APPLICATION FILING PERIOD: July 31, 2020 to August 31, 2020
TENTATIVE TESTING SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE:
Written Exam: Late September
Performance Exercise: Early/Mid October
Panel Interview: Late October/Early November
ALL INTERESTED APPLICANTS MUST BE AVAILABLE ON THE TESTING DATES LISTED ABOVE IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PROGRAM.
The 1649 Accountant Trainee Program also known as the 1649 Accountant Intern Program was established to ensure excellent performance in the City and County of San Francisco's Accountant Series. Participants in this Program are appointed at the entry-level of the Accountant classification series. Overall responsibility and administration for the 1649 Accountant Trainee (Intern) Program for the City and County of San Francisco resides with the Office of the Controller, by delegation from the Department of Human Resources.
1649 program participants are appointed to civil service permanent-exempt job Class 1649 Accountant Trainee (Intern) and enter the 18-month training program as full-times employees. 1649 trainees participate in two 9-month rotations, typically with two different City departments.
1649 trainees (interns) receive a comprehensive foundation in governmental accounting policies, procedures, and best practices. The Program consists of a combination of workshop training and on-the-job experience as a functioning accountant in the City, and are mentored by higher-level, experienced accountants in various City Departments.
Topic areas of training include — Peoplesoft Financials, General Ledger, the Budget Process, Purchasing, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Financial Analysis and Reporting, and Vouchers and Expenses.
In addition to the technical and functional knowledge, the 1649 Accountant Program provides professional development learning opportunities in communication skills, presentation skills, as well as presentations from the Treasurer/Tax Collector, the Civil Service Commission, the Office of Public Finance, and more.
The Program also pairs trainees with seasoned supervisors and mentors to provide them with support and coaching throughout their training. Progress through the Program is evaluated through regular performance evaluations.
After the 18-month 1649 Accountant Trainee (Intern) Program ends, successful trainees are promoted to the Permanent Civil Service 1652 Accountant II classification. Assignment locations may vary for each rotation of the Program, including 1652 placements.
To successfully complete the 18-month training program, 1649 Program participants will present self-chosen topics to the 1649 Steering Committee.
Essential duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
Please visit the program web page for more details: SFController.org/1649-accountant-intern-program
Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with eighteen (18) semester units or twenty-four (24) quarter units of coursework in Accounting at the time of appointment.
Please note: Only Accounting courses that are 3 units or more will be counted. We will NOT accept any related coursework (e.g. Excel, QuickBooks, finance, economics or math courses).
Note: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.
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