Senior Accountant

Finance
Full-time
City of Santa Barbara
10/01/2021
HR@SantaBarbaraCA.gov
(805) 564-5316
(805) 897-1905

THE POSITION:

Working within the Accounting Division of the Finance Department and reporting to the Accounting Supervisor, perform professional-level financial accounting and reporting in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP); monitor and maintain general ledger control; reconcile subsidiary ledgers; provide continuing disclosure reporting for municipal debt; maintain accurate capital asset ledgers; coordinate city-wide disaster recovery efforts with FEMA; prepare State Controller's report; ensure compliance with financial provisions of federal, state and county grant programs; provide technical support for the independent audit of City's financial statements and assist in the preparation of the City's Annual Comprehensive Financial Report and Single Audit Report. Perform other support duties as required.


EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS:

Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in accounting, auditing, or finance. CPA or equivalent professional accounting qualification is highly desired.
Experience: Minimum of three (3) years of increasingly responsible experience in municipal finance and accounting OR three (3) years in public/private accounting or auditing.
Knowledge of: Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Governmental Accounting Standards applicable to local government; financial research and report-writing preparation methods and techniques; principles and practices of financial auditing; automated financial management systems; Windows-based application programs including Word and Excel; operations, services and activities of a finance and accounting program; modern office procedures, methods, and computer equipment.
Ability to: Prepare a variety of financial statements in conformity with GAAP and GASB requirements, reports and analyses; develop and implement accounting system modifications; analyze and interpret complex financial and accounting records; apply federal, state and local laws and regulations pertaining to accounting and auditing activities; solve problems independently; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; work as a team player with coworkers and City staff.
License Requirements: Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver's license by time of appointment.


FILING DEADLINE:

CITY APPLICATION AND RESPONSES TO THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5:30 P.M. ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2021.