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Health Services Accounting Manager

Company: County Of Sonoma
Location: Santa Rosa
Posted on: May 11, 2024

Job Description:

Position Information

The Department of Health Services (DHS) seeks a forward-thinking accounting leader for their Health Services Accounting Manager opening!
Starting salary up to $65.22/hour ($136,121/year) and a competitive total compensation package!

The Health Services Accounting Manager is responsible for planning, managing, and directing the accounting functions for the Department of Health Services, including grant compliance and invoicing. The Accounting Manager will supervise multiple accountants and oversee the day-to-day activities of the Fiscal Unit. This position works closely with Administration, Public Health, Behavioral Health, and Homelessness Services management to monitor expenses and revenues to ensure that the divisions meet budgets and adequate funding is available to perform essential services in the community. Additional responsibilities include:

Assuring the quality and accuracy of accounting and financial support services and documents provided to all internal and external stakeholders
Training staff on various accounting topics
Performing and reviewing complex fiscal activities, including those for capital projects
Overseeing and implementing fiscal procedures related to accounting, auditing, and financial systems
Working on special projects and committees as needed
In addition to understanding the importance of how this role is a necessity for the services offered to the community through the Department of Health Services, the ideal candidate will possess:

Four or more years of experience in governmental accounting or a similar environment
Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
The ability to present information to all levels of management in a clear and concise manner
The ability to work well under tight deadlines and move from task to task as needed
Confidence in your ability to work with competing priorities
Experience supervising staff

What We Offer

Working at the County of Sonoma offers expansive opportunities for growth and development, the ability to be a part of a challenging and rewarding work environment, and the satisfaction of knowing you're working to better our communities. You can also look forward to flexible work arrangements and excellent benefits including:

Hybrid Telework - A schedule that meets the needs of our staff, department operations, and the communities we serve may be available depending on the assignment
Salary Advancement - A salary increase after 1,040 hours (6 months when working full-time) for good work performance; eligibility for a salary increase for good performance every year thereafter, until reaching the top of the salary range
Paid Time Off - Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals, 12 paid holidays, and an additional 8 floating holiday hours per year
County Paid Health Premium Contributions - 100% premium contribution for the majority of employee-only and employee + family health plan options
Staff Development/Wellness Pay - Annual benefit allowances of up to $2,000 and ongoing education/training opportunities
Post-Retirement Health Reimbursement Arrangement - County contributions to help fund post-retirement employee health insurance/benefits
Retirement - A pension fully integrated with Social Security
Paid Parental Leave - May be eligible for up to 8 weeks (320 hours) after 12 months of County employment
Student Loan Debt Relief - County employees may be eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness through the U.S. Department of Education
Salary is negotiable within the established range. Benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice. Additional information can be found in the Salary Resolution (SalRes) and our Employee Benefits Directory.

This recruitment is being conducted to fill a full-time Health Services Accounting Manager position in the Department of Health Services. This employment list may also be used to fill future full-time, part-time, or extra-help (temporary) positions as they occur during the active status of the list. Qualified County employees who wish to be considered for future positions should consider applying to this recruitment. The Civil Service Title for this position is Departmental Accounting Manager.


Minimum Qualifications

The knowledge and abilities listed may be acquired through various types of training, education, and/or experience. A typical way to acquire the required knowledge and abilities would be:

Education: Any combination of training and education which would provide the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed: possession of a college degree in accounting, finance or business administration, with at least 21 semester units or 28 quarter units of Accounting, including advanced, governmental, cost accounting and auditing or possession of a Certified Public Accountant Certificate would provide such opportunity.

Experience: Normally, four years of increasingly responsible professional level experience in governmental accounting, with at least one year at a supervisory level, would provide such opportunity.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Thorough Knowledge of: principles, theories, practices and procedures used in governmental accounting, auditing, cost and budget systems; the laws, ordinances and regulations influencing department fiscal operations; modern management theories and practices; electronic data processing equipment and use of accounting methods and procedures associated with the use of such equipment.

Ability to: interpret complex laws, mandates and regulations and apply them to a variety of accounting and audit systems; plan, organize, direct and manage the work of a large accounting division, developing appropriate staffing, organization and processes as required;

analyze complex and detailed data in order to make appropriate financial forecasts and recommendations; evaluate, develop and install complex accounting systems and procedures;

establish and maintain cooperative work relationships with department management, staff, other county staff and external governmental and private agencies; prepare comprehensive, clear and concise accounting, statistical, cost and administrative reports; learn and understand how assigned program areas interrelate with other divisions within the department.

Selection Procedure & Some Helpful Tips When Applying

Your application information and your responses to the supplemental questions are evaluated and taken into consideration throughout the entire selection process.
You should list all employers and positions held within the last ten years in the work history section of your application. Be as thorough as possible when responding to the supplemental questions.
You may include history beyond ten years if related to the position for which you are applying. If you held multiple positions with one employer, list out each position separately.
Failure to follow these instructions may impact your competitiveness in this process or may result in disqualification.
Please visit Getting a Job with the County of Sonoma to review more detailed information about the hiring process, including the application process, examination steps, and department selection process.


Responses to supplemental questions will be used in assessing minimum qualifications. Please provide specific and detailed responses of a reasonable length to allow for a thorough assessment of your qualifications. Responses that state, 'See Resume' or 'See Application' may be considered insufficient.

The selection procedure will consist of the following examination:

An Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination (weight 100%). Each application and supplemental questionnaire will be thoroughly evaluated for satisfaction of minimum qualifications and relevance of educational coursework, training, experience, knowledge, and abilities that relate to this position. Candidates possessing the most appropriate job-related qualifications will be placed on an employment list and referred to the department for selection interviews.


A background investigation is required prior to employment. Candidates referred to departments for a selection interview are typically required to sign authorization and release forms enabling such an investigation. Failure to sign prescribed forms will result in the candidate not being considered further for that vacancy. Reference information will not be made available to applicants.

Additional requirements, such as successful completion of a physical exam, drug screen, etc., may apply, depending on the duties and responsibilities of the position. If you receive a conditional job offer for the position, the requirements upon which the offer is contingent will be outlined in the conditional job letter. You may also review the Job Classification Screening Schedule to determine the requirements for this position.


Applications are accepted online at . Paper applications may be submitted by person, fax ), email, or through the mail. All applications and appropriate supplemental information as outlined in the job bulletin must be RECEIVED by the time and date specified on the first page of this job announcement. Continuous recruitments may close without notice at any time that a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received. Applications received after the recruitment closes will not be accepted.
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