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Position: ACCOUNTANT 2
Close Date:7/28/2013








The purpose 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.





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.

Coordinates, 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 funds.

Coordinates 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.

Coordinates 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 parties. 

Establishes 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.

Monitors 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 capital project.

Assists with monitoring and managing District budgets; investigates budgetary control problems; and recommends solutions.

Reviews debt service principal and interest liability accounts for correct balances.

Confers with 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.

Coordinates the preparation of records for external audit; researches, collects and provides requested information to the auditors.

Assists with inventory management; prepares monthly statements and reports; maintains inventory and fixed asset records.

Prepares and maintains a wide variety of accounting reports, correspondence, financial spreadsheets, records and documents; and maintains data in the Districtís financial information system.

Performs 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.


Bachelorís 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 objectives.


Situational Reasoning: Requires the ability to exercise the judgment, decisiveness and creativity required in situations involving evaluation of information against measurable or verifiable criteria.





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 orally.


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.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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