Senior Accountant

Senior Accountant
City of Chula Vista Finance Department
 Chula Vista, California
Job Description

To perform complex and specialized duties in professional accounting, analysis, and maintenance of budget revenues, expenditures, assets, liabilities, fund equities, and other financial records. Provide accounting services for various projects and fund types, including proprietary funds, the successor agency of the former Redevelopment Agency and or any other governmental funds; compile financial statements, budgeting/forecasting revenues, and expenditures and other duties as assigned.

Essential Functions:

Functions may include, but are not limited to, the following: provide financial accounting services for proprietary and/or governmental funds and/or any specialized function of the City, which includes compiling and/or interpreting complex financial statements, budgeting/forecasting revenues and expenditures, and other duties as required; plan, assign, and review the work of assigned staff; prepare, analyze, and reconcile a variety of complex financial records and statements; prepare and record special transaction reports and journal entries; implement internal controls to ensure the accuracy of fixed asset records; conduct departmental or business audits and prepare reports regarding findings; review internal and external City and other related entities' audit reports; assist in special projects as assigned; develop and recommend improvements to expedite work and improve accuracy; assist in the preparation of budgets and revenue estimates; build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees, and the public using principles of good customer service; perform related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Any combination of education and/or experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be three years of professional accounting, preferably with a governmental agency, including one year of supervisory or lead responsibility and training equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college with major course work in accounting or a related field.