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Senior Accounting Officer (Specialist) (JC 352572)

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Note: This position will no longer be available on CalCareers after the job closes on 02/13/2023. 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.

Handles the more difficult problems concerning the timely and accurate processing of billings, receipts, collections, Escheats, Unclaimed Property, Uncleared Collections and refund functions. Coordinates of the establishment and maintenance of accounts receivable to the main accounting system FI$Cal for multiple programs and funds including Stormwater, Annual fee, Drinking Water, Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELAP), Devices, Administrative Civil Liabilities, settlements, fines & penalties, revolving loans, abatements, Site Cleanup Program (SCP), and other cost recovery programs. Audits and processes the more complex receivable payments and refunds for Administrative Civil Liabilities, settlements, fines & penalties and revolving loans. Works closely with Drinking Water Program to reconcile balances, confirms adjustment requests and overpayment refund requests. Trains lower-level accounting staff to process billings, receipts, collections, Escheats and refunds. Prepares monthly Reconciliation for Unclaimed Property, Escheats, Uncleared Refunds, Contingent Liabilities, Payroll Accounts Receivable (PAR), and other reconciliations as needed. Reviews, tracks and ensures FI$Cal reports (Month End Close, State Controller’s Office (SCO) Denials, Outstanding Deposits, AR Items, etc.) are handled appropriately. Review State Administrative manual, statutes, regulations, and revenue program policy guidelines for various programs and funds to develop recommendations for revenue processes and procedures as needed. Consults as needed with various revenue programs and coordinates preparation of year-end accrual postings.

 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.