Senior Accountant

Agency Alameda County Transportation Commission


(deadline extended)
Salary: $80,975 – $105,267 Annually

The Area:

Alameda County is the geographic center of the San Francisco Bay Area, located across the Bay from the San Francisco peninsula, which stretches from the Golden Gate Bridge south to Silicon Valley.  Alameda County encompasses 813 square miles of land and has a population in excess of 1.5 million people, making it the second most populated county in the Bay Area after Santa Clara County.  The County is bounded on the west by the San Francisco Bay.  The crest of the East Bay Hills forms part of the northeastern boundary and reaches into the center of the County.

The Organization:

The Alameda County Transportation Commission (Alameda CTC) held its first Board meeting on July 22, 2010, implementing the first stages of the merger of the Alameda County Congestion Management Agency (ACCMA) and the Alameda County Transportation Improvement Authority (ACTIA). This merger allows for better coordination of transportation planning and programming within the County, as well as positions Alameda County jurisdictions and transit agencies to better compete for limited state and federal transportation dollars.

The Position:

Alameda CTC is looking for a motivated, detail-oriented individual to perform a variety of complex professional accounting work under the direction of the Accounting Manager. Examples of the essential job functions include: auditing, analyzing, and verifying financial records; preparing financial reports and statements in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP); providing information to the Commission staff regarding accounting practices and procedures; reconciling project revenues, expenditures and other intricate transactions; reconciling general ledger accounts; processing payroll and maintaining payroll records; handling bank transactions and reconciling cash balances; preparing month-end journal entries; maintaining the accounting database system; participating in the preparation of the Commission’s budgets; preparing year-end audit reports and schedules; assisting with benefits administration; and providing complex technical support to Management in areas of expertise. The selected candidate must exercise a high level of discretion and independent judgment in performing the full range of routine to complex accounting and financial record-keeping functions, and must display extensive knowledge of governmental accounting practices and procedures, fund accounting, and fiscal management.

Minimum Qualifications:

EDUCATION: 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.

EXPERIENCE: Five (5) years of increasingly responsible professional public accounting experience; public sector experience preferred.

The Examination Process:

Final Filing Date: January 19, 2015. To apply, candidates must submit a fully completed and signed Commission application and resume to Koff & Associates, Inc., Attn.: Georg Krammer, 2835 7th Street, Berkeley, CA 94710 by January 19, 2015.  An application can be obtained by contacting Koff & Associates, Inc. via email at or at

Selection Procedures: After the final filing date of January 19, 2015, application packets will be reviewed.  Candidates with qualifications best meeting the needs of Alameda CTC will be invited to participate in an interview process.  Alameda CTC will make the final decision regarding a candidate’s eligibility.  All applicants will be notified by mail regarding further participation in the selection process.  Travel costs are at the applicant’s expense.  Applicants considered for appointment will be required to undergo a post-job offer, pre-employment background investigation.


Benefits (subject to the Commission’s approval of a Salary & Benefits Resolution):

Retirement Program in the California Public Employee Retirement System (CalPERS):

  • Classic Member (current member of CalPERS) – 2.5% at age 55 (employee contributes 3%)
  • New Member (under new PEPRA laws) – 2% at age 62 (employee contributes 6.25%)

Generous Cafeteria Plan which employees can use to choose the following:

  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance; and
  • Life, AD&D, and Long-term and Short-Term Disability Insurance.

Vacation Leave: Starts at 10 days per year and increases based on years of service.

Sick Leave: Accrued at 1 day per month.

Holidays: 11 paid holidays, plus 2 floating holidays, per year.

Other generous benefits, including transit subsidy, flexible spending accounts, tuition assistance, etc.


Alameda CTC is an Equal Opportunity/ADA Employer

Female, Minority, and Disabled Candidates are Encouraged to Apply


Additional information about Alameda CTC can be found on their website at

Koff & Associates