Accountant II

Accountant II
Adams County Government Finance Department
 Brighton, Colorado
Job Description


We are seeking an experienced candidate with governmental accounting experience to perform accounting duties in the finance department.


  • Perform monthly journal entries, reconciliations of balance sheet accounts, and month-end closing process.
  • Compile and analyze financial data.
  • Determine adequacy, analyze, and improve accounting processes and systems.
  • Review accounts receivable and accounts payable voucher batches for accuracy.
  • Complete monthly general ledger review and analysis.
  • Contribute to the year-end general ledger closing process, preparation for the County's annual audit, and preparation of the County's Comprehensive
  • Annual Financial Report (CAFR).
  • Maintain certain grant-related records to assist County departments and prepare the annual schedule of expenditures of federal awards.
  • Provide support to accounting department staff and grant analysts.
  • Maintain capital assets in the related system module.
  • Learn, interpret, and implement generally accepted accounting standards (GAAP) and any new governmental accounting standards board statements (GASB).
  • Manage and complete assigned accounting-related projects.
  • Run reports for department(s) on a monthly basis.
  • Perform annual inventory count at the County's golf course and fleet buildings.
  • Coordinate and conduct annual physical asset review at County buildings.
  • Serve as a contact for County departments for any accounting-related questions.
  • Perform other accounting and related duties and responsibilities as required.
  • Attend accounting and grant related training throughout the year.


Knowledge of:

  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Basic Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) Statements.
  • Essential parts of Title 2 U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.
  • Automated financial systems.
  • Experience in preparation of the comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR).

Skill to:

  • Prepare a variety of financial statements, reports, and analysis.
  • Maintain automated financial systems.
  • Oracle/JD Edwards financial systems (preferred).
  • Prepare the comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR).
  • Manage accounting projects and complete them on a timely basis.
  • Research complex financial and accounting transactions.
  • Use a computer including Microsoft Office products and accounting systems.

Ability to:

  • Learn, research, and apply accounting principles to a variety of complex accounting transactions.
  • Learn, research, and apply federal, state, and local laws and regulations to the County's processes.
  • Prepare, review, and analyze financial reports, including the County's CAFR.
  • Communicate professionally; communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.
  • Establish, maintain, and foster professional, positive, and harmonious working relationships with elected officials, peers, third-party vendors and entities, customers, citizens of the County, and all those contacted within the course of work.
  • Work outside of scheduled hours during busy periods, such as year-end closing / CAFR preparation periods.



  • Two (2) to Five (5) years of governmental accounting experience is a requirement.

Education and Training:

  • Bachelor's Degree in accounting from an accredited college or university.

License or Certificate:

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred.

    Background Check: Must pass a criminal background check.