City Clerk

Transfer | Location: Civic Center

Annual Salary

$60,593.76 - $88,531.20

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job description

The City of Los Angeles, City Clerk office is seeking a highly talented individual to serve as an Accountant to support small departments with an immediate focus on the work of the Civil, Human Rights, and Equity Department (LA Civil Rights). The most qualified candidate should be someone who is already familiar with general city accounting and/or willing and confident enough to learn. Many processes will need to be learned for the first time and developed along the way in accordance with City Controller rules.



The Civil + Human Rights and Equity Department, or LA Civil Rights for short, focuses on reducing bias and injustices while leveling the playing field. The Department does this work through hate prevention, upward mobility programming, and five commissions and advisory boards. The Department oversees citywide initiatives, including L.A. REPAIR Participatory Budget Program and the award-winning LA for All anti-hate PSA campaign. LA Civil Rights and its founding Executive Director/General Manager, Capri Maddox, were announced in June 2020, and the Department was formally established by the City Council in December 2020. As the Department continues to grow, additional accounting assistance is needed, specifically to support its three special funds.

The Accountant will conduct critical accounting functions including reviewing, preparing, and processing various documents and transactions using the City’s FMS and PaySR systems for three Special Funds: 52v, 52w, and 64t. The Accountant will be responsible for the various duties, including:


Generate, review, verify, and classify accounting documents including demands, requisitions, interdepartmental orders, purchase orders, and encumbrance adjustments.

Compile clear, concise, and accurate reports reflecting financial transactions, funding program fiscal status, and expenditure activities.

Conduct complex analysis of special fund accounts, audits, statements of conditions of funds.

Apply sound accounting practices and procedures as they relate to governmental accounting and financial reporting.

Process accounting documents and reports related to purchasing, accounts receivable, accounts payable, funds, appropriations, vendor maintenance, p-card, travel, payroll and tax.

Prepare, review, and approve FMS documents.

Assist with the preparation of various types of accounting statements and reports including the annual Cost Allocation Plan (CAP), end of the year fund reversion worksheet, special fund bills/invoices, balance sheets and income and disbursement statements for the annual report of the City, statements showing cash receipts and disbursements, and various budget documents including revenue estimates, projections, and actuals and reports on the condition of all general and special funds.

Accumulate and analyze cost data in preparing expenditure reports.

Consult with the Controller’s Office and other City departments on a variety of matters affecting payroll, budget, special fund bills/invoices, and the processing of invoice payments.

How to apply

Interested candidates must submit a resume and a City application to the City Clerk's Personnel email: Candidates who fail to submit both documents will not be considered further in the interview process and their application will not be processed. Candidates will be invited to an interview after the job application review process. The city application can be found in the link: