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(6318) Associate Accounting Analyst

Applicants with disabilities who need reasonable accommodations, such as a Sign Language interpreter, a reader, or assistance attending an interview please call (916) 323-3055.


$5,022.00 - $6,290.00


Sarah Loya (916) 322-3351

Local Government Programs and Services Division
3301 C Street
Sacramento, CA 95816


Individuals who are currently in this classification, or are eligible for lateral transfer or promotion, or are reachable on a certification list may apply.  

For permanent positions, SROA and surplus candidates should attach “surplus letters” to their application. Failure to do so may result in your application not being considered.

Submit application package electronically via your CalCareers account or to address below:  

State Controller’s Office
Human Resources Office
ATTN: Classification Unit - IG
300 Capitol Mall, Ste. 300
Sacramento, CA 95814

Application package must include all the required documents.  Application must include either ARF #21 or Position #051-421-4588-208 in the job title section.  Incomplete application packages will be rejected.   


Looking for a job that you can feel passionate about?  Looking for work in an inviting work environment?  If you are interested in working in a fast-paced environment surrounded by enthusiastic and self-motivated people, then look no further!  The Office of the State Controller (SCO) is the destination Constitutional employer within the State of California.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified will be interviewed. Please include a copy of your degree, transcripts, and detailed work experience on your application. Application must also include “to” and “from” employment dates (m/d/y), hours per week, and prior employer contact information including contact number.  Applications received without this information may not be considered for this position. The selected candidate considered for the advertised position will be required to undergo a fingerprint clearance and any offer of employment will be contingent upon live scan fingerprint results.

To be considered for this position, candidates must include the following:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume

Scope of Position:

Under the general supervision of the Accounting Administrator I (Supervisor), and utilizing knowledge of governmental accounting, auditing, financial reporting, and procedures prescribed by the State Controller’s Office (SCO), the appointee will be responsible for performing the more complex technical, analytical duties related to the apportionments process.

Duties and Responsibilities:
(Candidates must perform the following functions with or without reasonable accommodations.)

  • Utilizing a knowledge of the SCO’s fiscal systems, governmental and state accounting procedures, accounting rules and regulations maintained in the State Administrative Manual and the Uniform Codes Manual, and apportionment procedures maintained by the SCO, perform complex analytical duties pertaining to fund reconciliation and the preparation of payment spreadsheets.  Review and analyze the accuracy of data contained in system-generated reports.  Review and process payments to local government entities.
  • Create, update, and maintain procedures. Analyze and resolve procedural problems.  Based on analysis, provide solutions to specific problems that are a result of changes to existing laws and regulations, or accounting rules and procedures.
  • Monitor and analyze existing and proposed legislation to determine the impact it will have on the organization.  Advise management on resource needs, workload impact, and changes to procedures affected by the proposed legislation or recommend amendments to the legislation.
  • Assist in the configuration, implementation, and testing of procedures and payment calculations for payment programs utilizing the Agile Payment System (APS) and the Financial Information System for California (FI$Cal).  Ensure internal controls and statutory requirements are followed.
  • Independently complete special assignments applying accounting principles and procedures.  Research, analyze, and recommend solutions to management regarding complex inquiries related to apportionment payments, financial data, and accounting and financial system processes.
  • Communicate with representatives from other state agencies, local governments, and other interested parties.  Prepare correspondence, as needed.   

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of accounting principles and procedures.
  • Ability to analyze data, draw sound conclusions, and make recommendations.
  • Ability to interpret and apply laws, rules, standards, and procedures.
  • Ability to organize and establish workload priorities, work well under pressure, and exercise initiative and flexibility.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and cooperatively with others.
  • Knowledge and experience with personal computers utilizing Microsoft Suite, fiscal systems, and APS.
  • Good work habits, self-motivated, and a positive attitude.

Transparency and Accountability of Public Funds.

Earning People’s Trust in Government.

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation. Rev. 7/17