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Accountant I

  2020-07-07     Butte County Office of Education     1859 Bird Street     $27.65- $35.29 hour  

JOB TITLE: Accountant I

WORK YEAR: Full time: 7.5 hours per day/12 months/260 days annually (Pro-rated upon hire)

START DATE: July 2020

SALARY: Salary Schedule 17, Range 18 $27.65- $35.29 an hour. Placement is dependent upon experience. Stipend pay for Master's $750 annually, or Doctorate $1,250 annually.

BENEFITS: Generous benefits package that includes Medical, Dental, and Vision for employee and dependents. Vacation and sick leave accrued. Employer-paid life insurance. This position qualifies for CalPERS retirement.

AREA OF Fiscal Services



DEADLINE: This position is open until filled; to receive full consideration, please apply by Wednesday, July 8, 2020.


Under the general supervision of a Financial Analyst, perform accounting work requiring full professional competency for accounting records, budgetary controls, exhibits and reports; apply data processing software to accounting; analyze data processing systems for accounting integrity. Accountant I is distinguished from Accountant II by the level of knowledge and skill required including the degree of difficulty of work assigned and performance with minimal supervision. Accountant I is the entry level position in the series.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: [May include but are not limited to the following]

  1. Assist with the development of projected revenues for Butte County Office of Education and Local Education Agencies (LEAs)
  2. Assist in preparation of budgets and interim reports for BCOE programs and LEAs
  3. Assist in the development of cost containment procedures and processes for BCOE and LEAs
  4. Prepare reports for BCOE and LEA’s, when required
  5. Assist with field audits and internal control reviews for BCOE and LEAs
  6. Provide training to BCOE staff.
  7. Assist in monthly cash reconciliations, apportionments, tax and interest transfers and deposits for BCOE and LEAs
  8. Assist in year-end closing for BCOE programs and LEAs
  9. Assist in the review of AB1200 budgets and Local Control Accountability Plans (LCAP)
  10. Develop, as required, personal computer specialized reports
  11. Assist with LEA annual audit resolution and audit contract process.
  12. Assist with all questions from BCOE, LEAs and the public on financial matters
  13. Reconcile certain BCOE and LEA fiscal records to various outside agency records, i.e,. California Department of Education, Butte County government
  14. Be prepared to attend a State sub-committee meeting as a substitute
  15. Oversee work of Financial Specialists as needed
  16. Other related duties as assigned


Knowledge of:

  1. Cost accounting principles, practices, and procedures
  2. Financial analysis and research procedures
  3. Personal computers and standard software

Ability to:

  1. Read, interpret, understand and apply accounting standards and procedures, applicable federal and state rules and regulations and BCOE policies and procedures
  2. Analyze and interpret financial documents
  3. Analyze and apply terms and conditions of contracts, grants and agreements
  4. Correct and update financial and accounting information systems
  5. Maintain cooperative working relationships with co-workers and other department staff
  6. Communicate effectively orally and in writing


  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or in Business Administration with an Emphasis/Option in Accounting or a related degree
  2. Preferred, but not required, two (2) years of experience in accounting and budgeting
  3. Two (2) years demonstrable experience using computers (e.g., data processing, Microsoft Excel or Access)


Occasional (less than 25%)

Ability to bend and twist, stoop, and kneel

Ability to lift 25 pounds

Ability to carry 15 pounds

Ability to stand for extended periods of time

Often (25 – 50%)

Sufficient mobility to move about an office

Very Frequent (76%)

Ability to stand and move around an office

Ability to work at a desk, conference table, or in meetings of various configurations

Ability to see for purposes of reading printed matter and observing staff

Ability to hear and understand speech at normal levels

Ability to communicate so others will be able to clearly understand

Ability to operate office equipment

Ability to reach in all directions

Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable a person with a disability to perform the essential functions of the job.

NOTE: This list of essential functions and physical requirements is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary in accordance with the requirements of the job.


  1. To comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, all new employees must provide proof of identity and authorization to work in the United States.

TO APPLY: Visit:

Online applications only; no paper copies will be accepted. All online applications must be accompanied by the following attachments;

Incomplete applications will not be accepted

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Three letters of recommendation required, current letters preferred
  • Copy of Bachelor’s Degree or transcripts showing proof of a Bachelor’s Degree

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity/Handicapped IX Employer

Deaf individuals may use the toll-free California Relay Service (CRS). If you have a TTY: (530) 532-5650. If you do not have a

TTY: 1-800-735-2922. Upon CRS connection, ask for 530-532-5785 for more information about this recruitment.

Do not contact this company in solicitation of any product or service.

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