Accountant (Payroll)

Department/Agency of position: 
City of Costa Mesa Finance Department
Location of position: 
Costa Mesa, CA
$64,140 – $85,956
Date Posted: 
Thursday, November 14, 2019
Closing Date: 
Saturday, December 14, 2019
Job Description: 

This is professional accounting work in maintaining varied municipal fiscal records and systems.


Work involves maintaining general and subsidiary ledger; preparation of monthly journal entries; and account reconciliations. Duties also include assisting the Accounting Supervisor with researching and identifying accounting problems. This position class is distinguished from the journey-level Accountant class by serving as the backup for the maintenance and modification of the City's automated payroll system. Work requires independent judgment on technical accounting and payroll problems of limited variety, but account classifications and major procedures are determined by departmental regulations or by legal requirements. Work is reviewed by the Accounting Supervisor upon completion for over-all quality and accuracy.