The Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) is in search of an experienced, innovative, collaborative Accountant to join our Finance Team. This position will be under the general direction of the Finance Director and will perform professional accounting work, including auditing, analyzing, and verifying fiscal records and reports, processing invoices, and assisting with budget preparation. This position will receive a 3.39% salary increase, effective July 1, 2018, based on a cost of living adjustment.
Why join SACOG?
The dynamic nature of our work – we are a small, flexible diverse staff that serves a voluntary association of city and county governments that provide a forum for solving problems and advancing the Sacramento region.
We encourage professional development and growth, as well as, promote job satisfaction and personal fulfillment in which talents are fully utilized and uniqueness is valued.
We have a flat organizational structure – collaborative, achievement-oriented teams are the focal point of all of our project work. Our team members come from a range of backgrounds that bring a variety of ideas, perspectives and experiences to help contribute to our innovative and collaborative environment.
We are committed to our organizational values – professional excellence, innovation, integrity, leadership, trust, mutual respect, accountability, teamwork, collaboration, open communication, and personal growth.
We value our employees – our generous benefit package is described on the "Benefits" tab.
Prepares reimbursements reports
Prepares journal entries and reconciles general ledger
Analyze and reconciles all general ledger, including grant billing accounts
Prepares financial documents in support of the development and submission of the Overall Work Program (OWP) and amendments
Provides support to the development of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)
Audits claims, vouchers, and purchase orders
Reviews and compares journal entrees to sources documents to ensure accuracy of posted journal
Reviews source documents for compliance in rules and regulations
This position will be an integral part of the Finance Team at SACOG. For a complete description of what the duties may include go to the Accountant Classification in our Job Classification Plan.
The ideal Accountant will:
Have experience with Government Accounting
Knowledge and experience with Federal funding and grants
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Exceptional time-management skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks
Flexibility in adapting to a wide variety of tasks and functions
Knowledge and understanding of GASB, GAAP and CAFR
Ability to exercise independent judgment, work independently and take initiative
Conscientious and able to meet deadlines
Advanced computer and Excel spreadsheet experience
Experience working in accounting software
Have an attention to detail and enjoy working with a high volume of transactions
Enjoy collaboration with team members
Education and Experience
Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:
Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in accounting, finance, business or public administration, or a closely related field and three (3) years of responsible professional accounting experience, preferably in the public sector.
Internal Number: 61-01
About Sacramento Area Council of Governments
The Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) is an association of local governments in the six-county Sacramento Region. Its members include the counties of El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo, Yuba and the 22 cities within.SACOG provides transportation planning and funding for the region, and serves as a forum for the study and resolution of regional issues. In addition to preparing the region’s long-range transportation plan, SACOG approves the distribution of affordable housing in the region and assists in planning for transit, bicycle networks, clean air and airport land uses.