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Overview

ACCOUNTANT AUDITOR I

DEFINITION

Under supervision, to perform accounting, auditing and fiscal analysis in the preparation, maintenance, analysis, and verification of the County’s fiscal and budget records; to assist with the maintenance of information on County tax rates and rolls; to assist with control of the County’s budget; to learn the methods and procedures used by the Auditor/Controller’s Office; and to do related work as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

This is the entry and training level in the Accountant/Auditor class series. Incumbents perform a variety of less complex accounting and auditing work. Incumbents are expected to increase their skill and knowledge of technical accounting and auditing procedures during the training period. As soon as an incumbent has demonstrated substantive knowledge of the Department’s procedures and policies and the ability to independently perform complex accounting work, as well as assist with auditing functions, they may expect promotion to the next higher level of Accountant/Auditor II.

ACCOUNTANT AUDITOR II 

DEFINITION

Under supervision, to perform accounting, auditing and fiscal analysis in the preparation, maintenance, analysis, and verification of the County’s fiscal and budget records; to maintain information on County tax rates and rolls; to assist with control of the County’s or a Department’s budget; and to do related work as required.

 DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

This is the journey level in the Accountant/Auditor class series. Incumbents perform a variety of complex accounting and auditing work. Incumbents are expected to have substantial accounting and auditing knowledge and background. Incumbents may be assigned responsibility for a special fiscal area such as fiscal monitoring for a department or departments which have complex financial reporting requirements.

Qualifications

I: Equivalent of successful completion of the courses required for a major in accounting at an accredited four (4) year college or university;
OR
Successful completion of a professional accounting curriculum given by an approved institution which included courses in elementary and advanced accounting, auditing, cost accounting, and business law;
OR
Three (3) years of responsible professional accounting experience. A combination of two or more of the following skills would qualify: knowledge of financial statement preparation and analysis; experience using a computerized accounting system; preparation of financial reports and reconciliations; filing reports with outside agencies; payroll and payroll reporting.
OR
Other combinations of experience and education may be considered.

II: One (1) year of experience comparable to that of an Accountant/Auditor I with Plumas County,
AND
Equivalent to successful completion of the courses required for a major in accounting at an accredited four (4) year college or university.
OR
Successful completion of a professional accounting curriculum given by an approved institution which included courses in elementary and advanced accounting, auditing, cost accounting, and business law.
OR
Three (3) years of responsible professional accounting experience. A combination of two or more of the following skills would qualify; knowledge of financial statement preparation and analysis; experience using a computerized accounting system; preparation of financial reports and reconciliations; filing reports with outside agencies; payroll and payroll reporting.
OR
Other combinations of experience and education may be considered.

Special Requirements

Must possess a valid driver’s license at the time of application and a valid California Driver’s License by the time of appointment. The valid California License must be maintained throughout employment.

Minimum Education and Experience

Minimum Months of Experience: 36
Education Required: Bachelor's
Hiring Requirements for this Job:
  • Background Checks
  • Reference Check
  • Accessible by Public Transportation: Yes