Accounting Technician

County of Ventura

$46,058.85 - $64,482.40 Annually, plus Benefits

Under general supervision, performs full-charge bookkeeping and para-professional accounting work requiring evaluation and analysis of financial or fiscal data for a specified assigned area; examines, reconciles, and adjusts accounting records from subsidiary ledgers to the general ledger; makes adjustments to correct posting errors and misclassified transactions; prepares periodic summaries of financial transactions including trial balances, revenue and expense statements, and statistical, cost and operating reports to support annual reports to federal and state agencies.
The Accounting Technician is the fully experienced/journey-level classification in the Accounting Technician series, competent to independently perform the full range of duties assigned to the classification.  This classification performs the full range of duties as a journey level full-charge bookkeeper in the maintenance of a departmental or agency accounting system.


Any combination of education and experience which has led to the acquisition of the required knowledge, skills and abilities.  An example of qualifying education and experience includes:
Two (2) years of progressively responsible accounting or full-charge bookkeeping experience with responsibility for the maintenance of books through trial balance;
Two (2) years of experience as a Senior Accounting Assistant for the County of Ventura.
Six (6) semester units of college-level accounting coursework may be substituted for up to one (1) year of the required experience.
Some positions may require a valid California driver's license.
If you are substituting education for experience (up to one year), verification of the college-level coursework is required.  Transcripts or grade reports from an accredited college or university which reflect passing grades in related subject areas must be submitted to County of Ventura, Human Resources within three (3) business days of the recruitment closing date. 
If transcripts or grade reports are not submitted, your application will be screened out and you will not be allowed to continue in the process. You may attach the transcripts or grade reports to your application or mail to: Attn: Human Resources, 800 South Victoria Avenue, L#1970, Ventura, CA 93009.
Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. Degree(s) from a foreign institution require an academic credential evaluation to determine the U.S. equivalency.
You must submit this documentation with your application, either as a hard copy with a paper application or a scanned PDF copy as an attachment for an online application.  If you submit a hard copy with a paper application, be sure it is a copy.  Whatever you submit will not be returned to you.  To attach a PDF scanned copy to an online application, use the Add Attachment(s) link in the Attachments section of your application.
If the name on this documentation is different from the name on your application, include documents that show the name change (e.g., a marriage certificate).


To apply online, please refer to our web site at  If you prefer to fill out a paper application form, please call (805) 654-5129 for application materials and submit them to County of Ventura Human Resources, 800 South Victoria Avenue, L-1970, Ventura, CA 93009.

Applicants must provide sufficient information under the Education/Work experience portion of the application and supplemental questionnaire to thoroughly and accurately demonstrate your qualifications in order to determine eligibility.  A resume may be attached to supplement your responses in the above-referenced sections; however, it may not be submitted in lieu of the application.


An un-proctored, internet-based job-related written examination will be conducted to test applicants’ knowledge, skills, and abilities in relation to the position, including accounting, math and computers. Applicants must earn a score of seventy percent (70%) or higher to qualify for placement on the eligible list. 

For further information about this recruitment, please contact Kim Mariscal by email at or by telephone at (805) 477-5153.
The County of Ventura is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.
It is an objective of the County of Ventura to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for county employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.