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Accountant I

Recruitment #18-CI0530-01

Nature of Work

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.  

Minimum Qualifications

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.

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 Finance Department. Applicants will be screened and qualified based upon education and experience on their online application. Applicants are urged to fill in the online application 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, the supplemental questionnaire will be used 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

BENEFITS: Employees are offered a competitive benefits package which includes health, dental, and life insurance, paid annual and sick leave, paid holidays, and a retirement program.

DRUG TEST: Employment is conditional upon the potential employee passing a preemployment drug test. (The drug test may require the submission of a sample of hair, finger nails, and/or urine that will verify illegal drug use).

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Discrimination against any person in recruitment, examination, appointment, training, promotion, retention, discipline, or any other aspect of personnel administration because of political or religious opinions or affiliations or because of race, national origin, or any other non merit factors is prohibited. Discrimination on the basis of age, sex, or physical disability is prohibited except where specific age, sex, or physical requirements constitute a bona fide occupational qualification necessary to proper and efficient administration.

REQUEST FOR ACCOMMODATION: Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is the responsibility of the applicant with a disability to request accommodation which he/she requires in order to participate in the application or examination process. The Personnel Department reserves the right to require documentation of the need for accommodation under the ADA. In order to request accommodation in the application or testing process, contact the Personnel Director at (334) 625-2675.

I9: Prior to your employment, you will be required to provide to your employer documentation of your identity and employment eligibility in order to comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

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