Accountant-Auditor II

Recruitment #13-303080-01

Approximate Salary:$60,539.83 - $73,586.54/year
Opening Date:4/26/2013 4:30:00 PM
Final Filing Date:5/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
Contact Information:Kathey Dufek 707-784-3438
Type of Recruitment: Open Competitive
Work Locations: Fairfield

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Performs professional level financial, accounting and auditing duties for county-wide programs and activities; prepares financial reports; conducts analytical review of financial information; prepares projections; performs research and analysis of accounting and statistical data.


Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

Reviews and recommends to management for approval various Federal/State grant claims, SB 90 claims, and other cost and financial reports submitted by other departments.
Participates in the preparation of complex financial reports, such as the Cost Allocation Plan, Property Tax Administration Fee, Daily Jail Rate, and Booking Fees.   
Develops revenue and expenditure projections for other departments and outside agencies for budgetary and/or financial data analysis.
Assists in the development and formulation of county-wide fiscal policies, procedures, and guidelines with regards to cost reporting and grants accounting in conformity with established standards, laws, rules, and regulations.
Distributes county-wide property taxes, special assessments, bond payments; apportions the interest earnings from the Treasurer’s investments to various funds and agencies.
Analyzes a variety of periodic complex reports and/or fiscal problems involving cost accounting, statistics, and legal research.
Provides direct technical support to the Chief Administrative Officer, Board of Supervisors, courts, grand jury, and the public on matters relating to budgets, analysis of statistical and financial data, and other special projects; interviews staff at all levels to gather information for use in specialized accounting projects.
Plans and recommends procedures for the compilation and calculation of building and equipment usage, allocation of costs based on workflow and staffing patterns, space utilization for various functions.
Performs analytical review of costs and fiscal data; learns to prepare complex and difficult adjusting entries and transfers appropriations.
Provides technical accounting training to all County fiscal staff; analyzes administrative and accounting weaknesses and provides training as deemed necessary; develops and maintains training manuals; conducts surveys and gathers data to determine training needs; develops and maintains County-wide accounting manual; monitors all changes in governmental accounting principles.
May oversee or review the work of clerical or payroll personnel in making entries, reconciling information or performing other fiscal functions.
Meets with county management and audit manager to develop/identify the audit scope and objective; interviews staff at all levels to gather preliminary information for use in planning the audit.
Develops and performs tests of the internal controls and identifies opportunities to improve internal controls.
Develops and performs audit tests and procedures including reconciliation of financial information, analysis of operational and performance information, verification of financial transactions and balances for accuracy, completeness and validity, observation of controls and/or processes, confirmation with outside organizations. 
Documents and evaluates audit evidence and the results of audit tests to draw a conclusion regarding the objectives of the audit; identifies causes and any contributing factors of conditions that negatively impact the county’s ability to meet its objectives.
Develops feasible and cost-effective recommendations concerning identified weaknesses or conditions.
Prepares and presents written reports to county management and outside agencies based on the independent assessment of documented audit evidence.
Prepares financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
Reviews and makes recommendations to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of accounting systems and procedures; reviews the corrective action/determine status of audit findings. 


Two (2) years of professional accounting or auditing experience in accounting, performing internal, financial and operational auditing and preparing/writing audit reports. 
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university is required in business administration, preferably in finance, financial management, auditing or accounting.  Course work must have included 30 semester or 45 quarter units of upper division courses in accounting, and/or auditing. 


All candidates must submit a copy of their college diploma (verifying the degree, date earned and area of specialization) AND official/unofficial transcripts (verifying the courses and units completed).  Candidates who fail to submit their diploma AND transcripts by the final filing date will be disqualified from the recruitment, unless otherwise specified in the job announcement. 

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:  Candidates who attended a college or university that is accredited by a foreign or non-U.S. accrediting agency must have their educational units evaluated by an educational evaluation service.  The result must be submitted to the Human Resources Department no later than the document deadlines above.  Please contact the local college or university to learn where this service can be obtained.


In addition to uploading attachments when applying online, candidates may submit documents in-person or by mail at Solano County Department of Human Resources 675 Texas Street, Suite 1800, Fairfield CA  94533, or by fax to (707) 784-6014.  When submitting documents in-person, by mail or by fax, include the recruitment title (e.g., Office Assistant II) and the recruitment number (e.g., 12-123456-01).



Possession of or ability to obtain a valid Class C California driver’s license may be required.  Independent travel may be required. 


This Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to determine applicants’ qualifications for this position and whether they will continue in the recruitment process; therefore, applicants are encouraged to answer all questions thoroughly and completely.  Omitted information will not be considered or assumed.  Applicants who have no experience in a specific area are recommended to state "no experience in this area" instead of leaving the space blank.


1.  Please describe your auditing experience.  Please indicate the type of audits performed and types of organizations audited.


2.  Please describe any experience you have in making presentations and the type of information presented.



Incumbents of this class should demonstrate necessary knowledge and abilities to be promoted to Accountant-Auditor III within 24 months of appointment. 
This class may be used to underfill positions allocated to other classes in the series for training, budgetary or staffing purposes.


05/10/2013 Deadline to submit all documents
05/17/2013 Tentative date to review qualifications


SALARY POLICIES - The starting salary is ordinarily the first rate shown on the front of the announcement.  Salary advancement is authorized after satisfactory completion of additional periods outlined in the employee’s memoranda of understanding or the County’s Personnel and Salary Resolution.  Longevity, shift differential, bilingual, call-back and stand-by pay maybe available for some job classes. 


HOLIDAYS – Regular and limited-term employees receive 12 paid holidays per year.


ANNUAL/SICK LEAVE - Regular and limited-term employees accrue vacation leave at the rate of 10 days per year.  After a certain period of continuous service, employees accrue vacation time at a higher rate as outlined in the employee’s memoranda of understanding or resolution. Regular and limited-term full time employees accumulate 12 sick leave days per year.


RETIREMENT – Employees who have never been a member of any public retirement system prior to January 1, 2013, or who have moved between retirement systems and were not subject to reciprocity, or who have moved between public employers within a public retirement system after a break in service that is greater than six months are eligible for a miscellaneous retirement plan of the 2% at age 62 benefit formula.  Employees entering membership in Solano County’s miscellaneous retirement plan on or after May 4, 2012 but before January 1, 2013, or who have moved between public employers within a public retirement system with a break in service that is less than six months are eligible for a 2% at age 60 benefit formula.  Employees entering membership in Solano County’s miscellaneous retirement plan prior to May 4, 2012 are eligible for a 2.7% at age 55 benefit formula. 


HEALTH BENEFITS - Employees and their dependents are eligible for vision and dental insurance with 100% of the cost paid by the County of Solano.  The County also participates in a cafeteria medical plan administered by PERS HealthCare (eligibility is dependent upon job class). 


OTHER BENEFITS – Employees may also elect to participate in deferred compensation, credit union, life insurance, and flexible spending plan.  All County employees are eligible to purchase auto and/or home owners, renter insurance from Liberty Mutual Insurance.  An Employee Assistance Program is also provided.


EXTRA-HELP - Extra-help employees do not receive or accrue benefits of regular employees during their period of employment.


Based on the information provided in the application documents, the qualified applicants will be invited for further examination. All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. Depending upon the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of an initial application screening, a mandatory information meeting, a written and/or practical exam, an oral interview, or any combination listed. Information contained herein does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.


All potential new hires and employees considered for promotion to management, confidential positions or unrepresented positions will be subject to a background and reference check after contingent job offer is accepted.  These provisions are subject to change.


All additional application materials as requested in the job announcement (e.g. copies of diploma and/or transcripts, certificates, DD-214) must be submitted with a document cover sheet, available on the employment website or at the Department of Human Resources’ office,  and are due by the final filing date.  Previously submitted application materials .e.g., copies of diploma and/or transcripts, etc.) for prior recruitments will not be applied for this recruitment but must be re-submitted for this recruitment.


Please visit the County of Solano website,, to apply.  Any further questions can be directed to the Department of Human Resources at (707) 784-6170 or at 675 Texas Street, Suite 1800 Fairfield 94533.  The office is open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.  Paper applications may be completed in person during office hours. EOE/AA


To be eligible, applicant must have served at least 181 consecutive days of active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States and have received either an honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions.  A COPY OF THE DD 214, SHOWING DISCHARGE TYPE, MUST BE RECEIVED IN THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT BY THE FINAL FILING DATE.  Applicants who have a service connected disability must submit a recent award letter from the VA stating they are receiving disability benefits for service connected reasons.  Disability must be rated at least 10% to be eligible for disabled veteran's points. 


Veteran applicants for initial County employment with an honorable or general under conditions discharge shall receive five (5) points added to their combined grade.  Disabled veterans shall have 10 points added to their combined grade.  Veteran scores will only be added to passing scores. 


It is the policy of Solano County that all employment decisions and personnel policies will be applied equally to all County employees and applicants and be based upon the needs of County service, job related merit, and ability to perform the job.

APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES:  Qualified individuals with a disability, who are able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, and need special testing arrangements, must contact the Solano County Department of Human Resources at (707)784-6170, to obtain a Request for Testing Accommodation by Applicants with Disabilities Form.  This form must be received in the Human Resources Department by the final filing date of the recruitment.  Applicants will be contacted to discuss the specifics of the request.


DIRECT DEPOSIT: All persons hired will be required to participate in the direct deposit program.


DRUG FREE WORKPLACE ACT – Depending on the applicant’s job class, prospective employees may be required to undergo a Urine Drug Test in accordance with the Solano County Alcohol and Drug Free Workplace Policy once a conditional offer of employment has been made. Solano County employees are subject to the provisions of the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the California Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1990.


RETIREES - Solano County invites all to apply for positions; however pursuant to Government Code Section 21221(h) and 21224, hiring restrictions may apply to California Public Sector Pension Plan Retirees. 


BACKGROUND PROCESS –The background process may include but not limited to conducting a reference check, completing a personal history statement, conducting a background interview, and live scan fingerprinting.  The County of Solano also utilizes e-Verify to verify employment eligibility.  Note:  A felony conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from employment.    The County will consider the nature, date and relationship between the offense and the position for which you are applying.


MEDICAL EXAMINATION - Prior to appointment, candidates may be required to pass a medical examination.  Candidates are encouraged not to quit or give notice to present employers until the medical examination has been completed and passed.


APPOINTMENT - At the time of appointment, all candidates will be required to execute an oath of allegiance to the United States and the State of California and may be fingerprinted.  Candidates will also be required to offer proof that they are a lawfully admitted alien or U.S. citizen.


PROBATIONARY PERIOD - All new positions are required to successfully complete a minimum probationary period of 6 to 12 months, depending upon the job class.  A probationary period does not apply to "at will" positions.


DISASTER WORKERS - In accordance with Government Code Section 3100, County employees, in the event of a disaster are considered disaster workers and may be asked to respond accordingly.


EXTRA-HELP – An employee appointed to an extra-help position must meet all the requirements of the corresponding regular position.  Extra-help employees cannot work more than 999 hours in the fiscal year.  Extra-help employees are excluded from civil service and do not have rights to regular or continued employment.


The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract.  Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.




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