ACCOUNTANT (1513) C

  • Los Angeles World Airports
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 16, 2019
Full Time Accounting and Finance Museum and Arts
  • Salary: $49,903.00 - $80,472.00 Annually

Job Description



DUTIES

ANNUAL SALARY
$49,903 to $72,996 and $55,019 to $80,472
 
NOTES :
Candidates from the eligible list are normally appointed to vacancies in the lower pay grade positions. For information regarding reciprocity between the City of Los Angeles departments and LADWP, go to http://per.lacity.org/Reciprocity_CityDepts_and_DWP.pdf. Annual salary is at the start of the pay range. The current salary range is subject to change. Please confirm the starting salary with the hiring department before accepting a job offer.
DUTIES
An Accountant does professional accounting work in the analysis, preparation, maintenance, control, and reconciliation of financial records and reports in accordance with the principles of governmental and public accounting.


Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Additional Information


WHERE TO APPLY & APPLICATION DEADLINE

Applications will only be accepted on-line. When you are viewing the on-line job bulletin of your choice, simply scroll to the top of the page and select the "Apply" icon. On-line job bulletins are also available at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lacity for Open Competitive Examinations.

 
NOTE :
Applicants are urged to apply early to ensure you have time to resolve any technical issues you may encounter.

 
Applications will only be accepted on-line on the following dates listed below:
 
Filing Period 1: From 8:00 am Friday, June 28, 2019 to 11:59 pm, Thursday, July 11, 2019
Filing Period 2: From 8:00 am Friday, June 12, 2020 to 11:59 pm, Thursday, June 25, 2020
 
The examination may close without prior notice at any time after a sufficient number of applications have been received. Filing periods may change without prior notice or additional dates may be added, as needed, at a later date. For administrative purposes, filing will close periodically and reopen on the dates noted in the "Application Deadline" section of this bulletin.
 
In accordance with Civil Service Rule 4.2, all applicants who apply may not be tested in this examination. To meet anticipated hiring needs, only a limited number of qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the written test in the following order: 1) Applicants currently employed by the City of Los Angeles who meet the minimum requirements, or are on a reserve list; 2) Remaining applicants who meet the minimum requirements in sufficient numbers to meet hiring needs in the order that applications were received. Applicants not selected to be tested may re-apply in a subsequent filing period in order to be considered for that period's selection process.

SELECTION PROCESS

Examination Weights: 
Written Test: Qualifying

Interview: 100%
 
In the qualifying written test, which will consist of multiple choice questions, candidates may be examined for knowledge of: generally accepted accounting principles including governmental, cost and commercial accounting; methods used to prepare various kinds of financial statements and reports; accounting and administrative systems, practices and procedures; principles of internal control and audit procedures; electronic data processing principles as they apply to accounting and other financial work; Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS), and the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB); auditing principles and practices; the ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex electronically produced and written financial data, reports, contracts, legal documents, and procedural manuals relating to a wide variety of accounting matters; and other necessary skills, knowledge, and abilities.
 
For applicants who applied during Filing Period 1, the qualifying written test will be administered in a single half-day session on SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 2019, in Los Angeles. Candidates will be notified later by e-mail of the time and location of the written test. Additional test dates may be added as needed.
 
Passing Score for the Qualifying Written Test
 
The passing score for the written test will be determined by Personnel Department staff after the qualifying written test is administered. Consideration will be given to the number of candidates taking the test and the existing and anticipated number of vacancies, such that there are a sufficient number of eligibles on the list to satisfy current and future vacancies for the next two years. Therefore, the passing score for the qualifying multiple-choice written test may be set either above or below 70% .
 
Candidates must achieve a passing score on the qualifying multiple-choice test in order to be invited to the interview. Candidates will be notified later by e-mail of the date, time and location of the interview, which will be held in Los Angeles.
 
The examination score will be based entirely on the interview. In the interview, emphasis may be placed on the candidate's experience, training, and personal qualifications as they provide the knowledge of: generally accepted accounting principles including governmental, cost and commercial accounting; methods of preparation of various kinds of financial statements and reports; accounting and administrative systems, practices and procedures; principles of internal control and audit procedures; electronic data processing principles as they apply to accounting and other financial work; Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS), and the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB); auditing principles and practices; the ability to prepare clear, concise, complete, and accurate narrative and financial reports; read, analyze, and interpret complex electronically produced and written financial data, reports, contracts, legal documents, and procedural manuals relating to a wide variety of accounting matters; work independently under pressure of time, conflicting demands, and unexpected difficulties; communicate effectively with coworkers, supervisors, the public, and others for the purpose of ensuring proper and timely completion of assigned work; get along with co-workers and work effectively as a member of a team; and other necessary skills, knowledge and abilities.
 
NOTES :
This examination is based on a validation study and, as provided by Civil Service Commission Rule 4.20, the written test will not be subject to candidate inspection. Candidates may take the test only once every 365 days during the administration of the examination. Names may be removed from the open competitive eligible list after six months. As a covered entity under the Fair Employment and Housing Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of disability and upon request, will provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to its programs, services, and activities. To request a disability accommodation, please complete the Disability Accommodation Form within 14 calendar days of the submittal of the City application. The Disability Accommodation Form can be obtained at http://per.lacity.org/exams/verify_disability.pdf. Applications are accepted subject to review to ensure that minimum qualifications are met. Candidates may be disqualified at any time if it is determined that they do not possess the minimum qualifications stated on this bulletin. A final average score of 70% in the interview portion of the examination is required to be placed on the eligible list. This score will be based on each candidate's performance on the interview.
NOTICE :
 
If you receive and accept an offer of employment to a regular position with the City of Los Angeles, your employee benefit coverage (including health and dental coverage as well as life insurance) will commence approximately six weeks after your original regular appointment. Not all positions in the City receive benefit coverage; you should inquire regarding the availability of employee benefits prior to accepting a position. All City employees are required to be Disaster Service Workers.
 

THIS EXAMINATION IS TO BE GIVEN ONLY
ON AN OPEN COMPETITIVE BASIS


 
The City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, creed, color, ancestry, medical condition (cancer), or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.
 

AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
For additional information and FAQs regarding the City's hiring process, please go to: http://per.lacity.org/index.cfm?content=employmenttestingprocess

There are many things to consider in a new employer. Visit the following webpage to view benefits the City of Los Angeles offers its employees:

http://per.lacity.org/bens/index.html

01

To be PROPERLY AND PROMPTLY notified of the status of my application, I UNDERSTAND that I MUST provide on my City application, the following information:

-Working E-mail address
-Telephone Number
-Official social security number

I UNDERSTAND that I MUST provide a working email address on my application where I will receive notifications regarding the status of my application and the selection process.

I UNDERSTAND that important information regarding the status of my application and the selection process will only be sent via E-MAIL to the email address I provided.

I UNDERSTAND that it is MY RESPONSIBILITY to ensure that the email address I provided is a working email and that I will check my email regularly to ensure I receive any communication as it relates to the examination promptly.

I UNDERSTAND that the City of Los Angeles Personnel Department is NOT RESPONSIBLE for any lost or redirected emails and that it is MY RESPONSIBILITY to add info@governmentjobs.com to my email contact list to avoid email notifications related to this examination from being classified as "spam" or "junk" mail.

  • I have read these statements to their fullest and will provide a working e-mail address on my application in order to receive status of my application regarding this examination.


02

I UNDERSTAND that I am required to describe, IN DETAIL, my appropriate qualifying experience in the Work Experience Section of my application.

I UNDERSTAND that, if qualifying with my City experience, that I MUST indicate my appropriate job classification in my work history and NOT ANY WORKING TITLE that I believe is designated to me.

I UNDERSTAND that if I attach a resume and/or cover letter IN LIEU of completing the Work Experience Section, my application is INCOMPLETE and WILL NOT be considered for this examination, and my application WILL NOT be further processed.

In addition to including my qualifying experience, I UNDERSTAND that I should list ALL jobs, regardless of duration, including part-time jobs, military service and any periods of unemployment during my entire work history.

  • I have read these statements to their entirety and understand them completely and to their fullest.


03

I am currently:
  • A City of Los Angeles employee having received a regular appointment.
  • An exempt City of Los Angeles employee, but have civil service status.
  • An exempt City of Los Angeles employee without receiving civil service status.
  • A City of Los Angeles employee in a temporary training position.
  • A City of Los Angeles employee on a part-time basis.
  • On a regular reserve list for the City of Los Angeles.
  • Not employed with the City of Los Angeles.


04

I have graduated from an accredited four-year college or university.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Qualifying education must be from a college or university accredited by a City of Los Angeles recognized agency. A list of approved accrediting agencies can be found at http://per.lacity.org/accredited%20Institutions%2008-21-08.pdf.
  • Yes, I have graduated from an accredited four-year college or university.
  • This statement does not apply to me.


05

I am within one semester or one quarter of obtaining my degree from an accredited four-year college or university.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Qualifying education must be from a college or university accredited by a City of Los Angeles recognized agency. A list of approved accrediting agencies can be found at http://per.lacity.org/accredited%20Institutions%2008-21-08.pdf.
  • Yes, I am within one semester or one quarter of obtaining my degree from an accredited four-year college or university.
  • This statement does not apply to me.


06

In the text box below, please indicate the following information (Please write N/A if this does not apply to you):
  • School Name
  • Location
  • Type of Degree Earned
  • Major
  • Graduation Date or Anticipated Graduation Date


07

I have completed at least 24 semester or 36 quarter units in accounting.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you did not receive a degree in Accounting, you MUST list the course titles, number of units, grade received, and completion dates for each course in accounting in the free-flowing text box in Question #8. Failure to provide this information may result in your disqualification from this examination.
  • Yes, I have completed at least 24 semester or 36 quarter units in accounting.
  • This statement does not apply to me.


08

If you did not receive a degree in Accounting, please list the accounting courses you have completed in the text box below. Otherwise, indicate "Accounting Degree" if you have received a degree in Accounting or "N/A" if this does not apply to you:

Example: Fall 2015, Tax Accounting, UCLA, 4 semester units

09

In the text box below list any in-progress accounting coursework (Please write N/A if this does not apply to you):

Example: Fall 2018, registered for Tax Accounting, UCLA, 4 semester units

10

Per Process Note #5, candidates completing the exam process will be contacted by the Personnel Department to provide required proof of qualifying degree and/or coursework. Applicants who wish to expedite this process may attach a copy of a school transcript (annotated with accounting courses, credit earned, and grade received) to the application at the time of filing. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Your transcript WILL NOT be reviewed in lieu of listing the education information in the supplemental questions section. I UNDERSTAND that, if I DO NOT list the education information I am using to qualify for this examination, my application will be considered INCOMPLETE and my application will not be processed further.
  • Yes, I understand this process note.


11

I have taken the Accountant examination within 365 days of the upcoming test date.

Per Note #2 of the examination bulletin, candidates may take this test only once every 365 days during the administration of the examination.
  • Yes
  • No


12

I have read the above questions carefully and answered each one accurately. I understand that if I do not provide correct information that my application will be disqualified and will not be considered further for this examination.

I understand that if I submit more than one application, my newest application will be considered and all others will be considered duplicates and will not be reviewed.

Note: You should include on your application any information you wish to be considered as you will be unable to add or change your information after submission.
  • Yes, I have read the above statements carefully and understand them to their fullest.


* Required Question