Position Type:  Full-Time
 Compensation/Salary:  $58,353.36 - $70,929.56 Annually
 Job Code:  JMS3810
 Posted On:  14 Feb 2013
 Deadline:  March 4, 2013
 Company/Agency:  City of Carlsbad
 Job Category:  Some Other Job Category
 Location:  Carlsbad, CA 
 Job Web Site:
 Job Description
  Under general supervision, to perform journey-level accounting work maintaining and assisting with the planning, organizing and auditing of the accounting and financial transactions of the City. Process and audit bi-weekly payroll and timekeeping transactions; to prepare and file all quarterly and annual payroll/tax related reports; to perform journey-level accounting work maintaining and assisting with the planning, organizing and auditing of the accounting and financial transactions of the city; and to do related work as required.

Selection Process:
Those applicants considered most qualified will be invited to continue further in the selection process, which consists of but not limited to: panel interviews and a written test component.

Filing Deadline: March 4, 2013 @ 9:00 a.m.
Panel Interviews/Test Assessment Date: March 21, 2013.

Key Responsibilities:
(These are representative duties and the emphasis on certain duties will vary depending on the job assignment.)

Process and issue employee bi-weekly paychecks and statements of earnings and deductions.

Audit automated timekeeping system and records for compliance with memorandums of understanding (MOUs) and Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) guidelines.

Assist in the planning, development and record keeping of City accounting and financial procedures and systems.

Analyze and audit transactions for proper account classification.

Understand, interpret, and apply general accounting and auditing principles, procedures, and methods, to develop, maintain, and audit financial and statistical reports.

Participate in fiscal year-end audit activities, including preparation of financial statements.

Perform reconciliation of general ledger accounts, reports and other financial transactions.

Assist in the preparation of the annual operating budget and capital budget.

Prepare annual State Controller, street and other governmental reports, as required.

Assist in performing the conversion and ongoing maintenance of automated accounting systems.

Coordinate financially related activities with other City departments, divisions and with other outside agencies.

Audit accounting systems and procedures to ensure proper internal control and compliance with policies.

Audit other agencies or companies to determine compliance with City ordinances and contracts.

May supervise, train and evaluate subordinate sub-professional and clerical staff as assigned.

Participate on special teams or committees involving other departments and/or outside agencies.

Prepare special studies and reports as required.

Respond effectively to public inquiries and complaints.

Perform other related work as assigned.

To perform a job in this classification, an individual must be able to perform the essential duties as generally described in the specification. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties in a specific job. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

Knowledge of:

Familiarity with payroll/timekeeping processes including payroll and tax laws.

Principles and practices of accounting, budgeting, administration and municipal organizations.

Posting, ledger activity, reconciliations, double-entry bookkeeping, math and financial records.

Principles of office management, supervision and training.

Automated accounting systems and general office applications, including word processing and spreadsheets.

Ability to:

Demonstrate and foster excellent customer service.

Interpret and apply applicable laws, regulations and policies.

Develop and implement efficient accounting procedures.

Communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.

Analyze and reconcile financial data and transactions.

Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with employees, outside agencies and the public.

Supervise, train and evaluate staff.

Experience & Education:
Any combination equivalent to the education and experience that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical background would include: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor's degree in accounting or related discipline, and one year of municipal or closely related professional or sub-professional accounting experience.

 Job Contact
 Contact Name:  Sandra Abbott  Primary Phone:  760-602-2440
 Title:  HR Technician  Fax:  760-602-8554
 Company/Agency:  Carlsbad  Email:
 Location:  Carlsbad, CA  Contact Web Site: