Enterprise Funds Accountant II- Central Finance Office

Enterprise Funds Accountant II- Central Finance Office
Jefferson Parish Government Accounting Department
 Gretna, Louisiana
Job Description

The Enterprise Funds Accountant supervises the Fixed Asset Accountant and performs accounting functions related to the Jefferson Parish Enterprise Funds (Water, Sewer, and Hospital Districts).

Essential functions:

  • Provides training, supervision, and guidance to accounting personnel in performing tasks specific to Enterprise Funds and Internal Service Funds.
  • Assists with Audits and reviews various items for accuracy, ensures such as budget details, billing/vendor invoices, Purchase Orders, petty cash reimbursement requests, data analyses, review of Ordinances and Resolutions, Consolidated Water District State Sales Tax return, and fund bank reconciliations, creation of worksheets, Travel Authorization, maintenance of Internal Service Allocation Schedules, Cost Distribution Journal Entries, etc.
  • Reconciles and/or balances various accounts or items i.e., bank statements, liability accounts, petty cash accounts and receivable balances. Receives and analyzes various types of statements, contracts and agreements, such as audit reports, budgets, grantee reports, fixed asset additions, and line item transfers.
  • Prepares various documentation i.e., financial reports, statements, line item transfers, financial summaries, spreadsheets, graphs, audit work papers, grantee reports, status reports, budget schedules, cash reports, journal entries.
  • Performs research, analysis and follows up on various items such as out of balance conditions, journal entry inconsistencies, account discrepancies.
  • Communicates and works collaboratively with various entities including other departments, financial institutions, vendors, and auditors.
  • Maintains accurate and complete indexes, hard copy and computer files of work processed and accountable for; ensures same for personnel under charge in accordance with records retention policies.
  • Works collaboratively with external auditors and other agencies to provide financial data as required.
  • Assists other department personnel in the preparation and completion of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.
  • Maintains current knowledge of and ensures compliance with approved policies and procedures, generally accepted accounting principles, and applicable regulatory standards. Evaluates performance of one subordinate Accountant staff, and makes recommendations of job performance rating.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must meet one of the following requirements:

  1. Current employment with Jefferson Parish and permanent civil service status in the classification of Accountant III or Accountant I-Central Finance Office; supplemented by at least one (1) year of experience in that capacity.
  2. Possession of a Bachelor's degree in Accounting from an accredited college; supplemented by at least two (2) years of full-time, paid work experience performing professional* accounting duties.
  3. Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college with at least eighteen (18) semester hours of Accounting coursework; supplemented by at least three (3) years of full-time, paid work experience performing professional* accounting duties. (Proof of education is required in the form of a college transcript.)
  4. Possession of Master’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Public Administration, or a related field from an accredited college with at least eighteen (18) semester hours of Accounting coursework; supplemented by at least one (1) year of full-time, paid work experience performing professional* accounting duties. (Proof of education is required in the form of a college transcript.)
  5. Possession of Master’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Public Administration, or a related field from an accredited college with at least thirty (30) semester hours of Accounting coursework. (Proof of education is required in the form of a college transcript.)

PREFERRED:

Applicants possessing a CPA designation or with eligibility to sit for the CPA exam will be given very strong preference.

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