Principal Accountant

County of Riverside
$84,509 - $139,175 Per year CA 26520 Cactus Ave, Moreno Valley, CA 92555, United States Apply before 6/23/2024 11:59



The County of Riverside's Fiscal Office for 

Riverside University Health System's Medical Center seeks a Principal Accountant to join our team in Riverside.

This position directs the establishment, review, and daily operations of accounting functions, supervises audits, evaluates accounting systems, trains personnel, ensures compliance, provides technical guidance, and coordinates fiscal activities.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Prior experience as a lead accountant in governmental fiscal services

  • Experience with PeopleSoft Financials


Option of 9/80 or 5/40
Day Shift - Monday through Friday
Telecommuting every other week at managements discretion 

Physical Address:
7888 Mission Grove Pkwy S, Riverside, CA 92508, USA

Meet the Team!


• Plan, organize, direct, and coordinate through subordinate supervisors the establishment, review, revision, and daily operation of a departmental accounting function or a major division of the Auditor-Controller's Office.

• Determine how the departmental or division accounting management program should be structured and how accounting principles should be applied.
• Supervise specialized audits in the Auditor-Controller's Office of the fiscal records and accounting procedures in various County departments, divisions, and agencies.
• Participate in the selection, training, and evaluation of subordinate professional accounting and fiscal clerical personnel; coordinate accounting functions with data processing systems.
• Evaluate, develop, recommend, and coordinate implementation of computer applications to accounting systems and procedures.
• Supervise and participate in the development and maintenance of systems forms for fiscal transactions, recordkeeping and budgetary controls; supervise and perform analysis of complex fiscal recordkeeping systems and procedures.
• Provide technical guidance, direction, and training to subordinate staff performing complex accounting and auditing work, including computer applications.
• Review laws, legislation, and policies to ensure compliance and to determine impact on accounting procedures and recommend changes where appropriate.
• Coordinate the work of subordinate staff with other sections, departments, or outside fiscal intermediaries; assist in the budget preparation process.
• Confer with and advise department and other officials on a variety of accounting and budgetary matters. 


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.  (One year as a professional accountant with the County of Riverside may substitute for the 18 semester or 27 quarter units of specialized coursework.)

Experience: Three years as a professional accountant, including one year in a supervisory or lead capacity over other professional accountants. 

Certificate: Possession of a valid certificate as a Certified Public Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor. 

Experience: Three years as a professional accountant, including one year in a supervisory or lead capacity over other professional accountants.  


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