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Senior Accountant

City of Culver City Culver City, CA
  • Expired: 20 days ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
JOB Culver City is a Charter City incorporated in 1917, and is a destination filled with outdoor cafes, unique shops and galleries opening onto pedestrian-friendly boulevards. Culver City has a dedicated staff of approximately 700+ employees with an overall operating budget of over $250 million. The City provides a full range of municipal services including Fire, Police, Community Development, Public Works, Parks, Recreation, and Community Services, and Transportation.  EXAMPLE OF DUTIES The positions assigned to this management classification are in the classified service category and perform work in the Finance Department.  The current Senior Accountant vacancies are in the Accounting and Investments Division of Finance.  Senior Accountant's perform complex accounting work of considerable difficulty in the maintenance of accounting records, compliance monitoring and cost control functions, and the establishment and maintenance of the unified accounting system. This work is accomplished through some of the following essential tasks:Assure proper accounting control in the keeping of the Successor Agency and City's general ledgers, preparation of timely and accurate periodic statements and the Successor Agency and City's annual financial statements, and the maintenance of compliance with the requirements of the City Charter, Successor Agency bylaws and generally accepted accounting principles.Assure the maintenance and timely production of accounting and financial reports from varied accounting and clerical personnel, providing information for management and accounting control in compliance with charter and Successor Agency, state and federal requirements and generally accepted accounting principles.Analyze contract agreements, government regulations, legislation, and ordinances, and design, coordinate, and maintain accounting systems and procedures which assure good accounting control in compliance with existing law.Review and prepare intergovernmental billing.Assure compliance with accounting regulations and procedures which control the timely flow of funds and grant monies supporting financial expenditures, contracts, operating costs, or other financial obligations.Monitor compliance with those procedures which maintain integrity of the City's fixed equipment inventory and assets, or the agency's land inventory assets.Analyze and ensure compliance with state and federal legislation regarding bonds and implements programs which assure accountability to the investor, the public, bond rating firms and government to protect the debt covenants.Conduct audits of tax returns sent to the City such as Business Tax, Utility Users Tax, Transient Occupancy Tax, etc.Assist in maintaining a competent, motivated work force by training, developing, motivating, and disciplining subordinates.Support established objectives for the maintenance of accounting records, cost control functions, and the accounting system.Training and Experience: Any combination of training and experience that could likely provide the required knowledge, skill and ability would be qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skill and ability would be:1) A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in accounting, and2) A minimum of four (4) years of professional level experience at the working level of professional accountant.3) A minimum of one (1) year experience coordinating or providing technical or general supervision to others.Knowledge of:  Modern accounting principles and practices including governmental accounting; Applications and principles of data processing and automated accounting systems; Complex financial reports and analysis; Processes, controls and systems; Generally accepted accounting principles; Principles and practices of financial administration including budgeting and reporting; Office methods, systems, and procedures; Supervision, training, and performance evaluation.Ability to:  Analyze, interpret, and explain financial policies and procedures, Municipal tax laws; Assign work, lead, train and supervise employees; Evaluate work performance based upon inspection or review of completed work product; Establish and maintain an effective working relationship with others; Prepare clear, concise, complete and accurate financial statements, schedules and reports from various software programs and data sources; Establish and maintain fiscal records and accounts using database, spreadsheets and word processing applications; Communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing. Licenses and Certificates: Possession of a valid California Class C Driver's License, if assigned to drive. Applicants must receive a passing score on all of the following examination components in order to be placed on the eligible list. Please note: There is a six (6) month waiting period to re-test; therefore, applicants who have participated in the examination process within the preceding six (6) months will be deferred and will need to re-apply after the six (6) month waiting period MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Examination Components WRITTEN EXAMINATION (weighted at 50%): To measure knowledge of professional accounting. (Tentatively scheduled for Thursday, December 12, 2019).  APPRAISAL INTERVIEW (weighted at 50%): To evaluate training, experience and personal qualifications. (Tentatively scheduled for Thursday, January 9, 2020). SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION The provisions of this job posting does not constitute a contract, express or implied, and any provisions in this posting may be modified or revoked without notice.Continuation in the examination process and subsequent placement on the eligible list of a person convicted of a crime depends upon the nature of the conviction and the conduct of the applicant subsequent to the offense. Convictions will be evaluated on a job-related basis and will not automatically disqualify someone from further consideration. Equal Opportunity Employer The City of Culver City is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employees or applicants on the basis of race, sex, age, disability, veteran status, national origin, religion, political affiliation, or sexual orientation/identification.Conditions of Employment: Background/ Reference Check: Upon a conditional job offer, a live scan finger printing must be completed with acceptable results. Your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI). Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City. If you are selected as a finalist, you will be contacted to schedule a fingerprinting appointment. Upon hire, employee is subject to further reporting from DOJ via subsequent arrest notification.Pre-placement medical evaluation including drug screen (select positions)E-Verify: Proof of U.S. citizenship, alien residency or authorization to work in the U.S. will be required at time of appointment.

City of Culver City


Culver City, CA
90232 USA