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The Calaveras County Auditor-Controller’s Office is seeking to fill an Accountant Auditor I/II position. Apply Now! Position is open until filled.
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2% COLA effective January 5, 2019

Salary: (I): $24.23 - $29.46

             (II): $29.70 - $36.09

Range: 408/432

Job Type:  Full-Time       

Job Status:  Permanent

Unit: Mid Mgmt/Prof

FLAS: Exempt

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Under general supervision or direction, performs a variety of professional accounting duties that involve the application of judgement and discretion in the analysis and application of accounting principles and practices in maintaining fiscal controls and records, preparing transactions, and initiating reports; and performs related duties as assigned.



Accountant Auditor I: This is the entry-level classification in the Accountant Series. Initially general supervision, incumbents performs a variety of professional accounting duties while learning County policies and procedures. As experience is gained, assignments become more varied, complex, and difficult and close supervision and frequent review of work lessen as an incumbent demonstrates skill to perform the work independently. Positions at this level will assist with the duties required of the position at the II level, but are not expected to function at the same skill level and usually exercise less independent discretion and judgement in matters related to work procedures and methods.

Accountant Auditor II: This is a fully qualified journey-level classification. Positions at this level are distinguished from the I-level by the performance of the full range of duties as assigned, working independently, and exercising judgement and initiative. Positions at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the County and Department. Incumbents may assume specialized responsibility. Successful performance of the work requires thorough knowledge of governmental accounting practices and procedures, fund accounting, and fiscal management.


  • Reviews accounting and financial documents to ensure accuracy of information and calculations and makes correcting entries.
  • Examines supporting documentation to establish proper authorization and conformance with agreements, contracts, and state and federal regulations.
  • Prepares trial balances; coordinates and calculates periodic closings.
  • Prepares journal entries and reconciliations of the general ledger, journals, subsidiary accounts, and cash statements.
  • Compiles and prepares general and subsidiary ledgers and supporting schedules
  • Maintains expenditures and budgetary control accounts.
  • Prepares and coordinates budget appropriation transfers.
  • Assists in the preparation of and analyzes and adjusts budgets for departments and County funds.
  • Confers with departmental representatives and provides information regarding budgeting and accounting processes.
  • Assists various federal, state and private auditors in the audit of the County’s financial records; interprets and applies legal and administrative concepts to various accounting functions.
  • Prepares departmental submissions for the Board of Supervisors, including agenda transmittals, budgets transfers, and supplemental information and background.
  • Analyzes and prepares varied financial statements and reports.
  • Calculate and apportion monies including secured and unsecured taxes.
  • Reviews and approves claims for reimbursement for various state departments and agencies.
  • Analyze programs and legislation to determine fiscal and budgetary impact, prepares budgetary appropriation transfers and supplemental budgets.
  • Participates in the development and administration of the annual budget for the County and/or department.
  • Writes and implements departmental technical accounting procedures.
  • Maintains current knowledge of legislation affecting County accounting, payroll, and property tax calculation and apportionment practices and procedures and implements procedures as required; ensures adherence to codes, applicable laws, regulations, and guidelines relating to accounting activities for the department.
  • Prepares a variety of complex analytical, statistical, and narrative reports and correspondence required by County Administration and federal, state, and private agencies.
  • Develops, reviews, and recommends improved accounting methods and procedures; establishes internal controls.
  • Reviews and recommends modifications to accounting systems and procedures.
  • Provides technical support to outside auditors and governmental program auditors.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.



Knowledge of:

Principles, practices, and terminology of general, fund and governmental accounting, auditing, and budgeting; principles and practices of payroll administration; principles and practices of business data processing, particularly related to the processing of accounting and property tax information; principles of providing functional direction and training; terminology, practices, and procedures of financial and account document processing and recordkeeping, including accounts receivable, accounts payable, journal/ledger preparation, and reconciliation; laws, codes, and regulations governing fiscal operations of the department, including complex state revenue, tax codes, and requirements; auditing, reconciliation, and internal financial control principles and methods; principles and techniques for working with groups and fostering effective team interaction to ensure teamwork is conducted smoothly; The structure and content of the English language, including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar; modern equipment and communication tools used for business functions and program, project, and task coordination; computer and software programs (e.g., Microsoft software packages) to conduct, compile, and/or generate documentation.


Skill and Ability to:

Plan, organize, and coordinate the work of lower-level staff. Effectively provide staff leadership and work direction; perform technical, specialized, complex, and/or difficult accounting, financial, and/or budgetary support work; assist in implementing goals, objectives, practices, policies, procedures, and work standards; analyze, balance, review, interpret, and reconcile a variety of complex financial, accounting, budgetary, and statistical reports, documents, records, journals, and ledgers; conduct complex accounting, financial and budgetary research; make accurate mathematical, financial, and statistical calculations; understand, interpret, explain, and apply all pertinent laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures, and standards relevant to the Auditor-Controller’s Office; independently organize work, set priorities, meet critical deadlines, and follow-up on assignments; analyze complex problems, evaluation alternatives, and make sound judgements and recommendations within established guidelines; effectively use computer systems, software applications, and modern business equipment to perform a variety of work tasks; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, using appropriate English grammar and syntax; use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgement within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines; establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


Training and Experience:

Accountant-Auditor I:

Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

Equivalent to an associate degree and one (2) year of fiscal support experience at a level equivalent to the County class of Fiscal Assistant II, or five (5) years’ experience of bookkeeping/ accounting/ or three (3) years’ experience as a Fiscal Assistant II. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in accounting, finance, or a closely related field can be substituted for 2 years of experience.


Accountant Auditor II:

Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in accounting, finance, or a closely related field and five (5) years of progressively responsible professional accounting and/or auditing experience.


Licenses and Certifications:

Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Driver’s License by time of appointment and a satisfactory driving record.





Interested individuals must submit the following:

  • Calaveras County application
  • Cover letter
  • Resume

Application materials will be reviewed to evaluate the specific qualifications of each applicant and determine which applicants will continue in the screening process.  Incomplete application information will result in the candidate being screened out of the process.  Those candidates identified as having qualifications best suited for the position will be invited to participate in the interview process.




Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer, and to operate a motor vehicle to attend various County and off-site meetings; vision to read printed material and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone.  Standing in and walking between work areas in frequently required.  Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment.  Positions in this classification frequently bend, stoop, kneel, and reach to perform assigned duties, and well as push and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information.  Employees must possess the ability to lift carry, push, and pull materials and objects up to 25 pounds with the use of proper equipment.  Reasonable accommodations will be made for individuals on a case-by-case basis.


Working Conditions:

May be required to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed.


Other Requirements:

This class description lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive.  Not all duties are necessarily performed by each incumbent.  Incumbents may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those contained in the documents and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge and skills.


Human Resources Division

891 Mountain Ranch Road, Building C, San Andreas, CA 95249
Phone (209) 754-6303 ~ Fax (209) 754-6333 ~


Calaveras County is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming), national origin, age (40 and above), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and/or related medical conditions), marital status, sexual orientation ( heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality, gender identity, gender expression, transgender), medical conditions (cancer and genetic information including family medical history), disability (medical, mental or physical, including HIV or AIDS), request or denial of family medical care leave and pregnancy leave, AB60 driver's license or military or veteran status.

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