Accounting Specialist

Open only to City of Montgomery Community Development Employees

Recruitment #18-CI0529-01

Nature of Work

 The fundamental reason that this position exists is to assist the comptroller in the day-to-day operations of the accounting functions in the city’s accounting division. The accounting functions include accounts payable, fund accounting, contract management, year-end audits, and grants accounting. Work functions include supervising two or more employees; analyzing, reconciling and approving accounting data and transactions; preparing statutory, regulatory, pre-closing and post-closing reports, month and year end, trial balance, detail budget, revenue, project expenditure, encumbrance, and other financial and/or accounting reports; managing contract accounts; managing grant accounts, responding to inquiries for solutions of difficult accounting problems or for information or interpretation; and performing basic accounting duties in the absence of subordinates or during peak times.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree with major course work in accounting and four years of governmental or fund accounting experience. Experience with grants, encumbrances and accounts payable is preferred. Note: Preference may be given to candidates who possess a CPA (Certified Public Accountant) certification.

Kind of Examination

Applications are being accepted to fill one (1) vacancy and any vacancies that may occur during the life of the register. The current vacancy is with the City of Montgomery Community Development department.  Applicants will be screened and qualified based on the education and experience on the application and attached supplemental questionnaire. For this reason, applicants are urged to fill in the application form and supplemental questionnaire completely providing detailed information concerning the kinds of jobs they have held, the dates they held them, where and exactly what their duties were.  If more than five qualified applications are received, a selection procedure will be administered to rank applicants.  Tied scores will not be broken (in accordance with Personnel Rules and Regulations, Rule VII, Section 3). If there are five or less qualified applicants, they will be considered equally qualified and placed on the register in alphabetical order.

Complete an online application by visiting Montgomery City-County Personnel's Online Employment Center. Paper applications are no longer accepted. Completed applications will be accepted online until 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. If there is no closing date, the announcement may be closed at any time without prior notice.

Additional Information

This position is open only to City of Montgomery Community Development employees who have completed their probationary period and meet the minimum qualifications.

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