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Accounting Analyst

Oakland, CA 95670

Employment Type: Contract Position: Accounting Branch: Rancho Cordova

This is an exciting long term contract opportunity for an Accounting Analyst working for a large local municipality. 


EXAMPLES OF DUTIES  Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Analyzes capital project cost reports on a continuing basis including coordination with other departments to ensure correctness of the reports. Reconciles capital project cost reports to the general ledger and fixed asset records. Assists in the preparation of schedules, reports, and records analysis required by internal and external auditors. Establishes or revises accounting procedures to conform with federal or state laws and generally accepted accounting principles. Creates, updates and maintains operating manuals of policies, functions and projects within the Controllers Office. Examines and tests reliability of payroll records, accounts payable documents and general accounting records. Assists in the monthly and year-end close of the District books and records. Reviews journal entries prepared by accountants for propriety, accuracy and completeness. Responds to surveys, questionnaires and other statistical inquiries related to the District financial reports.  Provides technical support to other departments, accountants, and clerical staff.

QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge of: Principles, practices and terminology of general, commercial, fund and governmental accounting. Principles and practices of payroll processing and wage and benefit plan concepts. Principles and practices of business data processing, particularly as related to the processing and analysis of accounting information. Preparation, interpretation and analysis of computer and manual input/output documents. Budgeting principles and terminology. Standard office practices and procedures. Applicable laws and regulations including those regulating public fiscal operations. Skill in: Reviewing and interpreting complex financial reports, ledgers, records and legal documents. Verifying the accuracy of financial data. Ensuring proper authorization and documentation for disbursements. Analyzing, posting, balancing and reconciling financial data and accounts. Making accurate mathematical calculations. Preparing clear, concise and complete financial reports and statements. Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Explaining technical subjects to non-technical personnel and others. Making sound independent decisions within established guidelines.



Education: A Bachelor's degree in accounting from an accredited college or university. Experience: Four (4) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable professional accounting experience, preferably in a government or public agency setting. Substitution: An Associate in Arts degree in accounting plus seven (7) years of sub-professional accounting support work as full charge bookkeeper; or an Associate in Arts degree in accounting plus six (6) years of varied accounting work as a Junior Accountant; or 24 degree-related units in accounting plus six (6) years of professional accounting experience. A Bachelor degree is preferred. 

Aaron Couch
Sr Recruiter

Aaron Couch has over twenty years in the staffing arena with a specialized skillset in executive recruiting, contract recruiting as well as contract to hire opportunities and project management. His career within staffing/HR includes executive/professional recruiting, business development, team leadership and strategical startups. Aaron has extensive recruiting and business development expertise in specialized verticals including Healthcare, IT, Engineering as well as Accounting & Finance. Aaron is a graduate of San Francisco State University where he completed his undergrad studies, following up with a Master’s in Organizational Management with a specialization in Human Resources from Ashford University I Forbes School of Business & Technology. 

Aaron thrives in finding individuals their dream job careers that they are passionate about as well consulting with clients to find them the ideal candidate and fit for their company. He is active within the community volunteering for local nonprofit organizations, as well being active in the local chamber and other human resource “thinktank” groups. The motto that has passed down from generation to generation in his family is “Carpe Diem” and this seize the day attitude determines his altitude daily. 

Aaron was raised on the North Coast in the Redwoods and enjoys spending time camping/traveling in the great outdoors with family and friends. The outdoor activities he enjoys include kayaking, hiking, mountain biking, snowboarding, boating and is also known to explore golf courses to play as well. He also loves authors of business and motivation and one of his favorite’s is from Tony Robbins which Aaron holds true to his heart, “The meeting of preparation with opportunity generates the offspring we call luck.” 

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