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Salary: $3,841.00 - $4,670.00
Posted: 12/26/2012

Job Description:
**IMPORTANT NOTICE** As required by the department's rules of conduct, all employees of the Franchise Tax Board (FTB) must be in compliance with the California revenue and taxation code. During the background investigation portion of the hiring process, FTB will review return information to verify California state income tax compliance. Any failure to comply with the California revenue and taxation code may prevent you from being hired at FTB. You must verify your filing status by calling 1-800-852-5711 to resolve any potential tax compliance issues, prior to submitting your application and seeking employment with FTB. All applicants not currently employed with the Franchise Tax Board will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation. The investigation will consist of completion of a pre-employment questionnaire, fingerprinting, and an inquiry to the Department of Justice to disclose criminal records. We comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Persons with hearing or speech impairments, call TTY/TDD (800) 735-2929.

Under the general direction of the Administrator II, the Accounting Officer perfoms professional accounting duties in the establishment and maintenance of accounts and financial records. In addition, understanding the bureau’s operational goals, as well as extensive knowledge of Personal Income Tax (PIT), Corporation tax (BE), and Non-Tax laws relating to the department’s processing procedures. Typical duties include the preparation, review and analysis of financial reports, reconciling funds and accounts, and researching and resolving complex account discrepancies while working closely with the State Controller's Office and various departmental staff.


  • Knowledge of the Pipeline process and operation.
  • Knowledge of BETS, TI, COD, VRC, & payment processing applications and programs.
  • FTB experience working with payment locating and correction processes.
  • Understanding of automated accounting systems.
  • Experience reconciling a large governmental fund.
  • Involvement in a variety of FTB activities and FTB program areas with a broader perspective of the department/enterprise.
  • Experience preparing financial reports or statements.
  • Ability to create new procedures.
  • Excellent attendance, organization and communication skills (written and oral).

Current state employees with status in the above classification or lateral transfers from an equivalent class, former state employees who can reinstate into this class or persons who are reachable on a current employment list for this classification. A training and development assignment (T & D) will also be considered. All appointments are subject to SROA/Surplus hiring provisions. Surplus candidates must submit an application packet as outlined in this bulletin with a copy of their surplus status letter in order to be considered.

Interested applicants must submit a package containing ALL of the following items:

In order to be considered for this position, interested applicants must submit a supplemental application. Your response must be no more than one type-written page in length, using 12-point font, 1 inch margins and include your first and last name in the upper right-hand corner. Respond to the following supplemental question:

  • Describe a time you had to research and resolve complex account discrepancies.

APPLICATIONS MUST INCLUDE THE POSITION NUMBER AND CONTACT PERSON’S NAME IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION. Candidates who submit incomplete packages will be eliminated from the selection process. FTB EMPLOYEES MUST HAND DELIVER OR ROUTE TO: Joseph Kuphaldt at M/S A-120. Candidates not currently employed by the Franchise Tax Board must send their application package to the address shown below. All submitted information will be screened and the most qualified candidates will be invited to an interview.

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Accounting Officer Specialist 564 - 553 - 4546 - 001
Location County
Accounting Section / Controls SACRAMENTO
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Exam Unit
P.O. Box 550
Sacramento, CA 95812-0550
Joseph Kuphaldt
(916) 845-3112

Special Requirements:
Background Check Required

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