City of Downey-Accounting Specialist

10/5/2018 2:10:52 PM 658

Salary$4,104.00 - $5,097.00 Monthly $49,248.00 - $61,164.00 Annually

$49,248.00 - $61,164.00 Annually

Location Downey, CA

Downey, CA

Job Type



Human Resources

Job Number


Closing date and time

10/24/2018 at 5:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada); Tijuana

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An equal opportunity employer fostering a workforce that embraces and reflects
the rich diversity of Los Angeles County

Accounting Specialist

$3985 to $4948 Monthly

Your choice of several medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans

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Online applications
must be submitted by:


5:00 P.M. (Pacific)
PERS Defined Benefit Plan

Paid Time Off:
12 days vacation. 14 holidays. 12 illness days.

The Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) is recruiting for a conscientious and enthusiastic individual seeking employment in the area of clerical accounting. As an Accounting Specialist, you will perform a variety of specialized accounting functions in the maintenance, review, and reconciliation of financial records and accounts to ensure accuracy and compliance with established policies and procedures.

The Well Qualified Candidate Will Possess the Following

  • Basic accounting principles, practices and procedures
  • Financial bookkeeping principles
  • Types of comprehensive government accounting reports
  • Applicable sections of State Education Code and other applicable laws
  • Use and application of automated accounting systems 

  • Analyzing & Interpreting Data – Drawing meaning and conclusions from quantitative and/or qualitative data
  • Mathematical Facility – Performing computations and solving mathematical problems
  • Professional & Technical Expertise – Applying technical subject matter to the job
  • Using Technology – Working with electronic hardware and software applications
  • Action and Results Focus – Initiating tasks and focusing on accomplishment
  • Attention to Detail – Focusing on the details of work content, work steps, and final work products
  • Professional Integrity and Ethics – Displaying honesty, adherence to principles, and personal accountability
  • Self-Management – Showing personal organization, self-discipline, and dependability
  • Informing – Proactively obtaining and sharing information 
  • Oral Communication – Engaging effectively in dialogue
  • Customer Focus – Attending to the needs and expectation of customers
  • Teamwork – Collaborating with others to achieve shared goals
  • Cultural Proficiency – Model communication and interaction that respect and include all individuals and their languages, abilities, religions, and cultures

Required Education and Experience

    Education: Graduation from high school or equivalent with completion of 9 semester or 12 quarter units in college-level accounting courses from an institution of higher learning recognized by the Council of Higher Education Accreditation. Foreign degrees and credit units require translation and equivalency established by an agency recognized by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

    Experience: Two years of experience in clerical accounting or bookkeeping. 

Selection Process
    Candidates who meet the minimum requirements above, will be invited to participate in an examination that may consist of a written examination, performance examination and structured interview.


Additional Information
    Minimum qualifications must be met by the close of filing date. For complete application information, please go tohttps://www.lacoe.edu/PersonnelCommission.aspx.  For additional information on our selection procedures, please visit Exam Preparation on our website. Selection and promotion are based on a competitive examination process. Candidates who pass all exam parts are ranked according to overall exam score and placed on an eligibility (hiring) list. Vacant positions are filled from the top three ranks. Eligibility lasts for 12 months; however, additional recruitment may occur under a separate bulletin with additional candidates being merged onto the eligibility list. Some positions that involve public contact may require bilingual proficiency for which selective certification may apply (Education Code 45277.5). In addition, the eligibility list resulting from this examination may be used to fill vacancies in related job classifications for which no eligibility list exists (Education Code 45272). Veterans' Credit may be awarded for entry jobs.

    Reasonable accommodations in completing an application and testing are available to individuals with disabilities. If you would like to request an accommodation, please call 562.803.8360 as early as possible.
This examination is authorized Dual Certification -- Open to the Public and Promotional for LACOE employees.

Recruitment ID: 19-473

This announcement does not constitute an implied contract. Any part of this announcement is subject to change.

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Los Angeles County Office of Education
(562) 803-8360
9300 Imperial Highway, Annex

Downey, California, 90242