Senior Accountant

Senior Accountant
City of Memphis Housing and Community Development Department
 Memphis, Tennessee
Job Description

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Works under the direction of the Senior Budget/Accounting Manager. Compiles, analyzes, and prepares financial information for proper general ledger accounts and sub-systems entries. Reviews departmental documents for accuracy and sufficiency of funds. Updates and verifies posting transactions to the general ledger and other systems. Performs ad-hoc financial analysis in response to requests or to provide support to various programs. Reviews invoices and provides account codes, when appropriate, for proper federal project accounting. Enters transactions to the accounting system, and provides financial information, and reports using an automated accounting system. Makes adjusting and closing entries. Prepares accurate and timely financial reports on grants for internal management purposes. Reconciles general ledger account balances, and records month-end, and year-end transactions. Manages special projects as assigned and completes projects of various levels of complexity. Aids in the preparation of the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) and Single Audit Report (SAR) when assigned. Prepares audit work papers for annual or special audits for assigned area(s). Assists external auditors with the annual audit as required. Stays abreast of and maintains a professional knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles. Complies with federal regulations and keeps abreast of the latest changes. Research current and new accounting standards and may summarize the results for presentation to management. Maintains financial security by following established internal accounting controls. Interprets city policy/procedures for external customers and auditors.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or closely related field and six (6) years’ experience in Accounting or Finance; or any combination of experience and training which enables one to perform the essential job functions. Must obtain CMFO certification within 24 months of date of hire and maintain as a condition of continued employment. Working experience in advanced application of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) required. Working experience using Microsoft Office applications is highly preferred. CPA or MBA preferred. Governmental, non-profit accounting and Oracle Financial experience preferred.