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Salary: $3,240.00 - $3,751.00
Posted: 02/26/2013

Job Description:


Review, prepare, code, encumber, and make payments on the Air Resources Board (ARB) and California Environmental Protection Agency contracts, interagency agreements, and memoranda of understanding within the timeframes required by the Prompt Payment Act; audit invoices for accuracy, obtain approvals for payment, input the invoice data in CALSTARS, assemble claims and remittance advices, and submit them to the State Controller’s Office. Perform various monthly and quarterly accounts payable reconciliations to ensure that all items are posted accurately. Research and clear daily CALSTARS transaction error reports; review and make adjustments to encumbrance reports to ensure that ARB’s obligations are neither understated nor overstated, ensuring that accuracy is reflected on the reports. Perform the monthly payroll process, which includes salary advances, accounts receivable and distribution of payroll. Post direct transfer payments. Work as a team member and review batch and claim schedule input of other accounting staff.


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.


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 below.

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Accountant Trainee 673 - 832 - 4179 - xxx
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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