Accountant I

Accountant I
City of San Bernardino Municipal Water Department (SBMWD)
 San Bernardino, California
Job Description


Under general supervision, to perform a variety of professional level accounting functions in the preparation and maintenance of financial records, reports, and statements; to conduct technical, financial, and statistical analyses associated with a variety of programs including general accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and assist with formulation and monitoring of operating and capital budgets; may exercise technical and functional supervision over technical accounting staff as assigned; and perform related work as required


Accountant I

The Accountant I is the entry level class within the professional Accountant series and is expected to learn to perform a variety of routine to moderately complex duties in the preparation of accurate and timely accounting and financial records. Incumbents initially perform routine and less complex professional level accounting related responsibilities, however, steadily receive more complex duties as experience is gained. This class is distinguished from the Accountant II in that an incumbent is expected to perform assigned duties under direct supervision while learning the duties of the position. Typically, an incumbent can generally expect to progress to the higher-level class of Accountant II after gaining the requisite experience and demonstrating proficiency and full performance at the higher level.


Accountant I

  • Education: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in financial accounting, financial management, business administration, or a closely related field.
  • Experience: One (1) year of accounting experience, preferably in a fund accounting environment, and proficiency in the use of computers and spreadsheets.


Possession of a valid Class “C” California Driver’s License. For out of state applicants, a valid Driver’s License is required and a valid Class “C” California Driver’s License must be obtained within ten (10) days of appointment (CA Vehicle Code 12505c).


There is frequent need to stand, sit, stoop, walk, and perform other similar actions during the course of the workday. Employee accommodations for physical or mental disabilities will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Incumbents require sufficient mobility to work in an office setting and operate office equipment, transport materials and supplies weighing up to 25 pounds, and to travel to various locations. Must be able to see in the normal visual range with or without correction with vision sufficient to read small print, computer screens and other printed documents. Must be able to hear in the normal audio range with or without correction. Employee accommodations for physical or mental disabilities will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Salary: $32.8844 to $42.0948 hourly

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Recruitment opens 4/1/2024 at 8:00 a.m. and closes when 50 qualified applications are received or 4/14/2024, whichever occurs first.

EEO/ADA (909)453-6091