The Accountant I performs entry-level professional accounting work involving the review of source documents used for accounting, the maintenance of ledgers, registers, or other records of initial entry, the maintenance of control accounts, and the preparation of periodic and special financial reports. Responsibilities include obtaining financial data and information, processing financial documents and related information, evaluating financial data and information, preparing financial documentation, and providing consultation and expert advice to management, employees or other groups. These responsibilities are performed either in the central accounting office or in departmental offices having separate accounting assignments. An accountant performs technical work in the maintenance of fiscal records applying professional accounting principles and methods.
Graduation from a four year college or university with a degree in accounting and one year of accounting or auditing experience in the public or private sector. A governmental accounting course may be substituted for the one year of experience.
NOTE: Qualifying education, training and experience that provide
the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job will be