Senior Accountant (20440452)

Sacramento/Metro Area
Until filled
$6,860.98-$8,756.54 Monthly

Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


300 First Street Woodland, 95695


The City of Woodland offers a competitive total compensation package including:


  • Starting income ranging from $6,860.98 to $8,756.54 per month based on skills and years of experience, with incremental pay increases.
  • Robust Retirement Program including CalPERS defined benefit pension plan, Retirement Health Savings Plan & 457 Deferred Comp plans with a 3% City match
  • Low-Cost & No-Cost Health Benefits, including choice of CalPERS Medical plans, and City-paid Dental Insurance, Vision insurance and Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid Training & Career Development, including City-paid Professional Growth Incentive, City-provided training, and professional advancement opportunities
  • Home-Life Balance, inclusive work environment and predictable work schedule, as well as paid holiday, vacation, sick and administrative leaves


Plan, coordinate and supervise the activities of the Accounting division and perform professional accounting duties.  The purpose of this recruitment is to fill a current vacancy in the Finance Division of the Administrative Services Department, as well as establish an eligibility list for future vacancies.


We are seeking an experienced and detail-oriented Senior Accountant to join our finance team. Candidate will prepare financial statements, verify financial records and transactions, analyze cash flow, review budgets and forecasts, oversee audits, and develop paperwork for regulatory reporting. The Ideal Candidate will possess excellent time-management and organizational skills, have a keen eye for details, be a motivated self-starter and a positive team contributor.  Prior government experience is a plus



Supervise assigned accounting operations. Supervise and conduct transactional accounting to include accounts payable and receivable and payroll. Develop, monitor, and review complex financial calculations and reports. Perform month-end reconciliations including accounts payable and receivable analysis, payroll and benefits, and associated general ledger entries. Manage accounting/fiscal service delivery to City departments/programs. Establish financial controls and accounting systems for new programs/functions. Perform daily reviews of expenses and posting to the general ledger. Make recommendations for corrections or budget transfers when needed. Prepare forecasts, projections, trends, revenue and cost analyses. Prepare department expense trend analysis. Prepare databases to house data for report generation. Analyze City labor and fringe expenses to forecast future expenses annually. Prepare City Council and committee presentations. Monitor anomalies with expenses or revenues. Prepare financial reports for division and department heads. Analyze data and make recommendations for solutions. Review monthly operating expenditure reports. Perform daily reviews of expenses and posting to the general ledger. Manage the pension and post-retirement medical benefit operations. Review internal and external pension and post-retirement medical benefit costs, performance, and investments. Review external financial markets and economic climate. Conduct pension and post-retirement medical benefit quarterly reporting and various actuarial and asset allocation, and investment policy studies.  Daily planning, administration, and management of treasury operations including cash management, banking, debt, and investments ensuring operational compliance with established City guidelines. Maintain City investment policy to ensure compliance with federal, state and local rules, regulations, and guidelines. Maintain external relationships with banks, brokers, and various investment product specialists. Update the City's investment policy annually identifying appropriate new investment opportunities and considerations. Hire, supervise, train, motivate, evaluate, counsel, and discipline subordinate staff. Regular and consistent attendance. 



Identify, establish, and execute department plans and polices. Participate in preparing department personnel utilization plans and budgets. Participate in the implementation of department and inter-departmental systems, programs, or processes. Provide recommendations to promote financial and operational compliance. Participate in sensitive, technical, and special projects. Participate in internal and external reporting and audit requirements. Research, analyze, and implement federal, state, local rules, and regulations. Establish, modify, and implement accounting procedures. Review technical documentation for the implementation of projects. Attend meetings for discussions of project progress. Analyze project budget to funding forecasting. Maintain data files.  Perform related duties as assigned.  Acts a Finance Officer periodically, as needed.


Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major work in Accounting, Public or Business Administration, Finance, or a closely related field.

ExperienceFour (4) years of increasingly responsible experience in accounting, finance, or a closely related field with two (2) years in a supervisory capacity.

License or CertificatePossession of a valid California Driver’s License. CPA is highly desirable.



Apply with a City of Woodland application online at www.cityofwoodland.org/employment or by visiting the Human Resources Office, City Hall, 300 First Street, 2nd Floor, Woodland, CA 95695.  This recruitment is Open Until Filled.  First review of applications is scheduled for Monday, November 27, 2023.  Supplemental questionnaire must be submitted with application by the final filing date to be considered.  Résumés and cover letters are encouraged but will not be accepted in lieu of the application form.  Postmarks will not be accepted.  

Review Process:  Based on the information provided in the application documents, the best qualified applicants will be invited for further examination.  All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination.  Depending upon the number of applications received, the examination may consist of an application screening, written and/or practical exam, oral interview or any combination thereof.  Applicants will be required to take and pass a medical examination by a City of Woodland physician to ensure their physical suitability to perform the assigned duties.  If you have a disability that requires accommodation during the selection process, please notify Human Resources at least seven (7) days prior to the event.


Panel interviews are tentatively scheduled for the week of December 4, 2023.



$6,860.98 - $8,756.54 per month
$3,166.60 - $4,041.48 bi-weekly
$39.58 - $50.52 per hour



CalPERS Retirement system (2% @ 60 Formula for Classic CalPERS members and 2% @ 62 Formula for new CalPERS members).  The City does not participate in social security

Deferred Compensation:                  
Choice of deferred compensation plans (Traditional and Roth).  City will match up to 3% of employee’s base salary

CalPERS Medical Insurance Plans, including HMOs & PPOs.  City gives an allowance toward the cost of insurance

Maximum Family Allowance for 2024: $2,195.79 per month

City paid Delta Dental and VSP Vision Insurance

City paid wage protection for short- and long-term disabilities

Life Insurance:                     
City provides $50,000 life insurance policy

Voluntary Benefits:             
Voluntary Supplemental Life, Cancer, Accident Only, STD/LTD, and Critical Illness insurances, and Flexible Spending Accounts available

7 hours per month during first 3 years of service

Sick Leave:                          
8 hours per month

Administrative Leave:         
96 hours of leave time given each fiscal year

12.5 paid holidays (including two floating holidays)

Bilingual Pay:                       
$200 per month upon certification

Professional Growth Incentive:      
$625 per year for additional educational or professional activities


The City of Woodland hires only U.S. citizens and individuals lawfully authorized to work in the U.S.
The City of Woodland is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Special Instructions

Supplemental questionnaire must be submitted with application by the final filing date to be considered

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