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Senior Accounting Officer (Specialist) (JC 351506)

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Note: This position will no longer be available on CalCareers after the job closes on 02/06/2023. No applications will be accepted after the job closing date.
Positions at the Water Boards may be eligible for telework with in-person attendance based on the operational needs of the position.

Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, applying electronically is highly encouraged.

**Currently, this position operates under a hybrid telework plan of three days in the office and two days of telework. The initial training period for this position will require the candidate to work 100% in the office.**

The State Water Resources Control Board’s Division of Administration Services has an opening for a Senior Accounting Officer (Specialist) in the Accounting Branch. The position is located at 1001 I Street, 18 Floor, Sacramento, right in the heart of downtown next to light rail stations and other public transportation.

To be considered for this position, applicant must provide a COPY of unofficial transcripts and degree (if applicable) at the same time of application submission, however, please be aware that OFFICIAL transcripts must be provided prior to appointment.

Act as the primary contact for the Underground Storage Tank Program. Identify problem disbursement requests and research SCUFIIS and FI$Cal as needed to document issues and recommend solutions. Consult Accounting Managers, Program managers, and Budget section regarding the more difficult problems concerning payment of various types of Tank claims, contracts, and purchase orders. Independently review terms of the Underground Storage Tank Program agreements and complete the Approval Checklist to ensure costs are allowable and appropriate. Audit, post to the general ledger, and schedule disbursement requests for payment. Analyze and reconcile reimbursement requests and answer complex inquiries from claimants and vendors, control agencies, Franchise Tax Board, and the Internal Revenue Service.
Review quality of work processed by lower-level accounting staff to maintain effective control, accountability, and timeliness. Prepare monthly reconciliations, quarterly encumbrance reconciliation, and reportable payments reconciliation to ensure accurate issuance of 1099s. Work independently with program managers with sensitive and complex questions including multi-fund issues, time extensions, reverting appropriations, cash transfer letters, reportable payments, late penalty payments, and year-end processes. Prepare and process Report of Collection and Deposit Slips for State Board receipts utilizing CashPro and EDF, review and approve deposits.
Overtime during peak periods, such as yearend, may be required.

Additional information:
Candidates must possess essential personal qualifications including integrity, initiative, dependability, good judgment, the ability to work cooperatively with others, and the ability to perform the assigned duties of the class.

If the position requires driving, you must possess a current and valid driver’s license. Please Do Not include full Social Security Number, method of eligibility, and LEAP information in your application package.

Salary information – CalHR salary rules allow appointment at the entrance rate (599.673) of a classification. For classes with alternate ranges, placement is based on education/experience.

Please take a moment to fill out the State Water Resources Control Board's Recruitment Survey.

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