Accountant (Capital Assets/Grant Management)

Department/Agency of position: 
City of Alpharetta Finance Department
Location of position: 
Alpharetta, GA
$42,000 — $62,610
Date Posted: 
Friday, June 14, 2019
Closing Date: 
Friday, July 5, 2019
Job Description: 

Under general direction of the Accounting & Operations Manager, performs a variety of professional level accounting duties involved in preparing, maintaining, analyzing, verifying, and reconciling financial transactions, statements, records, reports, annual audit, and month/year-end closing; and provides highly responsible staff assistance to assigned management staff.

Overview of Duties, Responsibilities and Position Requirements:

  • Establishes and maintains accounting records for buildings, land, vehicles, equipment, and infrastructure acquired by the City; ensures transactions are in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles, governmental accounting standards, and City policies and procedures.
  • Accurately monitors and accounts for all purchases (including Capital Lease items), retirements, transfers and adjustments in both the general ledger and the asset system according to GAAP and GASB.
  • Performs the timely and accurate computation and recording of depreciation of capital assets.
  • Reconciles the capital asset system to the general ledger accounts.
  • Directs departments in performing controlled and capital asset physical inventories.
  • Works closely with senior management to ensure proper schedules are created at year-end for the preparation of audited financial statements.
  • Performs a full range of professional, administrative and analytical duties involved in managing the City’s grants.
  • Ensures proper administration of grant funds and develops grant reporting and evaluation systems; coordinates execution of contracts between City and grantor; monitors progress of project and adherence to terms and conditions of grant award; provides guidance to project manager regarding specific program requirements that must be met.
  • Interprets federal, state, and local government laws and regulations regarding grant contracts and administration.
  • Maintains and completes necessary records, files, reports, databases and resource materials pertinent to grant activities.
  • Participates in grant technical training provided by funding agencies and keeps abreast of changing grant standards and proposal guidelines.
  • Participates in the preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR); prepares and researches data for assigned sections.
  • Participates in the year-end audit; compiles and prepares supporting schedules, work papers, and financial reports as requested by auditors.
  • Compiles, reconciles, analyzes, and prepares a variety of financial statements, ledgers, supporting schedules, and other financial and statistical reports; prepares work papers, financial statements, and various reports for federal and state agencies as well as for internal accounting.
  • Conducts perpetual on-line auction of surplus assets.
  • Works with Risk Management Administrator to assist in ensuring that asset items are insured to the proper coverage amounts.
  • Provides backup for other accounting functions.
  • Performs related duties as required or assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job qualifies.

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in accounting, finance, business administration, public administration, or a related field.
  • Two years of increasingly responsible accounting experience with an emphasis in general ledger, governmental or capital asset accounting.
  • Experience in a public sector agency is desirable.
  • Possession of a valid Georgia Class C driver’s license.