Positions

Pay Range 17 Breakdown

BreakdownMinMax
Annually$41,064.00$61,596.00
Monthly$3,422.00$5,133.00
Bi-Weekly$1,579.38$2,369.08
Hourly (40 hrs.)$19.7423$29.6135
Hourly (42 hrs.)$18.8022$28.2033
Hourly (56 hrs.)$14.1016$21.1525

Accountant

Range: $41,064.00 - $61,596.00 (17)
Position Number: 2

JOB TITLE:  ACCOUNTANT 
JOB SUMMARY:  This position performs financial accounting duties in support of the city government.
MAJOR DUTIES:
Maintains investment records; maintains investment software to provide information  needed for investment management; processes investment transactions; calculates  amortizations of investments and calculates accrued interest.
Maintains financial records; reviews and updates all cash receipt collections to the  general ledger; reviews and reconciles credit card receipts; reconciles bank accounts.
Manages the Grant Accounting system; maintains grant accounting software; reviews  and analyzes invoices and reports to insure compliance with grant regulations;  analyzes grant transactions and prepares invoices to submit to granting agencies;  assists external auditors with grant audits.
Maintains the general ledger; reviews journal records; reconciles various general ledger accounts to subsidiary ledgers.
Assists in the preparation of the annual financial report; prepares cash and investment  summary for auditors; prepares various year end reports; reviews and adjusts accounts  as needed to reconcile to subsidiary ledgers and year end external reports; coordinates  year end close after audit is final.
Prepares sales and use tax and utility sales tax reports; remits monies to state Department of Revenue.
Prepares federal and state year end reports of interest paid by customers and miscellaneous payments made to vendors.
Coordinates assessment resolutions and certification for adoption by City Council.
Provides accounting technical support to other departments as needed.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION:
Knowledge of the principles and practices of public finance, budgeting, and accounting.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of computerized financial information management.
Knowledge of relevant federal and state laws, city ordinances, and department policies  and procedures.
Knowledge of grant application and management guidelines.
Skill in utilizing financial computer software programs.
Skill in operating office equipment such as a computer and calculator.
Skill in oral and written communication.
SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:  The Accounting Manager assigns work in terms of general instructions.  The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the final results.
GUIDELINES:  Guidelines include GAAP and GASB standards, Grants Management and Programmatic Training; relevant federal and state laws and city ordinances, and city and department policies and procedures.  These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application. 
COMPLEXITY:  The work consists of varied technical accounting duties.  The need to follow strict guidelines contributes to the complexity of the position.
SCOPE AND EFFECT:  The purpose of this position is to perform financial accounting functions in support of the city.  Successful performance helps ensure the sound financial position of the city government, and provision of city services at reasonable tax rates.
PERSONAL CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically with co-workers, other city employees, department heads, external auditors, representatives of federal, state and local agencies, and the general public.
PURPOSE OF CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, resolve problems, provide services, and justify, negotiate, or settle matters.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing or stooping.  The employee occasionally lifts light objects.
WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work is typically performed in an office.
SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY:  None.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a baccalaureate degree in a course of study related to the occupational field.
Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.
Ability to be bonded.