WORKING FOR THE CITY OF MCKINNEY Working for the City of McKinney is more than a job. It is an opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others. It is also an opportunity to have a hand in the development of one of the fastest growing communities in the nation. In 2014, our community was named “The #1 Best Place to Live in America.” Although proud of that honor, everyone on our team is committed to making McKinney an even better place to live, work and raise a family. That's why we exist.
OUR CORE VALUES City of McKinney employees work hard and at a very fast pace. However, we also look after and support one another. All of us are guided by four employee-generated values – Respect, Integrity, Service, and Excellence (RISE). We are also supported by servant-based leaders who foster and support a healthy, family-oriented culture. All new employees are expected to embrace and live by our core values and commit to helping us sustain our exceptional work environment.
SUMMARY OF POSITION As a key member of the Financial Services team, this position reports to the Senior Accountant of Revenues and Receivables. The Accountant performs governmental accounting, auditing, and financial reporting in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) as it relates to municipal finance. This position is also a resource for the compilation of financial reports, budget, data analysis, forecasting and special projects with a concentration in revenues and receivables.
Essential Functions/Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities GENERAL EXPECTATIONS FOR ALL EMPLOYEES In order for us to continue to achieve our primary function of making McKinney a better place to live, work, and raise a family, we hold these expectations for all employees.
Learn and demonstrate an understanding of how team, department, and City goals are interconnected. Contribute to a positive work culture. Ability to assess his/her work performance or the work performance of the team. Contribute to the development of others and/or the working unit or overall organization. Ability and willingness to work as part of a team, to demonstrate team skills, and to perform a fair share of team responsibilities. Ability to continuously learn and develop through a mix of internal and external training opportunities, and if applicable, encourage subordinates to do the same.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Basic Responsibilities Provides support to the Financial Services Division with a concentration in accounting. Prepares accurate journal entries with adequate documentation. Performs analysis of accounts including reconciliations to subsidiary ledgers. Provides timely and accurate analysis and reports. Assists departments with general ledger inquiries and accounting questions. Assists in the preparation and compilation of audit schedules and year end activities. Assists in the preparation of the annual budget, audit, CAFR, and other financial documents. Reviews contracts for completeness and conformance with established accounting procedures. Participates in special projects at the request of management. Complies with City policies and procedures to include work schedule and attendance policies.
Specific Responsibilities Records, tracks, and analyzes citywide revenues including property tax, sales tax, grants, and other revenue sources. Reconciles daily cash, revenues, and receivables by fund and account from subsidiary ledgers. Assists with accounting integration to subsidiary ledgers in various software applications. Maintains grant project accounting and prepares quarterly/annual grant reports. Processes miscellaneous billings in the City's accounts receivable system. Assists with the preparation and update of the City's revenue manual. Tracks unearned and deferred revenues, receivables, and other balance sheet activity. Assists with fixed assets, inventory, and internal audits.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND BEHAVIORS Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, budget manuals and financial reporting. Skill to utilize a variety of data sources to include general ledger systems, CAFRs, monthly financial reports, Internet sites, or other sources as needed. Skill to analyze/interpret data and information while recognizing interactive effects and relationships. Skill to reconcile accounts and develop approaches/techniques to problem resolution. Intermediate Microsoft Excel skills including the ability to calculate and tabulate data. Mathematical skills that produce reliable calculations. High level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and results-orientation. Ability to speak and deal tactfully with others and exhibit a willingness to share information. Ability to exercise sound judgment, decisiveness, and creativity in various situations. Ability to identify and implement process improvements. Ability to effectively assess proposals and contracts. Ability to demonstrate a collaborative and flexible style, especially during times of change. Effective communicator with strong oral and written skills. Ability to work under time pressures and problem solve. Skill in the operation of standard office equipment. Required Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or a related field. Successful candidates should possess three (3) years of professional accounting or financial experience. Must be able to pass a background check and drug screen.
CPA certification and/or governmental experience preferred.
Any work related experience resulting in suitable proficiency levels is an acceptable substitute for the above specified education requirements.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Must pass a drug screen and background check.
Must have a valid Texas driver's license. Physical Demands/Supplemental PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Tasks involve the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (5-10 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or work station. Some tasks require visual and sound perception and discrimination and oral communications ability.
There is limited exposure to environmental conditions.
The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed as of the date of preparation and approval. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the position. Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by management. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and all requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.