County of Los AngelesLos Angeles 90012
Full Time

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Accountant Ii

County of Los Angeles
Full Time Los Angeles County Department of Human Resources, 500 W Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90012, United States




This is an OPEN COMPETITIVE job opportunity.  Apply and join our ever growing diverse workforce!
When to Apply

Applications will be accepted beginning

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2023 at 8:00 a.m. (PT) 

and all applications must be received

before 5:00 p.m. (PT) on WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2023.


Essential Job Functions

Withhold Information:
No withholds will be allowed for this examination. Required experience and education must be fully met  and indicated on the application by the last day of filing.


  • Reviews and performs a wide variety of accounting assignments occurring within the annual accounting cycle including the annual setup and maintenance of accounting records, the classification of revenue and expenditure transactions, journalizing accounting transactions, taking trial balances and preparing closing period adjustments.
  • Interprets the accounting and other financial provisions of a variety of laws, regulations and standards, and recommends steps for their implementation.
  • Conducts cost surveys, revenue analyses, and accounting systems and procedural studies, and writes reports of findings.
  • Compiles, evaluates and reconciles complex operating statements, final accounting for construction and other projects, and claims for reimbursement from other government agencies or private contractors.
  • Evaluates and reconciles complex operating systems for cost reporting and claims processing reimbursements from other government agencies.
  • Prepares balance sheets, statements of revenue, fund balance statements, cost accounting reports, revenue and expenditure estimates, and other specialized financial reports.
  • Compiles expenditure and revenue reports and prepares periodic financial statements of federal and state grants for review.
  • Performs routine audits of the financial records of grant operated agencies, business firms, charitable and nonprofit organizations, other governmental agencies, or private contractors; writes audit reports and makes recommendations.
  • Coordinates audits with internal and external auditors and prepares supporting work papers and provides other assistance.
  • Analyzes established cost accounting systems to determine if the bases and techniques provide realistic estimates of actual costs. Recommends modification of the cost bases and procedures used to improve their reliability.
  • Serves as liaison with other County departments or governmental agencies concerning accounting matters.
  • Participates in the installation of systems and procedures.
  • Supervises a small supporting accounting technical and clerical staff as needed.
  • Serves as the department Internal Control Certification Program (ICCP) coordinator as needed.
For information about the specific classification standards for this position, please visit the following link:  .


We are looking for dedicated individuals who possess: 

  • 21 semester or 32 quarter units of accounting in an accredited college or university including at least two courses in advanced accounting subjects.*

  • OPTION I: One year of entry level accounting or auditing experience at the level of Los Angeles County's class of **.
  • OPTION II:Two years of technical accounting experience at the level of Los Angeles County's class of ***.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS INFORMATION:*In order to receive credit for the required units and course work, you MUST include a legible copy of official transcripts from the accredited institution at the time of filing or within seven (7) calendar days from application submission.

**Experience at the level of Los Angeles County's class of Accountant I is defined as performing a variety of entry level accounting assignments in the preparation, analysis, review, maintenance, reconciliation, and control of financial records and fiscal revenue and expenditures forecasting.
***Experience at the level of Los Angeles County's class of Accounting Technician II is defined as under general supervision, supervises and performs paraprofessional accounting work in preparing, processing, reconciling and maintaining fiscal records requiring a substantive knowledge of County and general accounting procedures.

Endorsement of County Qualifications:
Employees who wish to qualify using experience gained in county classifications that are not at the level of the classification listed above must provide verification of qualifying out-of-class experience by providing official documentation of additional responsibility bonus, out-of-class bonus, temporary assignment bonus or reclassification study with CEO Classification with your application at the time of filing or within seven (7) calendar days from application submission. Employees do not need to submit such verification if they hold or have held a position at the level of the classification listed above.

A valid California Class C Drivers License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.

Physical Class II – Light: This class includes administrative and clerical positions requiring light physical effort that may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit and some bending, stooping, or squatting. Considerable ambulation may be involved
Additional Information

Applications must be filed online only. We must receive your application before 5:00 p.m., PT, on the last day of filing. Applications submitted by U.S. mail, fax, or in person will not be accepted. 

Plan to submit your online application well in advance of the September27, 2023 before 5:00 p.m. PT, deadline as you may be required to verify your email address. This only needs to be done once per email address, and if you already have a job seeker account on, you can verify at any time by logging in and following the prompts. This is to enhance the security of your online application and to ensure you do not enter an incorrect email address. 
Fill out your application completely including the required Supplemental Questions detailing experience relating to the Minimum Requirements. Provide any relevant job experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week, description of work performed. If your application is incomplete, it will be rejected. 

Any additional documents, IF ANY, must be received at the time of filing or within seven (7) calendar days from application submission.

Note: If you are unable to attach documentation to your online application, you may email it to . Please ensure to reference your attachment by writing your full name, examination title, and examination number on the subject of your email.

Apply online by clicking the green "Apply" button at the top right of this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website.

Important: Please note that all information included in the application materials is subject to verification at any point during the examination and hiring process, including after an appointment has been made per Civil Service Rule 6.04. Falsification of any information may result in disqualification or rescission of appointment. Utilizing verbiage from the Class Specification and Minimum Requirements serving as your description of duties will not be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. Doing so may result in an incomplete application and you may be disqualified. 


Once we have determined that you meet the requirements, we will invite you to participate in the examination process which consists of multiple choice and/or simulation assessment(s), weighted 100%, assessing the following areas:

  • Professional Potential
  • Achievement
  • Maintains Good Working Relationships
  • Analyses Information
  • Learns Quickly
  • Generate New Ideas
  • Uses Time Efficiently
  • Work to High Quality Standards
  • Adapts to Change
  • Copes with Uncertainty
  • Willingness to Learn
  • Responsibility
  • Numerical Reasoning
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Applicants must meet the Minimum Requirements and receive a passing score of 70% or higher on the multiple-choice and/or simulation assessment in order to be placed on the eligible list
Scores cannot be given over the telephone.

Please note: All notifications including invitation letters will be sent electronically to the email address provided on the application. It is important that you provide a valid email address. DO NOT select "off" under Email Preferences within your profile or click "unsubscribe" on our notices if you would like the County of Los Angeles to notify you regarding your application status, test schedules, and other important information pertaining to your candidacy for this position. Please add the below email addresses to your email address book and list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as spam/junk/clutter mail.  , , and 
County of Los Angeles will not consider claims of not viewing or receiving notification to be a valid reason for late test administration or rescheduling of a test component.

  • Applicants who have taken identical components recently for other exams may have their responses automatically transferred to this examination.
  • This examination contains test components that may be used in the future for new examinations and your test responses may be transferred.


If you require an accommodation to fairly compete in any part of the assessment process, you will be given the opportunity to make a request when completing your application. Please note, you may be required to submit documentation from a qualified medical provider or other qualified professional to support your request for a testing accommodation.

Study guides and other test preparation resources are available to help candidates prepare for employment tests.  While these practice materials will help in preparing for the test, we advise you to review ALL related materials that you deem necessary.
  • An interactive, Online Test Preparation System for taking practice tests may be accessed on the Department of Human Resources website at . Please click on "Find A Job" and then "Job Search Toolkit."  Test preparation information is located under the "Employment Test Assistance" section.
  • Additional online practice tests are available at /.

The names of candidates receiving a passing grade in the examination will be placed on the eligible list in the order of their score group for a period of 12 months.

The eligible list resulting from this examination will be used to fill vacancies throughout Los Angeles County as they occur.


Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.

For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County, which can be found by visiting

All applicants must file their application online using their OWN user ID and password. Using a
family member or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

Anti-Racism, Diversity, and Inclusion (ARDI)
The County of Los Angeles recognizes and affirms that all people are created equal and are entitled to all rights afforded by the Constitution of the United States. The Department of Human Resources is committed to promoting Anti-racism, Diversity, and Inclusion efforts to address the inequalities and disparities amongst races. We support the ARDI Strategic Plan and its goals by improving equality, diversity, and inclusion in recruitment, selection, and employment practices.


ADA Coordinator Email:    
Teletype Phone: (800) 899-4099
Alternate Teletype Phone: (800) 897-0077
California Relay Services Phone: (800) 735-2922

Department Contact Name: Kathleen Macaranas
Department Contact Phone: (213) 351-2934
Department Contact Email: