Accountant (Fiscal Analyst)

Accountant (Fiscal Analyst)
City of Longview
 Longview, Washington
Job Description

Longview, Washington (pop. 38,440) is located in Southwest Washington along the scenic Columbia River Basin 50 miles north of Portland, Oregon and 145 miles south of Seattle. Longview is a comfortable and affordable community with close proximity to larger city amenities as well as abundant outdoor recreational activities in the Cascade Mountains, Pacific beaches, and numerous rivers and lakes.

The City provides a comprehensive benefits package that is predominantly employer paid for full family coverage, which includes medical or VEBA account, dental, vision, long-term disability, and basic life insurance. The City offers a generous paid leave program including paid vacation, holidays, and sick leave, and the ability to participate in a tax-deferred 457 retirement savings plan, Washington State PERS, short term disability, Flex 125 spending account, and supplemental life. The City also operates on a 4 day work week, to allow for a meaningful work/life balance.

The Accountant position performs professional level accounting, auditing, and financial reporting activities in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles as prescribed by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board, the Government Finance Officers Association, and other authoritative standards setting bodies as well as prevalent industry practices. As part of the Finance Department, this position is key in supporting management toward achieving departmental goals and objectives.