Accountant III

Department/Agency of position: 
City of Union city
Location of position: 
Union City, GA
Date Posted: 
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Closing Date: 
Saturday, June 2, 2018
Job Description: 


• To support the vision, mission and guiding principles of the City. • While performing any procedure, all associates and contract personnel must observe applicable Safety, Health, and Environmental rules and guidelines. The use of appropriate personal protective equipment is required. • Attend and participate in training opportunities and seminars relevant to this position. • Adhere to appropriate City operating procedures, benefit rules, employment, and safety policies/practices.


• Under minimal direction, performs Senior professional level accounting duties in the City’s Finance Department, • Recording, reporting and analysis of financial transactions; assisting in budget preparation; monitoring budgetary control for assigned areas of responsibility; • Maintaining accounting system controls; • Maintaining fixed assets; • Coordinating revenue collection and recording, and investment, grant program, General Ledger Maintenance; • Monitoring capital project and debt activities; • Prepare financial statements and manage components of the City’s financial software system; • May provide lead direction or supervision to assigned staff; and, performs related duties as assigned. · Prepares or assists in preparing financial statements, reports and analysis. · Conduct month end closeout process. · Maintains current and accurate balances of the general and subsidiary ledgers and supporting schedules for a variety of accounts; analysis transactions and prepares journal entries. · Assists in the preparation of the City’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). · Generate and provide Utility Data and reports. · Process and/or generate Utility billing adjustments, and create billing. · Review and manage escalated Finance Department customer concerns. · Create, monitor and track meter replacement program. · Monitors daily bank account balances; maintains schedules of cash and investment accounts and records all transactions. · Monitors revenue and expenditure accounts; maintain schedules and perform tending analysis. · Perform Grant Accounting functions to ensure the correct posting of all grant accounting transactions and request reimbursements from federal and state agencies; maintain a schedule of all federal and state grants. · Monitor and performs monthly analysis of accounts receivable collections of Governmental fund and proprietary funds. · Reconcile all balance sheets accounts monthly and make any necessary adjustments. · Reconcile the Court Fund monthly including the court bonds. · Prepare complex monthly bank reconciliations. · Assists Finance Director with the annual audit by preparing work papers, schedules and analyzing account balances. · Prepare special reports and financial analysis as requested by the Finance Director. · Participates in the development and administration of the City’s budget. · Maintains City’s capital asset records, including analysis, preparation and recording of all capital asset transactions, inventory reconciliations and required reporting. · Assist the Finance Director in the preparation of Policies and Procedures, and Department Goals and Objectives; train staff. · Analyzes and forecasts revenues. · Monitors, records and reports on debt activities; ensures that all scheduled debt payments are made.


Education and Experience • Any combination of education and experience that has provided the required knowledge and abilities may be qualifying. A typical way of obtaining these qualifications is: • A Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration or a related field; and two years of Governmental professional level accounting experience.