METROPOLITAN DISTRICT COMMISSION
TITLE: ACCOUNTANT 2
PURPOSE OF CLASSIFICATION
of this classification is to perform lead professional level accounting work
for the Districtís budget and finance programs. Duties include coordinating and
maintaining accounting programs; coordinating, preparing and analyzing
accounting and auditing transactions; and ensuring proper record keeping and
record management. Classification
typically reports to the Accounting Administrator.
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.
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
and maintains the general ledger accounting system: resolves the more complex
and difficult accounting issues; reconciles accounts; reviews and completes
pre- and post- audit transactions.
and prepares financial statements in accordance with Generally Accepted
Accounting Principles (GAAP), Governmental Accounting Standard Board (GASB) and
budgetary timeframes; submits reports and financial statements to District
managers and outside agencies, banking officials, auditors or other appropriate
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.
capital project status, progress and completion for accounting purposes;
ensures accuracy of fund allocation for projects; monitors expenditures and
balances; and informs project manager of financial problems pertaining to
monitoring and managing District budgets; investigates budgetary control
problems; and recommends solutions.
service principal and interest liability accounts for correct balances.
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.
the preparation of records for external audit; researches, collects and
provides requested information to the auditors.
inventory management; prepares monthly statements and reports; maintains
inventory and fixed asset records.
maintains a wide variety of accounting reports, correspondence, financial
spreadsheets, records and documents; and maintains data in the Districtís
financial information system.
special projects as assigned.
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 related duties as required.
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.
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 alternatives.
Human Interaction: Requires the ability to apply
principles of persuasion and/or influence over others in coordinating
activities of a project, program, or designated area of responsibility.
Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials Utilization: Requires the ability to operate
and control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools and/or materials
requiring complex and rapid adjustments.
Verbal Aptitude: Requires
the ability to utilize a wide variety of reference, descriptive, advisory
and/or design 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; may include ability to calculate surface
areas, volumes, weights, and measures.
Functional Reasoning: Requires
ability to apply principles of rational systems. Ability to interpret
instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic, or schedule form. Ability to exercise independent judgment to
adopt or modify methods and standards to meet variations in assigned
Situational Reasoning: Requires
the ability to exercise the judgment, decisiveness and creativity required in
situations involving evaluation of information against measurable or verifiable
Physical 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 work station.
Sensory Requirements: Some tasks
require the ability to perceive and discriminate sounds, and visual cues or
signals. Some tasks require the ability to communicate
Environmental Factors: Tasks 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.
To apply online, go to our website at www.themdc.iapplicants.com. Applications will only be accepted via this
method. Applicants are strongly urged to answer the screening questions listed
as part of the application process. Metropolitan District Commission, Human
Resources Department, 555 Main Street P. O. Box 800, Hartford, CT 06142-0800.