Accountant

Department/Agency of position: 
Cherriots
Location of position: 
Salem, OR
Wage/Salary: 
$59,476.54 – $77,411.58
Date Posted: 
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Closing Date: 
Friday, June 22, 2018
Job Description: 

Under the general direction of the Director of Finance/CFO, performs professional level finance and accounting functions including reconciling financial records, preparing routine financial reports and annual financial statements and completing special projects as required.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Prepare complex journal entries and account reconciliations including but not limited to bank accounts, cash and accounts payable. Assure accuracy of information integrated into the General Ledger from all subsidiary systems. Prepare monthly and quarterly financial reports. Maintain fixed asset software, depreciation and reconciliation. Coordinate weekly sampling by selecting the sample based on data provided, documenting the procedures followed, and finishing up the weekly calculation of the actual sample and completing the summary sheet. Assist other departments in preparing annual budgets and support Finance staff in budget process from proposal to adoption as needed. Perform year-end asset inventory and petty cash count. Assist in month and annual National Transit Database (NTD) reporting. Assist in federal triennial audit preparation, and comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) preparation. Review payroll and account receivable documentation for accuracy. Update and create procedures for accounting and advise departments of existing policy and procedures. Assist in year-end audit processes, including reconciliations and worksheets.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS: Perform duties with minimal supervision. Extensive Excel and Word software experience, personal computer and asset software experience. Experience with automated financial systems. Extensive knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, practices, procedures and controls preferably in governmental or fund accounting. Considerable knowledge of pertinent accounting and financial-related federal, state and local regulations and laws, including principles governing internal controls. Working knowledge of the principles, methods and techniques needed to prepare audit documentation and a budget document. Ability to communicate both orally and in writing, with other employees and the general public, in a clear concise and logical manner at the level necessary to satisfactory perform the duties of the position. Ability to interact with other employees and the general public using courtesy, tact, and good judgment and to act as a positive representative of the District. Ability to work cooperatively with others; be respectful of co-workers; promote teamwork. Ability to expend the effort and time necessary to do the job well. Ability to perform the job functions in a safe, timely and accurate manner. Ability to maintain confidential information.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: No criminal conviction which may, in the sole judgment of the District, constitute a threat to property or the safety of others

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, finance or business administration and at least five years accounting experience. Financial experience with governmental or transit industry is preferable. MBA, CPA, CMA, CGFO or similar certifications is also a plus. OR Any satisfactory equivalent combination of related experience and training which provides required knowledge, abilities, skills, and other special requirements listed above.

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