County of MarinSan Rafael 94903
Full Time
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Accounting Assistant

County of Marin
Full Time 3501 Civic Center Dr #202, San Rafael, CA 94903, United States


At the County of Marin, our employees overwhelmingly report feeling their work is meaningful, they like the work they do, and they are proud to tell people “I work for the County of Marin.” . Read on to find out more about this opportunity:


Accounting Assistants provide accounting and office support for departments, divisions and/or teams across the County. There are currently three (3) full-time Accounting Assistant vacancies described below. Candidates interested in these assignments, OR candidates interested in being considered for future Accounting Assistant vacancies in any department should apply.

Hybrid Work Option 
The Department of Finance considers hybrid (telework/onsite) work schedules in units that are not required to be onsite with approval from a supervisor and after a probationary period for new employees.
Department of Finance - Treasury 
The Treasury assignment conducts accounting and financial document processing and is primarily responsible for performing Countywide business critical activities such as preparing journal entries to record incoming cash deposits, reconciling daily cash balances, investment activity, monthly bank account activity, and clearing accounts; reviewing a variety of financial, accounting and statistical documents for completeness and accuracy; and providing support and customer service to County departments, special districts, and other local agencies.  

Department of Finance – Accounts Payable 
The Accounts Payable is responsible for accounting and financial document processing and performing Countywide business critical activities such as auditing and approving documents for payment to ensure compliance in accordance with current fiscal policies, performing check fulfillment and distribution processes, and providing support and customer service to County departments, local agencies, vendors, members of the public.
Department of Finance – Public Administrator
The Public Administrator assignment works in accounts receivable, accounts payable, client or third-party billing, and completes a variety of client, vendor, and other operational reports. They enter information into a case management system for decedent estates and perform administrative tasks such as coordinating schedules and office meetings, mail receipt and delivery, and supply ordering. This position also be communicating with members of the community, decedent next of kin, and other interested parties and must be able to work collaboratively with other County staff, outside agencies, and other stakeholders. They will also be assisting the Public Administrator deputies with a variety of offsite field tasks related to the investigation of decedent estates.


Our Highly Qualified Candidate is organized, dependable, flexible, accurate and able to work both independently and with a professional team. The ideal candidate is an excellent written and verbal communicator and has direct experience in customer service with the ability to demonstrate tact and diplomacy when dealing with the public and other departmental personnel. Additionally, they have the ability to clearly articulate and document appropriate accounting procedures and have experience in governmental accounting practices or similarly regulated environments in the private sector. Experience working with financial accounting, banking, customer account maintenance and statistical reporting systems is also highly desirable.

Minimum Qualifications:

Two years of accounting and/or financial office support experience that includes preparing, processing, and maintaining accounting documents and records. Education or professional training that is directly related to the work may be substituted for up to one year of the required experience.

Special Requirements: The successful candidate will be required to successfully complete a background investigation.