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Accountant - City of Corcoran

To apply for this position see the application file at the bottom of the page.

Department: Finance FLSA Status: Exempt

GENERAL PURPOSE: Under the general supervision of the Deputy City Manager/Finance

Director plans, coordinates, and performs a variety of professional accounting functions;

prepares and maintains municipal financial records and reports; participates in the preparation

and maintenance of the City’s annual budget; maintains the City’s fixed asset records;

participates in audit processes; provides assistance with payroll and/or accounts payable; and

performs related work as required.


The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed

by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and

responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be

required to perform additional, position-specific duties.

Provides responsible professional and technical assistance in the administration and

implementation of the City’s financial, auditing, and accounting programs.

Compiles, analyzes, and ensures the accuracy and completeness of the City’s financial


Prepares, maintains, and submits a variety of financial records, summaries, statements,

and reports in accordance with applicable regulatory reporting requirements.

Reviews and analyzes revenue streams and expenditures for completeness, accuracy and


Assists the Finance Director in the compilation and preparation of the annual budget,

including assisting other departments with budget preparation, providing personnel cost

projections and estimated grant revenues and expenditures, monitoring expenditures to

ensure compliance with adopted budget, and assisting in publication of the budget.

Participates in intermediate and long-range budget planning strategies.

Participates in annual audit processes; prepares and maintains audit schedules; interacts

and provides information to external auditors.

Records and maintains appropriate controls for fixed asset records; prepares related

journal entries, schedules, and reports.

Serves as a financial resource to City departments and personnel; prepares monthly

financial statements, including distributing monthly revenue and expenditure reports to

departments; and develops, prepares, and provides specialized financial reports as


Reconciles postings from payroll, accounts payable, cash receipts, and accounts

receivable, and performs general payroll and/or accounts payable duties as required.



City of Corcoran • 832 Whitley Avenue • Corcoran, California • www.cityofcorcoran.com • 559-992-2151

The City of Corcoran is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

Performs other related duties as assigned or required.


Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Public or Business Administration, or related field; AND four

years increasingly responsible professional accounting experience with a public agencies

financial and/or budgetary systems; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Licenses or Certifications:

Must possess a valid California Driver’s License.

Required Knowledge of:

Finance Department operations, policies, and procedures.

Principals, practices, and methods of public and governmental accounting and financing,

including program budgeting and auditing and their application to municipal operations.

Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

Regulations governing municipal accounting activities.

Processes for preparing and administering budgets.

Audit processes and procedures.

Various types of financial records and reports.

Required Skill in:

Coordinating and conducting a variety of professional accounting duties.

Compiling, analyzing, and reconciling municipal financial data.

Working effectively on multiple projects with competing priorities.

Preparing clear, complete, and accurate financial records, summaries, statements, and reports.

Participating in the preparation and maintenance of the City’s annual operating budget.

Preparing audit schedules and participating in annual audit processes.

Updating and maintaining the City’s fixed asset records.

Analyzing existing systems processes and procedures to modify/develop changes as


Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with other staff, City

departments, outside agencies, external auditors, vendors, and the general public.

Physical Demands / Work Environment:

Work is performed in a standard office environment.

Subject to sitting for extended periods of time, standing, walking, bending, reaching and

lifting of objects up to 25 pounds.

Pam Ude,
Mar 10, 2014, 10:29 PM