Job Posting: Accounting Officer

Department of Financial Protection and Innovation

Accounting Officer

$4,819.00 - $6,032.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 8/16/2022

Job Description and Duties

The Department of Financial Protection and Innovation is recruiting for one permanent/full-time Accounting Officer (Specialist) position in the Administation Division's Fiscal Management Office, Accounting. Position to be located in the Sacramento office. This recruitment may be used to fill subsequent vacancies of these positions within the next 180 days.

Under general supervision from the Accounting Administrator I (Supervisor), the Accounting Officer (Specialist) performs professional accounting duties of average difficulty in the establishment and maintenance of accounts and financial records for agency activities, such as maintain accounting records for funds administered by the department; prepare, review, and analyze financial reports, statements, accounts and records; maintain the General Ledgers; reconcile the General Ledger to SCO. Please see the attached duty statement for a complete breakdown of duties and in order to properly respond to the SOQ.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Working Conditions

The Sacramento office is located in north Natomas. The Natomas office offers FREE PARKING, is easily accessible from INTERSTATES 5 and 80, and is also close to various dining and shopping choices in the Natomas area.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Accounting Officer
$4,819.00 - $6,032.00 A
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

The Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI) (formerly Department of Business Oversight) protects consumers and oversees financial service providers and products. The DFPI supervises the operations of state-licensed financial institutions, including banks, credit unions and money transmitters. Additionally, the DFPI licenses and regulates a variety of financial service providers, including securities brokers and dealers, investment advisers, payday lenders and other consumer finance lenders. The DFPI offers benefit packages, competitive salary, a robust training program and opportunities for advancement.  

Department Website:

Special Requirements

  • The position(s) require(s) completion of educational courses as specified in the Class Specification (link available in the Minimum Requirements section).

Additional Filing Instructions:

Do not provide any personal identifying information on the documents you submit with your application (such as Social Security Number, Date of Birth, etc.).  Additionally, do not provide any LEAP information with your application package.

You are encouraged to apply electronically through your CalCareers account.

In order to be considered for this vacancy, you must include a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) according to the instructions provided 

Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: 8/16/2022

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process.
Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

Department of Financial Protection and Innovation
Attn: Kiley Hanchen
Human Resources Office
2101 Arena Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95834

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

Department of Financial Protection and Innovation
Kiley Hanchen
Human Resources Office
2101 Arena Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95834
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • School Transcripts
  • Statement of Qualifications -
    • A Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) is required for this job vacancy. See the Statement of Qualifications Instructions below for instructions regarding your SOQ response. Resumes, cover letters, and/or other documents do not take the place of this SOQ.

Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

Desirable Qualifications

In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:

  • Excellent research, analytical, and math skills.
  • Knowledge and experience using the Financial Information System for California (FI$Cal) system and Microsoft computer applications such as Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects / assignments efficiently and in a timely manner in a fast-paced office environment.
  • Ability to provide accurate financial data with supporting documentation.
  • Must be dependable and reliable.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Good attendance in-office work.
  • Knowledge of the State of California accounting principles, practices, and laws.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate effectively to a diverse audience (accounting staff, program staff, and public).
  • Capable of generating a high degree of respect and trust, as well as building relationships across the organization and with all stakeholders.



State employees may be eligible for health, dental, vision and leave benefits, as well as retirement programs and other benefits.  Benefit eligibility may depend on length of service and may be subject to collective bargaining agreements, which are contracts negotiated between the State of California and employee organizations that define employees’ wages, hours and conditions of employment.  Other possible benefits include:

  • Alternate Work Schedules
  • Telework
  • Reimbursement Accounts

Benefit information can be found on the 
CalHR website and the CalPERS website.

Statement of Qualifications

A Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) is required according to these instructions.  The SOQ shall be no longer than one (1) typed page in length and in 12-point Arial font.  Applicants who do not follow these instructions may be disqualified from this recruitment. Cover letters and resumes do not take the place of this SOQ requirement.


Please address the following:

Describe your experience as it relates to the duty statement. Please include specific examples. 

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.