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Accountant II

  2022-11-23     Santa Cruz METRO     110 Vernon Street, Santa Cruz, CA     $35.50 - $45.32 hour  

At Santa Cruz METRO, we care about moving people. We strive to attract, develop and retain a talented and diverse workforce. Many of our employees have worked for us for more than 20 years and come from diverse, cultural and professional backgrounds. METRO promotes high performance, diversity and equal employment opportunities.

At METRO, you will enjoy a competitive salary, CALPERS pension, a robust health/dental/vision benefit program, public service loan forgiveness program, 457 plans, career development, free bus passes, and longevity pay.

Santa Cruz METRO is hiring for an Accountant II

Under direction, an Accountant II performs professional accounting duties to support Santa Cruz METRO financial functions and processes; analyzes and reconciles accounting records for compliance with State and Federal laws, regulations, and requirements; coordinates the development of Santa Cruz METRO accounting systems and sub-systems; reconciles the General Ledger and various bank records; and performs related work as required.

Duties include, but not limited to: 

 Plans, coordinates, and project manages Santa Cruz METRO's participation in annual financial statement audit and in the preparation of annual audited financial statements and notes; develops management discussion points and analysis in accordance with legal requirements; effectively performs a variety of governmental accounting and variance analysis assignment; Coordinates and participates in the annual actuarial valuation process in accordance with legal requirements; Performs special accounting system development assignments, such as development of subsystems for capturing data necessary for control purposes and recording accurate revenue activity; Develops and recommends Santa Cruz METRO financial policies and procedures; provides technical assistance to accounting clerical staff; provides training on new or updated procedures to Finance and other staff as needed, reviews accounting systems and practices and recommends improvements; Analyzes budgetary, financial, actuarial, and statistical data to make recommendations on discount rates, funding options for pension-related liabilities, trends in contribution rates, fare revenues, and other subject matter.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in accounting, business administration or a related field, including coursework in principles of accounting, intermediate accounting, advanced accounting, governmental accounting, fund accounting, cost accounting, auditing, financial accounting, managerial accounting or business law.
  • Three (3) years of professional accounting experience, preferably in a public agency.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a current, valid California Class "C" Driver's License.

Employment Standards

Knowledge of:

·  Fixed asset program and working with project and fund managers to understand the project, conducting project cost analyses and determining value of assets, reviewing invoices, and maintaining asset database; Annual inventory process and conducts intermittent audits of assets and database; establishes, implements, and ensures adherence to internal controls and best practices; works with project managers to dispose of assets. Annual audited financial statements; Debt issuance and the review of bond documents; Federal and State compliance with bond and reporting requirements. General Ledger (G/L); reconciles various bank accounts and bankcard activity; reconciles total payroll expense to payroll tax returns for audit purposes and analytics; analyzes and investigates variances; ensures proper coding of transactions..

Other Conditions of Employment

  • Must pass a requisite background check.
  • May occasionally work extended hours or hours outside of the regular schedule.
  • A valid California Driver's License will be required at the time of appointment and throughout employment.
  • All new Santa Cruz METRO employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment

Salary: $35.50 - $45.32 per hour. Salaries are on a six-step salary range schedule with 5% increases yearly.

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Apply before December 8th, 2022

Questions? Call 831-420-2542/43

Do not contact this company in solicitation of any product or service.

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