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Accountant / Accounting Specialist

THE CITY OF LARKSPUR INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR THE POSITION OF ACCOUNTING SPECIALIST
FULL TIME - 37.5 HOURS A WEEK
Salary DOQ within a range of $30.37 - $38.77 per hour
Plus excellent benefits package
OR
ACCOUNTANT
PART TIME - up to 30 HOURS A WEEK
Salary DOQ within a range of $33.35 - $42.56 per hour
Plus excellent benefits package (pro-rated)
The City of Larkspur has a vacancy in its Finance Department. We are seeking qualified and enthusiastic candidates to join our team. The budget authority for this position allows it to be filled be either a full-time Accounting Specialist or a part-time Accountant.
The ideal candidate has several years of experience performing a range of accounting activities preferably in public agencies and/or municipal government, or comparable education and training. As part of a small, flexible team, the ideal candidate is able to work independently and take responsibility for Finance Department activities. Along with solid fiscal knowledge and skills, ideal qualities include outstanding oral communication skills, adaptability in the work environment, and a continuous learning approach. Excellent interpersonal and computer skills are key qualities for success in this position. Job offers may be made at either the Accounting Specialist or Accountant level, depending on candidate qualifications.
REPORTING TO THE FINANCE DIRECTOR, THE SELECTED CANDIDATE WILL
:
Accounting Specialist - (full-time)
Prepare and process accounts payable
Prepare and process payroll
Maintain and reconcile financial databases and recordkeeping for benefits, compensation and quarterly reports
Provide employee benefit orientations
Handle daily business of one or more areas of Finance Department activity
Provide technical direction to customer service staff
Communicate with employees and outside agencies
Prepare spreadsheets for audits
Accountant - (part-time)
Perform full range of accounting and financial support duties
Assist in preparation and maintenance of City's annual budget
Prepare balances, journal entries, and reconciliations of general ledger, journals, accounts and other records necessary to control fiscal operations
Coordinate periodic closing of records
Audit departmental budgets and revenues, expenditures and fund balances for accuracy and budgetary control
Coordinate City-wide purchasing and monitor adopted policies and practices related to authorized limits, approvals, processing and formal bidding
Prepare journal vouchers for revenue and intra-fund expenditure adjustments
Monitors accounts, records and reports financial transaction for assigned funds and City departments
Reconciles bank statements
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE:
Accounting Specialist
: A typical way of obtaining the required qualifications is possession of an Associate's degree in Accounting or related field, and at least three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in financial and statistical recordkeeping work, including experience with payroll and benefits administration activities. Experience performing fiscal recordkeeping or accounting work in a government finance environment is highly desirable.
Accountant
: A typical way of obtaining the required qualifications is possession of a Bachelor's degree with major coursework in accounting, finance, business administration, or closely related field, and at least four (4) years of progressively responsible experience performing professional accounting. Experience performing accounting in a public agency is highly desirable; as is a Master's degree in finance, accounting, public, or business administration; and/or qualification as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
Candidates must pass a physical examination as established by City policy.
Candidates must show proof of citizenship or eligibility to work in the United States.
SELECTION PROCESS:
It is important to complete all required application materials. All applications will be screened for completeness and possession of minimum qualifications. Qualified applications will be reviewed in detail to identify the most qualified candidates to interview. One or more selection interviews will occur during the interview process.Additional pre-employment procedures include a background check and medical examination. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will begin employment as soon as possible upon successful completion of all procedures.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
To be considered for this exciting opportunity, candidates should do one of the following:
Complete the attached application form and the required Supplemental Questionnaire and return ALL documents by email to akavanagh@rgs.ca.gov.
Complete an online application and the required Supplemental Questionnaire through
CalOpps.org
. Please search for the
category
"Accountant/Accounting Specialist" positions on CalOpps, or follow the link below directly to our CalOpps page:
https://www.calopps.org/ViewAgencyJob.cfm?ID=15397
Deadline to apply: Open until filled or sufficient qualified applications are received. Apply early for initial consideration.
All required applications materials must be submitted and received by the final filing date.
Inquiries may be directed to akavanagh@rgs.ca.gov. The City of Larkspur is not responsible for failure of Internet forms or e-mail in submitting your application.
NOTE: A comprehensive job description is found on the City of Larkspur's website.
BENEFITS Overview:
City-paid medical and dental coverage for employees and eligible dependents.
CalPERS defined benefit retirement, 2.0% @ 55 formula for current or "classic" PERS members; 2.0% at 62 for new members. The employee is responsible for payment of the employee share of the pension cost.
Vision care expense reimbursement for employees.
Paid vacation, holiday and sick leave.
Deferred compensation, flexible spending accounts, and credit union membership available to employees.
City-paid EAP, long-term disability and life insurance.
ABOUT THE COMMUNITY OF LARKSPUR:
The City of Larkspur is a full service municipality. We are located in the heart of Marin County, nine miles north of San Francisco, at the base of beautiful Mount Tamalpais. The city has a mix of commercial, residential and industrial uses. The residential population is approximately 12,000. Larkspur has a wonderful historic downtown, with shops and nationally recognized cafes and restaurants. A mix of lovely homes, condominiums and apartments are situated in the surrounding hills and along the Corte Madera Creek. Attractive shopping centers provide services and amenities for our residents and visitors. The Larkspur Ferry whisks commuters across the bay to Downtown San Francisco.
Larkspur is a close-knit community with a well-educated population. Residents are actively involved in important local decisions about quality of life issues and the future direction of their city. The City Council encourages a high level of interaction between its citizenry and city government so that important issues are thoroughly discussed.
Accommodation: Candidates with a disability who may require special assistance in any phase of the application or selection process should advise Human Resources by emailing akavanagh@rgs.ca.gov upon submittal of application.
THE CITY OF LARKSPUR IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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