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Accountant Trainee (JC 360380)

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Note: This position will no longer be available on CalCareers after the job closes on 06/09/2023. No applications will be accepted after the job closing date.
Positions at the Water Boards may be eligible for telework with in-person attendance based on the operational needs of the position.

Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, applying electronically is highly encouraged.

**Currently, this position operates under a hybrid telework plan of three days in the office and two days of telework. The initial training period for this position will require the candidate to work 100% in the office.**

The State Water Resources Control Board’s, Division of Administration Services has an opening for an Accountant Trainee in the Accounting Branch. The position is located at 1001 I Street, 18th Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814, right in the heart of downtown next to light rail stations and other public transportation.

To be considered for this position, applicant must provide a COPY of unofficial transcripts and degree (if applicable) at the same time of application submission; however, please be aware that OFFICIAL transcripts must be provided prior to appointment.

Audit, analyze, and prepare for payment various invoices including Internal & External Contracts, Purchase Orders, Purchase Estimates, Master Service agreements, Interagency agreements, Service Orders, General Services Transfers, and other miscellaneous invoices. Assist with reviewing terms of contracts and complete Contract Approval Checklist to ensure costs are allowable and appropriate. Review, analyze, and reconcile invoices and invoice statements to ensure establishment of proper payment in FI$Cal. Ensure that all necessary documentation has been received for the establishment of proper payment records in FI$Cal. Review purchase received documentation, and DGS Small Business Certifications to calculate appropriate penalty payments as needed. Assist with processing travel claims, loans/grants payments, posting accounts receivables; and office support functions including answering phones, distributing mail, printing forms, and typing checks. 

Overtime during peak periods, such as yearend, may be required.

Additional information:
Candidates must possess essential personal qualifications including integrity, initiative, dependability, good judgment, the ability to work cooperatively with others, and the ability to perform the assigned duties of the class.
If the position requires driving, you must possess a current and valid driver’s license. Please Do Not include full Social Security Number, method of eligibility, and LEAP information in your application package.

Salary information – CalHR salary rules allow appointment at the entrance rate (Cal. Code Regs., tit. 2, § 599.673) of a classification. For classes with alternate ranges, placement is based on education/experience.

Please take a moment to fill out the State Water Resources Control Board's Recruitment Survey.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.