Job: Senior Accountant
 Job Title:  Senior Accountant
 Position Type:  Full-Time
 Compensation/Salary:  $74,484.80 - $90,750.40/Annually
 Job Code:  JNZ3873
 Posted On:  28 Mar 2013
 Deadline:  April 8, 2013 Midnight
 Company/Agency:  San Jose
 Job Category:  Accntng-Audit-Controller
 Location:  San Jose, CA 
 Job Web Site:
 Job Description
  About the Department
The City of San José, the Capital of Silicon Valley, is one of the nation's best managed cities and one of the top ten cities in which to live, work, and do business. Moreover, San José is the center of cultural, government and economic activity for the region. The employees of the City of San José have embraced the following values: Integrity, Innovation, Excellence, Collaboration, Respect and Celebration. The City's Finance Department is seeking an individual whose values align with the values of the City's employees.

The organizational structure consists of the following Divisions:
- Accounting
- Administration
- Purchasing
- Revenue Management
- Treasury

Position and Duties
The City of San Jose Finance Department is seeking to hire a Senior Accountant within the Accounting Division of the Finance Department. Under general supervision from the Disbursements Program Manager, this Senior Accountant manages six staff responsible for all areas of payroll operations to ensure paycheck generation and distribution to the City's 7,000 plus employees. This include the general ledger interfaces, audit coordination, reporting and assuring State and Federal regulatory and City policy compliance for the City of San Jose payroll. Other responsibilities include communicating issues and organizational changes related to the payroll processes in City publications, Finance websites, payroll training programs, ensuring compliance with the requirements of the City¿s bargaining unit agreements, as well as defining and documenting system changes, and working with the Information Technology Department to implement changes required in the Oracle PeopleSoft HR/Payroll System.

The essential duties of a Senior Accountant position will include, but will not be limited to the following:

- Manage the payroll process using complex systems to generate the City of San Jose's bi-weekly in-house payroll for 7,000 employees
- Supervising, mentoring, and training payroll staff and timekeeping staff, writing performance evaluations annually for 6 payroll staff.
- Implementation, enforcement and compliance of regulations related to IRS, Department of Labor, State and other governmental agencies as well as negotiated labor agreements.
- Provide direction to payroll accountants and staff for complex accounting issues related to 100 million plus prefund entries and revenue accounting allocation of expense.
- Conducting Citywide planning meetings and training sessions.
- Coordination special projects related to payroll projects.
- Manage customer service by responding to questions and interpreting program goals and policies related to payroll.
- Cooperating with other City departments in documenting and implementing fiscal policies and procedures.
- Developing fiscal reporting systems that are reflective of complex operations and providing accurate and timely management information for use in the management and administration of the Finance Department and other City departments.
- Assisting in the preparation of the City's annual financial reports to insure compliance with existing statutes and generally accepted accounting principles.
- Coordinating with external CPA firms and government audit agencies to implement changes, as necessary, to accounting procedures and methods to ensure compliance with generally accepted accounting principles.
- Participating in the preparation of various budget documents that are used to validate that funds are available from appropriate sources to pay approved expenditures.
- Overseeing the preparation and completion of financial reports according to federal and state rules, regulations and laws, City policies and procedures, and generally accepted accounting principles.
- Implementing and enforcing GASB standards and pronouncements.
- Preparing and delivering presentations to committees relating to utility services, cost recovery services, or other services.

Minimum Qualifications
Any combination of training and experience equivalent to the following:

Education: Completion of a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Accounting, Business Administration, or related field, including at least 18 semester units in accounting subjects.
Experience: Four years of experience at the working level of a professional accountant.
Acceptable Substitutions: Additional years of experience at the working level of a professional accountant may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis. There shall be no substitution for the 18 semester units in accounting subjects.
Licenses or Certificates: Possession of a valid driver's license authorizing operation of a motor vehicle in the state of California may be required.
Employment Eligibility: Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of San Jose will not prepare or file a labor condition application with the Department of Labor.

To view the full announcement for this exciting opportunity with the City of San Jose’s Finance Department and to apply online, please visit the City of San Jose’s employment page at:
 Job Contact
 Contact Name:  Devika Tandan  Primary Phone:  408-535-5655
 Title:  HR Analyst  Fax: 
 Company/Agency:  San Jose  Email:
 Location:  San Jose, CA  Contact Web Site: