The Accountant is a highly technical, independent, and organized individual who plans and executes the District’s daily accounting operations including accounts receivable, accounts payable, general ledger, financial and ad-hoc reporting, payroll, and related work as required. The Accountant applies generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) to analyze financial data, prepare financial reports, and complete tasks. The Accountant reports directly to the Accounting Manager or designee.
Typical Duties and Responsibilities:
Conducts fiscal transactions in conformity and compliance with generally accepted accounting principles, practices and procedures.
Completes reconciliations of bank, general ledger, and subsidiary ledger accounts.
Compiles and reviews general ledger account reconciliation, monthly journal entries, accounts receivable and accounts payable and other related tasks to ensure proper posting.
Executes the District’s payroll and accounts payable.
Provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Accounting Manager.
Prepares fiscal and periodic budget reports as well as feasibility studies and account analyses.
Provides support and assistance to independent auditors during annual audits and review of financial transactions.
Prepares, reviews and analyzes a variety of financial reports and statements including general ledger, bank reconciliation, budget variances, monthly and annual reports.
Analyzes fiscal transactions and records to ensure conformity and compliance with GAAP, GASB and other related principles, procedures, practices, codes and ordinances.
Collects appropriate data, prepares and files all federal, state, local and District tax reports including preparation of year end 1099’s and other periodic filings.
Coordinates activities with other departments as well as answers inquiries from the public and employees.
Performs other duties as required.
You can review a detailed job description for the Accountant on the San Mateo County Harbor District’s website.
A typical way of obtaining the knowledge, skills and abilities to qualify for this position is:
Education equivalent to a four-year degree in accounting business, finance or closely related field; and three to five years of progressively responsible accounting experience.
Preferred Experience: Two years of local government experience, and or electronic payroll processing experience.
License And/Or Certificates:
Must possess and maintain a valid California driver’s license.
Excellent Benefits Package, including Medical, Dental, Vision & Life, Personal Time Off (PTO), CalPERS Retirement (2.5%@55 Classic members or 2%@62 New members).
Available for pick up at the District Office
504 Avenue Alhambra, Suite 200, P.O. Box 1449 El Granada, CA 94018
Completed applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. You may email, fax, mail or drop off in person at the address above.
About San Mateo County Harbor District
The San Mateo County Harbor District operates both the Pillar Point Harbor in Half Moon Bay, and the Oyster Point Marina in South San Francisco. Pillar Point is a protected harbor of refuge and is homeport to a vital commercial fishing industry, sport fishermen, and recreational boaters. The Harbor has 369 berths and an inner and outer breakwater, making it one of the safest harbors in the United States. Pillar Point is unique in that it provides search and rescue services to all boaters in San Mateo County. Over the past two decades, its dedicated crew performed an average of 110 rescues annually, saved more than 100 lives and millions of dollars in boats and equipment. With 455 berths, a boat launching ramp, fuel dock, fishing pier, park, and small sandy beach, the Oyster Point Marina offers something for everyone, from serious boaters and fishermen to families looking for a day of hiking and beach time.
The District has 37 employees, and its administrative offices are located in El Granada, north of Half Moon Bay. The region is known for its stunning coastal landscapes of rugged mountains and beaches, along with endless recreational resources including copious hiking trails..., redwood forests, quaint shops, farm-to-table dining, including produce from local farms, some of which date back to the 1800s. And with San Francisco just 35 minutes to the north, there are unlimited possibilities for adventure, culture, relaxation and fun.