|Position:|| ||Accounting Assistant|
|Municipality:||The Metropolitan District|
Notice of Vacancy #
GRADE: EE-06 POSTED: 9/13/21-9/24/21
E&E VACANCY(S): 1
PAY RANGE: $70,941.35-$85,129.65 LOCATION: Hartford, CT LINK TO APPLY: http://themdc.iapplicants.com
The purpose of
this classification is to perform accounting transactions and the maintenance
of complex financial records in support of a financial administrator or major
component of the Districtís accounting system. Work involves analyzing
financial information, compiling reports and recording a wide variety of
financial actions and documentation including account reconciliation. This
classification also has the responsibility for making basic technical
accounting decisions in accordance with established procedures.
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.
Maintains a variety of accounting and/or payroll records.
Analyzes, compiles and enters accounting information into a central system,
department system, or records. Verifies and balances records and keeps them
current and in confidence, as required. Coordinates maintaining and processing
payments and allocates related costs to departments.
Oversees daily a cash management program, employee benefits, water
and sewer assessment, billing processing or preparation and auditing of
accounting data and records, or maintains a cost accounting system by
developing and preparing rate determining procedures and researching cost
components, as assigned. Analyzes or verifies information, develops
recommendations and executes transactions or transfers. Generates investment
Coordinates financial programs, procedures and actions with banks,
vendors, governmental agencies, and District staff.
Prepares routine accounting reports. Investigates assigned
problems and compiles information into special reports.
Enters and retrieves data using a personal computer and a computer
terminal. Operates accounting programs on a computer, as assigned.
Performs data input, typing, data input, filing, and scheduling
tasks, as assigned.
personal computer, and general office equipment as necessary to complete
essential functions, to include the use of word processing, spreadsheet,
database, or other system software.
maintains cooperative relations with superiors, associates and general public.
Performs other related duties as required.
Works under the general
supervision of a Manager or Administrator in the Finance Function.
Associateís degree with course work emphasis
in accounting or business administration or a related field; supplemented by
two (2) years of previous experience and/or training involving clerical or
technical accounting; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and
experience, which provides the requisite
knowledge, skills and abilities for this classification.
Preferred candidates will
Bachelorís degree in accounting,
finance, or a related field preferred
Experience utilizing SAP preferred.
Data Utilization: Requires the ability to review, classify,
categorize, prioritize, and/or analyze data and/or information. Includes
exercising discretion in determining data classification, and in referencing
such analysis to established standards for the purpose of recognizing actual or
probable interactive effects and relationships.
Human Interaction: Requires the ability to provide guidance, assistance,
and/or interpretation to others on how to apply procedures and standards to
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.
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.
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
Reasoning: Requires the ability to exercise the judgment, decisiveness
and creativity required in situations involving the evaluation of information
against measurable or verifiable criteria.
Ability: Tasks involve the ability to exert light physical effort in
sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing
and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (5-10 pounds). Tasks
may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation.
Requirements: Some tasks require the ability to perceive
and discriminate visual and/or auditory cues or signals. Some
tasks require the ability to communicate orally.
Environmental Factors: Essential functions are regularly
performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions.
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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