The Solano Transportation Authority (STA) is accepting applications for the position of:
Accepting applications for the position of:
ACCOUNTANT I / II
The successful candidate must be a motivated self-starter with excellent customer service, accounting and organizational skills, a flexible team player with a positive attitude, and have the ability to outreach and develop cooperative relationships with Authority partners. This position will focus on various accounting functions including grant monitoring and administration for the Authority. The position may be filled at either the I or II level depending on qualifications.
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ACCOUNTANT I Salary Range: $ 5,363 - $ 6,518
ACCOUNTANT II Salary Range: $ 5,763 - $ 7,005
FINAL FILING DATE: 12:00 P.M. – THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 2019*
*IMPORTANT NOTE: WHEN A SUFFICIENT NUMBER OF QUALIFIED APPLICATIONS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED, THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MAY BE CLOSED AT ANY TIME AT THE DISCRETION OF THE AUTHORITY.
Interviews are tentatively scheduled for Thursday, August 15, 2019
Benefit Highlights: PERS Retirement dependent on employment status at time of hire.
Employer paid health insurance, dental, vision, and life insurance.
Holidays, vacation and sick leave, FLSA non-exempt position.
SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Accountant I / II is responsible for providing technical support in the coordination, preparation, and maintenance of various financial statements, reports, audits, and analyses. The Accountant I/II will assist in the financial administration of the budget and monitor accounts payable, accounts receivable, grants, purchasing, fixed assets, bank reconciliation and general ledger for projects; and provides fiscal controls in operational areas and performs other related work as assigned.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
• Reconciles monthly bank statements.
• Reconciles cash accounting, mobility revenue, and the Regional Impact Fee revenues.
• Ensures purchasing transactions comply with the Procurement Policies, and conforms to budget allocations.
• Tracks and analyses accounts payable invoices data and statistics.
• Responds to complex questions and problems regarding acquisition and contracts.
• Posts, balances, and reconciles databases to the general ledger.
• Coordinates and assists program monitoring and funding source compliance audits.
• Assists in the preparation for the preliminary and regular annual audits.
• Monitors, controls and reports on accounting activities related to the budget, grants, and projects.
• Monitors and maintains database for fixed assets.
• Conducts research and analysis of financial transactions.
• Prepares financial statements and other reports for internal use, as well as Federal, State and other outside agencies.
• Provides technical assistance to departments and staff including status reports, expenditures, budget preparation and management.
• Recommends and implements changes to the accounting systems and procedures.
• Establishes and maintains positive working relationships with staff and partners.
• Performs other tasks and duties as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities as listed below is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge, skills and abilities for an Accountant I would be a minimum of one (1) or more year’s professional accounting experience; an Accountant II requires a minimum of two (2) or more year’s professional accounting experience. In both classifications, Public or municipal accounting experience is preferred, with an Associate or Bachelor’s degree in Finance or related field.
The Accountant I is the entry level class in the Accountant series. This class is distinguished from the Accountant II - journey level, by the performance of more routine tasks and duties assigned to the positions within this series. Employees at this level are not expected to perform with the same independence of direction and judgement on duties and responsibilities allocated to the journey level.
Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement within the classification series from the Accounting Technician level. Employees in this classification work under immediate supervision.
The Accountant II is the full journey level class in the Accountant series. This class is distinguished from the Accountant I - entry level, by the assignment of the full range of tasks and duties assigned to the positions within this series. Employees at this level are expected to perform with the independence of direction and judgement on duties and responsibilities and receive instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating policies and procedures in the work unit. Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled be advancement from the entry level. Employees in this classification work under immediate supervision and may exercise technical and functional supervision over staff.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for extended periods of time; may require walking for short periods; may require occasional bending, stretching, reaching, twisting, kneeling, squatting, and extension of the arms; reach at and above shoulder level; generally inside work with occasional outside work with exposure to weather, odors, dust and pollen; lifting and/or carrying of light to moderate equipment/supplies; hand and finger dexterity sufficient to operate computer keyboard for extended periods of time. This classification also emphasizes speech, hearing and vision; ability to see well enough to read handwritten and typed documents and view computer monitors for extended periods of time; ability to hear well enough to communicate on the telephone and in person over office noise; ability to speak well enough to be easily understood over the telephone and in public meetings; ability to comprehend at the level required for the job. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Able to travel to and function at scheduled external meetings and events as well as work variable hours on occasion (evenings and weekends). Able to lift 20 pounds, drive a van and handle event equipment.
DRIVING REQUIREMENTS: Driving of personal and STA vehicles is necessary as many meetings and other job-related activities will be out of the STA offices. Use of a personal vehicle is reimbursed in accordance with IRS mileage regulations. Proof of insurance of personal vehicles is required and must be maintained during employment with STA. The hire for this position must have a valid California Class C driver’s license and have a satisfactory driving record such that the employee is eligible for coverage by STA’s insurers. All new hires will be subject to an initial DMV “pull notice” check and, following employment, annually thereafter.
A completed Solano Transportation Authority (STA) Employment Application must be submitted as directed below.
Applications must be received not later than 12:00 pm on Thursday, August 1, 2019, however when a sufficient number of applications are received, this announcement may be closed at any time at the discretion of the Authority.
STA will also establish a certified eligibility list for future openings for this position.
SELECTION PROCESS AND TENTATIVE SCHEDULE:
All applications will be reviewed for minimum qualifications and only the best qualified will be invited to continue in the examination process. The examination process may consist of an assessment panel and/or an oral interview. Tentatively, the Oral Board is scheduled for Thursday, August 15th, 2019.
Other Important Information:
It is important that your application show all the relevant education and experience you possess. Resumes submitted in lieu of an application will not be accepted. Applications may be rejected if incomplete or not signed.
If you believe you may need accommodations during the testing process, please contact Human Resources at (707) 424-6075. Requests for accommodations must be received no later than five (5) calendar days before the oral board date on the recruitment
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