Senior Accountant

Senior Accountant
City of Hurst Fiscal Services Department
 Hurst, Texas
Job Description

Position Summary

Under supervision of the Managing Director of Finance, this position is primarily involved in the general accounting, debt management and treasury functions of the department and has knowledge of the principles of governmental accounting, auditing and financial reporting.

The Senior Accountant manages the following activities: accounting, treasury, grant tracking, internal/external audit, and debt financing. The Senior Accountant is also responsible for overseeing financial reporting compliance with Federal, State and Local regulations, including appropriate application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and implementation of Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) pronouncements.

Essential Job Functions:

  1. MAINTAIN a documented system of financial policies, procedures and internal controls.
  2. OVERSEE general maintenance and update of the chart of accounts and financial systems.
  3. PARTICIPATE in the posting, balancing, and reconciliation of general ledger to subsidiary systems or ledgers (e.g., credit card payments, municipal court, utility billing, fixed assets, etc.).
  4. APPROVE all journal entries and reclassification entries.
  5. COORDINATE and PARTICIPATE in internal audit activity and the year-end audit process and preparation of the City’s Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR).
  6. ENSURE that required debt payments are made and that all debt-related legal requirements are met with the assistance of the City’s professional financial advisor.
  7. MANAGE banking and other financial community relations including oversight of depository contracts, securing an appropriate level of investment collateral, coordinating cash or wire transfers to and from depositories, and performing reconciliations in a timely manner.
  8. MANAGE investment activity including maintenance of the City’s Investment Policy, determining cash flow needs, investing idle funds in accordance with state law and policy, and preparing required investment reports.
  9. RECEIVE tax distribution information from Tarrant County and prepare associated journal entries and reports.
  10. MANAGE sales tax receipts and payments.
  11. PERFORM analysis and prepare reports for the purposes of budget preparation, completion of the annual audit, and completion of special projects.
  12. PREPARE assigned monthly investment and financial reports.
  13. COMPLETE other duties as assigned.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  1. Ability to work as a positive team member and in accordance with the City’s Code of Ideals.
  2. Skills in effective oral and written communication to prepare concise and clear presentations and reports.
  3. Skills in effective interaction with City Staff, City Council, Boards & Commissions, and the public.
  4. Knowledge of governmental accounting, budgeting, auditing, financial reporting, treasury, and debt management.
  5. Intermediate to advanced-level skills in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Access, and Power Point.
  6. Ability to work with advanced-level financial or accounting software (e.g., Oracle Financials).
  7. Ability to schedule work for maximum efficiency and the ability to maintain accurate records with attention to detail.
  8. Ability to sit for extended periods of time and operate standard office equipment, such as computer keyboard, printer, telephone, calculator, copier and fax machine.

Minimum Education, Certification, and Experience Requirements:

Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field from an accredited college or university with 5+ years of related experience, preferably with a municipality, or any equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. CPA, CGFO or master’s degree preferred. Ongoing Public Funds Investment Act training is required for this position.

Applications accepted until the position is filled.

City of Hurst is an Equal Opportunity Employer.