|Position:|| ||Assistant Treasurer/Financial Accountant|
|Municipality:||Town of Vernon|
Vernon Department: Finance
Job Title: Assistant Treasurer/Financial Accountant
General Statement of
Duties: Performs a variety
of administrative and accounting functions to maintain and record municipal
Supervision Required: Works under the general direction of the Finance
Supervision Exercised: Oversees the receiving, recording and reconciling
of revenue received from multiple municipal departments, grants, investments
and other sources of municipal income. Instructs Town departments in revenue
Functions: Receives and
posts Town revenue; monitors financial activities through auditing and
financial reporting related to cash; performs daily reconciliation of
deposits, verifies bank balances. Works closely with Collector of Revenue’s
office, and other Town departments, to review content for accuracy and
completeness. Processes bank transfers/wires for payments; investigates and
reconciles bad checks, bank charges and other adjustments and fees. Conducts
monthly reconciliation of bank statements and verifies to general
ledger/accounting software and Controller’s totals. Oversees the year-end
closing of the Town’s financial system. Assists with the preparation of the Town’s
financial audit. Regular & punctual attendance.
Other Job Functions: Develop and maintain relationships with banking
personnel to enhance financial process. Performs special projects, or related
work, as requested or as situation dictates. Completes a variety of reports for
the Treasurer and/or Controller. May be called in to work at the Town’s
Emergency Operation Center (EOC). Other duties as required.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are
representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform
the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is
frequently required to sit, talk, hear, walk; use hands to finger, handle or
feel objects, tools or controls, and reach with hands and arms. Hand-eye
coordination is necessary to operate computers and various office equipment.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20
pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close
vision and the ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment: The work characteristics described here are representative
of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of
this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals
with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Must be able to perform highly complex and varied tasks
requiring independent knowledge. Must be able to concentrate on detail with
constant interruption, attend to task for 45-60 minutes at a time.
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
Knowledge, Skills and
Abilities Required: Highly
motivated self-starter with a strong attention to detail, accuracy and meeting
time constraints. High level of integrity. Able to establish priorities within
assignment. Knowledge of internet accounting controls, including cyber
security, and electronic processing and banking. Excellent math skills in the
area of auditing and financial reporting related to cash. Excellent
communication skills with ability to train staff on established policies and
procedures. Ability to manage multiple accounts accurately and reconcile bank
statements. Ability to work independently. Ability to work in a team
environment through establishing and maintain effective working relationships
with superiors, multiple departments and vendors. Knowledge of and ability to
use modern office equipment, including knowledge in Microsoft Office products,
with advanced knowledge of Excel.
Training: Graduation from
a recognized college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Business
Administration, Accounting, or related field with five (5) yeas of proven work
experience in accounting, auditing or similar role. Working knowledge of
governmental accounting desired. Knowledge of Munis software a plus. Must
possess a valid driver's license. Must pass criminal background check.
This job description is not
intended to be a complete statement of all duties, functions and
responsibilities which comprise this position. EOE/AA
Adopted: April 1999,
Revised: August 13, 2019; Adopted: August 20, 2019