Job Posting: Accounting Officer

“Love the California coast and the environment?  This might be the job for you!”

The position is located in Oakland, CA.

Applications received without ALL the required items, will NOT receive further consideration for this position.  A copy of your transcripts or diploma is required, if you are on the Accounting Officer (specialist) Eligibility list.


This advertisement will be used for this and other permanent and/or limited term vacancies that may occur at the State Coastal Conservancy during the life of the certification list.


Under supervision of the Accounting Administrator I (sup), along with the direction and guidance of the Accounting Lead, the incumbent performs more difficult technical and professional accounting work related to the administration of funds, reconciliation on account balances, and reporting of financial statements; learning agency activities, departmental systems, and central fiscal control activities; and developing interpersonal skills by contact with program personnel and control agencies in fiscal control activities.


The incumbent establishes and maintains the accounting records for the multi-funded programs at the Coastal Conservancy and performs detailed analysis of accounting transactions needed to post encumbrances, expenditures, and revenues for the various funds to ensure compliance with State and Federal financial reporting requirements. Post journal entries and prepares Financial Information System for California (FI$Cal) to State Controller’s Office (SCO) reconciliations. Prepares monthly and annual financial statements and reports. Analyzes and researches the causes of abnormal balances, variances and problems and determines the course of action to resolve the problem and correctly record the accounting transaction. Prepares detailed cash analysis reports for departmental management. This position will work to proficiently utilize Excel, MS Word, and FI$Cal. Overtime during peak periods, such as year-end, may be required.


Qualified candidates must  be in a reachable rank on an employment list for this classification  If you are not currently on the Accounting Officer (specialist) eligibility list, please take the online exam at:


The classification you are applying for has an education requirement, diploma and/or transcripts will be required to verify you meet the minimum qualifications of the classification. Please be sure to redact any confidential information before uploading your transcripts.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

To learn more and apply, please visit the CalCareers listing. 

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