Senior Accountant

County of Riverside
$71,988 - $98,508 Per year CA Riverside County Mental Health, 4095 County Cir Dr, Riverside, CA 92503, United States Apply before 5/19/2024 11:59



The County of Riverside's Fiscal Unit at Riverside University Health System's Behavioral Health Department seeks a Senior Accountant to join our team in Riverside.

This position will perform complex technical accounting or auditing work, acts in a lead capacity over other accounting and clerical staff, and prepare a variety of accounting, statistical, and narrative reports.

Candidates with experience in budgets, claim management, grant applications, access database, and PeopleSoft financials are highly desired* 

To ensure compliance with the educational requirements for this position, please submit one of the following documents (applications lacking this information will not be considered):

  • A copy of your degree if your major was in Accounting
  • Transcripts if you minored in Accounting
  • Valid California CPA or CIA license
  • Foreign Equivalency Evaluation from a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services () or Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. () if your Accounting degree was awarded outside of the United States.

Note: Education not meeting the 18-semester or 27-quarter unit Accounting concentration does not fulfill our educational criteria.

9/80 Day Shift (Possibility for hybrid schedule after training is complete)
Meet the Team!


• Establish, review, revise, and maintain controls on fiscal recordkeeping functions in an assigned unit.
• Examine and analyze fiscal recordkeeping 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 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 recommendations for the installation of new or revised accounting and cost systems, procedures, and records.
• Analyze the classification and distribution of income and expenditures to proper accounts.
• Develop complex rate or cost models.
• Track, report, and reimburse routine federal or state grants. 


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

Experience: One year of professional-level accounting or auditing experience equivalent to the County of Riverside Accountant II classification. 

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

Experience: One year of professional-level accounting or auditing experience equivalent to the County of Riverside Accountant II classification.  


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