Job: Accountant II
 Job Title:  Accountant II
 Position Type:  Full-Time
 Compensation/Salary:  Starting Rate $38.06/hourly - $79,167.30/annually
 Job Code:  JNK6994
 Posted On:  08 Nov 2017
 Deadline:  November 30th, 2017
 Company/Agency:  Cathedral City
 Job Category:  Accntng-Audit-Controller
 Location:  Cathedral City, CA 
 Job Web Site:
 Job Description
  The City of Cathedral City Finance Department is looking for a qualified candidate to fill their Accountant II position. Please review the job description below and visit our City website to apply. Please note, to be considered, applications must be submitted through

General Job Description:
Under general supervision, performs professional accounting work relating to municipal accounting policies, procedures and records; performs related work as assigned. Accountant II is the journey level class in the professional accounting series. Positions in this class are expected to independently perform the full range of accounting duties. Successful performance requires a thorough knowledge of governmental accounting procedures, the ability to exercise sound independent judgment within established guidelines and skill in directing the work of others. This class is distinguished from Fiscal Officer and Accounting Services Manager in that these positions have responsibility for all general accounting and financial reporting functions.

Examples of Job Duties:
Reviews accounting documents to ensure accuracy of information and calculations and, if necessary, makes correcting entries; examines supporting documentation to establish proper authorization and conformance with agreements, contracts, and state and federal regulations; prepares and maintains control and subsidiary accounting records involving a variety of transactions and accounts.
Prepares trial balances and financial reports; coordinates and calculates month-end and year-end closings; prepares journal entries and periodic reconciliations of general ledger, journal, subsidiary accounts and bank statements; compiles and prepares financial statements, general and subsidiary ledgers and supporting schedules. Maintains expenditure and budgetary control accounts; maintains accounting inventory of equipment and identifies new purchases; prepares cash transfers and loans between fund and budget categories; processes budgetary adjustments; provides grant accounting and prepares annual financial report for State Controller's office. Maintains complete accounting and record-keeping for state, county and other funding sources, including grants. Installs new accounting systems and procedures and instructs others in their use. Performs cost studies and other special projects and analysis. Provides back-up to various accounting functions such as payroll, receivables and payables; reviews current accounting practices and procedures and recommends modifications and revisions.
Uses a personal computer in the work; directs the work of and provides instruction to less experienced professional and office support staff.

Knowledge and Application:
Principles, practices and terminology of general, fund and government accounting, e.g., Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP); Principles and practices of business data processing, particularly related to the processing of accounting information; Applicable laws regulating public fiscal operations, e.g., Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB); Budgeting principles and terminology; Basic auditing and reconciliation principles and methods; and Basic supervisory principles and practices

Ideal Candidates will have the ability to perform and successfully apply the following:
Analyzing, posting, balancing and reconciling financial data ledgers, financial reports and accounts
Verifying the accuracy of financial data and information
Ensuring proper authorization and documentation for disbursements and other transactions
Making accurate mathematics and statistical calculations
Preparing, reviewing and interpreting financial reports and transactions
Preparing clear, concise and complete financial reports and statements
Establishing and maintaining effective working relations with those contacted in the course of work
Exercising sound independent judgment within established procedural guidelines
Training others in work procedures
Directing and reviewing the work of accounting support staff
Using a personal computer to maintain accounting records and generate reports

Minimum Qualifications include training and experience as follows:
Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in finance, business or public administration, economics, or a closely related field. Para-professional accounting work may be substituted for the education on a year for year basis to a maximum of two years. Two years of professional accounting experience, preferably governmental or public agency.

Recruitment Process Information:
If you are successful in the initial screening process you will be invited to participate in a written examination tentatively schedule for November 30th, 2017 (subject to change).

To be considered for this opportunity, candidates must submit an application on-line. Based upon the information presented in the applications, a limited number of candidates who possess qualifications most pertinent to the position will be invited to participate in the selection process. The selection process may include, but is not limited to the following components: application review and evaluation, written examination or exercise, physical examination, practical exercise and interview evaluation. Please notify Human Resources at least 72 hours in advance of the test date regarding a disability which requires accommodation for the testing process. The resulting eligibility list will be in effect for six (6) months.

All notifications will be sent by email only (regardless of the notification preference selected during the on-line application process). Notifications will be sent to the email address listed on your on-line application.

All employment offers made by the City are contingent upon establishing proof of a prospective candidates legal authorization to work in the United States and successfully passing all components of the pre-employment process which may include, but is not limited to: comprehensive background check, criminal history check, and post-offer medical evaluation (including drug screen).
 Job Contact
 Contact Name:  Colleen Pardy  Primary Phone:  760-770-0352
 Title:  Human Resources Coordinator  Fax:  760-321-4509
 Company/Agency:  Cathedral City  Email:
 Location:  Cathedral City, CA  Contact Web Site: