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Accounting Technician At City of Beverly Hills, CA

Location: Beverly Hills, California

Job Description

Job Summary

Who We Are
The City of Beverly Hills has a long-standing reputation for providing superior customer service to residents, businesses, and visitors. This characteristic, combined with outstanding staff in all departments, has been a hallmark of success for this high performance organization. The municipal government (approximately 1,080 full-time and part-time employees) provides the highest quality safety services, recreational, municipal services, and physical environment.

What We Do
The Finance Department provides a variety of services to other City departments and to the public that includes finance/accounting, budget, and revenue. The Finance Department is responsible for the management and oversight of the City's budget, purchasing, accounts receivable and payable, investments, business tax collection, audits, business and transient occupancy tax collections, cashiering functions, utility billing and accounting activities.

What We're Looking For
The City of Beverly Hills is seeking an outstanding Accounting Technician with exceptional technical accounting skills to perform a variety of accounting duties for the Finance Department's Accounting Division. The Accounting Technician may participate in the preparation of financial statements, journal entries, schedules, data entry of invoices, refunds, and expense claims, and other financial reports. In addition to being detail oriented and possessing excellent customer service and communication skills, the ideal candidate should be innovative, forward-thinking, and looking for ways to improve processes, and increase efficiencies. This position reports directly to the Accounting Manager.

Selection Process: Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications and whose interests and experience appear to meet the desired qualifications of the position will be invited to participate in the next steps of the recruitment process which will include:

  • Supplemental Questionnaire
  • Written Exam
  • Oral Exam
  • Technical Project (tentative)

All applicants will be notified of their status approximately 2-3 weeks after the close of the recruitment.

Conviction History
As a finalist for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a finalist. Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City. If you are selected as a finalist, you will be contacted to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

Verification: Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. Note: Falsifying one's education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City of Beverly Hills.

Disaster Service Workers: All City of Beverly Hills employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

Major Duties

An Accounting Technician performs technical accounting work in the preparation, maintenance and processing of accounting records and payroll and financial and payroll transactions.

Some of the core duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Assists in the auditing, approving, processing, recording and paying of invoices; inputs data on accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll in computerized environment.
  • Prepares and maintains complex accounting clerical records such as accounts payable, accounts receivable, general accounting and payroll.
  • Participates in the preparation of financial statements, journal entries, schedules and other statistical and financial reports.
  • Examines, reconciles, balances and adjusts accounting records.
  • Identifies and resolves problems and inconsistencies, determining corrective entries involved in maintaining accounting controls.
  • Prepares a variety of State, Federal and Local statements, reports and tax returns from a variety of data and records.
  • Answers questions related to payroll and benefits and provides advice related to preparing accounting transactions.
  • Prepares and submits accounting information for input into computerized system, reconciles differences between accounting records and computerized records.
  • Coordinates accounting activities with other City departments, divisions and sections.
  • Routinely utilizes computerized spreadsheets (Excel) to efficiently perform major duties.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent supplemented by courses in accounting and business practices and
  • (3) three years of experience in the maintenance of financial, fiscal and related statistical records, or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of principles and practices of financial record-keeping.
  • Knowledge of basic accounting principles.
  • Knowledge of modern office procedures and equipment.
  • Skill in understanding and interpreting principles, laws and procedures involved in fiscal record-keeping and accounting functions.
  • Skill in financial reports and maintaining ledgers and journals.
  • Skill in analyzing data and problem solving.

City of Beverly Hills

455 North Rexford Dr.
3rd Floor
Beverly Hills, California, 90210

(310) 285-1067