DEFINITION: Assists in analyzing and making recommendations for the solution of departmental accounting, budgetary, and other financial problems including problems of accounting systems design and implementation.
CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS: Positions allocable to this class work under the technical and administrative supervision of a departmental accounting, fiscal, or budget officer. Incumbents assist in solving day-to-day problems encountered in the operation of in-house computerized or manual accounting, budgetary and fiscal systems.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Assists in the conduct of studies of departmental accounting operations, fiscal controls and accounting standards in both computerized and manual systems.
Assists in the compilation, verification and preparation of a variety of financial data, schedules and statistical summaries into formal reports.
Assists in the analysis and evaluation of study findings to identify those aspects of financial system operations which are functioning effectively and those which need to be changed or replaced.
Assists in identifying deficiencies in current departmental financial systems to determine necessary corrective measures and assists in developing control mechanisms to be incorporated into such systems.
Assists in the preparation of detailed policy and procedures manuals and the design of forms relative to the establishment and implementation of new or revised departmental financial systems.
Assists in orienting and training personnel before and during conversion to new or modified accounting, budgetary, or other financial systems.
Assists in adaptation of manual accounting, budgetary, and other record keeping functions to computerized processing and the establishment of preventive, detective, and corrective internal controls.
Assists departmental data processing personnel or outside consultants in the technical design, development, testing and modification, and installation of computerized financial systems.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Graduation from an accredited college with 12 semester units in accounting, nine additional semester units in either accounting or finance, and six semester units in computer science including a course in systems analysis and design.