Accountant II

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

WHAT SUCCESS LOOKS LIKE IN THIS JOB:

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

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES FOR SUCCESS:

  • 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.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR SUCCESS:

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.

MORE QUALIFICATIONS FOR SUCCESS:

Experience:

  • 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.
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