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Accountant II, Salinas, CA

Organization: Monterey County Health Department
Category: Accounting
Location: Salinas, CA
Date Job Posted: December 14, 2021
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Monterey County Health Department
Salinas, CA 93906

Accountant II
Salary: $5,192.20 - $7,090.89 Monthly
Final Filing Date: Friday, December 24, 2021
Exam #21/20B11/12EV


The Monterey County Health Department, Administration Bureau is seeking a motivated individual to perform accounting and financial supportive duties for the position of Accountant II. The Accountant II will provide the grant duties of invoicing, budget preparation, amendment, and audit; will be responsible for document approval and entry for accounts payable, accounts receivable, purchase orders, and general accounting; and will process the most complicated timekeeping tasks, including retroactive pays and adjustments.

This classification is part of a flexible series. Incumbents appointed at the lower level of the career series may be promoted up to the higher level of the career series subject to their meeting the employment standards for the higher class and a recommendation for their promotion by the appointing authority in accordance with the Flexible Staffing Program and Guidelines.

The eligible list established from this recruitment process will be used to fill the current positions and may be used to fill future vacancies as they arise.

The Ideal Candidate

Will have a proven track record demonstrating the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Methods, procedures, and terminology used in professional accounting
  • Generally accepted Accounting Principles
  • Principles and practices of government accounting
  • Principles and practices of financial and statistical recordkeeping
  • Principles and practices of financial statement preparation and comprehensive accounting reports
  • Principles, practices of research and statistical evaluation
  • Internal control policies and practices
  • Principles and practices of leading others, including work planning scheduling and reviewing
  • Perform complex professional accounting and budgetary work involved in preparing, analyzing, reconciling, and maintaining financial records and reports
  • Reconcile internal financial reports
  • Maintain internal accounting systems and prepare accounting
  • Detect possible weakness in internal controls or standard accounting procedures
  • Perform complex mathematical calculations
  • Operate standard office equipment, including a computer and associated software
  • Meet schedules and timelines
  • Provide excellent and courteous customer service and establish and maintain working relationships
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing

Characteristics of the Ideal candidate:

  • Team player
  • Attention to detail
  • Flexibility and adaptability to meet needs of a demanding environment
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Conditions of Employment:

As a condition of employment, the incumbent will be required to:

  • Possess and maintain a valid California Driver's license or the ability to provide alternative transportation that is approved by the appointing authority.
  • Be available to work a flexible schedule including evenings and some weekends or holidays during times of disaster or emergency.
  • The Health Department will conduct thorough background and reference checks which include a Department of Justice fingerprint check.

Examples of Experience/Education/Training

The knowledge, skills and abilities listed above may be acquired through various types of education, training, and/or experience, typically:

Education: Completion of 15 semester units from an accredited college or university with coursework in elementary and advanced accounting.


Experience: Two years of experience performing full working-level accounting duties with a CPA or private accounting firm, or two years of experience at a level equivalent to an Accountant I in Monterey County.

For a complete information see the class specification/job description on our website at:


Apply on-line at: by 11:59 PM (PST)


Hard copy applications may be obtained from and submitted during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Monterey County Health Department>br /> Attn: Human Resources
1270 Natividad Road
Salinas, CA 93906
Phone: (831) 796-1291 Fax: (831) 775-8087

The selection process is tentative, and applicants will be notified if changes are made. To assess applicants’ possession of required qualifications, the examination process may include an oral examination, pre-examination exercises, performance examination, and/or Written examination. The competitive examination process includes submittal of required application materials. A complete application package will include:

  • Monterey County Employment Application
  • Response to the Supplemental Questions

Applicants who fail to provide all required materials by the final filing deadline will not be considered. Resumes, cover letter, letters of interest, and other correspondence will not be accepted as a substitute for required application materials. All required application materials will be competitively evaluated. Those applicants that are determined to be the most appropriately qualified will be invited to participate further in the selection process.


Monterey County offers an excellent benefits package. To view the “J” Unit Benefit Summary of benefits please visit our website This information is not legally binding, nor does it serve as a contract. The benefits listed in the Monterey County Personnel Policies & Practices Resolution or Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) prevails over this listing


On July 30, 2021, the County of Monterey Board of Supervisors took action to mandate COVID-19 vaccination for all employees to include new hires. The vaccination requirement is in accordance with Section 25 of the County of Monterey Emergency Response Manual and COVID-19 Prevention Program Link. Applicants who accept employment with the County of Monterey, will be required to be fully vaccinated. However, individuals may request medical or religious exemptions and will be required to complete the appropriate request and certification forms for review and approval no later than their start date. Medical /Religion.


  • Employment is contingent upon acceptable documentation verifying identity and authorization for employment in the United States; a list of acceptable documents is available on the USCIS Form I-9.
  • If you are hired into this classification in a temporary position, your rate of pay will be hourly, and you will not be eligible for the benefits listed in the summary.

Equal Opportunity and Reasonable Accommodation

Monterey County is a drug-free workplace and an equal opportunity employer. The County seeks candidates who can make contributions in an environment of cultural and ethnic diversity. Monterey County is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, and activities. To request a reasonable accommodation, contact Elizabeth Veliz, Personnel Analyst at 831-796-1291 or .

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