Job: Senior Accountant
 Job Title:  Senior Accountant
 Position Type:  Full-Time
 Compensation/Salary:  $7,141 to $8,678 monthly
 Job Code:  JZR3695
 Posted On:  09 Nov 2012
 Deadline:  December 7, 2012
 Company/Agency:  Hayward
 Job Category:  Accntng-Audit-Controller
 Location:  Hayward, CA 
 Job Web Site:
 Job Description
  THE POSITION: This is an advanced journey level position responsible for planning, organizing, directing and supervising assigned accounting operations within the Finance Department. The incumbent will perform the more complex professional accounting duties in support of department and City operations and activities, will write technical and informational reports, and will perform a variety of technical tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility.

Knowledge of: Generally Accepted Accounting and Auditing principles and practices for municipal governments; cost accounting; internal control mechanisms; fixed asset accounting and budgeting; principles of municipal investment and debt administration; pertinent local, State and Federal laws, ordinances and rules; principles of supervision, training and performance evaluations; effective oral and written presentation techniques and practices.
Ability to: Organize, implement and direct a variety of financial operations; review, analyze and interpret complex financial statements, reports, transactions and records; complete accurate financial calculations and verify the accuracy of accounting and financial data; develop and recommend policies and procedures related to assigned operations; conduct complex financial analyses; and supervise, train and evaluate assigned staff.

For a complete job description visit the Human Resources page on the City’s website at

Any combination of education and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience: Three years of increasingly responsible professional accounting and financial work experience preferably in a governmental or public agency setting, including supervisory experience

Education: Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in accounting, finance, or a related field.

License: Possession and maintenance of, or ability to obtain, a valid driver’s license may be required. Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required. Possession of a Certified Public Accountant license is highly desirable.

Candidates must submit a completed City of Hayward job application and responses to the Supplemental Questionnaire, which fully describe the nature of their professional experience and qualifications. Documents can be attached electronically to applications, faxed to (510) 583-3655 or emailed to . Applications submitted without required supplemental questionnaire responses will not be considered.

Based on the information provided, those best qualified may be invited to the next phase of the process, which may include an oral, practical, and/or written examination. Candidates passing the examinations will be placed on an eligible list for hiring consideration. Actual hire depends on success in the departmental selection process

Completion of the Supplemental Questionnaire is required for your application to be considered and is an integral part of the examination process. Your application will not be considered if you fail to respond to the supplemental questions. Writing ‘see resume’ is not an acceptable response. In your response include how many years of experience you have in each area and the organization(s) you worked for.

1. Please describe your training and experience in the following areas of finance: financial analysis, budget variance analysis, and governmental accounting.
2. Describe your training and experience in year-end audits and preparing financial statements.
3. Describe your training and experience in payroll and benefits.
4. Describe your experience supervising accounting staff and developing a teamwork environment.

Candidates are encouraged to apply online at or at Paper applications can be obtained by visiting the Human Resources Department at Hayward City Hall located at 777 B Street, Hayward, CA 94541. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8a.m. to 5 p.m.
 Job Contact
 Contact Name:  Human Resources  Primary Phone:  510-583-4500
 Title:   Fax: 
 Company/Agency:  Hayward  Email:
 Location:  Hayward, CA  Contact Web Site: