Accountant

Accountant
Rancho Murieta Community Services District Admin Department
 Rancho Murieta, California
Job Description

Rancho Murieta Community Services District is now accepting applications for one (1) Full Time Accountant.

Annual Salary: $59,882 – $76,426 (DOQ)

To be considered please submit your resume to Personnel, RMCSD, PO Box 1050, Rancho Murieta, CA 95683 or apply in person: 15160 Jackson Road, Rancho Murieta, CA, or email applications@rmcsd.com AA/EOE.

SUMMARY

Under general supervision, performs a wide variety of professional accounting, budgeting and fiscal duties, such as establishing and maintaining accounting records, participating in budget preparation and control, reviewing and analyzing accounting and financial transaction records, and preparing financial statements and reports.

DUTIES:

Include the following. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Compiles, reconciles, analyzes and prepares a variety of financial statements, general and subsidiary ledgers, supporting schedules, and other financial and statistical reports; prepares work papers, financial statements, and various reports for federal and state agencies as well as for internal accounting.
  • Responsible for accurately and timely preparing the District’s payroll; maintains payroll information by collecting, calculating and entering data on the District’s payroll system, spreadsheets and various platforms; coordinates with the Director of Administration on employee changes, new hires, changes in payroll status, pay, benefits, procedures and deadlines; updates payroll records by entering employee changes as requested; prepares and reconciles spreadsheets and reports by compiling summaries of earnings, taxes, deductions, leaves, disability coordination, and nontaxable wages; determines payroll liabilities; prepares and submits reports to the California Public Employees’ Retirement System; resolves payroll discrepancies by collecting and analyzing information; serves as a resource to answer employee inquiries regarding payroll information; assists the Director of Administration in tracking and maintaining payroll information in compliance with FMLA/CFRA, FLSA, Workers’ Compensation, Disability and other federal and state regulations; prepares and reconciles quarterly and annual federal and state tax filings and W-2s; maintains employee confidence and protects payroll operations by keeping information confidential.
  • Performs general ledger accounting, reporting, and reconciliations; prepares monthly reconciliations of District checking accounts, investment and trust accounts, and accounts for developer security deposits; prepares general journal entries and reports based on reconciliations; tracks transactions and transfers; coordinates with other staff in preparation for the monthly, quarterly, and annual closing of the general ledger.
  • Performs various cash management, investment, and reporting duties; prepares daily cash report; prepares monthly investment report; gathers and provides information on current and future cash receipts and disbursements; makes recommendations for cash and investment management; prepares bank and investment wire and transfer forms; reconciles bank and investment accounts; coordinates with banks on issues related to the District’s accounts, bank transactions, and investment activities.
  • Performs capital asset, depreciation and cost accounting; performs capital asset and construction in process (CIP) accounting including monthly journal entries for capital asset and construction in process adds and retirements/deletes; processes capital asset depreciation; prepares quarterly and annual capital asset, capital expense, and CIP reconciliations; and sets up completed CIP projects as capital assets when completed projects are accepted; processes all capital asset donations to the District; coordinates the annual physical inventory of a portion of the capital assets and reconciles the physical inventory to the general ledger and subsidiary ledgers; coordinates with auditors as necessary.
  • Assists in budget preparation for assigned areas including debt service payments on bonded debt and capital leases, debt service administration expenses, capital asset depreciation for all applicable funds, and interest earning for all District funds; assists staff with budget preparation, reporting, forecasting and other budget duties.
  • Assists in the preparation of the Annual Audit Financial Report, State Controller reports, and related year-end financial statements, schedules, notes and reports; ensures selected general ledger accounts and annual reports accurately reflect District’s financial position at fiscal year-end; assists staff and District auditors with the pre-audit and audit.
  • Assists the Accounting Manager by preparing special reports, completing special projects, and coordinating specialized transactions for the District with internal and external sources.
  • Performs related duties as required.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

The following combination of education and experience providing the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying:

  • Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in finance or accounting.
  • And
  • Three (3) years of increasingly responsible experience in professional governmental accounting and personnel recordkeeping activities.

LICENSE AND/OR CERTIFICATES:

  • Possession and maintenance of a California Driver's license and insurability.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of GAAP principles and practices; operation, administration, policies and procedures relating to government administration and finance; data management including word processing, spreadsheets and database systems.

NOTES:

  • Additional Salary Information: BENEFITS: CalPERS retirement of 2.0% at 55 for classic members, 2.0% at 62 for new members, and medical, dental, and vision benefits. Visit https://www.ranchomurietacsd.com/employment for more information and the online available District application.

Closing Date: Until filled.

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