ACCOUNTING OFFICER (SPECIALIST) Job at Department of Resources Recycling & Recovery, Sacramento County, CA

  • Department of Resources Recycling & Recovery
  • Sacramento County, CA

Job Description

Job Description and Duties

Do you enjoy working with numbers? Do you want to learn more about multi-funded grants? CalRecycle is looking for an Accounting Officer (Specialist)to join our team!

Under the general direction of an Accounting Administrator I, (Accounts Payable Unit) the incumbent is responsible for the audit, create vouchers, and reconciliation of Grant Payment, Grant Advances in FI$Cal accounting system in accordance with Government Codes, Status, State Administrative Manual, Department Procedures and the Prompt Payment Act. This position will maintain grant and payment files, grant advances, vendor payment ledgers and perform reconciliations, encumbrance and liquidation. Additionally, you will actively participate in system control processes, and perform the most difficult reconciliations of payable operations and subsidiary document balances. Make daily entries to accounting databases, prepares monthly journal entries for input to the general ledger. Review various FI$Cal reports to analyze invalid entries, invalid accounts, and abnormal balances and take appropriate action. Work with program managers, liaisons, accounting staff, and SCO as a subject matter expert to resolve discrepancies. Applicant must have an effective oral and written communication skills, be able to take direction from supervisor or lead employee and be able to work inde pendently. Regular and punctual attendance is required.

This is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable experience in accounting operations, including researching reverting year documents, encumbrances, multi-funded grants, and working with continuous appropriations. Additional duties and functions may be assigned as needed such as assisting with other team member's processing workloads whenever appropriate and practical.

This position may be eligible for hybrid telework under Government Code 14200 for eligible applicants residing in California, subject to the candidate meeting telework eligibility criteria set forth in the CalEPA telework policy and/or future program need. Employees not residing in California are not eligible for telework. Regardless of telework eligibility, all employees may be required to report to the position’s designated headquarters location, as indicated on their duty statement, at their own expense.

This position is pending Budget Approval

You will find additional information about the job in the .

Special Requirements

When submitting application in hard copy, applicants are required to submit a standard state application (Form Std.678) with an original signature, and clearly indicate RPA 23-045 & Position #835-161-4546-032 in the “Job Title(s)” section of the Standard State Application or you will not be considered for the position.

If you would like to use education in conjunction with experience to satisfy the minimum qualifications, you must attach a copy of your degree and/or transcripts (unofficial or official) to your application to ensure the educational requirements have been met for this position. Failure to do so will result in your application being rejected.

Please attach a copy of your transcripts (unofficial or official) to your application to ensure the educational requirements have been met for this position. Failure to do so will result in your application being rejected.

Desirable Qualifications

In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:

• Knowledge of and/or experience with the State and/or Private accounting process, including 1-2 years of experience auditing and processing invoices.

• Knowledge of and/or experience with accounts payable process that includes auditing, researching, analyzing situations, solve complex accounting problems, expenditure tracking, reconciliation, accounting information systems, or  preparation of accounting batches or reports.

• Experience with financial accounting systems such as FI$Cal, QuickBooks, or similar software.

• Education as it relates to accounting or other related fields (such as business, economics, or finance).

• Experience in accounting/ financial record keeping, and knowledge of accounting principles and procedures  associated with California's accounting structure (e.g., accounts payables).

• Experience with Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, Pivot Table, and/ or Adobe

• Knowledge and/or understanding of policies, procedures, and regulations such as state fiscal policy, the Uniform Codes Manual (UCM), and the State Administrative Manual (SAM).


In addition to a compelling vision for California, CalRecycle offers competitive pay, benefits, and features for its workforce. To review the pay and benefits offered to California civil service staff, please review CalHR's website at

Benefit information can be found on the CalHR website and the CalPERS website.

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Resume is required and must be included.
  • Degree and/or School Transcripts
  • Other - Cover Letter

Job Tags

Permanent employment, Full time, Remote job,

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