County of Riverside - California

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The Riverside County Sheriff's Department is seeking applicants for future Senior Accounting Assistant opportunities! Several vacancies are anticipated to be filled throughout Riverside County.

The Senior Accounting Assistant performs a variety of accounting duties related to the maintenance and review of accounting, financial and statistical records; and other work as required.

Incumbents perform accounting duties related to the maintenance and review of accounting, financial and statistical records. Positions in this class series provide support services in the maintenance and processing of financial and statistical records which are part of a more complex recordkeeping system. Duties typically include reconciling a variety of departmental accounts, designing forms or formats for reporting and retaining data and preparing and processing accounting records, statements or transactions using a variety of accounting support documents. Positions typically provide direction and instruction to lower level accounting staff and may act as full supervisor for a small number of lower level Accounting Assistants or clerical support staff.

Ideal candidates will possess the following skills and / or experience:

  • Payroll Processing
  • Audit and Account Reconciliation
  • Account Payable and Receivable
  • Experience in maintaining, tracking and reconciling expenditures, revenues and petty cash.
  • Reconciliation of expenditures, petty cash and other fiscal records.
  • Experience in Excel and preparing spreadsheets
  • Knowlege of PeopleSoft Financials

Experience: One year of experience as an Accounting Assistant II with the County of Riverside or an equivalent position.


Experience: Three years of experience in the review, reconciliation, and preparation of financial accounts. (Substitution: One year of the required experience may be substituted with the completion of 12 semester or 18 quarter units in accounting from an accredited college.)

Knowledge of: Basic methods, practices, and terminology of fiscal record keeping, basic business mathematics; checks, money orders and other common negotiable instruments and their proper validation and endorsement; common methods of balancing cash and checks against records of receipt; methods of handling, recording and controlling monies received and disbursed; basic mathematical/fiscal computer applications; Basic payroll practices and procedures including FLSA requirements; Accounting systems, procedures, regulations and source documents including expenditure, revenue, general ledger and related accounting procedures and the interrelationship of internal and external record keeping systems; general bookkeeping, accounting and audit methodology, terminology and standards.

Ability to: Make arithmetical computations quickly and accurately; operate standard office equipment which may include computers, calculators, cash registers, adding machines, and duplicating machines; read, understand and follow written and oral instructions; use computerized accounting systems; prepare data in proper format for data entry; understand and maintain financial accounting files or other record systems; recognize and correct computational errors; accurately compare, post and transfer numbers; understand transactions in terms of accounting codes and classifications; prepare routine and special financial reports; communicate effectively by phone or in person; learn County accounting systems; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; Perform a wide variety of difficult and responsible financial/accounting duties involving a broad range of technical/complex and/or specialized transactions; review and consolidate records from multiple sources and summarize into reports, abstracts and other accounting documents; analyze data and draw logical conclusions; review and evaluate the work of lower level accounting clerical staff may be required for some positions in the class.

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