San Diego, California San Diego Association of Governments - SANDAG

SANDAG is responsible for the Regional Tolling Program which includes managing the existing SR 125 South Bay Expressway and I-15 Express Lanes as well as planning for future tolling facilities that will be implemented as part of the new East Otay Mesa border crossing and additional express lanes throughout the San Diego region. The agency has great pride in being fiscally responsible and has implemented rigorous accounting processes and financial reporting procedures to monitor expenses, encumbrances, grant funds, project budgets, and revenue management for the Tolling Program.

The Finance Department’s Accounting team supports tolling activities by performing functions such as accounts payable and receivable, cash receipts, cash flow analysis, debt management, and financial reporting. The SANDAG Accounting staff are highly regarded for their ability to maintain an exceptional level of accuracy and for providing outstanding customer service, and the agency has been awarded the Government Finance Officers Association’s (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the past nine years.

The Accountant will perform a full range of accounting, reporting, and revenue management functions for the agency’s Regional Tolling Program including financial reporting and accounting functions, monthly general ledger close, and balance sheet and income statement analyses. This position will be based at the SANDAG Toll Operations Center in Otay Mesa.

SANDAG rewards the efforts of its employees with a comprehensive compensation package.  Competitive salaries are supplemented with a flexible offering of health, financial security, and time-off benefits to meet the work and life needs of employees and their families.

How to Apply

A complete job announcement can be seen under the Job Openings tab on the SANDAG website at www.sandag.org/jobs. We encourage all interested candidates to apply for this position by completing a SANDAG employment application form. Resumes, cover letters, and work samples may be submitted in addition to the employment application but are not a substitute for this document.

The employment application can be downloaded in PDF format from the SANDAG website at www.sandag.org/jobs. Alternatively, a copy can be requested by calling (619) 699-1900 or emailing hr@sandag.org.

Application Supplement

To help us further evaluate the skills and experience of individuals interested in this position, applicants are asked to respond to the two Supplemental Questions below. The information can be up to

500 words per question and should be submitted with the Employment Application. This is considered a required component of the application; applications received without a response will be screened out of the selection process.

Supplemental Questions

1.     Describe your experience maintaining a complete set of accounting records and the preparation of financial reports with a focus on income statements, balance sheets, and multi-year pro-forma.

2.      Describe your role, duties performed, and overall experience with year-end close procedures. Please include in your answer any challenges that you faced with the process and what you did to resolve those challenges?

SANDAG is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers competitive salaries and benefits.

Applications for the Accountant position will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Friday, October 14, 2016.

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