Under general supervision, performs varied and complex
professional accounting duties in the analysis, preparation and
maintenance of financial records and reports for various City
accounts and funds in conformance with general and governmental
accounting practices, policies and procedures; and performs related
work as assigned.
One full-time positionwith full benefitsin the Finance
12 months per year; 10 hours per day; 4 days per week (Monday
Listed salary amounts indicate the first and last steps of the
range for the position.
12 months of paid service.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of
the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of
specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the
position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment
to this class. Other duties and responsibilities may be added,
deleted or changed at any time at the discretion of management,
either orally or in writing.
- Reviews and reconciles subsidiary ledgers and makes adjustments
to the general ledger involving operating and capital improvement
program accounts for City departments; researches accounting
transactions to ensure proper reporting procedures are
2.Classifies and assigns revenues and expenditures to
appropriate accounts in accordance with City and grant standards
and the City's Chart of Accounts.
Researches variances in projected revenues and expenditures for
various departments and divisions and works with staff to
appropriately estimate revenues and expenditures.
Conducts special accounting analyses and prepares a range of
supporting schedules and reports; performs more difficult analyses
of accounting transactions and schedules involving fund accounting
and grant accounting.
Provides lead support and guidance for the accounting function;
trouble shoots problems with accounting system by performing test
operations and making any changes to modify or enhance accounting
Researches status of outstanding checks; proofs accounts payable
batches; enters and distributes reversed, voided, hand writes and
canceled general obligation checks.
Explains accounting standards and practices to Accountants,
Senior Accounting Technicians, Accounting Technicians, departmental
budget and accounting technical personnel.
Coordinates monthly and annual closing activities, taking action
to ensure the accurate processing and timing of all required
accounting transactions to present accurate statements of the
City's financial position; answers staff and department questions
about appropriate accounts for charging of expenses.
Maintains and reviews fixed asset and other special fund records
and accounts; prepares journal entries for the acquisition and
disposal of fixed assets; tracks fixed asset purchases against
budget; determines appropriate schedules and calculates and
prepares journal entries for fixed asset depreciation; periodically
reconciles fixed asset and special fund schedules to accounting
Prepares and audits accounts for grant agreements and
Develops schedules and completes accounting analyses for annual
and periodic audits.
Prepares annual State Controller's Report, and a variety of
other government reports; obtains data and prepares special
schedules and spreadsheets.
Develops and writes reports using the financial systems
Prepares bank reconciliations for all City bank accounts and
related journal entries for month-end closing.
Prepares complex year-end audit schedules for fixed assets, long
term liabilities including pension and OPEB obligations, and
assists in reconciliation and preparation of the Annual
Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR).
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
Principles, practices and terminology of general, fund, and
governmental accounting, including financial statement preparation
and methods of financial control and reporting; grant accounting
practices and reporting standards; fixed asset accounting and
valuation practices; depreciation standards and cost accounting
methods and procedures; laws and regulations relating to the
financial administration of public agencies; principles of
government financing and bond accounting practices; auditing
principles and practices; payroll processing principles, rules, and
regulations; operations and uses of integrated accounting software
systems and spreadsheet applications.
Operate a computer and calculator and standard office equipment;
use integrated accounting, spreadsheet and database software;
research and analyze accounting transactions; verify the accuracy
of financial data and information; ensure proper authorization and
documentation for disbursements; analyze, post, balance, and
reconcile complex financial data and accounts; exercise judgment in
applying accounting standards; make accurate arithmetic
calculations; prepare clear, concise and complete financial
documents, statements and reports; organize and prioritize tasks to
meet deadlines; establish and maintain effective working
relationships with staff, supervisors, consultants, contractors,
and others during the course of work.
Graduation from a four-year college or university with a major
in accounting or closely related field.
Required: Four years of progressively responsible professional
accounting experience in public finance including two years of
experience in a lead position and at the level of accountant or
Experience in a municipal setting or government agency.
Proficiency in Tyler Munis software.
Licenses/Certificates/and Special Requirements:
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Class C California
driver's license, an acceptable driving record and evidence of
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS
The physical and mental demands described here are
representative of those that must be met by employees to
successfully perform the essential functions of this class.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this class, the employee is
regularly required to sit; talk or hear, in person and by
telephone; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate standard
office equipment; and reach with hands or arms. Employees are
frequently required to walk, stand, and to lift and move records
and documents weighing up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities
required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth
perception and the ability to adjust focus.
While performing the duties of this class, the employee is
regularly required to use oral and written communication skills;
read and interpret data, information and documents; analyze and
solve problems; observe and interpret data and situations; use math
and mathematical reasoning; learn and apply new skills or
information; perform highly detailed work on multiple concurrent
tasks; work under changing and intensive deadlines with frequent
interruptions; and interact with City officials, media, citizens
groups, employees, and others encountered in the course of
The work environment characteristics described here are
representative of those an employee encounters while performing the
essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
The employee works under typical office conditions, and the
noise level is usually quiet.The employee may be required to work
overtime to complete assignments.
A competitive review of applicants' experience and
qualifications will be conducted. Based on that evaluation, a
limited number of applicants whose qualifications best meet the
current needs of the City of Upland will be invited to participate
in the next step of the examination process. The examination may
include a written test or a technical project and will include a
qualifications appraisal interview. Qualified candidates will be
provided with more details prior to the start of the examination
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity
or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status,
genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other
characteristic protected by law.