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EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT OF

Title:  ACCOUNTANT TRAINEE
Salary: $3,240.00 - $3,751.00
Posted: 04/09/2013

Job Description:

DUTIES

Under the close supervision of the Accounting Administrator I, the incumbent is responsible for maintaining ongoing system and accounting related problems and issues. An understanding of accounting operations as they relate to California State Accounting and Reporting System (CALSTARS) is a necessary aspect of this position.

  • State Controller’s Office (SCO) Journal Entries, SCO Tab Runs, CALSTARS standard reports, and overnight processing reports; printing of Remittance Advices (404C) and Claim Schedule Face Sheets (STD-218); and distribution to appropriate staff. Organize and distribute daily CALSTARS edits/error correction transactions. Input corrections and maintain transaction files.
  • Maintain and schedule daily processing of accounting transactions through the CALSTARS Organizational Control Table, which controls the running of accounting and monthly closing processes that distribute and allocate costs to appropriate accounts. Monitor, analyze, and reconcile daily CALSTARS processing reports to determine validity of accounting transactions entered into the system and maintain and update Automated Batch Log Enhancement System (ABLES). Process Notices of Claims Paid (CD102’s) received daily from SCO. Monthly, submit an upload on CD102’s not included in automated process.
  • Create and operate daily CALSTARS/PC interfaces and look for ways to apply new technology to make the interfaces more efficient.
  • Serve as back up for analyzing, reviewing and tracking of monthly expenditures to ensure that all EDP charges, Teale and Teale related charges are appropriately allocated to State Operations Program Cost Accounts (PCAs) and no Local Assistance PCAs are being charged. Verity validity of index/PCA combinations for statistics through Zero Budget Report analysis. Serve as liaison between Accounting and Program Offices as corrections become necessary.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Excellent organizational and computer skills (i.e. Microsoft Excel, Access, and Word)
  • Able to work within timelines and deadlines and prioritize work
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and good analytical skills
  • Positive interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with a wide range of personalities
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team

WHO MAY APPLY

Individuals who have eligibility for appointment to the above class (e.g., transfer, list, reinstatement). All applicants must clearly indicate the basis of their eligibility in the “Explanations” section on the Standard Application Form (Std 678). Employment provisions as outlined by the California Department of Human Resources’ State Restriction of Appointments (SROA) policy will prevail. In addition, current or future executive orders relative to filling vacant positions may also affect this process. Applications will be screened and only the most qualified will be interviewed.

PLEASE NOTE:
Possession of minimum qualifications will be verified prior to interview and/or appointment. If it is determined an applicant does not meet the minimum qualifications, the applicant will be removed from the eligibility list.

HOW TO APPLY

Submit a State Application (Form 678) to:
Debbie Carriker / PC# 2401
Fiscal & Administrative Services
1430 N Street, Suite 2213
Sacramento, CA 95814
916-322-5111

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY: April 30, 2013



Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
PC 2401 174 - 243 - 4179 -
Location County
Sacramento SACRAMENTO
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
04/30/2013 None Specified
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Fiscal & Administrative Services Division
1430 N Street, Suite 2213
Sacramento, CA 95814
Debbie Carricker / PC# 2401
916-322-5111

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