1654 Accountant III

Recruitment #TPV-1654-098831

Introduction

The following information describes the civil service classification for which applications are being solicited.

Make sure you read the entire announcement before completing the application form.

The purpose of this announcement is to fill a vacant position in this classification.

Provisional incumbents will be required to succeed in the civil service examination for this classification in order to be considered for permanent appointment.


TYPE OF APPOINTMENT: PROVISIONAL (TPV)
This is not a permanent appointment. A provisional appointee must participate and be successful in a Civil Service examination for this classification and be selected through an open competitive process in order to be considered for permanent appointment. Provisional appointments may not exceed three (3) years.


Appointment Type: Provisional
Division: Finance and Information Technology
Unit: Financial Reporting
Location: 1 South Van Ness Ave, 8th Floor


POSITION DESCRIPTION
Under general direction, Accountant III position is responsible for preparing financial analysis and reconciliations; monitoring and reconciling revenues, expenditures and general ledger accounts; developing periodic systematic management reports, operating procedures and policy recommendations; managing internal and external audits; researching and responding to informational requests. Other responsibilities include: Evaluate, develop, recommend or implement policies and procedures to improve accounting/auditing procedures; manage accounting software to produce timely financial statements; assist in audit and assist divisions in resolving audit issues; stay current on industry trends and best practices. Essential functions include: Perform complex audit and financial analysis and reconciliation; establish, maintain and foster harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; manage the stress of multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment effectively and efficiently; supervise and motivate staff; and other duties as required.

The essential functions of this position include:
The 1654 Accountant III performs, supervises and coordinates various accounting operations duties within Revenue & Reconciliation Section of Financial Reporting Unit, including but not limited to the following:

  • Supervise and assist with the daily recording of operating revenues, such as Clippers, Mobile Tickets & parking garages revenues; cost recovery billings, and bank reconciliations; maintain receivable schedules to monitor monthly payments received from customers, city departments and other government agencies.
  • Supervise quarterly fare media physical count and prepares the report for the count results on timely manner. Participate in the annual change cash count of revolving funds with various custodians; annual physical counts of materials inventory from various MTA warehouses; and performing bi-annual physical counts of MTA fixed assets as required by Federal Transit Agency.
  • Review, process and/or approve financial documents into the City’s PeopleSoft Financial System accurately and timely, and ensure compliance with the Controller's Office and funding agencies’ policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate completion and review of all required audit schedules, reports and other related tasks for submission to external auditors, funding agencies and senior management.
  • Assist in the development of report templates and provide report extract from City’s accounting system and other in-house reporting system related to or required for Revenue and Reconciliation Section.
  • Maintain contact serving as a liaison with other departmental staff, managers, auditors, funding agencies, and general public on fiscal and accounting matters, or release of information on the department’s fiscal operations.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience:

  1. A 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 (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
  2. 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.


Desirable Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of and demonstrated proficiency in working with a wide variety of computerized systems such as PeopleSoft Financials, Business Intelligence (BI) and other reporting tools, such as Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, Access, and PowerPoint. One should also be highly computer literate with the ability to learn new programs quickly.
  • Ability to supervise accounting staff, organize tasks/projects, plan, direct, and assign work.

How To Apply

City and County of San Francisco employment applications for this position will be accepted through an online process only www.jobaps.com/sf to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.

  • Click and select 1654 Accountant III (TPV-1654-098831)
  • Click “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
  • Click on 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 Department of Human Resources, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco and in the lobby of SFMTA Human Resources office, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 6th 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.

Upon successful submittal of the application online, the applicant will receive a notification on the screen, as well as in the applicant’s e-mail inbox, acknowledging the receipt of the application by the SFMTA - Merit Section. If you are having difficulty submitting your application online, please contact us at 415.646.2446 or 415.701.4441 between 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or by e-mail at Maggie.lau@sfmta.com.

Verification
Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying experience, education, and driver license at any point in the application, examination and/or departmental selection process. Written verification (proof) of qualifying experience must verify that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications stated on the examination announcement. Written verification must be submitted on employer’s official letterhead, specifying dates of employment, types of employment (part-time/full-time), job title(s), description of duties performed, and the verification must be signed by the employer. City employees will receive credit for the duties of the class to which they are appointed. Credit for experience obtained outside of the employee’s class will be allowed only if recorded in accordance with the provisions of the Civil Service Commission Rules. Experience claimed in self-employment must be supported by documents verifying income, earnings, business license and experience comparable to the minimum qualifications of the position. Copies of income tax papers or other documents listing occupations and total earnings must be submitted. If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at http://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.

Selection Procedures

The selection process will include evaluation of applications in relation to minimum requirements. Depending on the number of applicants, the Department may establish and implement additional screening mechanisms to comparatively evaluation qualifications of candidates. If this becomes necessary, only those applicants whose qualifications most closely meet the needs of the Department will be invited for an interview.

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed to advance through all of the steps in the selection process.

NOTES:
Make sure your application and any attachments to the application submitted at the time of filing are complete and accurate and include details on all experience, education, training and other information that qualifies you for this recruitment. Failure to submit a complete and accurate application at the time of filing may result in your ineligibility for this recruitment or inability to receive full credit for scoring purposes. Any new information concerning work experience, education, training and other information that is submitted after the filing deadline may not be used for scoring or considered to determine whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

Qualified applicants with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation in the selection process must contact the SFMTA by phone at 415.646.2446, 415.701.4441 or 415.701.5043 (TTY); or in writing to: SFMTA Human Resources, Merit Section, 1 South Van Ness, 6th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103. For further information, contact 415.646.2446 or 415.701.4441.

Conviction History

As a finalist 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 finalist. 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 applying 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 applying 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 selected as a finalist, 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

Reasonable Accommodation Request
Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable accommodation here.

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 online here or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor.

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.

Copies of Application Documents
Applicants are advised to keep copies of all documents submitted. Submitted documents become a permanent part of the exam record and will not be returned. The hiring department may require applicants to submit the same documents and/or additional documents at a later date.

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.

Employee Wellness Program
The SFMTA strives to be your employer of choice by providing an environment that supports your personal health & wellbeing with physical, nutritional, mental/emotional and financial resources. Since 2010 the SFMTA has been providing worksite wellness activities, as well as providing recognition opportunities to those individuals who successfully achieve personal milestones in wellness. For more details on the Wellness Program, please visit Employee Wellness Program Description page here.


MINORITIES, WOMEN AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Issued: August 23, 2019
Micki Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID #: TPV-1654-098831
MTA/ML: 415-646-2446

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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