• Principle Accountant

    Job ID 2018-1617
    Job Locations
    US-CA-Pasadena, CA
    Job Category
    Strategic Staffing
    Job Type
  • Overview

    MGO Strategic Staffing is looking for a Principle Accountant for our client in Pasadena, CA. This is a contract position of 4-5 months with the possibility of going full-time. In this position, the Accountant will provide supervision over professional and support staff in the day-to-day operations and activities of administering accounting systems and fiscal management for one or more major functions or focused area of responsibility. Incumbents assigned to this class are required to have specialized expertise in accounting system operations and financial management which is applied to the administration of large, complex or diverse city projects and programs. Incumbents exercise considerable independence and make judgments/decisions within broadly defined procedures and practices. Decisions, errors in judgment or recommendations may critically impact the achievement of goals and objectives of the organization to which assigned. Effects could be long-lasting and heavily influence fiscal operations.

    Examples of Essential Functions:

    • Monitors and evaluates project and program assets and expenses; performs cash flow analyses and prepares funding and other revenue requests; reviews, verifies, audits and processes contract and grant disbursements; validates and prepares income and balance sheets, statements of credit and disposition.

    • Designs and implements accounting systems to meet changing financial information and reporting requirements.


    • Reviews and communicates the fiscal outlook for assigned departments, projects or programs; participates in the preparation of budget and financial reporting required by Federal, State and local statutes and regulations.


    • Acts as an information source to private and public audiences, agencies and City personnel to provide relevant information on accounting and fiscal related matters and issues; represents the Finance Department in meetings with financial institutions, investment agencies and City staff.


    • Directs the staff work and collection of data necessary to perform assigned or required accounting functions and other fiscal tasks for effective accounting operations.


    • Supervises and evaluates the work performance of professionals and/or other staff; provides staff training and development programs; provides counsel and administers discipline to subordinate personnel.


    • May act in the absence of the division head.

    Qualification Guidelines

    • Thorough knowledge of California finance laws, municipal finance and standard accounting principles, practices and procedures; principles and practices of budgeting, expenditure control, revenue appropriation, taxation and fiscal policy; data processing and program application of municipal, business and accounting systems; principles and practices of personnel administration including selection, training, supervision and evaluation; equal opportunity/affirmative action guidelines and policies

    For immediate consideration, apply here.

    MGO Strategic Staffing – part of MGO LLP, one the of fastest-growing CPA and advisory firms in the nation – provides highly specialized staffing services to a wide variety of companies, organizations, and government institutions. For more than 25 years, we have specialized in placing accounting, finance, information technology (IT), and human resources personnel at every level, from specialists to C-suite leadership. Our reputation is based on integrity and over 20 years of proven performance. We offer a deep roster of qualified professionals who are prepared to step in and operate as invaluable resources and an extension of client teams – ready to roll up their sleeves, embrace challenges, and implement solutions.


    Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
    Share on your newsfeed