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AIR RESOURCES BOARD, STATE

Title:  ACCOUNTANT TRAINEE
Salary: $18.69 - $22.29
Posted: 06/03/2014

Job Description:

DUTIES: This is a Permanent Intermittent position and may work at a maximum of 1500 hours per calendar year. Position may become Permanent Fulltime.

MULTIPLE POSITIONS ARE AVAILABLE IN ACCOUNTS PAYABLES (AP), ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLES (AR), TRAVEL, GENERAL LEDGER (GL), and CALSTARS SYSTEMS (Systems).

AP: Review, prepare, code, encumber, and make payments on the Air Resources Board (ARB) and California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA) contracts and interagency agreements within the timeframes required by the Prompt Payment Act; audit invoices for accuracy, obtain approvals for payment, input the invoice data into the automated accounting system (CALSTARS); assemble claim schedules 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 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.

AR: 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. Record Auction proceeds, remit wire transfers, record revenue. Prepare Reconciliations, report revenue & expenditures and monitor cash balances.

TRAVEL: Review, audit and process incoming travel advances and travel expenses claims in the California Automated Travel Expense Reimbursement System (CalATERS). Monitors all employee travel advances, including follow-up letters to employees with travel advances over 30 days old.

GL: Assist in the preparation of the monthly analyses for ARB and Cal/EPA funds and appropriations; assist in the preparation of the monthly bank reconciliation. Verify that deposits made and checks issued have been accurately posted into CALSTARS. Post miscellaneous SCO journal entries into CALSTARS

SYSTEMS: Review, research, and clear daily CALSTARS transaction anomaly reports, download daily reports and distribute, file, organize to ensure that accuracy is reflected on the reports.

ARB is located in the Cal/EPA building in downtown Sacramento. We are located one block from light rail and have daycare facilities, a café, and an exercise room. Come join our team and help support improving California’s air quality and reducing the effects of global warming!

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: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.

WHO MAY APPLY:Qualified Accountant I and Accountant Technician candidates are encouraged to apply.

If interested, please submit a completed standard State application (STD 678) and any other relevant documents (e.g. unofficial transcript, copy of any degrees, resume, etc.) to the attention of Lauri Brunkhorst. Applicants will be screened and only the most qualified candidates will be interviewed.

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Accountant Trainee 673 - 832 - 4179 - XXX
Will also consider hiring a(n)
ACCOUNTANT I (SPECIALIST) $16.56 - $20.73
ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN $15.22 - $19.07
Location County
Sacramento SACRAMENTO
Timebase Tenure
Intermittent Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
Until Filled http://www.arb.ca.gov
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
ASD/Accounting Branch
1001 I Street, 20th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
Lauri Brunkhorst
916-322-3796
lbrunkho@arb.ca.gov

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