JOB DESCRIPTION -Updated
Department: Department of Finance
Class Code: 1313
Applicants send resume & cover letter to Kenneth.firstname.lastname@example.org
position is primarily responsible for managing and supervising the general
accounting functions of the City and the preparation of reports and statistics reflecting
the financial conditions. With the Director of Finance, this individual will
formulate and administer approved general accounting practices throughout the
City to assure that accounting and other financial and operating reports
accurately reflect the conditions that are ever changing and provide executive
management reliable information necessary to control operations.
Supervision provided by the Director of Finance; and/or department authority or
Yes – Accountants and Accounting Clerks
essential functions or duties described below are the primary functions and
duties of the position. There may be other types of work that may be performed,
and the omission of a particular duty or function does not exclude that duty or
function from the position provided the duty or function is similar in work,
related to the work or logically assigned to the position.
in or directs the development of accounting policy and administers approved
the maintenance of general ledgers, revenue accounts, and helps to prepares
consolidated operating and financial statements.
special accounting studies, analyses and cost studies, and prepares special
accounting reports. Work on bond issuances with Director.
for reconciling bank statements and supervision of such.
cash and prepaid and accrual records and cash disbursement and check revenue
entries and journal entry postings.
with auditors of public accounting firm retained to audit accounting procedures
similar or related work as directed or as required.
EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
degree in Accounting, Finance or related discipline.
(7) years of professional accounting experience; at least three (3) years of
which shall have been in a governmental, non-profit, or private sector position
with supervisory experience.
equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be
knowledge of the principles and practices of generally accounting and financial
accounting and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
of governmental accounting principles and general ledger practices and
administrative ability and working knowledge of standard office practices and
audit principles and techniques.
knowledge of computer applications for accounting and financial management.
ability to analyze and interpret financial data.
aptitude for numbers and details, possessing strong organizational skills.
below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform
the essential job functions.
- Essential and marginal functions
may require maintaining physical condition necessary for sitting for
prolonged periods of time. Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a
keyboard or workstation. Frequent downward flexion of neck, side-to-side
turning of the neck, fine finger dexterity and grasp to manipulate the
keyboard, telephone, writing instruments, papers, books, manuals, and
- Ability to see and read objects
closely, as in typing from another document, reading/proofreading a
report, read plans, using a computer monitor, filing and/or retrieving
information from a filing system and verifying the accuracy of financial
- Additional hours and attending
meetings outside regular work hours may be required. Work environment is
professional and both team and autonomy oriented.
This job description is not, nor is it
intended to be, a complete statement of all duties, functions,
responsibilities and qualifications
which comprise this position. The above is intended to be a fair representation
of the “typical” demands of the position.