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Town of Simsbury
TITLE: Accountant GRADE: A2-B
DEPARTMENT: Finance DATE: March 23, 2020
FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt
The Accountant maintains general and subsidiary ledgers,
accounting records, grants, assists with accounts payable and payroll processes,
reconciles bank statements, and prepares financial statements. The position
works under the general supervision and direction of the Director of Finance or
Assistant Finance Director as assigned.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Assists in the preparation of the Comprehensive
Annual Financial Report (CAFR), Official Statements (OS), and other financial
statements and reports.
Assists with the preparation of the annual
Assists with bidding and purchasing processes.
Assists in Capital Project budgeting, monitoring
Insures appropriate grant accounting and
prepares required grant reports.
Monitors banking transactions.
Prepares and reviews journal entries as needed.
Conducts financial research and analysis related
to debt issuance, projects, programs, ordinance development, policies, and strategic
Performs a variety of daily, monthly, and annual
Monitors and reports on the financial
performance of a variety of funds and investment vehicles.
Prepares technical work related to conducting
internal audits within the Town as directed.
Monitors financial and other internal controls
for compliance and improvement.
Performs periodic physical inspections of town
Maintains inventory of town-owned equipment,
furnishings and other properties through the automated fixed assets system.
Reviews purchase orders and ensures adherence to
Town procurement policy.
Maintains inventory of motor vehicles, title and
registration information, license plates.
Provides back-up support and coverage for
payroll, accounts payable, and other areas as needed.
Helps prepare materials for Board and Committee
Supports Board of Education with financial
services as assigned.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
of municipal accounting principles and procedures.
of State and Federal laws and regulations relating to accounting and auditing
of modern principles and practices of finance administration
to prepare accurate and complete reports in a timely manner.
Plans and organizes work according to
established or standard office procedures.
Ability to handle and process high volumes of
paperwork accurately and efficiently and establish and maintain complex files,
record system and computer databases.
Ability to perform complex mathematical
Ability to work effectively with staff,
superiors and the general public.
REQUIRED PHYSICAL AND MENTAL EFFORT AND
Must be able to sit at a desk or stand and work
continuously for extended periods of time.
Ability to file letters, correspondence,
reports, etc. in file cabinet drawers ranging from 1í to 7í from the floor.
Works in office setting subject to continuous
Includes exposure to video display terminals on
a daily basis.
Must be able to work under stress from demanding
deadlines and changing priorities and conditions.
Stands, sits and walks extended periods of time;
bends and reaches to file records, correspondence, reports, etc.
Operates standard office equipment, including
but not limited to a personal computer, fax, copier and telephone.
REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Graduation from an accredited college or
university with a Bachelorís Degree in Accounting and 2 years of accounting
experience or an Associateís Degree and
four (4) years of accounting experience.
CPA and municipal experience desirable.
The incumbent in the position is
occasionally expected to attend early morning, evening and weekend meetings and
events as needed in support of the work of assigned Town Committees,
Commissions, and Boards.
Must possess a valid driverís license.
Note: The above description is illustrative of
tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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