City of San Marcos

SALARY: $30.98 - $40.43 Hourly
                 $2,478.62 - $3,234.04 Biweekly
                 $5,370.34 - $7,007.08 Monthly
                 $64,444.11 - $84,084.93 Annually

Ready to discover where your talents can take you next? Discover just how bright your future can be in San Marcos! The City of San Marcos is looking for an Accountant with vision and tenacity to put outside-the-box ideas into action, who will continue raising the bar. This is your chance to join an exceptional agency at an extraordinary time!

San Marcos, California is distinct for our:

Entrepreneurial approach of a real estate portfolio that earns $10M annually
Growth rate of median household incomes outpacing the region
Multiple higher education institutions

We want an Accountant with tenacity and vision to streamline how we do business - and the confidence to lead our finance team into the future. It's paramount this person knows and respects government finance regulations, but we'd also like creative solutions to achieve new heights of financial success.
To join our team, you will need to:

Be our finance expert and keep us on the path to prosperity
Stay ahead of the curve so that our City meets and exceeds its goals
Collaborate with all our departments - we don't work in silos here
Create ways to cut red tape, so we can all work smarter
Pay it forward by mentoring and empowering your team
Just minutes away the Pacific Ocean, San Marcos is emerging as one of San Diego County's most desirable communities, with top-ranked schools and California's newest state university. With multiple beaches and epic year-round weather, the recreation opportunities are endless. Our economy continues to grow as people discover that San Marcos is a great place to live, work and play.
In San Marcos, you can:

Explore our 38 beautiful parks, which add more than 300 acres of open space
Trek 63 miles of trails through some of area's most scenic vistas
Learn at any one of the six educational institutions
Celebrate the community spirit at more than 50 annual events
Dine at more than 240 restaurants and breweries

The Accountant will inherit a city that is fiscally strong with solid reserves and a benchmark of excellence in managing our $77M budget. There are exciting opportunities on the horizon as we embark on a $100M federally funded capital-improvement project to improve mobility in our community: The San Marcos Creek District bridges.

Other perks include:

Earn a competitive salary ($64-84K)
Gain generous health benefits (all medical premiums employer paid at 90%)
Enjoy ample time off (13 paid holidays, 96 hours of sick leave, 80 hours of vacation leave)
Popular 9/80 work schedule
Participate in the CalPERS retirement system (Classic members 2% @ 55, PEPRA members 2% @ 62) and Social Security

Please view the Benefits tab to learn more about the benefits offered with this position.

Applications will be received through 5:30 pm, Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Qualified and selected applicants will be invited to a first interview, held on Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Second interviews will be held on Thursday, November 14, 2019


A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Accounting, or closely related field.   

At least one year of professional accounting experience, preferably in a municipal government environment. 

Possession of an appropriate, valid driver's license with satisfactory driving record.