• The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.
• Prepare, examine, and analyze accounting records, financial statements and other financial reports to assess accuracy, completeness and conformance to reporting and procedural standards.
• Analyze business operations, trends, costs, revenues, financial commitments and obligations.
• Establish account numbers within given parameters and assign entries to proper accounts.
• Survey operations to ascertain accounting needs and to recommend, develop and maintain solutions to operational and financial problems.
Specific functions that may be assigned:
• Administration and overview of Purchasing Card Program.
• Assist with Capital Improvement Plan
• Prepare work sheets and schedules for external auditors.
• Prepare grant reports and schedules. Coordinate the grant process with Project Managers from the grant award to grant close-out.
• Prepare and review fixed asset transactions and schedules.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
• Considerable knowledge of: theory, principals, methods and practices of accounting; of laws, ordinances and regulations governing municipal financial matters including accounting and reporting.
• Establish and maintain effective working relations ships with associates.
• Express technical ideas effectively, both orally and in writing.
• Assist in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, procedures, work standards and internal controls for the department and assigned program areas.
• Use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions.
Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:
• Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or a CPA or CGFO Certification.
• Three years accounting experience.
• Experience in governmental accounting is preferred.
• Ability to analyze and reconcile revenues and expenditures for various Federal, State and Local Grants, CRA projects, Golf Course and Cemetery.
• Ability to analyze investments and prepare required journal entries and schedules for pension plans.
• Knowledge of governmental accounting and auditing theory and practices; applications; modern office procedures and practices.
• Maintains knowledge of IRS laws and regulations regarding 1099 reporting, reviews vendors throughout the year to determine reportable status, responds to IRS notices reporting, and provides direction & assistance to others.
• Knowledge of organization and function of municipal government; mainframe software applications, electronic spreadsheets and word processing.
• Prepares written reports and analysis; plan, organize and perform audits.
• Ability to manage and prioritize routine, specialized and complex assignments and problems utilizing knowledge acquired through prior education, training, and experience.
• Knowledge of development and implementation of accounting and auditing procedures and systems.
• Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form.
• Ability to adapt to an evolving and continually improving environment.
• Requires demonstrated ability to utilize personal computer and office software such as MS Word, MS Excel and electronic mail.
• Uses computer software programs for word processing and/or accounting purposes.
• A comparable combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position, may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.