Accountant III Job at San Francisco, San Francisco County, California
Job Information 


Airport - SF International

Mid Level


$7,562.00 - $9,191.00 Monthly

Application Deadline 


No Application Deadline

Recruitment Type 

Open Competitive


The Department

SFO is a world-class, award-winning airport that served more than 57 million guests in fiscal year 17/18. SFO offers non-stop flights to 50 international cities on 44 international carriers. The Bay Area's largest airport also connects non-stop with 85 U.S. cities on 12 domestic airlines. In fiscal year 16/17, the Airport, an enterprise department of the City & County of San Francisco, accounted for $8.4 billion in business activity and supported nearly 43,000 direct jobs.

SFO’s mission is to provide an exceptional airport in service to our communities and is committed to redefining air travel. SFO is renovating Terminal 1: The Harvey B. Milk Terminal, the largest capital project in the Airport’s $7.3 billion Ascent Program. For more information, visit You can also watch this video about careers at SFO.

Appointment Type

Temporary Exempt (TEX), this position is excluded by the Charter from the competitive Civil Service examination process and shall serve at the discretion of the Appointing Officer. Duration of appointment is 20 months.

Position Description

Under the general direction, the Accountant III performs complex general and fixed asset accounting duties including but not limited to: assists in providing directives and training to enhance operation efficiencies; reviews, analyzes, inputs, and posts citywide and departmental accounting transactions; participates in year-end closing activities and analyses; monitors fund expenditure projections to actual, identifies and resolves spending issues; provides management with status reports on accounting and financial activities; presents and explains accounting transactions to financial and non-financial managers, co-workers and clients; interprets and explains existing accounting principles and standards, auditing and fiscal policies, procedures and processes; prepares and reviews detailed complex financial reports; monitors department’s financial activities; provides accounting services and technical assistance to resolve issues.

The essential functions of this position include:

  • Record and reconcile bank and cash with fiscal agent accounts activities
  • Analyze and record the on-airport hotel monthly revenues, expenses, and fixed assets activities
  • Request new chart of accounts related to hotel operation
  • Document and update hotel related accountings process and procedures
  • Coordinate asset tagging and assist in the physical inventory of fixed assets
  • Prepare audit schedules and assist in quarterly and year-end audit and financial statements preparation
  • Coordinate the generation of invoices for the hotel related services
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as assigned.


A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, preferably with major course work in accounting, finance, business administration, or related field. Such education must include eighteen (18) semester units or twenty-four (24) quarter units of coursework in accounting.

Four (4) years of professional accounting which includes analysis or problem solving.  Experience must include: Working with an automated financial system, (preferably a government system) performing difficult and responsible accounting, as well as preparing financial records and reports; OR   City and County of San Francisco Employees with four (4) years of professional accounting experience including experience as a 1652 Accountant II.

Experience Substitution: A Master's degree in accounting, business administration, computer information systems, public policy, or a closely related field may be substituted for one year of work experience.

Desirable Qualifications
The stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred to hiring.

  • Strong work ethic, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical, reconciliation, and organizational skills.
  • Self-starter, a team player, and detailed oriented.
  • Advanced computer skills including Excel.
  • Flexibility and adaptability.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple and competing assignments to meet due date.

Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.

One year full-time employment is equivalent to 2,000 hours (2,000 hours of qualifying work experience is based on a 40 hour work week). Any overtime hours that you work above 40 hours per week are not included in the calculation to determine full-time employment.


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