1654 Accountant III

Department/Agency of position: 
City & County of San Francisco City Planning Department
Location of position: 
San Francisco, CA
$88,088.00 – $107,068.00/year
Date Posted: 
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Closing Date: 
Monday, August 21, 2017
Job Description: 

Application Deadline: Monday, August 21, 2017, at 5:00 PM

Appointment Type: Temporary Provisional (TPV) A provisional appointee must participate and be successful in a Civil Service Examination process for this classification and be selected through an open competitive process in order to be considered for a permanent appointment. Provisional appointments may not exceed three (3) years.

POSITION DESCRIPTION The Planning Department has one (1) Temporary Provisional (TPV) 1654 Accountant III position. As a vital member of the core five-person finance team, the incumbent will be responsible for the full range of accounting responsibilities for the department.

Under the direction of the Finance Operations Manager, the Accountant performs journey level, professional accounting work of a varied nature; makes decisions based upon a comprehensive knowledge of general and governmental accounting, internal control concepts , Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) standards; performs duties of a moderate to high degree of complexity and diversity; develops, updates, interprets and explains existing accounting and fiscal policies and procedures and is responsible for preparing, reviewing and analyzing complex accounting records and reports.

Essential duties include, but are not limited to:

• Supervise a part-time accounting intern;

• Coordinate and respond to all information requests, and follow up on recommendations of financial audits;

• Develop and communicate a variety of financial reports to management;

• Review, analyze and process invoice payments, purchase orders, travel and other reimbursement requests, and other administrative documents;

• Review and update all administrative and financial policies and procedures on a quarterly basis, and communicate any changes with department staff;

• Perform quarterly work order processing for department work order agreements with other City departments, and ensure proper accounting and timely processing;

• Review, prepare and submit all required fiscal year end accounting transactions, and coordinate year end processing for the department;

• Develop and review the department’s indirect cost rate model;

• Act as the backup for other finance team members on a regular basis;

• Assist in conducting the department’s fee study to ensure adequate and equitable fee setting; and

• Perform related duties as required.

The ideal candidate has strong organizational, work planning and prioritization skills. The candidate is detail-oriented, self-sufficient, resourceful, collaborative and decisive. The candidate will possess strong analytical and excellent communication skills, both written and verbal with the ability to communicate professionally, respectfully, and effectively on departmental accounting and financial topics.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education and Experience:

  1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, preferably with major course work in accounting, finance, business administration, or related field. Such education must include eighteen(18) semester units or twenty-four ( 24) quarter units of coursework in accounting. AND (4) years of professional accounting which includes analysis or problem solving. Experience must include: Working with an automated financial system, (preferably a government system) performing difficult and responsible accounting, as well as preparing financial records and reports. OR
  2. City and County of San Francisco Employees with four (4) years of professional accounting experience including experience as a 1652 Accountant II.

Substitution: A Master's degree in accounting, business administration, computer information systems, public policy, or a closely related field may be substituted for one year of work experience.

Note: Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.

HOW TO APPLY: Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are being accepted through an online process.