous basis, sit at a desk for long periods of time. Intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone, and write or use keyboard to communicate through written means; and lift or carry weight of 10 pounds or less.

  • Perform the most complex and difficult duties related to the monitoring, analysis, and reporting of a variety of technical financial activities and software upgrades.

  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Experience and Training


Two years of experience similar to that of a Finance Technician II with the City of Roseville (performing a variety of complex and specialized accounting duties in an assigned functional area of responsibility).


An Associate's degree or 60 semester units of college level course work including 18 units in a major field of study and 21 units in general education from an accredited college or university, preferably in accounting, finance or a related field. Two years of related work experience can substitute for an Associate's Degree.

License or Certificate

Possession of a valid California driver's license by date of appointment.

1.Your responses to questions 2-3, the applicant's education, training and experience, will be scored using a pre-determined formula. Your responses to these questions must be consistent with your employment application information. This experience must also be described in the "Work Experience" section of this application. Responses to the supplemental questionnaire that are inconsistent from your "Work Experience" section in the application will not be scored. I understand and agree with the above instructions.

  • Yes

  • No
    2.Was any of the work experience listed on your application an unpaid internship, or volunteer work? If so, please list below which ones.
    3.How many years of experience do you have performing a variety of complex and specialized accounting duties in an assigned functional area of responsibility?

  • Less than 2 years

  • 2-5 Years

  • 5+ Years
    4.Describe your experience with utility billing activities and training documentation.
    5.Describe your experience with one-on-one training.
    6.Describe your experience with group training.
    7.What training methods have you used and which have proven the most effective in your experience?
    8.Please describe your experience in process documentation and the development of training guides.


All candidates meeting the minimum qualifications will have their application scored in a Formula Rate Examination. The applicant's experience and education will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula. Scores from this evaluation will determine applicant ranking and placement on the Employment List. Supplemental questions will be utilized by the department hiring authority to make interview and selection determinations. Final appointment is contingent upon a check of past employment references, passing a City-paid fingerprint check and depending on position applied for a pre-employment medical exam and a drug and alcohol screening test.



For more information regarding the City's benefits, visit our website at here. This position is in Local 39.

Special Instructions

If you do not have an Associate's Degree and you would like to be considered for an Associate's degree equivalency you must attach your college transcripts to your application in the space provided.

If you have a The following options apply to the evaluation of college degrees from countries outside the United States:

  • Educational background from a foreign country may be evaluated by an accredited United States college or university listed on the U.S. Department of Education Database of Accredited Post-Secondary Institutions and Programs website.

  • Verification of degree equivalency may be obtained from organizations that provide foreign education credential evaluation services. The City of Roseville will accept verification from any of listed member agencies found at

  • A copy of the foreign credential evaluation verification must be attached to the employment application.

  • Applicants who do not provide this verification will be eliminated from further consideration.

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