Accountant I

County of Riverside
$62,496 - $86,707 Per year CA 3450 14th St, Riverside, CA 92501, United States Apply before 5/19/2024 11:59



The County of Riverside seeks candidates to fill positions throughout Riverside County. A list of eligible candidates will be established to fill current and future vacancies.
The County of Riverside Facilities Management department is seeking an Accountant I in Riverside, CA.  The Accountant I is the first working level classification in the professional Accountant series and reports to a supervisory or manager level position. This position is responsible for providing services such as accounts receivable, reconciling balances, general accounting, budgeting, year-end schedules, reconciling project billing, cost accounting, and creating financial reports.
The ideal candidate should have a bachelor's degree, accounting background, proficiency in government accounting software like PeopleSoft Financials, a solid understanding of accounts receivable tasks, handling refunds, generating project billings, issuing invoices, and making journal entries. Applicants with strong analytical abilities, who have confidence in their work, take initiative, and who can work independently are highly desired.
The Accountant I is a natural progression underfill for the Accountant II. Incumbents are expected to promote to Accountant II after obtaining one year of experience as an Accountant I, meeting the education requirement and obtaining a satisfactory performance evaluation. Failure to promote to the Accountant II class will result in incumbents being returned to their former County classification or new hires being released prior to the end of their probationary period.
 Work Schedule:
 9/80, Monday-Friday. A 9/80 schedule is a type of work schedule where employees work nine-hour days for nine days over a two-week period, with every other Friday off. 
***Please Note: Proof of educational units completed is required by the closing deadline. Applications without proof of qualifying documents will not be considered. Please see "Supplemental Information" below for guidelines.***   

Meet the Team!
Riverside County  provides property management and operations services for county owned and leased facilities throughout the 7,200 square miles of Riverside County and over 14 million square feet of space. The department is responsible for keeping county buildings safe, comfortable, and productive for both county staff and the public.   


• Establish, review, revise, and maintain controls on fiscal record-keeping functions.

• Examine and analyze fiscal record-keeping systems and procedures.
• Examine, analyze, and verify fiscal documents (e.g., vouchers, warrants, requisitions, purchase orders, receiving records, and invoices).

• Prepare trial balances, reconciliations, work sheets, and schedules.

• Prepare or assist in the preparation of a variety of accounting, statistical, and narrative reports.

• Review, evaluate, and may assist in the preparation and maintenance of the budget and internal controls.

• Prepare or assist in the preparation of recommendations for the installation of new or revised accounting cost systems, procedures, and records.

• Review the classification and distribution of income and expenditures to proper accounts.

• Develop routine rates or cost models. 


***Please Note: Proof of educational units completed is required by the closing deadline. Applications without proof of qualifying documents will not be considered. Please see "Supplemental Information" below for guidelines.***   

Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in accounting, or another field of study that included at least 18 semester or 27 quarter units in accounting, auditing, taxation, financial reporting, financial statement analysis, or external and internal reporting.


Experience: 6 months of paraprofessional or professional accounting experience, preferably in accounts receivable and government accounting.

Competitive Candidates will Possess:

  • A strong accounts receivable background 
  • Government accounting experience
  • Experience with budgeting 
  • Financial reporting experience
  • Experience utilizing accounting software such as PeopleSoft Financials. 
Knowledge of: Accounting principles and practices; general business laws and budgeting methods.

Ability to: Analyze data, define problem areas, and draw logical conclusions; understand and apply the principles, laws, and procedures involved in the accounting and auditing functions; examine and verify records; maintain records and prepare accounting, statistical, and narrative reports; establish and maintain effective working relationships; communicate effectively both orally and in writing.


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