The Accountant position is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated individual to join a talented and dedicated Finance team. If you are detail oriented and want to serve a dynamic and beautiful community, the City of Poway encourages you to apply!
The Accountant audits, analyzes, and verifies fiscal records and reports, prepares financial and statistical reports, provides information to City staff regarding accounting practices and procedures, reconciles general ledger accounts; assists in preparing the City's annual budgets; prepares year-end audit reports and schedules.
This position receives general supervision from the Finance Manager or assigned supervisor. Exercises no direct supervision over staff.
Two years of recent, responsible experience in finance or accounting, preferably in the public sector.
A Bachelor's Degree or equivalent education (i.e., minimum completed California units = 120 semester/180 quarter) from an accredited educational institution with major coursework in business or public administration, accounting, finance, or a related field.
Licenses and Certifications
A valid class C driver's license or the ability to arrange alternate and timely means of transportation in the performance of assigned duties.
Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer, to operate a motor vehicle and to visit various City and meeting sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups, and over the telephone. This is primarily a sedentary office classification although standing in work areas and walking between work areas may be required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment. Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, 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 weighing up to 25 pounds.
Employees work in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.