Accountant I

CITY OF MADERA   Madera, CA   Full-time     Accounting
Posted on July 9, 2024
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Accountant I

Salary: $47,928.41 - $61,161.42 Annually
 
Closing Date: 7/17/2024 11:59 PM Pacific
 

Overview

Under immediate supervision, performs routine and less complex professional level accounting tasks and duties assigned to classes within the Accountant series including maintaining, developing and analyzing fiscal statements and records; prepares financial statements in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Governmental Accounting Standards; learns policies, procedures and work methods associated with assigned duties; performs other related duties as required.

Primary Responsibilities

The Accountant I is the entry classification in the professional Accountant series.   Assignments are generally limited in scope and are performed within an established procedural framework.   Incumbents have working knowledge of various aspects of the preparation of trial balances, posting of accounts, auditing simple accounts and transactions.  An incumbent may advance to the next higher classification of Accountant II upon meeting the employment standards for that class and receiving approval from the department head.  This classification is distinguished from the next higher classification of Accountant II by the performance of the more routine and less complex professional level duties.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A Bachelor's degree in accounting, business administration, or related field; and
  • A valid Class C California driver's license or equivalent from another government entity
OR
  • An Associate's degree in accounting, business administration, or related field; and
  • At least three (3) years of full time work experience in accounting and financial work; and
  • A valid Class C California driver's license or equivalent from another government entity

Additional Information

Only those applicants who meet the qualification standards of this position by the application filing deadline will be allowed to participate in the examination process.  Examination scores determine standing on Civil Service eligibility lists.  The City Manager, upon recommendation of the department head, will make the final selection and appointment from the established eligibility list.

The examination process may consist of the following parts: Application Package Review: Qualifying Only; Oral Interview 100% Weight Value. Candidates must earn a score of 70% or higher to be considered for the eligibility list.  

Applicants who require special examination accommodations due to a disability should contact the Human Resources Department five (5) business days prior to any scheduled examination at (559) 661-5401.

Applicants may be eligible for Veteran’s Preference Points (5 points) and should attach a DD214 to their employment application for consideration of this preference.


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