City of Ankeny Finance Department
 Ankeny, Iowa
Job Description

The City of Ankeny is accepting applications for the fulltime position of Accountant. This position will perform a variety of accounting and financial report functions within the Finance Department.

The starting salary range is $30.34 - $35.13/per hour, depending on experience, plus excellent benefits. Pre-employment drug screen and background check required.

Deadline to apply is Sunday, July 31, 2022 at 11:59 PM. Interested individuals should apply online and attach a resume and cover letter expressing interest and qualifications.

To advance in the hiring process, you must pass a civil service exam to be administered to all qualified applicants. Additional information will be emailed on Monday, August 1, 2022. Please check your email (and junk email) for testing information. Contact HR if you do not receive the testing information on 08/01/2022.


  • Prepares daily bank account reports and outstanding check reports; posts daily receipt activities to general ledger. Prepares monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports. Prepares State and Federal reports including sales tax reports, annual financial reports, road use tax reports, and grant drawdown requests. Prepares and issues vendor 1099s. Assists in the maintenance of the City’s financial accounting software. Prepares work papers for the City’s annual financial audit.
  • Assists with the development, implementation and maintenance of internal audit policies and procedures. Maintains schedules, reports, and bookkeeping system for the Polk County Aviation Authority.
  • Manages accounts receivable and unclaimed property processes.
  • Maintains central grant files and produces grant reports and schedules as necessary. Assists in the training of accounting staff as needed.
  • Serves as back-up for cash receipts and accounts payable clerks.


  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a four-year degree in accounting, finance or related field; and two years accounting experience.
  • Governmental accounting experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of governmental accounting, taxation, and revenue management; ability to compile information and to prepare reports; ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with co-workers and the public and to direct the work of others.
  • Ability to work independently to complete projects and tasks.


  • Shall be bondable.

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