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Position: Accountant
Municipality:City of Hartford
Close Date:3/29/2023
Description:
 CITY OF HARTFORD - HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT
invites applications for the position of:

Accountant

SALARY:              $49,774.92 - $69,684.94 Annually

DEPARTMENT:   Finance


OPENING DATE:  12/30/22


CLOSING DATE:  Continuous


DESCRIPTION:


Vacancy is in the Finance Department. P osting will remain open until sufficient applications a re received. Under general supervision, to provide fiscal management assistance to City departments by performing a variety of professional accounting and auditing work in the fields of control accounting and internal and external auditing; to supervise an accounting procedure or function. Reviews accounting procedures and recommends improved procedures; Analyzes accounting and statistical records to prepare cost accounting reports; Performs pre-audit of departmental expenditures and accounting records; Audits accounting records of businesses for the purpose of arriving at fair assessment values of personal property and inventories; Prepares special financial reports and periodic financial statements; Complies budgetary figures for preliminary budget requests and prepares final budget documents after appropriate budgetary analysis; Supervises a departmental accounting procedure by planning and directing the work of clerical-accounting personnel. The above essential duties and responsibilities are not intended as a comprehensive list; they are intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may be required to perform additional related duties.

 

This is CHPEA union position and the hours of work are 40 per week.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

 

The examination will consist of a rating of your training and experience as contained on your application and may include a written test, an oral test, a performance test, or a combination thereof. All parts of the examination, including tests and ratings, will be related to the requirements of the position. The examination is designed to measure: Knowledge of Modern governmental accounting theories, principals and practices; Ability to: Supervise the maintenance of accounting records, and to prepare accounting statements and reports, and to audit the financial records of all city departments; Evaluate an accounting system and to develop improvements; Analyze accounting and statistical records and prepare cost accounts and special reports; Establish and maintain satisfactory working relationships with city officials, employees and the public; Learn operational objectives of a variety of city functions; ability to work with increasing discretion and responsibility.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Open to all applicants that meet the following qualifications:


Graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in accounting and

three (3) years of responsible professional accounting experience.

 

A COPY OF YOUR DEGREE OR TRANSCRIPT MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH YOUR

A PPLICATION. A DEGREE OR TRANSCRIPT SUBMITTED WILL BE VERIFIED BY THE H UMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT.

 

H ARTFORD RESIDENCY PREFERRED. Preferably be a bona-fide resident of the City of

Hartford at the time of application. A completed CITY OF HARTFORD RESIDENCY AFFIDAVIT including proof of residency as indicated on the RESIDENCY AFFIDAVIT may be submitted.

 

APPLICATION MUST BE COMPLETED IN ITS ENTIRETY, INCLUDING REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION. APPLICATIONS WITHOUT PROPER DOCUMENTATION  SHALL RESULT IN YOUR DISQUALIFICATION.

 

APPLICATIONS VIA FACSIMILE OR EMAIL ARE NOT ACCEPTED.

 

 

OTHER INFORMATION:

 

If selected for the position, you will be required to pass a physical examination administered by a City physician, a drug and alcohol screening examination, and a background check. If appointed, you will be required to serve 3-12 months of probation. This examination and employment process is subject to all federal, state, and municipal laws, rules and regulations.

 

A LL CORRESPONDENCE AND INFORMATION CONCERNING THE APPLICATION AND

T ESTING PROCESS WILL OCCUR THROUGH EMAIL.

 

V ETERAN'S PREFERENCE:

Preferential Points may be given to Eligible Veterans. Must submit a Veteran's Preference Form, along with a DD-214 and Disability letter (if applicable) from the Office of Veteran's Affairs.

 

The Human Resources Department provides reasonable accommodation to persons with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you need an accommodation in the application or testing process, please contact the Human Resources Department.

 

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The City of Hartford is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.

 

 

 


 


APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:

h ttp://www.hartford.gov

 

Human Resources Department 550 Main Street

Hartford, CT 06103

860-757-9800


Position #01158 ACCOUNTANT

MA


 

h umanresources@hartford.gov


 

Accountant Supplemental Questionnaire


 

*  1. I have attached a copy of my degree/transcript. (I understand this is required to be considered for this position and not attaching my degree/transcript will deem me not qualified).

  Yes      No

 

*  2. Please describe your accounting experience in detail:

 

 

3. What are the three most important skills that you think every accountant should have?

 

 

*  Required Question



We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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