Accountant

Accountant
Town of Dillon
 Dillon, Colorado
Job Description

Job Overview:

Provides a variety of routine and complex clerical, administrative and accounting work in the administration of the town government.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides customer service to citizens, guests, town staff, Mayor, and public officials.
  • Responsible for monthly bank reconciliation of all town checking/investment accounts.
  • Responsible for preparing monthly sales tax reports.
  • Administers short term lodging program including regulations, licensing, and enforcement.
  • Creates and files lodging tax returns.
  • Oversees Accounts Payable.
  • Oversees Accounts Receivable including collection of water and sewer, short term rental, business license, sales tax, and lodging tax payments.
  • Oversees utility billing.
  • Prepares SCTC and DURA budgets and monthly financials for each entity.
  • Assists Finance Manager with annual audit and budget.
  • Assists Finance Manager in assessing communication needs of the Town. Assists with selecting, financing, and purchasing telephone and computer systems.
  • Assists Administrative staff and cross trains within the department as necessary.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, and other departments, officials, and the public.
  • Keep relevant sections of Town website updated with accurate information.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Work Environment/Physical Activities:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work is performed in an indoor office environment with exposure to periods of high activity, frequent interruptions, periods of noise and high degree of public contact.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk, and hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Equipment Used:

  • Telephone switchboard, personal computer, MS Office word processing and spreadsheet software, accounting software, printer, 10-key calculator, fax machine, copy machine, postage machine, audio recorder, and motor vehicle.
  • Experience with Caselle, Smartsheet, Laserfiche and Xpress billpay a plus.

Supervision Exercised:

  • None.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related discipline required. Two or more years of experience as an accountant or bookkeeper. Works responsibly and independently; ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; and skills in operation of listed equipment. Working experience in local government a plus.

Selection Guidelines:

Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interview and reference check; job related tests may be required. The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

FLSA Status: Exempt.

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