Trust Accounting Senior Accountant (Open...
County of San Mateo - San Mateo County, CA

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The Health System's Aging and Adult Services Division is seeking a qualified individual for the position of Trust Accounting Senior Accountant . This position is responsible for all of the accounting and reporting duties required for the management of the assets of conserved clients, clients who receive only public benefits and the estates of deceased residents.

This current business-oriented accounting vacancy is in the Public Guardian and Public Administrator Programs. Incumbent will work with Deputy Public Guardian, Deputy Public Administrator, and Estate Management staff that manages assets and real property of conserved clients under the Public Guardian Program and deceased clients under the Public Administrator Program.

Under the direction of the Financial Services Manager I, this position will work in a unit that is responsible for accounts payable / accounts receivable, inventorying of assets, Superior Court accountings, reconciliation and financial reporting.

Senior Accountants, under direction, plan, oversee, coordinate, and monitor a significant accounting functional area; may assign, direct, review and evaluate the work of accounting professional and support staff; perform complex professional accounting work relative to either centralized and/or departmental County accounting procedures and records. I ncumbents exercise a high degree of independent judgment on diverse and specialized projects and have significant accountability and ongoing decision making associated with their work. Incumbents may identify and implement full accounting systems, initiate modifications to fiscal recordkeeping systems, make projections of revenues and expenditures, and participate in the budgeting process.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated trust accounting skills; generally accepted accounting practices; knowledge of financial management; tax preparation; and an accounting degree and/or the equivalent experience.

NOTE: The list created from this recruitment may be used to fill future regular, extra help, temporary and unclassified vacancies. Unclassified positions are at will positions and are not covered by San Mateo County Civil Service Rules.

Qualifications:

Experience and Education: Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and skills is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and skills is equivalent to graduation from a four year college or university with major coursework in accounting, finance, business administration or a closely related field and one year of journey level accounting experience. This classification requires the successful completion of a minimum of twelve semester units of college level accounting coursework.

Knowledge of : Basic supervisory principles and practices; principles, practices and terminology of general, fund and governmental accounting; principles and practices of business data processing, particularly as related to the processing of accounting information; principles of public finance; applicable laws regulating public fiscal operations; budgeting principles and terminology; and auditing and financial reconciliation principles and methods.

Skill/Ability to: Plan, direct, review, and evaluate the work of assigned support staff; train others in work procedures; review, analyze, post, balance, interpret and reconcile complex financial data and accounts; develop and implement accounting systems and procedures; verify the accuracy of financial data and information; ensure proper authorization and documentation for disbursements; interpret and apply complex financial procedures and legal documents; exercise sound independent judgment within established policy guidelines; prepare and direct the preparation of clear, concise and complete financial reports and statements, audit reports and audit work papers: make accurate mathematical and statistical calculations; and establish and maintain effective working relations.

Application/Examination:

Anyone may apply. A supplemental application form must be submitted in addition to our regular employment application form. The examination will consist of a written examination (pass/fail) and an interview (weight: 100%). All examinations will be given in San Mateo County and applicants must participate at their own expense.

IMPORTANT: Applications for this position will only be accepted online. If you are currently on the County's website, you may click the 'Apply' button above. If you are not on the County's website, please go to www.smcgov.org/hr/jobs to apply.

~ TENTATIVE RECRUITMENT SCHEDULE ~
Final Filing Date for Applications: JUNE 3, 2013
Written Examination Date: Saturday, JUNE 15, 2013
Combined Panel/Departmental Interview: JUNE 26 and/or 27, 2013

San Mateo County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Analyst: Yvonne Alvidrez (052013) (Senior Accountant - E009)

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