An Accounting Analyst performs a wide variety of professional accounting duties involving the application of analytical skill and advanced knowledge of accounting principles to provide technical accounting recommendations.
The ideal candidate will have a strong background and knowledge of accounting practices and procedures, with emphasis on governmental accounting and budget, methods and techniques of cost analysis, and auditing practices and procedures.
An ideal candidate will have experience with the use of computer applications, such as Microsoft Excel in order to analyze accounting data. He/she will be skilled in the advanced functions of Microsoft Excel and is able to perform Pivot Tables, filters, foot and cross-foot, etc. He/she will have experience using enterprise accounting systems, in order to quickly adapt to the functions of SAP.
The ideal candidate is able to deliver optimal and timely results with minimal supervision. He or she has strong attention to detail, has the ability to perform quality assurance with his or her work, as well as their team’s work. He or she has the ability to thoroughly check and analyze information to ensure accuracy, consistency and compliance to District rules and policies.
Graduation from a recognized college or university with a bachelor’s degree, including or supplemented by the completion of at least 18 semester units or equivalent units in accounting, including a course in intermediate or advanced accounting; and a course in auditing if experience does not include external or internal auditing. Additional qualifying experience may substitute for up to two years of the required education on a year-for-year basis, provided that the required 18 semester units or equivalent units in accounting is met and proof of graduation from high school or evidence of equivalent educational proficiency is provided.
Two years of professional-level accounting experience. One year of experience in internal or external auditing or the development or modification of accounting systems and procedures is preferable.
Insurance: Paid premiums for your choice of several medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans.
Retirement: Membership in the California Public Employee Retirement System (CalPERS)
Vacation: Two weeks of paid vacation to start. Three weeks after five years of year-round paid service.
Paid Holidays: 12 days.