Senior Accountant / Principal Accountant

Senior Accountant / Principal Accountant
City of Anaheim Finance Department
 Anaheim, California
Job Description


$74,391 - $102,288 Annually

$86,117 - $118,411 Annually


The City of Anaheim Finance Department Accounting Division seeks a dynamic Senior or Principal Accountant to support the City's accounting and financial reporting, general ledger, cash management, debt service administration, wire transfers, account analysis and reconciliations. The position performs advanced level, complex professional accounting functions including assisting in the preparation of various financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), and Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) statements, assisting in the implementation of required GASB Statements, conducting high volume and amount wire transfers for City operations, and assisting with month-end, year-end and auditing accounting functions.

The Accounting/Payroll Division monitors and reports on the financial position of the City and functions as a support service for other City departments. The division monitors, records and reports all financial transactions, coordinates and prepares the City's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and administers the City's outstanding debt to ensure that the legal requirements of bond documents are met. The Division also provides oversight for the City's system of internal controls to safeguard the assets of the City, administers the reporting of capital assets, monitor investment activities, processes miscellaneous billings for amounts owed to the City (with the exception of utility billings), reviews/balances/records daily bank activities, performs wire transfers, and processes all invoices to the City for goods and services purchased. The Division also processes and distributes the City's payroll.

Candidates must possess a minimum of three years of responsible professional accounting experience supplemented by a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in accounting, finance, business administration, or a related field. Licensure as a Certified Public Accountant is not required, but desired.

The City of Anaheim reserves the option to hire at either Senior Accountant or Principal Accountant level based on candidate qualification and selection process.


For a full listing of the Essential Functions & Qualifications for both positions. Please visit our job flyer for additional details:


Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received. The deadline for the first review of applications is on Thursday, June 3, 2021 at 5:00PM. Applicants are encouraged to apply early. Applicants that apply after the first review are not guaranteed to be considered for this recruitment. This recruitment may close at any time without notice after the first review date.

The selection process will consist of a minimum of skills examination and oral interview.

The eligibility list established from this recruitment may also be used to fill the current and/or additional vacancies throughout the City.

Candidates must be specific and complete in describing their qualifications for this position. Failure to state all pertinent information may lead to elimination from consideration. Stating "See Resume" is not an acceptable substitute for a completed application.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a reference / background check (to include a conviction record) and pass a post-offer pre-employment medical examination (which will include a drug/alcohol screening). The City of Anaheim utilizes E-Verify and new employees must provide documentation to establish both identity and work authorization.

Communication regarding your application and/or status will be sent to the email address listed on your application. Please check your email regularly throughout the recruitment process as you will not receive communications by any other method.

Equal Opportunity Employer