Accountant I/II Job at Woodland, Yolo County, California

Accountant I/II

City of Woodland , California

Job Information 


Administrative Services

Mid Level


$4,929.96 - $6,945.19 Monthly

Application Deadline 


01/03/2022 05:00 PM PST

Recruitment Type 

Open Competitive


To perform professional accounting and finance work and to assist in the City's budgeting function as assigned.  The Accountant I is an entry-level position and will perform the most basic and routine tasks to assist the department.  The Accountant II is a journey level position and will perform responsible and complex technical assignments in support of the department. The purpose of this recruitment is to fill a current vacancy, as well as establish an eligibility list for potential vacancies.


The Ideal Candidate will:

  • Possess in-depth financial analysis skills with the ability to accurately field questions and provide guidance on city finance matters.
  • Have a strong aptitude for clear, concise, and direct communication, as well as the ability to succinctly summarize complex financial information.
  • Be an organized self-starter taking on a wide variety of accounting and finance related tasks.
  • Have broad professional governmental accounting experience.
  • Work well under pressure and tight deadlines.
  • Possess excellent communication and customer service skills.
  • Be an advanced user of excel.
  • Be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships and be a team player.


Provide responsible professional and technical work in the administration and implementation of the City’s financial, auditing, accounting programs; and preparation, administration, and management of the City’s operating and capital budgets. Assist in planning and developing accounting procedures for bookkeeping and processing of claims, expenditures, purchases, budget data, payroll receipts, debt financings, and subventions. Check appropriation balances, recommend transfer of funds to other appropriation funds as necessary. Prepare and manage contracts, as deemed necessary, and monitor and review to determine that expenditures are made in accordance with terms of the contract. Assist with the evaluation of financing options and alternatives, as well as, the analyses, preparation, execution and recording of debt instruments. Prepare external reports to the State Controller and other Agencies as required. Prepare monthly and annual closing and adjusting entries to the City's general ledger. Prepare a variety of comprehensive and complex financial and expenditure reports and financial statements periodically and as assigned. Assist in development and implementation of internal control functions and appropriate procedures to ensure all City assets are properly monitored and maintained. Regular and consistent attendance.


Make occasional presentations to City Council and other agencies/groups. Participate in the development of guidelines, goals, objectives, and policies for assigned work unit. Respond to difficult citizen complaints and requests for information. Coordinate accounting activities with City department/divisions and with outside agencies. Perform related duties as assigned.


Accountant I and II

Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university with a degree in accounting or a closely related course of study.

License or Certificate

Possession of a valid California Driver’s License. CPA is desirable.

Accountant I

Experience:  One (1) year of professional accounting experience.  Governmental financial management and auditing experience in desirable.

Accountant II

Experience: Three (3) years of professional accounting experience, including one (1) year of governmental financial management.  Auditing experience is highly desirable.


Apply with a City of Woodland application by visiting or the Human Resources Office, City Hall, 300 First Street, 2nd Floor, Woodland, CA 95695 by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, December 13, 2021 (or first 25 qualified applicants). Résumés and cover letters are encouraged but will not be accepted in lieu of the application form. Postmarks will not be accepted.

Review Process: Based on the information provided in the application documents, the best qualified applicants will be invited for further examination. All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. Depending upon the number of applications received, the examination may consist of an application screening, written and/or practical exam, oral interview or any combination thereof.

Applicants will be required to take and pass a medical examination by a City of Woodland physician to insure their physical suitability to perform the assigned duties. If you have a disability that requires accommodation during the selection process, please notify Human Resources at least seven days prior to the event.


Salary (Current):                 
Accountant I -  $4,929.96 - $6,292.00 per month
Accountant II - $5,441.74 - $6,945.19 per month

CalPERS Retirement system (2% @ 60 Formula for Classic CalPERS members and 2% @ 62 Formula for new CalPERS members).  The City does not participate in social security

Deferred Compensation:                  
Choice of deferred compensation plans (Traditional and Roth).  City will match up to 2% of employee’s base salary

CalPERS Medical Insurance Plans, including HMOs & PPOs.  City gives an allowance toward the cost of insurance.  Maximum Family Allowance (2022): $2,046.79 per month

City paid Delta Dental and Medical Eye Services

City paid wage protection for short and long term disabilities

Life Insurance:                     
City provides $50,000 life insurance policy

Voluntary Benefits:             
Voluntary Supplemental Life, Accident Only, Critical Illness and Cancer insurances, and Flexible Spending Accounts available

7 hours per month during first 3 years of service

Sick Leave:                          
8 hours per month

Administrative Leave:         
96 hours of leave time given each fiscal year

12.5 paid holidays (including two floating holidays)

Bilingual Pay:                       
$200 per month upon certification

Professional Growth Incentive:      
$625 per year for additional educational or professional activities

The City of Woodland hires only U.S. citizens and individuals lawfully authorized to work in the U.S.

The City of Woodland is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Recruitment Contact

Contact phone: 


Contact email:


300 1st St

Woodland, CA 95695