The purpose of this classification, under administrative direction, is evaluating, reconciling, and problem solving regarding accounting and internal audit processes. Employees in this classification perform complex accounting, budget review, grants, fixed assets, and internal audit work. The position is responsible for preparing journal entries, preparing fund financial statements, notes and annual financial report preparation, complex bank/cash reconciliations, and related accounting reports. Performs other duties as required.
Education, Training & Experience - Bachelor’s degree in Accounting; supplemented by at least three (3) years previous experience involving accounting functions. Experience with government accounting, annual financial report preparation, complex financial analysis, fixed assets, bank/cash reconciliations and grant accounting preferred.
The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
- Prepares various reports, surveys, financial statements, and requisitions.
- Formulates and recommends accounting policies.
- Assists in planning and conducting various financial and operational audits.
- Reconciles and maintains a variety of funds and accounts.
- Coordinates and reviews Federal, State and Local grants; prepares grant schedules.
- Assists in the performance of yearly internal audit examinations.
- Prepares business plans and feasibility reports for municipal programs.
- Prepares adjusting and closing entries.
- Monitors various financial activities.
- Prepares financial presentations utilizing Microsoft PowerPoint and Visio programs.
- Prepares flowcharts of various fiscal and operational processes utilizing Microsoft Visio or other flowcharting software applications.
- Trains accounting personnel in the use of system and manual operations.
- Reviews, analyzes and makes recommendations related to budget requests of departments, as assigned.
- Assists with the preparation of the annual operating budget and capital improvement program budgets.
- Serves as fiscal liaison to City departments as assigned and assists the departments in analyzing anticipated revenues, expenditures and other relevant data to ensure the development of a balanced budget.
- Uses standard research techniques or devises appropriate techniques to assist with the solution of management problems and with the implementation of new programs and policies.
- Coordinates and prepares presentation materials and budget documents for the annual City budget.
- Performs special analysis and prepares reports on a wide variety of fiscal and management activities as directed.
- Assigns capital project numbers as needed during the fiscal year and establishes new capital project numbers prior to the import of the Commission approved budget on 10/1 of each year.
- Provides technical assistance in establishing department performance objectives and performance measures.
- Reviews and facilitates processing of budget transfers and assists in the preparation of budget amendments.
- Assists with the annual audit as directed.
- Updates and writes procedures.
- Performs other related duties as required.