Job: Management Analyst - San Mateo Medical Center - General Accounting Unit - Limited Term (Open)

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Pay: $89,481.60 to $111,862.40/year

Salary : $43.02 - $53.78 Hourly $3,441.60 - $4,302.40 Biweekly $7,456.80 - $9,321.87 Monthly $89,481.60 - $111,862.40 Annually

Posted: 04/12/2018

Job Status: Contract/Temporary

Job Reference #: 2018087

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Job Title:Management Analyst - San Mateo Medical Center - General Accounting Unit - Limited Term (Open)
Closing Date/Time:Continuous
Salary:$43.02 - $53.78 Hourly
$3,441.60 - $4,302.40 Biweekly
$7,456.80 - $9,321.87 Monthly
$89,481.60 - $111,862.40 Annually
Job Type:Extra Help - Agile (Limited Term)
Location:San Mateo County, California

NOTE:  This recruitment schedule was amended on April 2, 2018 to to extend the Final Filing Date. This recruitment has been changed to "Continuous." 

The General Accounting unit of the San Mateo Medical Center is seeking a highly motivated professional with exceptional analytical skills to join us as a Management Analyst. The successful candidate will be self-motivated, experienced, and a highly analytical, strategic thinker-a candidate with the ability to solve complex financial related problems, and deliver insights that enable timely and effective operational decision-making.

General Accounting is mainly responsible for recording and reconciling cash/credit cards/wires transactions; bank statement reconciliation; maintaining and managing capital project transactions; maintaining and managing various grants; preparing month/annual close journal entries; monitoring and reconciling of account transactions; adjusting journal entries; ensuring internal control compliance with regulations; updating policies and procedures; and performing and analyzing various financial data transactions.
The work hours will be Monday to Friday, 8AM to 5PM, and the work location will be 801 Gateway Blvd, 2nd Floor, South San Francisco, CA 94804.
The ideal candidate will possess:

  • In-depth knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) pronouncements;
  • In-depth knowledge of financial concepts and analytics requirements;
  • Experience with analyzing and reporting data in order to identify issues, trends, or exceptions to drive improvement of results and find solutions; 
  • Exceptional Excel financial modeling skills;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrated high standards of accuracy, attention-to-detail, multi-tasking and organizational skills;
NOTE: This is a limited term, at-will position.  Limited Term Employees are assigned to assignments not to exceed three years. They receive medical and dental benefits, similar to regular employees, and a defined contribution retirement plan. The eligible list generated from this recruitment may be used to fill future extra-help, term, unclassified, and regular classified vacancies.
Information for current county employees: Current and regular San Mateo County Employees who are interested in this assignment must submit an application and compete in the recruitment process. If you are successful in the recruitment and are being considered for the assignment, HR will work directly with you and/or your department for options. Please note that there is no guarantee that you will be allowed by your department to rotate into this assignment nor are your departments obligated to allow you to take on this assignment. The salary range for this position is "as is" and non-negotiable

 Examples Of Duties:
  • Internal Controls project which include cash audits, posting audits, inter-company audits, unexpected payment audits, re-class entry audits, and other special audits as necessary to assure compliance with hospital policies and procedures;
  • Provide assistance to various external audits which include to prepare work papers, supporting documents, related schedules, research documents, and financial data analysis;
  • Assist with Implementing/updating policy and procedures and flow charts on internal controls; 
  • Month close package-prepare various schedules to assist with financial analysis; 
  • Implement Cash Flow Statements and Balance Sheet ratio comparative analysis for special programs; 
  • Payroll special projects due to computer coding errors that results in take-backs and additional payments; 
  • Provide assistance to Controller & Reimbursement Departments; 
  • Routinely monitors and interprets financial data transactions to ensure various accounts are reconciled properly and accurately;  
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:
  • Project and/or program management, analytical processes, and report preparation techniques.
  • Organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis, evaluation, development, and implementation of programs, policies, and procedures.
  • Principles of mathematical and statistical computations.
  • Research and reporting methods, techniques, and procedures. 
  • Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment and applications related to the work.
  • English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation. 
  • Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, regulatory codes, ordinances, and procedures relevant to assigned area of responsibility.
  • Principles and practices of public administration as applied to operational unit and program administration.
  • Principles and practices of county management and government.
  • Sources of information related to a broad range of county programs, services, and administration.
  • Basic principles, practices, and procedures of funding sources and grant funds disbursement.
  • Principles and practices of contract administration and evaluation; and public agency budget development and administration, and sound financial management policies and procedures.
  • Recent and on-going developments, current literature, and sources of information related to the operations of the assigned division.
  • Record keeping principles and procedures.
  • Techniques for effectively representing the County in contacts with governmental agencies, community groups, and various business, professional, educational, regulatory, and legislative organizations.
  • Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and County staff. 

Ability to:
  • Assist in the development of goals, objectives, policies, procedures, and work standards for the department.
  • Coordinate and oversee programmatic administrative, budgeting, and/or fiscal reporting activities.
  • Perform responsible and difficult administrative work involving the use of independent judgment and personal initiative.
  • Conduct research on a wide variety of administrative topics including grant funding, contract feasibility, budget and staffing proposals, and operational alternatives.
  • Evaluate and develop improvements in operations, procedures, policies, or methods.
  • Research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods, procedures, and techniques.
  • Prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence, policies, procedures, and other written materials.
  • Interpret, apply, explain, and ensure compliance with applicable Federal, State, and local policies, procedures, laws, and regulations.
  • Establish and maintain a variety of filing, record keeping, and tracking systems.
  • Organize and prioritize a variety of projects and multiple tasks in an effective and timely manner; organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines.
  • Operate and maintain modern office equipment, including computer equipment and specialized software applications programs.
  • Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing.
  • Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Plan, organize, and carry out assignments from management staff with minimal direction.
  • Plan and conduct effective management, administrative, and operational studies.
  • Analyze, interpret, summarize, and present administrative and technical information and data in an effective manner.
  • Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy and legal guidelines in politically sensitive situations.
  • Effectively represent the department and the County in meetings with governmental agencies, community groups, and various businesses, professional, and regulatory organizations, and in meetings with individuals.

Education and Experience: Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:
Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in business administration, public administration, or a related field. At least one year of professional administrative experience is typically required at the Associate Management Analyst level, and at least 3 years for the Management Analyst level.

Licenses and Certifications:
  • Depending upon assignment, possession of a valid California Driver's License.

This is a limited term recruitment. Anyone may apply. Responses to the supplemental questions must be submitted in addition to our regular employment application form. A resume will not be accepted as a substitute for the required employment application and supplemental questionnaire.  This is a continuous recruitment which may close at any time. The final filing date will be posted 5 days in advance in the San Mateo County Human Resources Department.

The department will screen application materials, and they will contact qualified candidates directly for a departmental interview.

IMPORTANT: Applications for this position will only be accepted online. If you are currently on the County's website, you may click the "Apply Online" above or below. If you are not on the County's website, please go to to apply. Online applications must be received by the Human Resources Department before midnight on the final filing date.

Apply immediately. This recruitment is open on a continuous basis and selections may be made at any time within the process.

~Tentative Recruitment Dates~
Final Filing Date: Continuous
Departmental Interviews: TBD

At the County of San Mateo, we take pride in the way our employees bring together their diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives to serve our community's needs. The County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Analyst: Wendy Young (031518) (Management Analyst D181)

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