Financial Deputy

US DISTRICT COURT   San Diego, CA   Full-time     Legal
Posted on April 20, 2022
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Financial Deputy

The U.S. District Court is currently recruiting for a Financial Deputy. The incumbent will be responsible for the following:

  • Maintain, reconcile, and analyze accounting records, consisting of a cash receipts journal, registry fund, and deposit fund, as well as subsidiary ledgers for allotments and other fiscal Review and/or perform accounts payable and accounts receivable duties; have responsibility for the accuracy and accountability of monies received and disbursed by the court. Prepare, update, examine, and analyze a variety of regular and non-standard reports as requested by any court unit, Administrative Office, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Judges,

U.S. Treasury, financial institutions, or other organizations/agencies.

  • Maintain control over unit cash registers, as well as collecting and reconciling cash drawers Count monies received and process receipts and deposits in appropriate bank accounts.
  • Maintain accounting records by inputting transactions, performing trial balances, and reconciling the accounts through the automated Debit, credit, and total accounts on spreadsheets, databases, and financial software used by the court unit.
  • Process and pay bills and invoices for all court Process non-cash collateral and bond exonerations. Disburse non-appropriated and appropriated funds, and registry and deposit funds, as required. Perform reconciliation of monies deposited, transferred, and disbursed by the court unit.
  • Process victim restitution payments, including incoming checks; maintain ledger of restitution payments and ensure that victims receive payments; process returned checks and returned mail; and provide customer service to victims and their representatives. Work with other agencies to reconcile criminal debt accounts and receivable
  • Process vouchers and payments for Criminal Justice Act panel attorneys, jurors, and other similar Receive, review, and prepare payment vouchers received; and enter data into automated check writing/accounting systems.  Provide customer support to CJA panel and service providers.
  • Receive, review, and process travel vouchers from court Check figures, postings, and documents for  correct entry, mathematical accuracy, and proper codes. Communicate with individuals in court units to respond to questions, problems, or insufficiencies with voucher submissions and the status of payment of vouchers.
  • Assist with preparing reports and forms by compiling Use accounting software and systems to record, store, and track information. Research court case files to ensure release of collateral.


  • Comply with guidelines, procedures, and policies established by the Administrative Office and the court Give advice and explain requirements of the Guide to Judicial Policies and Procedures as they relate to proper disbursement.
  • Provide customer support to judicial officers, their staff and the Clerk’s office concerning payment or receipting of funds. Communicates and advises employees on specific tasks regarding financial procedures and makes available written
  • Ensure that appropriate internal controls for disbursement, transfer, recording, and reporting of monies are Review vouchers for payments related to expenses incurred by the court for appropriateness of payment. Accept responsibility for files and documents related to the monetary aspects of case management.
  • Other duties as

Must have at least 1 year of experience in administrative/clerical work. Prior experience in a legal environment and a four-year degree is preferred. Salary is $49,292 - $80,151 DOE w/ full benefits.

To see specific position requirements, benefit information and the application process, visit the careers tab on for the entire vacancy announcement.   

Closing date for this position is May 4, 2022.