City of Hesperia

The City of Hesperia is a General Law City, organized under the statutes of the State of California and incorporated on July 1, 1988. Hesperia operates under the Council-Manager form of government with authority and responsibility for local legislative acts vested in the Council. The City Council establishes policies, with the City Manager enacting those policies and also having responsibility for managing the day-to-day operations.

Job Title: Accountant

Job Description 

The Accountant position is a non-represented position responsible for a wide array of higher level accounting, payroll, purchasing and procurement activities in compliance with State, Federal and City practices.

The ideal candidate will be required to prepare and maintain financial, accounting and statistical reports and records, including maintenance of the general ledger for all funds and reconciliation of agency bank accounts, maintain and reconcile bank accounts to the general ledger and statements; maintain a variety of budget files, post journal entries into the financial system, record revenue deposits, run daily bank balance reports and determine adequacy of balances. The incumbent will also be responsible to review, analyze and prepare various financial reports, account details and budget to actual variances; prepare audit schedules, annual and periodic reports, staff reports, worksheets for Council, and assist auditors with audits. Along with these duties, the incumbent may compile the Treasurer’s report for the City and related Agencies, and participate with special projects as assigned, and necessary. This position requires a knowledge of governmental accounting and budgeting, basic payroll methods and procedures, benefit and deduction activities; principles and practices of purchasing and materials management, bidding and contracts; Federal and State reporting requirements, local laws, codes and ordinances related to assigned duties. In addition, the incumbent must have the ability to interpret City policy as it relates to assigned duties in payroll, accounting and purchasing; analyze practices and procedures of governmental budgeting and accounting, payroll and bids; the ability to communicate, assist, respond, and provide information to questions from the general public, staff members, vendors, bondholders, or investors, as deemed necessary.

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Job Requirements 

Requires a Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, business or related field; and three (3) years related experience in accounting or any combination of education and/or experience that provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for satisfactory job performance.

Apply by: Mon, 09/16/2019

To Apply, Contact:
(760) 947-1124