Senior Accounting Assistant - Sheriff's Department at County of Riverside

Posted in General Business 11 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Riverside, California

Job Description:


The County of Riverside's Sheriff's Department seeks a Senior Accounting Assistant to support the Riverside and surrounding cities stations. The incumbent will perform a variety of accounting and fiscal duties requiring research and interpretation of established guidelines.

Meet the Team!
The law enforcement professionals of the Riverside County Sheriff's Department , with a staff of over 3,600 dedicated men and women, cover this expanse of southern California and are dedicated to serving the citizens of its communities with integrity, professionalism, leadership and loyalty.

• Prepare reports on the status of service accounts, contracts, grants, fee receipts, entitlements and reimbursed programs, accounts receivable, accounts payable, trust accounts; prepare regular reports of revenues and expenditures which are sent directly to management.

• Answer questions that involve searching for and abstracting technical data and detailed explanations of laws, policies or procedures referring matters requiring policy decisions to a superior.

• Develop or assist in the development of software applications to collect and manipulate accounting data and fiscal information; prepare spreadsheets compiling revenue activity and trends for management use; reformat data or create specific reports, charts or graphs.

• Assist staff in solving, or personally respond to, the more complex and difficult inquiries; train and orient new staff members; review and correct work.

• Provide technical supervision to staff maintaining and compiling computer generated spreadsheets, tracking incoming revenue, auditing daily deposits reconciliations, preparing daily deposits and reconciliation and revenue distribution reports, posting and reconciling trust funds and revenue ledgers.

• Supervise a small number of lower level Accounting Assistants and clerical support staff.


Experience: One year of experience as an Accounting Assistant II with the County of Riverside or an equivalent position.


Experience: Three years of experience in the review, reconciliation, and preparation of financial accounts. (Substitution: One year of the required experience may be substituted with the completion of 12 semester or 18 quarter units in accounting from an accredited college.)

Knowledge of: Basic methods, practices, and terminology of fiscal record keeping, basic business mathematics; checks, money orders and other common negotiable instruments and their proper validation and endorsement; common methods of balancing cash and checks against records of receipt; methods of handling, recording and controlling monies received and disbursed; basic mathematical/fiscal computer applications; Basic payroll practices and procedures including FLSA requirements; Accounting systems, procedures, regulations and source documents including expenditure, revenue, general ledger and related accounting procedures and the interrelationship of internal and external record keeping systems; general bookkeeping, accounting and audit methodology, terminology and standards.

Ability to: Make arithmetical computations quickly and accurately; operate standard office equipment which may include computers, calculators, cash registers, adding machines, and duplicating machines; read, understand and follow written and oral instructions; use computerized accounting systems; prepare data in proper format for data entry; understand and maintain financial accounting files or other record systems; recognize and correct computational errors; accurately compare, post and transfer numbers; understand transactions in terms of accounting codes and classifications; prepare routine and special financial reports; communicate effectively by phone or in person; learn County accounting systems; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; Perform a wide variety of difficult and responsible financial/accounting duties involving a broad range of technical/complex and/or specialized transactions; review and consolidate records from multiple sources and summarize into reports, abstracts and other accounting documents; analyze data and draw logical conclusions; review and evaluate the work of lower level accounting clerical staff may be required for some positions in the class.

Other Requirements:
License/Certificate: Possession of a valid California Driver's License may be required.

Security Clearance:
A successful Security Clearance conducted by the Sheriff's Department is required.

Veterans' Preference
The County has a Veterans Preference Policy. Upload a copy of your (or your spouse's) Member-4 Form DD-214 (or NGB-22) indicating dates of service, and a copy of your spouse's letter of disability (if applicable) with your application. For privacy reasons, it is recommended that you remove your social security information from the document(s). A Human Resources Representative will review the materials and determine if you qualify for veterans' preference. See the policy here .

What's Next?
This recruitment is open to all applicants. T he preliminary closing date for this posting is Monday, October 10, 2022 at 11:59pm, however posting may close at any time.

Current Sheriff's Department employees may receive interview preferences over external applicants.

Upload a copy of your credentials (license, certificate) and/or proof of education (degree, transcripts, certificate of completion) as an attachment to your account. (Official and unofficial transcripts will be accepted.

For specific questions regarding this position, contact Edgard Angulo at .

MEDICAL/DENTAL/VISION INSURANCE: A choice of different medical, dental and visions plan are available to elect. The County provides a Flexible Benefit Credit contribution as governed by the applicable LIUNA Memorandum of Understanding to contribute towards the cost of these plans.

Note: Employees on assignment through the Temporary Assignment Program (TAP) receive different benefits. See the list here .
MISCELLANEOUS RETIREMENT: County of Riverside has three retirement Tiers through the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS).

  • Tier I (Classic Member - Formula 3% @ 60): Applicable to current and former County of Riverside local miscellaneous employees hired prior to 08/24/2012 and did not withdraw CalPERS contributions. The employee contribution is eight (8%) percent.

  • Tier II (Classic Member - Formula 2% @ 60): Applicable to local miscellaneous employees 1) hired after 08/23/2012 through 12/31/2012; 2) Previously employed with another CalPERS contracting public agency or a reciprocal retirement system, with a break in service of less than six months between the separation date with the previous employer and the appointment date with the County of Riverside. The employee contribution is seven (7%) percent.

  • Tier III (PEPRA New Member - Formula 2% @ 62): Applicable to CalPERS local miscellaneous new members hired on or after the implementation of the Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA) which took effect January 1, 2013. As of July 1, 2020, the employee contribution is 7.25% and subject to change annually.

A new member is defined as any of the following:
  • A new hire who enters CalPERS membership for the first time on or after January 1, 2013, and who has no prior membership in any California Public Retirement System.
  • A new hire who enters CalPERS membership for the first time on or after January 1, 2013, and who was a member with another California Public Retirement System prior to that date, but who is not subject to reciprocity upon joining CalPERS.
  • A member who first established CalPERS membership prior to January 1, 2013, and who is rehired by a different CalPERS agency after a break in service of greater than six (6) months.

  • CalPERS refers to all members that do not fit within the definition of a new member as "classic members".

    Contribution rates are subject to change based on the County of Riverside annual actuarial valuation.


    This summary is for general information purposes only. Additional questions regarding retirement formulas can be sent to or by calling the Benefits Information Line at (951) 955-4981,
    Option 2.

    If you have prior service credit with another CalPERS agency or within agencies, please contact CalPERS at (888) 225-7377 to determine which retirement tier would be applicable to you. CalPERS is governed by the Public Employees' Retirement Law. The Retirement Law is complex and subject to change. If there's any conflict between this summary and the law, the law will prevail over this summary.
    DEFERRED COMPENSATION: Voluntary employee contribution with a choice between two 457 deferred compensation plan options.

    VACATION ACCRUAL (Bi-Weekly Accrual):

    0< 3 year = 80 Hours (10 Days)
    4< 9 years = 120 Hours (15 Days)
    10 or more years = 160 Hours (20 Days)

    Maximum Vacation leave accumulation is 480 hours.

    SICK LEAVE: Four (4) hours Sick Leave accrual per pay period with unlimited accrual.

    HOLIDAYS: Normally 12 paid holidays per year

    BEREAVEMENT LEAVE: Allowed 5 days (3 days are County paid; 2 additional days can be taken from accrued Sick Leave balance)

    BASIC LIFE INSURANCE: Equal to one times annual base salary not to exceed $50,000 of term life coverage. Premiums are paid by the County. Additional Supplemental Life plan is available for employee purchase.

    DISABILITY: Short-term Disability benefit pays up to a maximum of $461.54 weekly, payable up to a maximum of 52 weeks.

    POST RETIREMENT MEDICAL CONTRIBUTION: A monthly contribution is made by the County towards retiree health insurance offered through the County as governed by the applicable Memorandum of Understanding.

    OTHER: There may be other benefit provisions as specified in the applicable Memorandum of Understanding. Please contact the recruiter listed on the job posting directly for more information.

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