Lewis and Clark County
 Helena, Montana
Job Description

The Accounting Division under the Treasurer/Clerk and Recorder Office is hiring an Accountant.

Under general supervision of the Accounting Manager, this position performs accounting and financial duties for the County Treasurer’s Office and Finance Department.

Applications for this position are accepted online only through our career portal

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists in all aspects of recording and reporting financial transactions, including cash receipts and coding, posting, balancing, and reconciling the general ledger, subsidiary accounts, grant funds and cash accounts;
  • Performs daily bank account management; initiates electronic deposits, transfers, and payments; assigns coding for numerous transactions;
  • Prepares adjusting journal entries and reviews for cash balancing and coding errors;
  • Assists with reviews and evaluations of existing County internal control practices;
  • Assists departments with creation and adherence of internal control policies and procedures as needed;
  • Assists other County departments and outside agencies in performing and reconciling general ledger transactions, banking, cash transactions, and other complex financial matters;
  • Assists in the preparation of the County’s Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR) and annual financial reports required for outside agencies, including fire districts and school districts;
  • Assists in preparation of annual compliance reports required for federal and state reporting;
  • Compiles and researches financial data for reports including standards issued by the Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB);
  • Assists with requirements for federal and state grant administration and works with other departments on ensuring accuracy of reports;
  • Conducts annual physical inventory of County assets, maintains and reconciles asset management system and prepares asset financial statements for the ACFR, prepares asset disposal resolution and maintains list of assets being disposed of;
  • Prepares certain schedules for the ACFR which may include the Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards (SEFA) and associated footnotes, Statistical Section, and schedules and footnotes related to fixed assets;
  • Performs other administrative and financial duties to support the Treasurer’s/Clerk and Recorder’s Office and Finance Department when needed;
  • Acts as backup for Accounting Division staff and Accounting Manager when required.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties or responsibilities required for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and tasks may change with or without notice.

Examples of Knowledge:

  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP);
  • Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) requirements;
  • Federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to accountability of funds;
  • Lewis and Clark County and department policies and procedures;
  • Financial and accounting principles and practices;
  • Administrative and clerical procedures and systems;
  • Internal control processes and procedures.

Examples of Skills and Abilities:

  • Use common office equipment, computers, and computer systems;
  • Learn software programs and apply to existing systems;
  • Complete duties and responsibilities in a dependable manner;
  • Perform and direct others in accounting and financial work requiring independent judgment;
  • Use math concepts to find and solve problems;
  • Interpret and understand laws, regulations, policies;
  • Communicate positively and effectively verbally and in writing ;
  • Respond positively and promptly to co-workers and internal and external customers;
  • Use procedures, processes, and equipment in place to prevent workplace injuries to self and others;
  • Works cooperatively with others to carry out the mission of the office and responsibilities of the position;
  • Prepare reports according to prescribed standards;
  • Establish priorities and manage multiple projects at a time;
  • Understand and follow oral and/or written policies, procedures, and instructions;
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with supervisors, staff, vendors, community, state and federal agency representatives.

Disclaimer: Equal Opportunity Employer