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This county-wide recruitment will establish an Accounting Technician I Countywide Candidate Pool of qualified applicants for regular and temporary Accounting Technician I openings. This candidate pool will be used to fill current and future vacancies throughout the county.
Please note, some Accounting Technician job openings may not be filled using this candidate pool and will require you to apply separately.
HOW IT WORKS
– Applicants will answer questions about location preferences, work experience, and
– The most competitive applicants (based on specialized skills) will be referred
– Applicants will receive email notification once their application is no longer being
considered due to Candidate Pool expiration.
Some positions may require a law enforcement background investigation which requires completion of an extensive questionnaire, meeting with a background investigator, and submitting several references.
Temporary (Temporary Assignment Program – TAP) positions are compensated at an hourly flat rate and are At-Will assignments.
An Accounting Technician I performs paraprofessional accounting work in the maintenance of an accounting system requiring the use and implementation of technical accounting principles and procedures; and performs related duties as required.
Competitive candidates with possess experience in accounting, accounts receivables, accounts payable, reconciliation, general ledgers, contracts/grants, vendors; MS Office Suite basic to advance skills level, and MS Excel skills are highly desired.
(Depending on the area of assignment, duties may include, but are not limited to, the following)
• Compiles, monitors and researches data for reports and budget projections; assists in the preparation, or prepares, complex statistical and financial reports including reconciliation of various statements on a weekly/monthly basis.
• Performs responsible paraprofessional accounting work; prepares periodic statements and analysis of revenues and expenditures; anticipates, identifies and resolves problems in accounting operations.
• Prepares claims and expenditure reports; prepares analytical reports on revenues and expenditures with review of specialized/technical accounting records and processes a variety of invoices and billings.
• Prepares reports on the status of services, contracts, grants, fee receipts, entitlement and reimbursement programs, accounts receivable, accounts payable and trust accounts.
• May assist other staff in the solving of difficult and unusual problems relating to payroll, accounts receivable, revenue and cost accounting.
• Answers questions that involve searching for and abstracting technical data to provide an explanation of laws, policies and procedures.
Experience: One year experience as a Senior Accounting Assistant with the County of Riverside or an equivalent position.
Three years of experience in the maintenance and review of fiscal, financial or statistical records, including one year in the reconciliation of accounts (experience in reconciling governmental budget accounts is preferred). One year of the required non-specialized experience may be substituted as listed under Education.
Education Substitute: One year of the required non-specialized experience may be substituted with the completion of 12 semester or 18 quarter units in accounting from an accredited college or university. All required experience may be substituted with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting from an accredited college or university.
Positions at these levels may require specific and detailed knowledge depending on the area of assignment, including:
Knowledge of: Governmental accounting systems, procedures and regulations; the interrelationships of internal and external recordkeeping systems, accounting systems and procedures containing such items as expenditures, revenues, general ledger and related accounting procedures; legal requirements of County contracts, agreements, minute orders and resolutions.
Ability to: Understand the relationships among fiscal or statistical records and documents; understand transactions in terms of accounting codes and classification; perform a wide variety of difficult and responsible financial/accounting duties; maintain and monitor control totals of primary accounting record sources and summarize and assimilate into reports and other accounting documents; understand and interpret the principles, laws and procedures involved in the bookkeeping and auditing functions; gather and analyze a variety of financial data and draw logical conclusions.
Certificate: Possession of the Fundamental Payroll Certification issued by the American Payroll Association within 12 months from date of hire is required for Accounting Technician I positions within the Payroll Unit of the County Auditor-Controller’s Department. In addition, possession of a valid California Class C Driver’s License may be required of some positions in this class.
Veterans’ Preference: The County has a Veterans Preference Policy. Upload a copy of your (or your spouse’s) Member-4 Form DD-214 (or NGB-22) indicating dates of service, and a copy of your spouse’s letter of disability (if applicable) with your application. For privacy reasons, it is recommended that you remove your social security information from the document(s). A Human Resources Representative will review the materials and determine if you qualify for veterans’ preference. See the policy here: https://www.rivcocob.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/C-3-Veterans-Preference-Program.pdf
Open to All Applicants
This recruitment is open to all applicants.
Applicants who are current County of Riverside employees and/or current employees of the Department/Agency may be considered before other applicants depending on the volume of applications received.
Qualified applicants may be considered for future vacancies throughout the County.
The preliminary closing date for this posting is Friday, April 2, 2021 at 11:59pm however postings may close at any time once a sufficient number of applicants have been received.
Include relevant work experience details on resume and/or application.
Applicants who fail to provide information demonstrating they possess the position requirements may not be considered further in the application process. A description of job duties directly copied from the job classification or job posting will not be considered.
Upload a copy of any license(s), official/unofficial transcript(s), degrees, and/or related employment documents to your NeoGov account. If your education was completed outside of the United States, you will need to provide a copy of your Foreign Education Equivalency evaluation from a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE).
BASED ON THE NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED, THIS POSTING MAY CLOSE WITHOUT NOTICE.
MEDICAL/DENTAL/VISION INSURANCE: A choice of different medical, dental and visions plan are available to elect. The County provides a Flexible Benefit Credit contribution as governed by the applicable SEIU Memorandum of Understanding to contribute towards the cost of these plans.
Note: Employees on assignment through the Temporary Assignment Program (TAP) receive different benefits. See the list here.
MISCELLANEOUS RETIREMENT: County of Riverside has three retirement Tiers through the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS).
A new member is defined as any of the following:
CalPERS refers to all members that do not fit within the definition of a new member as “classic members”.
Contribution rates are subject to change based on the County of Riverside annual actuarial valuation.
This summary is for general information purposes only. Additional questions regarding retirement formulas can be sent to email@example.com or by calling the Benefits Information Line at (951) 955-4981,
If you have prior service credit with another CalPERS agency or within agencies, please contact CalPERS at (888) 225-7377 to determine which retirement tier would be applicable to you. CalPERS is governed by the Public Employees’ Retirement Law. The Retirement Law is complex and subject to change. If there’s any conflict between this summary and the law, the law will prevail over this summary.
DEFERRED COMPENSATION: Voluntary employee contribution with a choice between two 457 deferred compensation plan options.
VACATION ACCRUAL (Bi-Weekly Accrual):
10 or more years = 160 Hours (20 Days)
Maximum Vacation leave accumulation is 480 hours.
SICK LEAVE: Four (4) hours Sick Leave accrual per pay period with unlimited accrual.
HOLIDAYS: Normally 12 paid holidays per year.
BEREAVEMENT LEAVE: Allowed 5 days (3 days are County paid; 2 additional days can be taken from accrued Sick Leave balance).
BASIC LIFE INSURANCE: Equal to one times annual base salary not to exceed $50,000 of term life coverage. Premiums are paid by the County. Additional Supplemental Life plan is available for employee purchase.
DISABILITY: Short-term Disability benefit pays up to a maximum of $461.54 weekly, payable up to a maximum of 52 weeks.
POST RETIREMENT MEDICAL CONTRIBUTION: A monthly contribution is made by the County towards retiree health insurance offered through the County as governed by the applicable SEIU Memorandum of Understanding.
OTHER: There may be other benefit provisions as specified in the applicable Memorandum of Understanding. Please contact the recruiter listed on the job posting directly for more information.
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