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Salary: $2,870.00 - $3,488.00
Posted: 03/19/2013

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 close supervision of the Administrator I, the Accountant I (Specialist), in a training capacity, performs professional accounting work in maintaining the cash receipts accounting records and determining the disposition of receipts to appropriate funds, including Personal Income Tax, Corporation Tax, the General Fund, DMV, and COD. Assists with maintaining and reconciling the Voluntary Contribution Funds and preparing year-end Financial Statements. Maintains working relationships with FTB personnel and state control agencies to facilitate the cash receipts process.


  • Knowledge of Uniform Accounting Principles, procedures and financial record keeping
  • Ability to apply General Accounting Principles
  • California State Fund Accounting knowledge
  • CALSTARS experience
  • Automated accounting systems and PC software experience
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office tools to develop and maintain documents, spreadsheets and databases
  • Excellent attendance, organization and strong communication skills (written and oral)
  • Ability to follow prescribed procedures, complete tasks and meet deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal and analytical skills
  • Ability to work well independently and in a team environment
  • Self-motivated with a strong work ethic
  • Flexible and willing to learn in an environment of change

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:

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. All submitted information will be screened and the most qualified candidates will be invited to an interview. FTB EMPLOYEES MUST HAND DELIVER OR ROUTE TO: Lisa Cramer at M/S A-361. Candidates not currently employed by the Franchise Tax Board must send their application package to the address shown below.

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Accountant I Specialist 564 - 553 - 4177 - 002
Location County
Accounting & Financial Resources Section / Fiscal Services 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
Lisa Cramer
(916) 845-3745

Special Requirements:
Background Check Required

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