Accountant III - Forensic Accountant

  • Monterey County Human Resources
  • Salinas, California
  • Mar 17, 2020
Full Time Accounting and Finance Criminology and Forensics
  • Salary: $5,818.80 - $7,947.33 Monthly USD

Job Description

Position Description
 Exam #: 19/20B12/11MG
Application Filing Deadline: Open Until Filled
Priority Screening Date: December 15, 2019

The Office of the District Attorney represents the People of the State of California in all criminal and civil prosecutions in the County of Monterey. The objective of the Office is to seek justice, and to ensure criminal laws are fully and fairly enforced.

The Office is authorized to both investigate and prosecute criminal and civil crimes. The Bureau of Investigation conducts independent investigations at the direction of the District Attorney and provides investigation and trial support for the prosecutorial functions of the Office. 

The District Attorney's Office is recruiting to fill a vacancy in their Monterey Office. This position requires the ability to perform the most complex technical and professional accounting duties involved in establishing, maintaining, analyzing, reconciling and verifying financial records in support of investigations and successful prosecution of white collar crime cases. And to perform other duties and work as required.

The Eligible List established by this recruitment may be used to fill current and future vacancies on a regular full-time, part-time, or temporary basis.

Examples of Duties
  • Assist investigator and prosecutors to understand the fraudster's complex scheme
  • Trace money and associated financial transactions to determine who benefited and by how much
  • Identify defendants, co-conspirators, facilitators, victims and witnesses
  • Interpret financial statements
  • Generate professional opinions as to the ability of a defendant to pay penalties, fines and restitution
  • Prepare prosecutors with direct, cross and rebuttal examination questions
To view the complete job description visit the Monterey County website:

Will have a proven combination of experience, education, and/or training which substantially demonstrates the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

Thorough Knowledge of:
  • Methods, procedures, and terminology used in professional accounting
  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • Principles and practices of governmental and public accounting
  • Analysis of complex financial statements and reports
  • Principles and practices of financial statement analysis and comprehensive reports
  • Applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies, and procedures
  • Principles and practices of research and statistical evaluation
  • Principles and practices of techniques of financial record analysis
Working Knowledge of:
  • Principles and practices of supervision, including work planning, scheduling, reviewing, evaluating, training and corrective action
  • Related computer hardware and applicable software
Skills and Abilities to:
  • Perform complex professional accounting work involved in analyzing, reconciling, and maintaining financial records and reports
  • Analyze, and monitor funds, transactions and accounts
  • Reconcile internal reports
  • Interpret, apply and explain financial rules, regulations, policies and procedures
  • Analyze financial data and draw logical conclusions; prepare reports and recommendations
  • Meet schedules and deadlines
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Provide excellent and courteous customer service and establish and maintain effective working relationships
Desirable Qualifications:
  • Bilingual skills in English/Spanish and experience in testifying as an expert witness in court is highly desirable.


Examples of Experience/Education/Training Any combination of training, education, and/or experience which provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the duties listed above is qualifying. An example of a way these requirements might be acquired is:

Three years of experience performing full working-level accounting duties with a CPA firm, or four years of experience performing full working-level accounting duties in the public or private sector or two years of experience at a level equivalent to an Accountant II in Monterey County. 

Completion of the requirements for a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in accounting or a related field with an emphasis in accounting or auditing.

Additional Information Required Conditions of Employment: 
As a condition of employment, the incumbent will be required to:
  • Possession of a valid California Class C Driver's License or the employee must be able to provide suitable transportation, which is approved by the appointing authority.
Monterey County offers an excellent benefits package. To view the "Unit X-Safety and Non-Safety Management" Benefit Summary Sheet, please visit our website or click HERE . This information is not legally binding, nor does it serve as a contract.

Employment is contingent upon acceptable documentation verifying identity and authorization for employment in the U.S.; a list of acceptable documents is available on the USCIS Form I-9. If you are hired into this classification in a temporary position, your rate of pay will be hourly, and you will not be eligible for the benefits listed in the summary.
  Application and Selection Procedures
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Applications may also be obtained from and submitted to:
Monterey County, Human Resources Department
Attn: Michelle Gomez, Associate Personnel Analyst
168 W. Alisal Street, 3rd Floor
Salinas, CA 93901
Email: | Phone:(831) 755-5383
To assess applicants' possession of required qualifications, the examination process may include an oral examination, pre-examination exercises, performance examination, and/or written examination. The competitive examination process includes submittal of required application materials. A complete application package will include:
  • A completed County of Monterey Employment Application
  • Responses to the Supplemental Questions

All application materials must be received by the priority screen date of December 15, 2019, for a guaranteed review. Applications received after this priority screen date will be considered on an as needed basis until the position is filled. Resumes, cover letters, letters of interest, and other correspondence will not be accepted as a substitute for required application materials. All required application materials will be competitively evaluated. Those applicants that are determined to be the most appropriately qualified will be invited to participate further in the examination process.

Monterey County is a drug-free work place and an equal opportunity employer. The County seeks candidates who can make contributions in an environment of cultural and ethnic diversity. Monterey County provides reasonable accommodations for the disabled. If you believe you possess a disability that would require test accommodation, please call the Human Resources Analyst at (831) 755-5383.
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