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Overview

Tehama County Health Services Agency

Application Deadline: 5 PM on September 17, 2021
Full-Time

Salary:
Accountant I: $21.38 – $26.05 Hourly / $1,710.24 – $2,084.00 Biweekly
Accountant II: $23.02 – $28.05 Hourly / $1,841.60 – $2,244.00 Biweekly

DESCRIPTION:
Under direct or general supervision performs a variety of accounting functions, and administrative and technical support relative to the planning, organization, and coordination of financial activities within an assigned department or division. Provides professional assistance to departmental/divisional management staff in areas of expertise.

EXAMPLE OF DUTIES:

  • Provides responsible professional and technical assistance in the administration and implementation of the division/department’s financial, purchasing, auditing, and accounting programs
  • Prepares journal entries and reconciles general ledger and subsidiary accounts; prepares monthly financial statements; prepares monthly financial reports
  • Analyzes and reconciles expenditure and revenue accounts: performs reconciliation of bank statements to the general ledger
  • Participates in operating an automated office and computerized financial and information system; identifies, develops, and implements new automated applications as needed to facilitate effectiveness and efficiency
  • Participates in and assumes responsibility for various departmental duties including financial statements, general ledger, and monthly statements; conducts and prepares special studies and reports
  • Reconciles postings from payroll, accounts payable, cash receipts, and accounts receivable to the general ledger; prepares journal entries
  • Prepares a variety of financial, cost, and statistical analyses reports including year-end reporting, budgetary, legal documents, and management analysis
  • Monitors expenditures, revenues, and budget allocations to determine the division/department’s financial status and prepares custom reports, graphs and schedules as needed
  • Researches and analyzes technical transactions, budgets, contracts, and special funds to resolve questions and validate data; assures fiscal accountability and fund integrity for all transactions and supporting documentation
  • Interprets, explains, and applies general and governmental accounting/auditing principles and procedures, laws, and regulations affecting the financial operations of county government
  • Assists in the coordination of the annual audits and assumes a lead role as needed
  • Records and maintains appropriate controls for fixed assets; assists in the County’s purchase orders and accounts payable system, auditing and financial analysis, grant accounting, and special reports
  • Participates in the compilation and preparation of the annual budget, providing personnel cost projections and estimated grant revenues and expenditures, monitoring expenditures to ensure compliance with adopted budget, and assisting in publication of the budget
  • Evaluates operational policies and procedures and makes recommendations for modifications or changes as needed to maximize accuracy, effectiveness, and efficiency
  • Performs various office duties as necessary, including preparing correspondence, developing records systems, processing forms, reviewing mail, copying, and filing documents, entering data into the computer, and answering the telephone
  • Audits departmental and other records to ensure compliance with fiscal policies; performs special audits as requested
  • Attends meetings, conferences, workshops, and training sessions, and reviews publications to remain current on principles, practices, and new developments in accounting
  • May assist in developing grant proposals, requests for proposals, requests for qualification, and similar documents as required
  • Compliance with all provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) if assigned to the Health Services Agency
  • Compliance with all relevant laws and regulations regarding confidentiality
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE OF:

  • Modern principles, practices, and methods of public and governmental accounting and financing, including program budgeting and auditing and their application to municipal operations
  • General principles and practices of data processing and its applicability to accounting and municipal operations
  • Applicable Federal, State, County, Department, and Division laws, regulations, codes, policies and procedures
  • Principles and practices of business organization and public administration
  • Record keeping principles and procedures
  • Modern office practices, methods and computer equipment
  • Computer applications related to work, including word processing, databases and spreadsheet applications
  • English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation
  • Techniques for dealing effectively with and providing a high level of customer service to all individuals contacted in the course of work.

ABILITY TO:

  • Analyze financial data and draw sound conclusions
  • Work on multiple projects with competing priorities effectively and in a timely manner; organize and prioritize timelines for self and others in an effective and timely manner
  • Evaluate and develop improvements in operations, procedures, policies, or methods
  • Analyze situations accurately and develop effective course of action
  • Understand and carry out a variety of complex instructions in a responsible and independent manner
  • Prepare clear, complete, and concise financial statements and reports
  • Establish and maintain a variety of files and records
  • Operate modern office equipment, computer equipment, and specialized software application programs including developing and maintaining complex spreadsheets
  • Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing
  • Read and interpret complex financial materials pertaining to the responsibilities of the job
  • Make sound, educated decisions
  • Handle sensitive and confidential documents
  • Speak effectively in public
  • React calmly and professionally in emergency, emotional and/or stressful situations
  • Work independently and as a team member
  • Maintain significant flexibility in daily operations and decision making
  • Organize and prioritize a variety of projects and multiple tasks in an effective and timely manner; organize own work, set priorities and meet critical time deadlines
  • Make accurate mathematical and statistical computations

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:
Accountant I/II:
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or a closely related field; or graduation from an accredited college with an Associate’s degree in Accounting or a closely related field; and four (4) years of experience equivalent to an Accounting Technician and /or full charge bookkeeping for a private sector firm; or equivalent to the completion of twelfth (12th) grade; and six (6) years of experience equivalent to an Accounting Technician III or Accounting Specialist and/or full charge bookkeeping for a private sector firm.

Accountant I: In addition to the educational requirements above, one (1) year of responsible professional accounting experience. Other combinations of education and experience may be considered.

Accountant II: In addition to the educational requirements above, two (2) years of responsible professional accounting experience equivalent to the Accountant I at the County of Tehama. Other combinations of education and experience may be considered.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE
Visit www.https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/tehama

For questions about this recruitment contact:
Tehama County Health Services Agency
530-528-3204 | Emily.Unger@tchsa.net

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: None