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Position: Accountant
Municipality:City of Hartford
Close Date:6/16/2020
Description:

CITY OF HARTFORD - HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

invites applications for the position of:

 

Accountant

SALARY:               $48,315.80 - $65,226.46 Annually

DEPARTMENT:  Finance

OPENING DATE: 05/25/20

CLOSING DATE: 06/08/20 05:00 PM

 

DESCRIPTION:

Vacancy is in the Pre-Audit /Accounts Payable Unit of the Accounting and Control Division of the Finance Department. Under general supervision, provides fiscal management assistance to city departments by performing professional accounting and auditing work. Performs pre-audit procedures involving review of purchase orders, invoices, receiving reports, payrolls and related Accounts Payable accounting functions. Supervises the detailed operation of an accounting procedure. Reviews accounting procedures and recommends improvements. Performs post-audit of department or agency accounting records. Prepares special financial reports and periodic financial statements. May supervise an account procedure. Performs related work as required. This is a CHPEA union position. The hours of work for this position are 40 hours per week.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

The examination will consist of an evaluation of training and experience as indicated on the application. All parts of the examination, including ratings and tests will be related to the requirements and duties of the position. The examination is designed to measure: Knowledge of: modern governmental accounting theories, principles and practices. Ability to supervise the maintenance of accounting records. Ability to prepare accounting statements and reports. Ability to audit the financial records of all city departments. Ability to evaluate an accounting system and to develop improvements. Ability to analyze accounting and statistical records. Ability to prepare cost accounts and special reports. Ability to establish and maintain satisfactory working relationships with city officials, employees and the public. Ability to learn operational objectives of a variety of city functions. Ability to work with increasing discretion and responsibility.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Open to all applicants who meet the following qualifications:

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in accounting and three (3) years of responsible professional accounting experience

A COPY OF YOUR DEGREE OR TRANSCRIPT MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH YOUR APPLICATION.  A DEGREE OR TRANSCRIPT SUBMITTED WILL BE VERIFIED BY THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT.

 

HARTFORD RESIDENCY PREFERRED: Preferably be a bona-fide resident of the City of Hartford at the time of application. A completed CITY OF HARTFORD RESIDENCY AFFIDAVIT including proof of residency as indicated on the RESIDENCY AFFIDAVIT may be submitted.

 

APPLICATION MUST BE COMPLETED IN ITS ENTIRETY, INCLUDING ANY REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION. APPLICATIONS WITHOUT PROPER DOCUMENTATION SHALL RESULT IN YOUR DISQUALIFICATION.

APPLICATIONS VIA FACSIMILE OR EMAIL ARE NOT ACCEPTED.

 

OTHER INFORMATION:

If selected, you will be required to pass a physical examination administered by a City physician, a drug and alcohol screening examination, and a background check. If appointed, you will be required to serve three (3) to twelve (12) months of probation. This examination and employment process is subject to all federal, state and municipal laws, rules and regulations.

 

NOTE: ALL CORRESPONDENCE AND INFORMATION CONCERNING THE APPLICATION AND TESTING PROCESS WILL OCCUR VIA EMAIL, UNLESS OTHERWISE REQUESTED AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION.

IN ADDITION TO CHECKING YOUR EMAIL INBOX FOR RECRUITMENT CORRESPONDENCE, PLEASE ALSO CHECK YOUR JUNK AND SPAM FOLDERS.

 

VETERAN'S PREFERENCE:

Preferential Points may be given to Eligible Veterans. Must submit a Veteran's Preference Form, located on the hartford.gov/humanresources page along with a DD-214 and Disability letter (if applicable) from the Office of Veteran's Affairs.

 

The Human Resources Department provides reasonable accommodation to persons with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you need an accommodation in the application or testing process, please contact the Human Resources Department.

 

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The City of Hartford is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.

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APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:

http://www.hartford.gov/

 Human Resources Department

550 Main Street

Hartford, CT 06103

860-757-9800

 

 

 

 

 

humanresources@hartford.gov

 

Position #00533

ACCOUNTANT

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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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