Position Title:Accountant

Company:City Of Coronado

Location:Coronado, CA

Job Description:

Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.Under direction, to perform a variety of professional accounting and financial analysis and reporting functions supporting Citywide operations; to develop and implement financial record keeping procedures; to assist in the preparation of complex financial reports; and to provide assistance to the Finance Manager in various accounting and financial analysis activities.


  • Perform a variety of professional accounting and financial analysis and reporting functions supporting Citywide operations.
  • Audit accounts payable, accounts receivable, receipts, petty cash, payroll and other accounting records and transactions.
  • Monitor cash flow including fund transfers and other bank wire transfers; audit petty cash and prepare request for City Hall petty cash reimbursements.
  • Reconcile bank statements and accounts with the general ledger and cashbook; create updated investment schedules to calculate complex interest allocations.
  • Analyze accounting and financial reporting requirements; establish appropriate procedures; develop accounting forms and new internal control procedures.
  • Prepare changes to chart of accounts, make budget adjustments and prepare adjusting journal entries.
  • Reconcile investment accounts; prepare Treasurer’s report and staff reports for City Council action.
  • Collect, compile and analyze information for budget development and preparation of appropriate financial reports; participate in preparing the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.
  • Assist in preparing for year end auditing procedures; prepare accounts payable, accounts receivable and related reports for auditors.


  • Principles and practices of accounting including general ledger, debit, credit, journal entries and audit procedures.
  • Methods and techniques of preparing journal entries.
  • Generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Basic principles and practices of fund accounting.
  • Mathematical principles.
  • Principles and practices of financial record keeping and reporting.
  • Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment.
  • Pertinent Federal, State and local codes, laws and regulations.