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Position: Senior Accountant
Municipality:Town of Windham BOE
Close Date:5/31/2019
Description:

TOWN OF WINDHAM-BOE

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

 

Senior Accountant

 

 

JOB SUMMARY:  Under the general supervision of Director of Finance, Associate Director of Finance or designated supervisor or administrator, this position performs accounting, budgeting, and other fiscal analyses, in accordance with sound accounting practices and principles.  Coordinates implements and assists with special projects as assigned.

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: When assigned by the Finance Director, Associate Director or designee the Senior Accountant may supervise employees involved in accounts payable, purchasing, accounts receivable, payroll, and other related accounting functions.

 

TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Performs accounting functions, including accounts payable, purchasing, accounts receivable, and payroll as needed. 

 

Assists in preparing a variety of reports, including various quarterly and annual government reports.

Reviews department and grant budgets making adjustments when necessary.  Creating accounts and monitoring expenditures/revenues for compliance.

 

Prepares bank reconciliations and reconciles records and accounts as assigned.

 

Prepares and posts necessary adjusting entries; and routine monthly, quarterly, and year-end journal entries.

 

Assists with review of budget transfer/appropriation requests; prepares and submits transfers and/or appropriations resolutions for Board of Finance action. 

 

Makes all postings and recordings to the general ledger; and reconciles as directed to maintain its accuracy.

 

Assists with staff training and development in Finance Department.

 

Assists with the evaluation of financial reporting systems, and accounting and collection procedures; makes recommendations for changes to procedures, operating systems, budgets, and other financial control functions.

Maintains current knowledge of organizational policies and procedures, federal and state policies and directives, and current accounting standards.

 



Ability to work extra hours, as required. 

 

Regular attendance is a requirement of this position.

 

OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS:

 

            Performs related duties and responsibilities as required.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelorís degree in accounting, finance, business or related field with acceptable course work in accounting/finance and three years general accounting experience.

Considerable ability to organize and express thoughts and ideas through written and oral communication.

 

Considerable ability to define problems; collect data; establish facts; and draw valid conclusions.

           

Ability to exercise mature judgment; maintain confidentiality; and make responsible decisions in accordance with established policies and procedures.

 

Ability to prioritize, organize, and perform work independently.

 

Ability to plan and maintain record keeping systems.

 

            Strong computer skills including MS office products.

 

PERFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelorís degree in accounting or finance and knowledge of fund accounting.

Five to eight years of related experience

Familiarity with MUNIS software

Excel experience to include formulas and pivot tables, Sharepoint/OneDrive

Demonstrated ability to work independently



We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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