Accounting Specialist I or II

Accounting Specialist I or II
City of Wyoming Finance Department
 Wyoming, Michigan
Job Description

The Finance Department is a fun, hard-working department with a service-oriented commitment to the residents of Wyoming and to City employees. The work environment is fast paced with opportunities to learn and grow. The ideal candidate is passionate about public service and accounting, is able to think critically, has an eye for detail, takes initiative to complete special projects, has a degree in accounting or related coursework in the accounting field, and preferably has experience with governmental accounting and payroll.

The Accounting Specialist II position is a technical and professional position responsible for performing a variety of general and complex accounting work. The position is primarily responsible for a complex payroll; including 5 different bargaining units and contract positions made up of full-time, part-time, variable, seasonal employees, and retirees. Additional areas of responsibility may include contract interpretation, benefit administration, general ledger, and financial and cash reporting.

This position is more than processing. Work involves the use of reasoned judgment, specialized knowledge of generally accepted accounting procedure, and collaboration. If you are selected, you will speak with everyone from the new employees to retirees, so being able to share knowledge and expertise that is easily understandable is a must.

Candidates with lesser qualifications and experience are strongly encouraged to apply and may be hired into the Accounting Specialist I.

A Monday - Thursday first shift work week, this position includes a generous benefit package including an employer-paid defined contribution plan (8%) and post-employment health plan (4%), a comprehensive health insurance plan, dental and vision insurance plans, life insurance, paid vacation and sick time and paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, longevity pay, and free access to an employee assistance program.

Wyoming is a vibrant, diverse community covering 25 square miles on the southwest side of Grand Rapids. The region boasts award-winning cultural and family activities such as a presidential museum, art and children's museums, symphony, ballet, and theater, the John Ball Zoo, an AHL hockey team and High-A baseball team, farmers markets, breweries, restaurants, shopping, parks, hiking and biking trails, beaches, and camping. Only a short drive to the shores of Lake Michigan, outdoor recreational opportunities abound. Consider joining the hard working, fun, and supportive environment at the City of Wyoming! We're looking for you!

Should an applicant need any disability related accommodations or other consideration in the application process, please notify our human resources department upon submittal of application by email at

This position will remain open until filled.