Senior Accountant

Department/Agency of position: 
Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District Administration Department
Location of position: 
Sacramento, CA
$81,353.40 - $98,885.52
Date Posted: 
Thursday, November 28, 2019
Closing Date: 
Friday, December 20, 2019
Job Description: 

The Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management Dis- trict (District) is recruiting for an experienced Senior Accountant for its Administrative Services Division. The position performs professional accounting work requiring general or ad- vanced knowledge of governmental accounting reporting, practices and principles,  including grant and other special revenue funds.


The District works with local, state and federal government agencies,  the business community, and residents to achieve and maintain healthy air quality for Sacramento County. The District has a solid financial base and a stable and  effective staff. There are four divisions:

Administrative Services — provides the full range of administrative support and fiscal oversight of District programs including budget, accounting, information systems, human resources, facilities and Clerk of the Board.

Transportation and Climate Change — responsible for transportation, land use review, mobile sources vehicle and engine technology review and development, and climate change  action.

Program Coordination — responsible for coordinating all clean air planning duties including planning and emissions inventory; and technical services including air monitoring and emission reduction credit  bank, and rule development.

Stationary  Sources  —  processes permits, and ensures compliance with District rules, regulations and permit conditions.

The District is governed by a fourteen-member Board of Di- rectors comprised of the members of the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors, four members of the Sacramento City Council, and one member representing the cities of Folsom, Rancho Cordova, Elk Grove, Citrus Heights and Isleton/Galt.


  • Reporting to the Controller, the Senior Accountant is responsible for general ledger accounting oversight, application of GASB reporting requirements and grant accounting and reporting supervision. The duties below are typically performed by this position:
  • Manages general ledger activities across all funds, includ- ing review, analysis and reconciliation of balance sheet and/or income statement accounts
  • Supervises accounting close activities and supports the annual financial audit
  • Oversees accounting and reporting for grants and other special revenue funds
  • Ensures effective internal controls to safeguard District assets


The ideal candidate will possess a strong understanding of  Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Government Accounting Standards Board reporting requirements. Demonstrated success in  developing and managing fiscal services and systems in a government agency. The candidate is an experienced user of  and manager over contemporary enterprise financial management software and possesses advanced Excel skills. Excellent interpersonal and communication  skills, ability to support and direct staff and facilitate process improvement are required.  The candidate will have a collaborative work style and be results oriented.
The candidate must establish and maintain effective working relationship with other District staff, and state and federal agency representatives; develop, prioritize and achieve program goals and objectives; and prepare, review and present reports and recommendations orally and in writing.

Graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or a related field with five or more years of progressively responsible professional experience in accounting and finance or any combination of training and/or experience that provides the desired knowledge and abilities.


Salary: $81,353.40 -  $98,885.52

Examples of Comprehensive Benefits include:

  • CalPERS Pension & 457 Deferred Comp Retirement
  • Cafeteria Plan including CalPERS Medical, Dental, Vision, LTD, and Life  Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Transit Subsidy
  • Paid Time Off
  • Incentive pay equal to 5% of base pay for qualifying pro- fessional certifications or licenses


The position will close on December 20,  2019.
To be considered, please submit 1) a District application, 2) cover letter, and 3) responses to the Supplemental Questions at:
Responses to the supplemental questions are strongly considered in the recruitment process.
Resumes may be uploaded  as an attachment but will not be accepted in lieu of a District application. Applications  should  reflect  years  and  months  of  posi- tions  held, as well as size of staff and budgets you have managed.  If you have questions, please contact the District’s Human Resources Department noted  below.

Human Resources Department
777 12th Street, 3rd Floor, Sacramento CA 95814 Tel: (916) 874-4800 Email: