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Salary: $5,079.00 - $6,127.00
Posted: 01/03/2013

Job Description:


Under the general supervision of the Accounting Administrator II (Branch Chief), the Accounting Administrator I (Supervisor) is responsible for directing professional staff in the Accounts Payable and Travel Units of the Accounting Branch. Accounts payable activities include vendor payments, grants disbursements, petty cash reimbursements, travel claims, and office revolving fund management rendered by the Air Resources Board (ARB) and the Environmental Protection Agency, Office of the Secretary (Cal/EPA).

This position will coordinate and direct 12 accounting staff on various accounting activities and projects: conduct staff meetings to communicate information; ensure goals and priorities are established and accomplished by staff; establish timetables to ensure accounting activities are performed timely; delegate work and monitor workflow to ensure timeliness of completion.

The incumbent will plan and organize activities to ensure the fiscal integrity of accounting data: ensure accounting data comply with accounting principles, State Administrative Manual guidelines, and other rules governing State fiscal activities; establish and/or maintain appropriate internal controls, including separation of duties; analyze monthly California State Accounting and Reporting System (CALSTARS) reports and accounting reconciliations for reasonableness, accuracy, and timeliness and fiscal year-end accruals.

This supervisor will engage in staffing activities to enhance upward mobility: recruit, interview, and select staff to fill vacancies; mentor and/or provide training to develop staff’s skills and knowledge; evaluate work performance by giving verbal and/or written feedback; completing probationary reports and the annual Individual Development Plan (IDP), etc.; initiate disciplinary action when required to address work performance and/or behavior issues in the workplace.


Knowledge of accounting systems; excellent organizational, research and analytical skills; strong interpersonal skills and ability to relate effectively to all staff levels; excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to maintain a positive, creative and flexible approach to issues and problems while working in a fast-paced team environment; proficiency with Excel and Word software applications, and basic knowledge of CALSTARS.

For purposes of recruitment, will consider candidates of Training and Development (T&D) plan.


Applicants will be screened and only the most qualified candidates will be interviewed. This vacancy may be subject to SROA/Surplus provisions. Surplus applicants must attach a copy of their surplus letter with a completed standard State application (STD 678). On page one of your State application you must clearly indicate the basis of your eligibility: list appointment, transfer, SROA, surplus, re-employment, or reinstatement.

If interested, please submit a completed standard State application (STD 678) and any other relevant documents (e.g. unofficial transcript, copy of degrees, resume, etc.) to the attention of Lauri Brunkhorst at the address indicated below. E-MAILED APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Accounting Administrator I (Supervisor) 673 - 832 - 4549 - 002
Location County
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
ASD/Accounting Section
1001 I Street - 20th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
Lauri Brunkhorst

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