Government Accountant I- Part Time (Fort Bragg)


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SalaryPart-Time 20 hours per week/ Less than 1,000 per fiscal year Pay range: $29.73 hourly/$30,919 annually to $36.14 hourly/$37,585 annually
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The City of Fort BRAGG Invites Applications for GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTANT I

Part-Time 20 hours per week/ Less than 1,000 per fiscal year

Pay range: $29.73 hourly/$30,919 annually to $36.14 hourly/$37,585 annually



A part-time position, under the general direction of the Finance Director, and in accordance with accepted accounting principles and procedures, perform professional accounting work; examine, analyze, and verify fiscal records and reports; assist in the preparation of financial reports and audit information; design, develop and evaluate workflow processes for the financial systems; may provide work direction to technical and clerical employees; administer the City’s financial activities, systems and programs in areas such as general accounting, accounts payable, payroll, utility billing, and revenue; and perform related and other work as required with a strong and progressive customer service orientation.

Employee must:

Be sufficiently adaptable to accept and perform work assignments that are outside the normal day-to-day routine in a timely and effective manner.
Maintain courteous, professional, and effective working relationships with other City employees and members of the public.


Essential duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Distinguishing characteristics from the Government Accountant I position include more generalized supervision; the ability to work independently and perform analysis and accounting tasks of a more complex nature. May provide more direction to and/or oversee the work of more junior Finance Department staff.
Assist Finance Director or other senior-level Finance Department employees in preparing and presenting financial reports to City Manager, City Council, auditors, and regulatory/oversight bodies such as the State Controller.
Perform advanced accounting work; request and prepare various accounting and statistical reports.
Reviews legislation and advises on implications and applications relevant to the City.
Develop systems and methods for compiling and preparing financial reports and statistical statements.
Maintains records for the City’s fixed assets in accordance with GASB 34.
Prepares quarterly financial statements, including analysis and reconciliation of all underlying accounts and budget to actual comparisons.
Interfaces with Auditors and oversees the coordination of the annual fiscal year audit.
Assists in preparing the annual budget, inputs budget data into the computer system, and assists in monitoring budget compliance.
Researches and analyze transactions to resolve questions and budget problems.
Maintains the City’s general ledgers and other books of accounts, including control and subsidiary records in accordance with professional standards.
Gather, analyze and report on transient occupancy tax
Maintain a computerized general ledger and reconcile detailed accounts to general ledger controlling accounts using complex electronic spreadsheets and other supporting materials of their own design.
Prepare year-end financial information and reconciliations in support of audit
Assist in the preparation of the annual budget, including spreadsheet preparation, supporting documentation, and various reports.
Reconcile bank accounts and various deposit
Create financial reports, statements, accounts, and records of expenditures in a computerized
Coordinate with Information Technology staff and contractors and the financial system software provider for the ongoing maintenance and/or conversions of the financial system.
Maintain financial reporting systems for grants including Community Development Block
Maintain courteous, professional, and effective working relationships with other City employees and members of the public.
Maintain confidentiality of sensitive financial, payroll, and human resource related
Follow City policies and
Perform other related tasks and duties as required.


Possession of a valid Class C or higher California driver’s license.


Modern municipal accounting principles and practices and the ability to effectively apply accounting and auditing techniques and procedures in the work performed.
Generally accepted accounting principles as applied to governmental accounting.
Correct English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
Ability to prepare clear, complete, concise reports.
Communicate clearly and effectively orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain effective relationships with employees, officials, and the public.
Use Microsoft Office programs, i.e., Outlook, Word, Access, Excel, Publisher
Perform arithmetical and mathematical computations rapidly and accurately.
Exercise a critical approach to regular routines and make suggestions for improvement.
Perform highly responsible financial record-keeping and clerical work involving the use of independent judgment and confidentiality.
Learn, interpret and apply governmental finance and accounting procedures, precedents, and policies.

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Business, Finance, Accounting, or related fields including a minimum of 15 quarter or 10 semester units of accounting course work and two years experience at the Government Accountant I level (or comparable position),


Associate’s Degree from an accredited college in Business, Finance, Accounting, or related fields, and five years of experience at the Government Accountant I level (or comparable position).


Additional work experience in governmental accounting and cash management, CPA, or demonstrated progress in qualifying for CPA, or Governmental Finance Officers Association (GFOA), Certified Public Finance Officers (CPFO) certification, or demonstrated progress in qualifying certification or MBA from an accredited business school.

Listing ID: 30463f7ad3783f34

February 23, 2023 6:15 pm

146 days