08 May

Accountant Jobs Vacancy in City Sunnyvale Sunnyvale

City Sunnyvale
Sunnyvale CA
08 May, 2018 16 days ago

City Sunnyvale Sunnyvale urgently required following position for Accountant. Please read this job advertisement carefully before apply. There are some qualifications, experience and skills requirement that the employers require. Does your career history fit these requirements? Ensure you understand the role you are applying for and that it is suited to your skills and qualifications.

Follow the online directions, complete all the necessary fields, and provide all relevant information so your application is submitted correctly. When you click the 'Apply this Job' button (open in new window) you will be taken to the online application form. Here you will be asked to provide personal and contact details, respond to employment-related questions, and show how you meet the key selection criteria.

Accountant Jobs Vacancy in City Sunnyvale Sunnyvale Jobs Details:



Regular Full-Time Employment Opportunity

The position opens Tuesday, May 8, 2018 and the final filing date is Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 5:00 pm or after receiving 100 qualified applicants, whichever is first.

Under direction of an assigned supervisor or manager, performs a variety of professional accounting tasks; may provide technical and functional supervision over assigned technical staff; coordinates with other divisions or departments to complete routine and non-routine functions associated with area of assignment; and performs related work as required.


The position of Accountant is a fully qualified journey-level professional classification in the Accountant series. Incumbents assigned to this classification are responsible for the completion of accounting functions required by existing laws, regulations, policies, and procedures as well as for identifying, troubleshooting, and recommending solutions for problems that may arise in existing processes and for developing new procedures to meet the requirements created by new regulations, policies, or customer needs. This classification differs from the lower-level classification of Senior Accounting Technician which performs accounting tasks that are technical in nature.

Essential Job Functions

(May include, but are not limited to, the following):

  • Participates in the posting, balancing and reconciliation of the general ledger and subsidiary accounts; reviews and posts utility billing journal entries and reconciles related revenue.
  • Assists in the preparation, analysis and review of estimated revenues, reimbursements, expenditures, fund balances or other proprietary and budgetary accounts.
  • Assigns and reviews the work of assigned technical accounting staff; trains staff in systems and procedures related to area of assignment.
  • Maintains and updates records for the City's fixed asset group of accounts in accordance with Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) valuation, quality assessment, and reporting requirements.
  • Prepares monthly or quarterly billings for full-cost entitlement projects and specific plans; reviews and corrects developer deposit errors; prepares a variety of fee payments and oversees leases and service agreements as assigned.
  • Assists in the preparation of annual financial reports; prepares graphics and statistical data for the City's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR); reviews, reconciles, and prepares annual audit spreadsheets, reports and journal entries.
  • Examines accounting transactions to ensure accuracy; corrects financial records as necessary; analyzes, verifies, and prepares various financial reports and statements; assists in monitoring various accounts and verifies availability of funds and accurate coding and classification of expenditures; researches and analyzes transactions to resolve problems.
  • Recommends or implements changes in accounting and auditing systems and procedures; participates in operating a variety of automated office and computerized financial information systems and tests various budgetary accounting programs.
  • Answers questions and provides information to the public and City departments; researches requested information and makes recommendations appropriate to resolving inquiries and/or complaints.
  • Responsible for grants accounting and reporting.


Position requires prolonged sitting, standing, walking, reaching, twisting, turning kneeling, bending, squatting and stooping in the performance of daily activities. The position also requires grasping, repetitive hand movement and fine coordination in using a computer keyboard. Additionally, the position requires near and far vision in reading reports and work related documents and using a computer. Acute hearing is required when providing phone and personal customer service. The need to lift, drag and push files, paper, and documents weighing up to 50 pounds is also required. Some of these requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodation.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience:

The minimum qualifications for education and experience can be met in the following way:

A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in accounting or a related field, AND

One year of professional accounting experience.

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of governmental accounting, auditing, and financial reporting.
  • Pertinent local, State and Federal laws, rules and regulations, especially as related to accounting, auditing and payroll.
  • Generally accepted accounting principles as related to governmental procedures.
  • Principles and practices of cost accounting.
  • Sampling techniques.
  • State and Federal financial reporting requirements.
  • Office methods, procedures, software and equipment.

Ability to:

  • Research and interpret tax, grant, and other regulations.
  • Estimate the relative financial return of alternative courses of action.
  • Identify weaknesses in internal financial controls.
  • Identify and reconcile differences between conflicting balances in an account.
  • Assign and review the activities of assigned technical staff.
  • Compile financial reports by integrating information from a variety of sources.
  • Operate a computer using word processing and business software and other office equipment.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain and promote positive and effective working relationships with employees, other agencies, public officials and the public.
  • Demonstrate initiative and exercise good judgment in the performance of duties.
  • Work independently and as a team member; recognize and set priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Observe safety principles and work in a safe manner.

Willingness to:

Work irregular hours as necessary to meet deadlines and achieve objectives.


Possession and continued maintenance of a valid class C California driver's license or the ability to provide alternative transportation as approved by the appointing authority and a safe driving record.

  • Experience in public sector accounting.

Application and Selection Process


If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit a City of Sunnyvale employment application and responses to the supplemental questions to the Department of Human Resources no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 (postmarks or faxes are not accepted). The position opens Tuesday, May 8, 2018 and the final filing date is Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 5:00 pm or after receiving 100 qualified applicants, whichever is first.

Candidates are asked to fully describe any training, education, experience or skills relevant to this position. Electronic applications may be submitted on-line through the City's employment page at Sunnyvale.ca.gov click Jobs, or application materials may be submitted to: Department of Human Resources, 505 West Olive Avenue, Suite 200, Sunnyvale, CA 94086. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Applications will be competitively screened based on the minimum qualifications of this position. Based upon a review of the application materials, the most qualified candidates will be invited to participate in the examination process, which may consist of a written examination, tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, June 19, 2018. (The examination process may be changed as deemed necessary by the Director of Human Resources.) Those candidates receiving a passing score on the examination will be placed on an eligibility list for up to one year, in accordance with the City's Civil Service Rules and Administrative Policies.

Any candidate selected by the hiring department will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment process, which may consist of a comprehensive background investigation, as well as medical exam(s) administered by a City-selected physician(s) before hire. Prior to starting work, all newly-hired employees will be fingerprinted to check conviction history. A conviction history will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from appointment; however, failure to disclose conviction history will result in refusal of employment or termination. Positions which are covered by the Department of Transportation regulations are required to submit to a pre-employment drug test and to random drug and alcohol testing.

Any successful candidate selected by the hiring department will be required to submit proof of education (i.e., original copy of the diploma or college/university transcripts).

Positions in this job classification are represented by the Sunnyvale Employees Association (SEA).

The information contained within this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

The City of Sunnyvale is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the City of Sunnyvale not to discriminate against all qualified applicants or employees on the basis of actual or perceived race, religion (including religious dress or grooming practice), color, sex (includes gender, pregnancy, childbirth, medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth, breastfeeding or medical conditions related to breastfeeding), gender identity and/or gender expression, sexual orientation (including heterosexuality, homosexuality and bisexuality), ethnic or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, uniformed service member status, marital status, family relationship, age, cancer or HIV/AIDS related medical condition, genetic characteristics and/or genetic information, and physical or mental disability. Applicants needing special accommodations for testing should submit a request to the Department of Human Resources at time of application.

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