Principal Accountant - City of Pomona : Job Details

Principal Accountant

City of Pomona

Job Location : Pomona, CA, USA

Posted on : Tue, 16 Apr 2019 00:15:14 GMT

Job Description :

APPLY IMMEDIATELY - APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE POSITION MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE Are you a detail oriented, self-reliant, professional Certified Public Accountant? The City of Pomona has an exciting opportunity for a well qualified individual to join the Finance Department. The Principal Accountant performs a wide variety of specialized, complex, advanced journey level professional accounting duties; oversees and coordinates assigned accounting processes, procedures, and programs; and provides highly responsible and complex staff assistance to the Finance Department.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS TO APPLY

Any combination equivalent to experience and training that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities would be: Education, Experience, and License Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in accounting or a related field.
  • Five years of responsible accounting experience, including two (2) years government accounting experience.
  • Must possess a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license.
  • Must possess or obtain a valid CA Class C driver's license.
Knowledge of: Advanced principles and practices of general and governmental accounting. Advanced financial analysis and research procedures. Advanced principles and practices of budget development, preparation, and expenditure control. Organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis, evaluation, development and implementation of specialized accounting programs, policies and procedures. Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and regulations. Sources of information related to a broad range of accounting programs, funding sources, services and functions. Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment. Safe driving principles and practices. Skill to: Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment and software. Operate a motor vehicle safely. Ability to: Establish and analyze accounting systems and procedures. Classify fiscal documents and transactions. Perform financial analysis and auditing. Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of the Successor Agency and capital improvement accounting goals. Research, analyze, and evaluate Successor Agency and capital improvement programs, policies, and procedures. Develop and prepare an assigned budget and control expenditures. Prepare clear and concise correspondence and reports on a variety of financial, accounting, and budgetary issues. Independently perform the full range of complex, responsible, and advanced analytical and administrative work involving the use of independent judgment and personal initiative. Interpret and apply administrative and department policies and procedures. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

Provide professional, specialized, complex, and advanced journey level staff assistance and coordination in support of accounting functions and programs. Participate in the development and implementation of complex, new, or revised accounting programs, systems, procedures, and methods of operation. Participate in the preparation and administration of budgets; provide fiscal forecasting; maintain and monitor appropriate budgeting and expenditure controls. Research, collect, compile, and analyze information from various sources on a variety of specialized accounting topics; prepare comprehensive accounting records, reports, and summaries to present and interpret data, identify alternatives, and make and justify recommendations. Audit account numbers and balance appropriations available for financial demands and purchase orders; review account balances and entries for errors; make journal entries. Review staff reports and resolutions for the Successor Agency and CIP; make corrections to staff reports and resolutions and coordinate necessary staff report changes with initiating department. Monitor Successor Agency and Pomona Public Financing Authority bond activity; participate in the issuance of bonds; draw bond proceeds to reimburse related projects. Prepare entries to record revenues, wire transfers, make payments to assessment districts, and correct expenditures. Monitor and balance various accounts verifying availability of funds and classification of expenditures; research and analyze transactions to resolve problems. Record year-end entries for Successor Agency and Pomona Public Financing Authority; work with auditors to provide details about records; review audit drafts for the Successor Agency and the Pomona Public Financing Authority. Prepare the Controller's Report for the Pomona Public Financing Authority. Perform cash flow analyses. Review general ledger transactions. Develop financial statements; audit accounting documents; analyze accounting and reporting requirements of reports; establish appropriate accounting procedures; prepare accounting-related reports. Initiate journal entries to record transactions; collect and compile information for capital improvement studies; prepare summaries, reports and recommendations. Perform related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

SELECTION PROCESS

Essential duties require the following physical skills and work environment: Ability to work in a standard office environment; ability to travel to different sites and locations. Application Process Screening of qualifications and most qualified is based on the information provided on the official City Application. A resume may be attached to your application, but will not substitute for the completion of your application. Applications that are not entirely completed may be rejected. This recruitment may also establish a list for future vacancies. To complete your application for this position you will be prompted to respond to supplemental questions. Incomplete responses, false statements, omission, or partial information may result in disqualification from the selection process. Your responses should be consistent with the information provided on your application. The information will be used as part of the application screening and selection process and is designed to help you present your qualifications for this position. This may include a selection step in which your application and supplemental questions are reviewed and scored by a panel of raters familiar with this position.

City Mission Statement The City of Pomona is dedicated to improving the quality of life for our diverse community. The City of Pomona offers the following generous benefit package. Employees serve a 12-month probationary period. The Salary Scale Plan is composed of five steps. Merit step increases are based on meets standards performance, except step 4 and 5, which requires exceed standards performance.

WORK SCHEDULE: Most employees work a 4/10 work schedule.

In order to maintain service to the public, departmental effectiveness, productivity and/or efficiency, a Department Director may assign an employee a different work schedule that is in compliance with the requirements of FLSA with Human Resources and Association approval.

RETIREMENT BENEFITS: Provided by the California Public Employee’s Retirement System. Every regular employee becomes a member immediately upon employment. New employees who become a new member of CalPERS for the first time on or after January 1, 2013 will be enrolled in the CalPERS 2% @ 62, FAS 3 Plan. New members will be required to pay at least 50% of the normal cost [Govt. Code Section. 7522030(c)]. However, a new employee who is a classic member of CalPERS or a current member of another California public retirement system will be enrolled in the CalPERS 2% @ 60, FAS 3 Plan. Currently, all employees (new and classic) shall pay the CalPERS member's retirement contribution of 7%. City of Pomona employees do not contribute into Social Security. PAID HOLIDAYS: 11 paid holidays & 2 floating holidays are provided per year.

VACATION LEAVE:

  • 1-3 years = 80 hours
  • 4-5 years = 120 hours
  • 6-8 years = 160 hours
  • 9-15 years = 200 hours
  • 16 years plus = 240 hours (maximum)

SICK LEAVE: 12 days per year (prorated if on any leave without pay).

EXECUTIVE LEAVE: Provided to Group C (exempt) employees. Accrue 80 hours per year are available to eligible City employees.

GROUP INSURANCE PROGRAMS: These programs include medical, dental, vision, long-term disability, life and accidental death and dismemberment insurances.

  • HEALTH INSURANCE: $700 per month; cash-in-lieu program available
  • DENTAL: $75 per month
  • VISION: Voluntary participation by the employee
  • LONG TERM DISABILITY INSURANCE: 66 2/3 of base salary for a maximum of 2 years after 60 days
  • LIFE INSURANCE: $50,000 policy plus AD&D

EDUCATIONAL INCENTIVE PLANS are available for eligible employees to develop their knowledge and abilities.

  • TUITION REIMBURSEMENT: $1,000 per year, provided employee is not receiving Education Incentive.
  • EDUCATION INCENTIVE: This benefit is provided to qualifying employees for a degree from an accredited college when such a degree is higher than the minimum degree required for the position. Provided employee is not receiving Tuition Reimbursement or after one (1) year from date employee received Tuition Reimbursement.
    • 2% for an associate's degree
    • 4% for a bachelor's degree
    • 6% for a master's degree

DEFERRED COMPENSATION: A voluntary deferred compensation 457 plan is available. FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNTS: are available where employees use pre-tax salary to pay for regular child care, adult dependent care and/or medical expenses.

CREDIT UNION membership is available to all City employees and provides access to low interest loans.

NOTE: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute a contract expressed or implied, and any provisions contained herein may be modified or revoked without notice.

For a more detailed overview of the benefits, review the PMMCEA Memorandum of Understanding. (Please note: the updated MOU will be posted in the next few weeks).

FIVE-YEAR VISION STATEMENT: Pomona will be recognized as a vibrant, safe, beautiful community that is a fun and exciting destination and the home of arts and artists, students, and scholars, business and industry.

CORE VALUES: The City of Pomona values Cultural Diversity; Fiscal Responsibility; Focusing on the Future; Excellent Customer Service; Leadership; Quality of Life; and Clear and Open Communication.

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