Accountant Auditor I/II
Shasta County - Redding, CA

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Accountant Auditor I - $17.35 - $22.14 Approximate Hourly; $3,007 - $3,838 Approximate Monthly
Accountant Auditor II - $20.08 - $25.63 Approximate Hourly; $3,481 - $4,443 Approximate Monthly




The Accountant Auditor I is the entry level class for assignments in accounting and/or auditing. Incumbents work under close supervision and are gradually given more independence as they acquire additional knowledge and abilities. Assignments in accounting are distinguished from the Accounting Technician by accounting work, which is more analytical, creative, and evaluative in nature, requiring knowledge of the fundamental doctrines, theories, and terminology of accountancy. Accountant Auditor II is distinguished from Accountant Auditor I in that the latter is the journey level and incumbents perform a full range of the more difficult auditing and accounting assignments. This opening is in the Auditor-Controller's Office.


An incumbent in this classification examines, and audits accounting records, prepares reconciliations, working papers, and reports; examines and analyzes fiscal documents such as vouchers, warrants, requisitions, purchase orders, receiving records, journal entries, and invoices; reviews posting to determine that correct accounting allocation has been made; checks whether expenditures have been made according to contractual requirements and authorized procedures, and that books are properly maintained; notes discrepancies; prepares reports and financial statements; and supervises accounting and clerical staff.

The Accountant Auditor I assists in preparation of financial statements and special reports as assigned for special districts, special funds, specific departments and other functions, including those required by the State and Federal governments; performs accounting for financial transactions of County departments; analyzes and investigates variances between actual and budgeted expenditures necessitating realignment of appropriations; analyzes and reconciles a variety of County, State and Federal accounting records which vary because of different grant and fiscal year periods, differences in payments and receipts; reconciles general ledger cash balance to the Treasurer's cash balance; and assists in year end closing of fiscal and accounting records.

In addition to the responsibilities of the Accountant Auditor I, the Accountant Auditor II prepares the County's cost allocation plan, calculates costs and allocates these costs to departments and other County agencies; assists in preparation of departmental budgets and maintains departmental cost and other accounting systems.


Any combination of education and experience sufficient to directly demonstrate possession and application of the following:

Knowledge of: Professional, general and cost accounting theory, principles, practices, and procedures; basic governmental accounting and auditing practices and procedures; business law; basic uses and limitations of data processing applications to accounting operations; and basic office procedures, practices, and equipment.

Ability to: Learn and prepare a wide variety of financial reports and statements for assignments in accounting and auditing; analyze and evaluate accounting and auditing problems and recommend appropriate changes or solutions; understand, interpret and apply provisions of Federal, State and local regulations and departmental policies and procedures pertinent to County fiscal matters; develop pertinent accounting and auditing data in the preparation of reports and statements; and express oneself clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.

These standards are typically attained with: Accountant Auditor I: the equivalent to graduation from college with a major in accounting or a closely related field, including at least 15 semester units in elementary and advanced accounting, management accounting and business law, OR Two years of experience equivalent to an Accounting Technician in Shasta County and completion of at least 15 semester units in elementary and advanced accounting, management accounting and business law, OR Professional level accounting or auditing experience which would provide the required standards may be substituted for college course work on a year for year basis; Accountant Auditor II: at least one year of experience equivalent to an Accountant Auditor I with Shasta County.


The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


• All new employees are required to have their paycheck directly deposited to a bank account.
• Some positions may require a valid California driver's license and acceptable driving record according to County policy.
• Reasonable accommodations may be made for those persons who are disabled under the Americans with Disabilities Act to perform the essential functions of the position.
• All individuals offered employment with Shasta County must pass a pre-employment physical examination that includes drug and alcohol testing.
• In accordance with Government Code Section 3100, County employees, in the event of a disaster are considered disaster workers and may be asked to respond accordingly.
• Positions in this classification are covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the County and the United Public Employees of California (UPEC).
• Employees in this classification are covered under the CalPERS retirement program. Depending on the provisions of the California Public Employees' Pension Reform Act (PEPRA) and other applicable laws, an employee in this classification will be covered under one of the following CalPERS retirement formulas: (1) 2% at 55, (2) 2% at 60, or (3) 2% at 62. An employee in this classification will also contribute 7% of his/her pay to this plan, or will contribute such other amount to the plan as authorized by PEPRA and other applicable laws. Please click here for additional information regarding benefits and CalPERS coverage information. The provisions in this flyer and on the County's website are for information purposes only. To the extent the provisions of the flyer or the County's website are inconsistent with PEPRA and other applicable laws, PEPRA and other applicable laws shall govern.


Shasta County Personnel will accept applications until 5:00 p.m., on February 20, 2013. A cover letter and/or resume will be accepted in addition to the application form but will not serve as a substitute for a completed application. Incomplete applications will not be processed. It is not acceptable to complete the application with statements such as, "See/Refer to Resume," or "See Attached." Closing date postmarks or faxes will NOT be accepted. This recruitment will establish a list that may or may not be used by other departments. Prior applicants must reapply to be considered.

Applicants will be screened and those considered best qualified will be invited to appear for an oral and/or written examination. Meeting the announced requirements does not guarantee inclusion into the selection process. Depending upon the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of additional application screening, written and/or practical exam(s), oral interview, or any combination thereof.

Applicants are encouraged to apply on-line at or submit an application to the Shasta County Personnel Office.

Arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants with disabilities. Requests for accommodations may be made to the Shasta County Personnel Office by the filing deadline posted on this bulletin. Shasta County does not discriminate on the basis of disability. If you feel you are being denied service based on a disability, our ADA Coordinator may be reached at (530) 225-5515; relay service (800) 735-2922; fax (530) 225-5345.

Shasta County Personnel
1450 Court Street, Room 348
Redding, CA 96001
(530) 225-5515

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