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Accountant I (Supervisor) (4180)

Accountant I (Supervisor)

California State Personnel Board Specification

  • Schematic Code: JL30
  • Class Code: 4180
  • Established: 08/07/1980
  • Revised: 09/20/1988
  • Title Changed: --


Under general direction, to supervise financial record-keeping and clerical work in an operational accounting setting; and to do other related work.

Job Characteristics

Positions allocated to the class of Accountant I (Supervisor) are responsible for supervising a small group of Accounting Technicians and/or clerical subordinates in an operational setting. Incumbents may have ongoing contact with departmental cost accounting sections, program managers, program personnel, accounting control sections and control agencies, local governmental jurisdictions, and Federal Government employees.


Employees in these positions need basic knowledge of accounting principles and practices; however, the kind and level of difficulty of the work performed does not require full professional competency and the completion of a professional accounting curriculum or its equivalent.

Typical Tasks

Plans, organizes, and assigns work of subordinate staff in posting procedures; oversees the payment of leases, grants, and contracts; responsible for the cashiering function; oversees the receipt, identification, and deposit of all monies coming into the department; makes sure that monies received balances with deposit slips; gathers data for various financial or management reports; trains and evaluates the performance of subordinates and takes or recommends appropriate action.

Minimum Qualifications

Experience: One year of bookkeeping or accounting experience performing duties comparable in level to those of an Accounting Technician in the California state service. and Education: Completion of at least 12 semester hours of a professional accounting curriculum.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: Principles and practices of financial record keeping; basic principles of accounting; office methods, procedures, and equipment; governmental accounting principles and procedures; principles of effective supervision; department's Affirmative Action Program objectives; a manager's role in the Affirmative Action Program and the processes available to meet affirmative action objectives.


Ability to: Direct others in the performance of financial record keeping and general clerical work; express ideas and give instructions effectively; apply rules and regulations to specific cases; analyze data and draw logical conclusions; dictate correspondence; effectively contribute to the department's affirmative action objectives.

Special Personal Characteristic

Ability to qualify for a fidelity bond.

  Updated: 6/3/2012
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