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.
ABOUT THE DISTRICT
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
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.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
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: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/aqmd.
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.