County of San Luis ObispoSan Luis Obispo 93401

Education and Experience: A combination of education, training, and experience resulting in the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

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Accounting Technician

County of San Luis Obispo
Permanent Social Services Department, 3433 S Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, United States


Do you thrive in a high-volume, fast-paced environment? Do you enjoy the challenge of a position where no two days are alike? We are looking for positive, high-energy professionals who are not just looking for a job, but a meaningful career! 
The County of San Luis Obispo is offering a career opportunity for a Accounting Technician to serve in the Fiscal Division!

Successful candidates will have experience in budget and finance, be self-motivated, have great analytical skills, and be detail oriented with the ability to solve business problems and deliver timely and effective technical work. 

Under direction, incumbents in this position independently perform complex and responsible paraprofessional accounting work. They are assigned the overall technical responsibility for the financial operation of a major accounting system or entity; and perform other related work as required.

The County of San Luis Obispo Department of Social Services provides public services that promote self-sufficiency, health, and well-being. These programs help ensure the protection of children, the elderly and dependent adults, and provide a safety net for individuals and families who need assistance with necessities, such as food, housing and health care.  

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The resulting eligible list may be used to fill other future full-time, part-time, permanent, temporary or substitute vacancies within the county.

The Ideal Candidate

Education and Experience:

 A combination of education, training, and experience resulting in the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. An example of qualifying education and experience includes:
Either A: Four years of experience as an Account Clerk or equivalent position.
 Or B: Two years of experience as a Senior Account Clerk or an equivalent position.
 Or C: An A.S. degree from an accredited college which includes 6 semester units of Accounting. 
The ideal candidate will have related previous work experience and MS Office Excel skills. A certification or Associates degree in accounting or a related field is desired, but not required. We are seeking a self-motivated individual that possesses a strong work ethic and is detail oriented and thorough in their work. Additionally, well-honed communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to handle confidential information with discretion is a must. A flexible, team-oriented individual that is adaptable to competing demands and demonstrates quality customer service and response will be most successful in this role.  

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Veteran's Preference Points 
If you are applying for employment with the County of San Luis Obispo and you served in the United States Armed Forces, you may be eligible for veteran's preference points as part of the recruitment process. Some dependents and survivors of eligible veterans may also be eligible for preference points.   for more information and to learn how to apply for this benefit.  Please note that Veteran’s credits must be on file with the County of San Luis Obispo Veterans Services Office prior to the recruitment closing date indicated on the job announcement.

Equal Employment Opportunity 
The County is an equal opportunity employer. Objectives are directed toward assuring equal opportunity in selection / promotion, pay, and job assignments. Recruitment and selection procedures have been established to ensure non-discrimination on the basis of political or religious opinions or affiliations, age, sex, race, color, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation or other non-merit factors. In addition, the County complies with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act in hiring and retaining employees. For more information contact the Human Resources Department at (805)781-5959.