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Position: Accountant
Municipality:City of Shelton
Close Date:1/14/2022
Description:
 CITY OF SHELTON 
JOB POSTING 12152021
FINANCE DEPARTMENT
JOB TITLE: ACCOUNTANT
YEARLY WAGE: $64,111 - $76,323


GENERAL DESCRITION: This is an advanced accounting position with responsibility for fixed assets, cash receipts, assisting in the maintenance of the City of Shelton general ledger, some cash management, assisting in the preparation and maintenance of the City operating budgets and other special budgets, preparation of financial reports and analysis for management and third parties, and various accounting tasks as needed.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the general supervision of the Finance Director and the Assistant Finance Director and/or his/her designee.

EXAMPLE OF DUTIES:

Maintenance of perpetual fixed asset inventory records and related reports, including assignment of inventory numbers and computerized data entry of all fixed asset changes including acquisitions, dispositions and transfers; maintaining and bringing current fixed asset records to standards required in GASB Statement #34, including addition of infrastructure items and necessary depreciation; Assisting other City staff in sale of surplus assets, reconciliation of fixed asset module to general ledger and preparation of reports as needed; Verification, reconciliation and recording of all receipts received or turned in by other departments, followed by issuance of receipt slips, preparation of deposits for bank, and data entry into computer and to the general ledger revenue accounts monthly; Assist Finance Director and Assistant Finance Director in the preparation of the annual City budget and subsequent budget amendments; Provide budget analysis and reports for use by management, including periodic monitoring of the budget to ensure compliance with the City charter; Monthly auditing of general ledger records to ensure accuracy and integrity of transactions; Reconciliation of general ledger with subsidiary ledgers and preparation of journal entries for corrections/adjustments as needed; Other various and assorted duties as assigned and related work as required.

(These essential job functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed. Employees will be required to perform other job-related duties as required.)

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge of accepted accounting principles, practices, standards and reporting requirements, including municipal accounting procedures and the City's financial and accounting systems, including policies and financial reporting requirements; Considerable knowledge of governmental accounting principles and procedures, including auditing, payroll, cash management and budgeting and operation of municipal departments from an accounting perspective; Knowledge and comprehension of computerized accounting software, including ability to access, input and retrieve information from a computer and of municipal accounting procedures, municipal, state and federal laws, rules and regulations governing federal and municipal finance law and its administration; Knowledge and ability to acquire proficiency in use and operating a computer, including a personal computer, data entry (Microsoft Office Software) and other programs and software used by the Finance Department and other city departments, calculator, fax and copy machine and other office equipment; Ability to apply such knowledge to various work problems/scenarios and to understand and follow written and oral instruction; .Ability to provide accurate and complete financial reports on a timely basis; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the Administration, superiors, associates, co-workers and the general public.

The Accountant's Job Description is attached hereto, describing the examples of duties, supervision given and a more detailed job description, which terms and conditions will apply to each candidate.

JOB CLASSIFICATION: This position is subject to the terms and conditions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of Shelton and Local 1303-238, Council #4, AFSCME, AFL-CIO dated April 7, 2021.

HOW TO APPLY: Applicants may complete a City of Shelton job application available on the City of Shelton website www.cityofshelton.org (Human Resources page) or on the job posting bulletin board located at the Human Resources Department, Shelton City Hall, 54 Hill Street, Shelton, CT 06484.

APPLICATION CLOSING DATE: Applications will be accepted through 5:30 p.m. Friday, January 14, 2022, at Shelton City Hall, Human Resources Office on the first floor of Shelton City Hall, 54 Hill Street, Shelton, CT 06484.

MERIT SYSTEM TESTNG: Applications will be reviewed to ensure that each applicant meets the minimum qualification requirements. The top (15) candidates who successfully pass the written test will be invited to participate in an oral panel test. A combined score of the written test (50%) and oral test (50%) will determine the ranking assigned to each candidate. The top ten (10) candidates will remain on a certified hiring list for at least one (I) year from which the City will hire. All job openings shall be advertised and filled pursuant to the applicable provisions of the City's Merit System Ordinance.

PROBATIONARY PERIOD: Pursuant to Article VI Section 6.1 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of Shelton and Local 1303-238, Council #4, AFSCNIE, AFL-CIO dated April 7, 2021, the successful applicant shall be considered probationary for six (6) months following the first day of work for the City of Shelton.

STARTING SALARY RANGE: $64,111 - $76,323 per the collective bargaining agreement between the City of Shelton and Local 1303-238, Council #4, AFSCNE, AFL-CIO [full time non-supervisory administrative and clerical employees].

This position description should not be construed as a complete listing of all duties and is not a contract of employment. The City of Shelton is an equal opportunity employer. EOE/MF

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

This is an advanced accounting position with responsibility for fixed assets, cash receipts, assisting in the maintenance of the City of Shelton general ledger, some cash management, assisting in the preparation and maintenance of the City operating budgets and other special budgets, preparation of financial reports and analysis for management and third parties, and various accounting tasks as needed.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

Works under the general supervision of the Finance Director, the Assistant Finance Director and/or his/her designee.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

Maintenance of perpetual fixed asset inventory records and related reports. This entails assignment of inventory numbers and computerized data entry of all fixed asset changes including acquisitions, dispositions and transfers.

Responsible for bringing current fixed asset records to standards required in GASB Statement #34, including addition of infrastructure items and necessary depreciation.

Assisting other City staff in sale of surplus assets, reconciliation of fixed asset module to general ledger and preparation of reports as needed.

Verification of all receipts received or turned in by other departments, followed by issuance of receipt slips, preparation of deposits for bank and data entry into computer.

Reconciliation of receipts to general ledger revenue accounts monthly.

Assist Finance Director in the preparation of the annual City budget and subsequent budget amendments.

Provide budget analysis and reports for use by management, including periodic monitoring of the budget to ensure compliance with the City charter.

Monthly auditing of general ledger records to ensure accuracy and integrity of transactions.

Reconciliation of general ledger with subsidiary ledgers and preparation of journal entries for corrections/adjustments as needed.

Other various and assorted duties as assigned and related work as required.

(These essential job functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed. Employees will be required to perform other job-related marginal duties as required.)

 

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge of accepted accounting principles, practices, standards and reporting requirements, including municipal accounting procedures.

Considerable knowledge of the City's financial and accounting system, including policies and financial reporting requirements.

Considerable knowledge of governmental accounting principles and procedures, including auditing, payroll, cash management and budgeting.

Considerable knowledge of the operations of municipal departments from an accounting perspective.

Knowledge and comprehension of computerized accounting software, including ability to access, input and retrieve information from a computer.

Knowledge of municipal accounting procedures, municipal, state and federal laws, rules and regulations governing federal and municipal finance law and its administration.

Knowledge and ability to acquire proficiency in use and operating a computer, including a personal computer, data entry (Microsoft Office Software) and other programs and software used by the Finance Department and other city departments, calculator, fax and copy machine and other office equipment.

Ability to apply such knowledge to various work problems/scenarios.

Ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions.

Ability to provide accurate and complete financial reports on a timely basis.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the Administration, superiors, associates, co-workers and the general public.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Graduation from an accredited four-year (4) college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting or a related field. An equivalent combination of education and experience is acceptable. Two (2) years in accounting and/or the maintenance of fiscal records is preferred.

CLASSIFICATION:

Admin-Clerical Union Job Classification "L"

This description lists only those job duties necessary for salary evaluation and does not include each and every job requirement.



We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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