Job: Fund Accountant
 Job Title:  Fund Accountant
 Position Type:  Full-Time
 Compensation/Salary:  $62,400 - $65,560
 Job Code:  JDR6831
 Posted On:  06 Sep 2017
 Deadline:  September 19, 2017
 Company/Agency:  City of Maywood
 Job Category:  Accntng-Audit-Controller
 Location:  Maywood, CA 
 Job Web Site:
 Job Description
Under general direction, performs varied technical accounting, auditing, and statistical work requiring a high degree of analytical ability,
reviews accounting systems and written procedures, and makes recommendations for revisions as necessary.

Essential Functions:
1. Prepares a variety of detailed accounting, statistical, and/or narrative financial statements or reports requiring analysis and interpretation of source data. Participates in the preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and Budget, including related monthly, quarterly, and year-end financial statements, schedules, and reports.

2. Reviews, develops, and modifies accounting methods to improve existing procedures to ensure conformity with generally accepted accounting principles for government. Coordinates accounting controls to comply with standard audit requirements, and assists external auditors in fiscal year review.

3. May supervise, train, and evaluate assigned staff.

4. Makes complex adjusting entries affecting several account subsystems; prepares closing entries to the General Ledger and participates in the preparation of annual and interim financial reports.

5. Audits, reconciles, balances and adjusts accounting records; researches and resolves problems; maintains accounting controls.

6. Assists in the design, implementation, modification, and control of automated accounting systems, management information systems, and management controls.

7. Assists in the preparation of the departmental and municipal budget.

8. Prepares bank account reconciliations, verifying accuracy of recorded transactions; prepares related work sheets, cash balances, proofs, and other schedules; daily cash flow analysis and cash flow projections.

9. Performs routine compliance audits, ad hoc programmatic audits, and other internal control reviews as necessary.

10. Assist in various payroll functions and duties as assigned.

Secondary Functions:
1. Assists in analyzing, developing, and implementing accounting and other management procedures; recommends improvements in forms and procedures used; assists in the development of operating manuals and administrative guidelines.

2. Performs related duties and responsibilities as required.


Education and/or Experience
A Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or related field, and three (3) years of experience in accounting at a professional level is required. Experience as an auditor or as an accountant in a public sector agency or as a Certified Public Accountant is highly desirable but not required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of governmental accounting and auditing, including governmental accounting, cost accounting, grant accounting and budgeting. Current knowledge and understanding of Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) rules, guidelines and pronouncements. Ability to apply and adapt established accounting principles and procedures to a variety of City accounting work; analyze and review financial data to develop forecast, trends, and analysis; interpret and apply related laws, ordinances, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures; analyze data and draw logical conclusions; prepare and maintain accurate reports and records; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships. Considerable knowledge of computerized accounting systems, and ability to effectively use computers to produce spreadsheets and to do word processing. Maintain mental capacity that allows the capability of making sound decisions, and demonstration of intellectual capabilities. Must have experience working in a windows based computer environment and be proficient in Excel. Effective skills in Word and PowerPoint are preferable.


* 1. Please describe your experience, including key responsibilities and functional areas that you directly interacted with and were responsible for, in the following areas:

1. Governmental accounting
2. Year-end closing
3. Financial statement preparation

 Job Contact
 Contact Name:  Ofelia Mancera  Primary Phone:  323-562-5707
 Title:  Principal Accountant  Fax:  323-773-2806
 Company/Agency:  City of Maywood  Email:
 Location:  Maywood, CA  Contact Web Site: