Dixon

Accounting and Payroll Analyst

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Finance
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Sacramento/Metro Area
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Full-Time
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Until filled or until 200 applicants
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$4,356.00-$5,294.74 Monthly
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Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


Location

600 East A Street Dixon, 95620

Description

The City of Dixon Administrative Services Department is currently accepting applications to fill one (1) full-time position of Accounting and Payroll Analyst to maintain payroll records and process payroll on a bi-weekly basis, including all related analysis relating to benefits, taxes, retirement accounts, and compliance with the various taxing agencies.  Manage payroll functions of Memoranda of Understanding and coordinate benefits with Human Resources.  The ideal candidate will have experience handling confidential information and a collaborative style working with every department in the City.

The first screening will be Monday, July 9, 2018, however, will automatically close once an eligibility list has been established.

This class is distinguished from Dixon's Senior Account Clerk by the assignment of professional level accounting functions such as recording and reporting financial transactions, reviewing financial records; providing fiscal control for assigned areas of operation, preparation of financial report statements and analysis. 

Knowledge and Abilities: 

Knowledge of principles and practices of financial record keeping and of municipal accounting system requirements and procedures. Knowledge of accounting theory, principles and procedures and their application to a variety of funds, accounts and issues; excellent computer skills including accounting and spreadsheet software familiarity, good organizations skills; knowledge of payroll practices and procedures; knowledge of basic auditing and reconciliation practices; basic familiarity with cost accounting; knowledge of relevant federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations.

Ability to analyze and interpret fiscal accounting records and prepare accurate and complete financial reports, to develop and implement accounting system modifications, to prepare a variety of complex financial statements, to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.  Ability to investigate and analyze situations sufficiently to identify and resolve complex accounting problems independently and to work effectively without direct supervision and the ability to represent proper generally accepted accounting practices to both internal and external customers.  Ability to perform arithmetic calculations with speed and accuracy; apply principles, polices, and laws related to governmental accounting; use initiative and sound judgment within established procedures and guidelines; maintain payroll records and process payroll on a bi-weekly basis, including all related analysis relating to benefits, taxes, retirement accounts, and compliance with the various taxing agencies; manage payroll functions of Memoranda of Understanding and coordinate payroll efforts with Human Resources Department.

Education and Experience: 

Education:     Equivalent to an Associate’s Degree from an accredited college with major course work in accounting, finance, or related field.
Experience:   Three years of responsible advanced journey level experience as an account clerk, financial assistant, or similar experience, preferably in a government setting.

OR

Education:      Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, or related field.

Experience:  None required. One year of payroll or analytical experience highly desirable.

OR

Substitution of experience for a Bachelor’s Degree on a year-for-year basis, up to two years, may occur.

Other Requirements:  A valid Class C California Driver's License and a satisfactory driving record are conditions of initial and continued employment.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:

Exam Process: A limited number of candidates whose applications indicate that they, among those competing, are better qualified in terms of related education, training and experience will be invited to participate in a written exam and interview. The most qualified candidates from this process will be placed on an employment eligibility list. Note: the examination process may be changed as deemed necessary.

Employment Processing: Those selected are subject to a 12-month probation period, and may be subject to pre-employment drug testing and fingerprinting. In accordance with Federal law, an employee must provide proof of identity and legal right to work in the United States.

Veteran’s Preference Points: Veteran’s Preference points will be applied. A copy of the DD214 form must be filed at the time of application.

The City of Dixon is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY / FEDERAL AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. Reasonable Accommodation in the application, examination and selection process will be made upon request by calling (707) 678-7000.

Ideal Candidate

Candidates should be specific about field of study or major coursework in the supplemental questionnaire.

Education:     Equivalent to an Associate’s Degree from an accredited college with major course work in accounting, finance, or related field.
Experience:   Three years of responsible advanced journey level experience as an account clerk, financial assistant, or similar experience, preferably in a government setting.

OR

Education:      Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, or related field.

Experience:  None required. One year of payroll or analytical experience highly desirable.

OR

Substitution of experience for a Bachelor’s Degree on a year-for –year basis, up to two years, may occur.

Other Requirements  A valid Class C California Driver's License and a satisfactory driving record are conditions of initial and continued employment.

Benefits

Full-time permanent Employees in this classification are represented by a Confidential Mid-Management and Professional Employees Compensation Plan.

BENEFIT INFORMATION
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Click above link to view the COMPENSATION PLAN.

This summary is subject to change without notice, and does not constitute either an expressed or an implied contract.  If conflicts between this summary and basic policy statements occur, the basic policy will prevail.

Special Instructions

To be considered for this exceptional career opportunity with excellent benefits, please complete the on-line application along with a detailed supplemental questionnaire as soon as possible to be included in the first screening which is scheduled for Monday, July 9, 2018.

Exam Process: A limited number of candidates whose applications indicate that they, among those competing, are better qualified in terms of related education, training and experience will be invited to participate in a written exam/ interview process. The most qualified candidates from this process will be placed on an employment eligibility list. Note: the examination process may be changed as deemed necessary.

 

Recruitment Contact

Contact phone: 
(707)678-7000
Contact email: