Job: Accountant II
 Job Title:  Accountant II
 Position Type:  Full-Time
 Compensation/Salary:  $42,697 to $57,764 annually
 Job Code:  JXP3792
 Posted On:  04 Feb 2013
 Deadline:  5:00 p.m., February 28, 2013
 Company/Agency:  City of Banning
 Job Category:  Accntng-Audit-Controller
 Location:  Banning, CA 
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 Job Description
  JOB DEFINITION: To perform accounting duties within the Finance Department; and to maintain fiscal controls and programs. To prepare financial reports and statements; and to perform a variety of tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility.

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification. Shown are duties intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.

Performs professional accounting duties within the Finance Department; prepares and maintain controls on financial transactions and accounts; prepares trial balances, journal entries, general ledger reconciliations and related financial documents. Serves as liaison with accounting and fiscal personnel from other departments by responding to questions and issues; monitors department’s budgets and expenditures. Participates in the development of the City’s annual comprehensive budget; ensures that the development of the City’s annual budget adheres to established accounting procedures; provides assistance to City departments in budget preparation; participates in the inventory of the City’s fuel, water and fleet divisions and operations. Oversees the submission of financial and accounting reports required by outside agencies.

Provides technical guidance and support to other department employees in their areas of work, including governmental accounting methods, procedures and techniques. May act as a lead accountant in the audit of City financial records, statements and reports. Monitors various grants and prepares reports as required. Monitors program compliance with laws, rules and regulations governing municipal accounting and public finance services. Maintains awareness of new development in the fields of municipal accounting and public finance; incorporates new development as appropriate into programs.

KNOWLEDGE and ABILITIES: Knowledge of operations, services and activities of a municipal accounting program; principles, practices and terminology of general, fund, project, grant, insurance and government accounting; principles and procedures of financial program filing and record keeping; principles and practices of financial research and report preparation; of municipal budget preparation and administrating and of fixed asset management and administration; advanced mathematical principles; principles and practices of public finance and financial reporting; recent development, current literature and information related to municipal accounting and public finance; modern office equipment, including computers and supporting work processing and spreadsheet applications and pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and ordinances. Ability to perform professional level accounting duties; coordinate municipal accounting and public finance programs; analyze, post, balance and reconcile financial data ledgers and accounts; maintain a variety of financial ledgers; verify the accuracy of financial data and information; ensure proper authorization and documentation for journal transactions; review and interpret financial reports and transactions; prepare a variety of financial reports; maintain a detailed budget for assigned divisions and programs; interpret and explain City policies and procedures; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing and operate office equipment, including computers and supporting word processing and spreadsheet applications.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in accounting, finance, business administration or a related field. Three (3) years of professional level accounting experience. Experience in governmental accounting is highly desirable.

 Job Contact
 Contact Name:  Human Resources  Primary Phone:  951-922-3155
 Title:   Fax:  951-922-3157
 Company/Agency:  City of Banning  Email:
 Location:  Banning, CA  Contact Web Site: