Finance Technician (Payroll and AP)

Job Title: Finance Technician (Payroll and AP)

Salary range: 23.99-29.16/hr

Location: Crescent City, CA

Department: Finance

Hours: Full-Time with Benefits

Job Description:

It’s an exciting time for the City of Crescent City, and we are looking for an experienced Payroll / Accounts Payable professional to join our team!

Payroll duties include processing full payroll, maintaining related records, filing tax and voluntary deduction reports, processing involuntary deductions such as levies and garnishments, preparing accounting transactions and documents, documenting and updating procedures, preparing W2 and other reports and forms, and preparing special reports and analysis for management.

Accounts Payable duties include processing invoices, verifying accuracy and compliance with established purchasing procedures, preparing checks, preparing 1099 and other reports and forms, and maintaining records.

JOB REQUIREMENTS: (The following are a representative sample of knowledge, skill and abilities necessary to perform the essential duties of the position.)

Knowledge of:  Methods, principles, practices, terminology and documents used in payroll, bookkeeping and financial accounting work; Generally accepted accounting practices and principles; Governmental accounting practices and procedures, fund accounting and fiscal management; Modern office methods, practices, procedures and equipment, including filing systems, letter and report writing; Proficiency with payroll, spreadsheet and word processing software and knowledge of applicable state and federal labor laws and regulations.

Skill and Ability to:  Organize, prioritize and coordinate work activities and meet critical deadlines; Perform difficult and complex financial and clerical work requiring the use of independent judgment and initiative; Interpret, explain and apply applicable laws, codes, regulations and policies; Understand and execute oral and written instructions and apply guidelines to varied situations; Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, in the English language; Maintain records, analyze data and prepare accurate reports; Proficiently use applicable accounting, spreadsheet and word processing software applications, including working in Microsoft Office in a Windows environment; Make mathematical and financial calculations rapidly and accurately; Maintain good working relationships with employees, co-workers, benefit providers, other agencies and the general public; Use discretion in handling confidential matters and materials.

ABOUT THE POSITION

This position is classified as confidential. Under general supervision, performs all activities necessary to process Accounts Payable and Payroll. Payroll duties include processing full payroll, maintaining related records, filing tax and voluntary deduction reports, processing involuntary deductions such as levies and garnishments, preparing accounting transactions and documents, documenting and updating procedures, preparing W2 and other reports and forms, and preparing special reports and analysis for management.

Accounts Payable duties include processing invoices, verifying accuracy and compliance with established purchasing procedures, preparing checks, preparing 1099 and other reports and forms, and maintaining records.

This position is part of a team of 6 full-time employees in the Finance Department. City Hall works on a 9/80 schedule with every other Friday off.

CRESCENT CITY is located on Hwy 101 on the pristine Northern California coast about 25 miles south of the Oregon border.  The area offers an abundance of outdoor activities utilizing the proximity of the Pacific Ocean, two major rivers, national and state parks and recreation areas. The City was incorporated in 1854 and consists of 60 full-time and 20 part-time employees. The City has a City Manager/Council form of government with a five-member elected City Council.   There is a city-wide population of approximately 7,420.

 QUALIFICATIONS:

 High School Diploma or GED

Associates degree or major coursework in Accounting, Business Administration or a related field.

OR

Two (2) years of  progressively professional and responsible experience in Accounting, Payroll or other related aspects of accounting;

public agency experience preferred. 

License/Certificate:  A California Driver’s License or equivalent, if a resident of another state and a satisfactory driving record are conditions of initial and continued employment.

Hourly Salary:  $23.99—$29.16

Retirement – PERS 2.5% @ 55 for classic members; 2% @ 62 for new members. Employee pays PERS member contribution.    

Health – The City provides up to $1540/month in a Cafeteria Plan to apply towards health benefits, including medical, dental, vision, and ambulance. City pays life insurance.

Vacation Leave – Vacation is accrued at 4 hours biweekly upon employment and increases with time in service. There is an accumulation limit.

Sick Leave – Sick leave is accrued at 4 hours biweekly upon employment with an accumulation  limit.

Holidays – 12 paid holidays per year.

Although benefits have been reported as accurately as possible, there has been no guarantee of complete benefit summary intended. All information provided is subject to the actual terms of the legal documents that control benefit programs.

 For a detailed job flyer and application packet,  please visit:

 www.crescentcity.org

or email Human Resources Manager,

Sunny Valero at

svalero@crescentcity.org or

call at 707-464-7483, ext. 233.

 

Application Deadline: 

September 8, 2022 @5:00 p.m.

                Email application packets to                 

svalero@crescentcity.org or mail to

377 J Street, Crescent City, CA 95531

 

 

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