Financial Services

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Corona, CA - (USA) 1260 Hamner Avenue Suite E CA Norco , CA 92860

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The Accountant II is the fully qualified journey level classification in the professional Accountant series and reports to a supervisory or manager position. Incumbents perform the full range of assignments requiring a greater technical knowledge than those given to the Accountant I class. Incumbents may be assigned the responsibility for an accounting subdivision or for the accounting function of a County department, or may be given auditing assignments of average difficulty. In addition, incumbents may supervise clerical or technical staff, and may mentor Accountant Trainees.

The Accountant II is distinguished from the Senior Accountant classification in that the latter is the advanced journey and lead level class in the series. Incumbents perform complex accounting and auditing assignments requiring an extensive technical knowledge and the exercise of a greater degree of independent judgment than the Accountant II class.

Advancement to the next level is obtained by competitive selection through an open recruitment.


(Depending on the area of assignment, duties may include, but are not limited to, the following)

* Establish, review, revise, and maintain controls on fiscal recordkeeping functions in an assigned unit.

* Examine and analyze fiscal recordkeeping systems and procedures.

* Examine, analyze, and verify fiscal documents (e.g., vouchers, warrants, requisitions, purchase orders, receiving records, and invoices).

* Prepare trial balances, reconciliations, work sheets, and schedules.

* Prepare a variety of accounting, statistical, and narrative reports.

* Review, evaluate, and may assist in the preparation and maintenance of the budget and internal controls.

* Prepare recommendations for the installation of new or revised accounting and cost systems, procedures, and records.

* Analyze the classification and distribution of income and expenditures to proper accounts.

* Develop complex rate or cost models.

* Track, report, and reimburse routine federal or state grants.


Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in accounting, or another field of study that included at least 18 semester or 27 quarter units in accounting, auditing, taxation, financial reporting, financial statement analysis, or external and internal reporting. (One year of experience as a professional accountant with the County of Riverside may substitute for the 18 semester or 27 quarter units of specialized coursework.)

Experience: One year of professional level accounting experience equivalent to a County of Riverside Accountant I classification.


Certificate: Possession of a valid certificate as a Certified Public Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor.

Experience: One year of professional level accounting experience equivalent to a County of Riverside Accountant I classification.

Knowledge of: Accounting principles and practices; principles and procedures of governmental accounting; general business law and budgeting methods; principles of good office management and effective supervision; computerized data processing.

Ability to: Analyze data and draw logical conclusions; maintain records and prepare accounting, statistical, and narrative reports; supervise the work of others; establish and maintain effective working relationships; communicate effectively both orally and in writing.