1654 Accountant III - HSA

Recruitment #TEX-1654-110647

Introduction


Appointment Type

This is a Temporary-Exempt (TEX) Category 17 Appointment and is limited to two (2) years. Temporary Exempt Appointments from Civil Service rules pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section 10.104-17: “Appointments, which shall not exceed two years and shall not be renewable, as substitutes for civil service employees on leave.” Per CSC Rule 114, Article VIII, Sec. 114.25: “Any person occupying a position under exempt appointment shall not be subject to civil service selection, appointment, and removal procedures and shall serve at the pleasure of the appointing officer.”  

Who We Are

San Francisco's Human Services Agency (HSA) is a centralized resource which delivers public assistance, child welfare, and aging and adult services to the citizens of San Francisco. Its mission is to promote well-being and self-sufficiency among individuals, families, and communities in San Francisco. HSA was formed in 2004 with the merger of two previously existing City departments - the Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Department of Disability and Aging Services (DAS). The office of Early Childhood Education (OECE) joined the Agency in 2014.  

What We Do 

We provide a safety net for individuals and families by offering income support, community-based living supports, and assistance getting food, housing, and health coverage. We offer programs and services that ensure the protection and safety of children, the elderly, and dependent adults. We help people secure employment through training, job search, and child care assistance.   

Position Overview

Under general direction, the Accountant III performs complex accounting duties related to special revenue grant accounting including but not limited to: assisting in providing directives and training to enhance operation efficiencies; reviewing, analyzing, inputting, and posting citywide and departmental accounting transactions; participating in year-end closing activities and analyses; monitoring fund expenditure projections to actual, identifying and resolving spending issues; providing management with status reports on accounting and financial activity; interpreting and explaining existing accounting, auditing and fiscal policies, procedures and transactions; and preparing and reviewing detailed complex financial reports.

Essential duties include:

1. Develops, delegates, and manages the special revenue grants accountings; collects grant documentation and financial data; updates grant budgets to match awards, journal entries to reclassify payroll or other expenditures or items, receipts, and revenue recognition transactions; and prepares back-up documentation and completes expenditure reports and analysis.   

2. Develops and maintains the accounting systems in order to manage grants and programs.

3. Leads the coordination of multi-step financial transactions with other HSA staff.  

4. Coordinates and submits the unit's responses to Controller's Office request.

5. Interprets the accounting fiscal policies and procedures including Generally Acceptable Accounting Principles, Controller's Office Policies and Procedures; and the City's PeopleSoft Financial System particularly, the General Ledgers, Commitment Control, Grants, Customer Contracts, Billing and Receivables and Deposits Modules.       

6. Advises and directs staff on allocation and expenditures; and assists in the development of expenditure and revenue tracking systems.  

7. Researches and provides technical assistance to the unit and ensures accurate and clear representation of grants' status in the financial system and balances grant funds at year-end.    

8. Reviews and approves staff's financial system entries such as budget journals, deposits, and GL journals.

9. Coordinates and prepares the department's responses to fiscal audits and reviews of special revenue grants by pass-thru funders, federal funders, and independent auditors. 

10. Develops and executes grant-related portions of the Agency Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards, including grant-related expenditures, revenue, cash transactions listings, reconciliations, and other quarterly and year-end grant reconciliations.    

11. Assists in developing and implementing corrective action plans as needed. 

12. Communicates, trains, and performs audits of grant-funded programs and contractors to ensure compliance with the funder's and government financial standards. 

13. Supervises 1649 Accountant Interns assigned to the department regarding various grants-related tasks, data collection, compiling and submitting claims, processing receipts and revenue accruals, general ledger analysis and posting, and management tasks and activities. 

Minimum Qualifications

1. EducationA baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, preferably with major course work in accounting, finance, business administration, or related field. Such education must include eighteen(18) semester units or  twenty-four ( 24) quarter units of coursework in accounting; 

AND 

2. Experience: Four (4) years of professional accounting which includes analysis or problem  solving. Experience must include: Working with an automated financial system, (preferably a government system) performing difficult and responsible accounting, as well as preparing financial records and reports; 

OR

City and County of San Francisco Employees with four (4) years of professional accounting experience including experience as a 1652 Accountant II.


Substitution:  A Master's degree in accounting, business administration, computer information systems, public policy, or a closely related field may be substituted for one year of work experience.

Verification:

Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at https://sfdhr.org/how-verify-education-requirements

Note: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.

How To Apply

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.

  • Select the desired job announcement  (TEX-1654-110647)
  • Select “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
  • Select either “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or “I have Registered Previously”
  • Follow instructions on the screen

Computers are available for the public (from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) to file online applications in the lobby of the Dept. of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco.

Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date.  Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter.  To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com, @sfpl.org, @dcyf.org, @first5sf.org).

Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file.  Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records.  Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.

All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline.  Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Dorys Lorio, by telephone at 415-557-5733, or by email at  dorys.lorio@sfgov.org.

 

Selection Plan

·       Screening of Applications

Selection Procedures

Screening of Applications: The department may implement screening mechanisms in order to determine applicants’ qualifications for this position. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through all steps in the selection process. Only applicants most closely meeting the needs of the department will be invited to continue in the selection process.

Conviction History

As a selected candidate for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a selected candidate. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as:

  • Candidates for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.
  • Candidates for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.

Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City.

If you are a selected candidate, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

Disaster Service Workers

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

Conclusion

Terms of Announcement:

Applicants must be guided solely by the provisions of this announcement, including requirements, time periods and other particulars, except when superseded by federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations.  Clerical errors may be corrected by the posting the correction on the Department of Human Resources website at www.jobaps.com/sf


General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures

Important Employment Information for the City and County of San Francisco can be obtained at http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor.

Copies of Application Documents:
Applicants should keep copies of all documents submitted, as these will not be returned.

Right to Work:
All persons entering the City and County of San Francisco workforce are required to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States. 

Requests: 

Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation at: 
http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#applicantswithdisabilities

Clerical Errors:

May be corrected by the posting of the correction on the Department of Human Resources website at: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#announcementsdefinitions  


Note on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):

Some positions in the Human Services Agency will require the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), including but not limited to gloves, gowns, eye and face protection, and face-fitting respirators. The requirement for the use of PPE may come on short or no notice. Facial hair or any condition that interferes with a face-fitting respirator’s seal (i.e. comes between the sealing surfaces of the respirator and the wearer’s bare skin) is not permitted when face-fitting respirators are worn, including during initial or periodic respirator fit-testing. Employees who choose not to shave and do not have either American Disabilities Act (ADA) or Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Accommodations do not have the right to alternate work assignments or the option of using a loose-fitting Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) in place of a face-fitting respirator. 


The Human Services Agency of the City and County of San Francisco shares a commitment to a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community. Each member of our organization is responsible and accountable for promoting success, being compassionate, and ensuring that everyone has a voice to make San Francisco an inclusive and equitable place to live and work by employing fair and just practices to and for all.  




 

 
Issued: April 14, 2021 
Carol Isen 
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: TEX-1654-110647 
HSA/ DL / 415-557-5733

Benefits

All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

For more information about benefits, please click here.

 



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