An intermediate level accountant, working under the guidance of management personnel, responsible for conducting important phases of the organization's accounting work. Application of accounting principles to organization business matters.
The following statements are illustrative of the duties and responsibilities of the job. The organization retains the right to modify or change the duties and responsibilities of the job at any time.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
- Supervises technician or administrative support work through direct guidance. May supervise, lead or direct the work of entry level Accountants.
- Receives intermittent supervision from management personnel.
- Reconciles cash receipts, accounts receivables, monthly bank statements, reviews balance sheet activity, and prepares adjusting journal entries as necessary.
- Input financial, inventory or other related information into computer system; prepares reports from computer data.
- Prepares memorandums, letters and reports conveying internal department communication or external client information.
- Tracking and reporting for projects and programs; prepare project/program financial reports; maintain and reconcile project/program cost reports; assist project/program managers with financial information; attend to project/program manager's queries regarding project/program reports/budgets.
- Audit and process payment for various contracts and miscellaneous expenses.
- Monitor and report on the status of state and federal grants; review and audit grant contracts, amendments, and other documents to ensure grant compliance.
- Conducts individual petty cash audits on annual basis, documenting errors and discrepancies and takes additional measures for monitoring use of funds if necessary.
- Audits contracts, purchase orders, vouchers, and invoices for validity and proper recording in the general ledger and sub ledgers.
- Provide financial reports for department(s), state and federal agencies and other users by compiling and verifying, information related to grant agreements, budgets, general ledger account balances, revenues and expenditures as appropriate, to include reconciling accounting information between various financial systems.
- Maintain accounting files by reviewing and analyzing a variety of accounting transactions for accuracy and propriety and by preparing adjusting journal entries as required. Balances related expense and liability accounts.
- Prepare and analyzes a variety of month end, quarterly and yearly financial reports of a complex nature.
- Coordinates and conducts the annual physical inventory of Department equipment and fixed assets and verifies data submitted.
- Conducts various audits to verify policy compliance is maintained.
- Assists auditors in annual audit, including retrieving and preparing supporting documentation or responding to questions.
- Assist in the preparation of year-end financial statements by reviewing, reconciling, compiling and evaluating accounting records and preparing year-end audit work papers for individual funds.
- Conduct internal reviews of existing accounting systems; prepare financial reports.
- Assist in the preparation of the operating budget for all grants; prepare formal budget close-outs for grant reporting.
- Analyzes financial information detailing assets, liabilities, fund balance, revenues, and expenditures, and prepares governmental financial statements and other reports to summarize historical and projected financial position.
- Serve as the primary contact for all financial transactions (including grants and projects/programs), assist staff with obtaining financial information, reporting, and monitoring financial activity.
- Train users on how to navigate the financial system and train them to interpret financial data.
- Maintain all grant & contract-related records; monitor compliance with grant terms, regulations & coordinate submission of all reports; post award operations; monitors revenues & expenditures, ensuring data is recorded in the financial accounting system; tracks expenditures on grants and submits grant reimbursement requests.
- Review the effectiveness of the County's systems of internal accounting and operating controls.
- Conduct internal control evaluations for various County processes (e.g., cash collection) and prepare written reports based on the findings.
- Make recommendations for improving efficiencies for various financial processes.
- Evaluate internal polices and procedures against best practices for internal control.
- Automated financial management systems.
- Modern office methods, practices, procedures and equipment.
- Application of generally accepted accounting principles and procedures to a variety of accounting audits, transactions and problems.
- Governmental accounting principles and practices.
- Governmental accounting Standards Board
- Federal and State tax regulations.
- Financial research and report preparation methods and techniques.
- Prepare a variety of routine financial statements, reports and analyses.
- Apply accounting principles to the maintenance of financial and accounting transactions and audit of financial records.
- Apply Federal, State and local laws and regulations to accounting and auditing work.
- Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally in writing.
- Examine and verify a wide variety of financial documents and reports.
- Conduct audits of financial systems.
- Prepare a variety of complex financial statements, reports and analyses.
- Bachelor's degree in Accounting.
- 3-6 years relevant experience.