|Position:|| ||Accounting Administrator|
|Municipality:||The Metropolitan District|
Notice of Vacancy # 29-21
GRADE: EE-14 POSTED: 9/13/21-9/24/21
UNIT: E&E VACANCY(S): 1
PAY RANGE: $100,260.94-$130,339.24 LOCATION: Hartford, CT LINK TO APPLY: http://themdc.iapplicants.com
The purpose of
this classification is to perform lead professional level accounting work for
the Districtís budget and finance programs. Duties include coordinating,
preparing, analyzing and auditing transactions in order to maintain accurate
financial records. Maintains the general ledger system, prepares and
consolidates MDC fund financial statements based on GAAP and GASB accounting
standards, and produces comprehensive final reports for external auditing and
customers. Ensures compliance for state grants and loans, assists in resolving
CWP grant issues, and acts as the point person for annual external audits.
The following duties are normal for
this position. The omission of specific
statements of the 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.
Coordinates, implements and administers
District accounting programs including revenues, expenses, fixed assets,
capital improvement, debt service, and inter-fund transfers, receivables and
payables; books accounting entries for accounts receivables and payables; and
prepares debit memos for reimbursements between funds.
Coordinates and maintains the general
ledger accounting system: resolves the more complex and difficult accounting
issues; reconciles accounts; reviews and completes pre- and post- audit
Coordinates and prepares financial
statements in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP),
Governmental Accounting Standard Board (GASB) pronouncements and budgetary
timeframes; submits reports and financial statements to District managers and
outside agencies, banking officials, auditors or other appropriate
Establishes and maintains fund and account
structures; prepares monthly trial balances; investigates accounting problems;
identifies appropriate action; recommends solutions; submits journal entries to
adjust and/or correct accounts; and prepares year-end closing journal entries.
Reviews monthly federal and state grant and
loan reimbursements of MDC Clean Water Projects and prepares proper accounting entries for DEEP & DPH
Clean Water Project reimbursements. Processes monthly reconciliation between
general ledger and project system, and between MDC and state and federal
statements to prepare for annual audits.
Calculates interest allocations and
prepares entries when MDC closes interim state loans to permanent state loans.
Coordinates and processes monthly
Assists with monitoring and managing
District budgets; investigates budgetary control problems; and recommends
Reviews debt service principal and
interest liability accounts for correct balances.
Confers with staff from other departments
regarding budgeting, financial and accounting issues; provides guidance and
assistance with budget control and accounting questions; works with other
departments to coordinate period closing activities; and explains accounting
policies and procedures.
Serves as lead accountant and primary MDC
contact for external financial audit processes, including preparing answers and
analytics. Performs year-end accounting and reconciliation tasks to close MDC
books and prepares deliverables for auditors.
Operates a personal
computer, and general office equipment as necessary to complete essential
functions, to include the use of accounting and budgeting applications, word
processing, spreadsheet, database, or other system software.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Works under the general direction of
Bachelorís degree in accounting, finance, or a related
field; supplemented by
five (5) years previous accounting experience; or any equivalent combination of
education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge,
skills, and abilities for this job.
Preferred candidates will have:
Certified Public Accountant
Experience utilizing SAP preferred.
PERFORMANCE APTITUDES (KNOWLEDGE,
SKILLS, AND ABILITIES)
Data Utilization: Requires the ability to evaluate,
audit, deduce, and/or assess data and/or information using established
criteria. Includes exercise of discretion in determining actual or probable
consequences, and in referencing such evaluation to identify and select
Human Interaction: Requires the ability to apply
principles of persuasion and/or influence.
Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials Utilization: Requires
the ability to operate, maneuver and/or control the actions of equipment,
machinery, tools, and/or materials used in performing essential functions.
Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize a
wide variety of reference, descriptive, and/or advisory data and information.
Mathematical Aptitude: Requires
the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication and division;
ability to calculate decimals and percentages; may include ability to perform
mathematical operations with fractions; may include ability to compute
discount, interest, profit and loss, ratio and proportion; and may include
ability to calculate surface areas, volumes, weights, and measures.
Functional Reasoning: Requires
the ability to apply principles of influence systems, such as motivation,
incentive, and leadership. Ability to exercise independent judgment to apply
facts and principles for developing approaches and techniques to problem resolution.
Situational Reasoning: Requires
the ability to exercise the judgment, decisiveness and creativity required in
situations involving the evaluation of information against sensory, judgmental,
or subjective criteria, as opposed to that which is clearly measurable or
Physical Ability: Tasks require the ability to exert light physical
effort in a sedentary to light work environment, which may involve some
lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light
weight (under 25 pounds).
Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally and in writing. Some
tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate visual cues or signals.
Environmental Factors: Essential functions are performed
primarily indoors with minimal exposure to outdoor environmental factors.
The Metropolitan District Commission is
an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, the Commission will provide reasonable accommodations to
qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and
current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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