Job Posting: Financial Accountant IV

State Controller's Office

Financial Accountant IV

$10,918.00 - $12,398.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

Candidates must perform the following functions with or without reasonable accommodations.

Under general direction of the Division Chief or Assistant Division Chief, the Financial Accountant IV manages and participates as a team member in the Bureau of Fiscal Systems and Transactions (BFST), representing the State Controller’s Office (SCO) – State Accounting and Reporting Division for purposes of implementing its statutory statewide control agency accounting functions within the Financial Information System for California (FI$Cal). The incumbent actively participates as a member of the Executive team in numerous project activities with SCO, FI$Cal team members, project staff, Partner Agencies, and state departments. In addition, the Financial Accountant IV is responsible for implementation and transition of SARD into FI$Cal in which the section develops, designs, and tests the statutory control accounting functions, business requirements and processes, and confers with SARD Executive, home staff and the FI$Cal team at all levels, communicating project status, identifying risks and issues, reviewing decision and design documents, developing and providing training, and completing Project tasks.

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

Working Conditions

The option for Hybrid telework is available upon completion of training period.

Free Parking

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Financial Accountant IV
$10,918.00 - $12,398.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time
State Accounting and Reporting Division

Department Information

Looking for a job that you can feel passionate about?  Looking for work in an inviting work environment?  If you are interested in working in a fast-paced environment surrounded by enthusiastic and self-motivated people, then look no further!  The Office of the State Controller (SCO) is the destination Constitutional employer within the State of California. To learn more about the SCO, visit:

To ensure your application package is received, candidates are encouraged to submit their application package online.

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Application Instructions

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: Until Filled

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:

State Controller's Office
Attn: Human Resources - AM
300 Capitol Mall 3rd Floor, Ste 300
Sacramento, CA 95814

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

State Controller's Office
Human Resources - AM
300 Capitol Mall 3rd Floor, Ste 300
Sacramento, CA 95814
Applications must be received in HR, postmarked or submitted online by the final filing date.
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.
  • Resume is optional. It may be included, but is not required.
  • Degree and/or School Transcripts
  • Statement of Qualifications -

    A Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) is required for this recruitment. Your SOQ should be no longer than two pages, single-spaced, in Arial 12-point font and must describe your experience as it relates to the following:


    1. Please describe your experience with the FI$Cal system or a similar Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software.  Include your knowledge and participation of the implementation of the ERP system for your organization.
    2. Please describe your knowledge and experience as an agent of organizational change.
    3. Please describe your knowledge and experience managing complex projects, highlighting the challenges that arose and how you successfully addressed it.
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.


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

Contact Information

The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Hiring Unit Contact:
Lucy Xiong
(916) 323-6455

Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

EEO Contact:
(916) 324-2223
California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

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.

Application Methods:
Electronic (Using your CalCareer Account)
By Mail