Accountant

Department/Agency of position: 
City of Sherwood
Location of position: 
Sherwood, OR
Wage/Salary: 
$23.66 – $30.28 per hour
Date Posted: 
Friday, October 27, 2017
Closing Date: 
Monday, November 13, 2017
Job Description: 

Accountants provide responsible professional and technical assistance in the administration and implementation of the City’s financial, auditing, and accounting programs, by exercising discretion and independent judgment in the performance of a full range of routine and complex departmental accounting and record-keeping functions. Essential duties include: preparing journal entries and reconciling general ledger and subsidiary accounts; preparing monthly financial reports, including distributing monthly revenue and expenditure reports to departments; analyzing and reconciling expenditure and revenue accounts, including the reconciliation of bank statements to the general ledger and capital projects; reconciling postings from accounts payable, cash receipts, and accounts receivable to the general ledger; preparing journal entries; applying general and governmental accounting/auditing principles and procedures, laws and regulations affecting the financial operations of municipal government; auditing assigned financial records for accuracy and proper classification of financial transactions; assisting in the coordination of the annual external audit; preparing entries to maintain the fixed asset ledger; entering new and updated data into the accounting system, including all capital purchases, fixed asset transfers and deletions; monitoring expenditures to ensure compliance with adopted budget and contracts; monitoring grant, IGA, and lease agreements for proper classification and compliance; developing complex computerized spreadsheets for various reports; and providing accounting assistance to other departments and employees.

MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS: Broad knowledge of the principles, methods and practices of fund accounting, cost accounting, financial reporting, internal controls and auditing procedures. Experience with sophisticated fund accounting software. Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in accounting, finance, business administration, or a closely related field, and two (2) years of responsible professional public accounting experience, or any satisfactory combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the above duties. Please see City website for application instructions and supplemental questions.