$42.35-$51.48 Hourly / $7,341.00-$8,922.00 Monthly / $88,088.00-$107,068.00 Yearly
According to Civil Service Commission Rule 109, the duties specified below are representative of the range of duties assigned to this job code/class and are not intended to be an inclusive list.
1. Performs complex accounting functions in connection with budget preparation, purchasing activities, payroll analysis and grants management.
2. Processes and pre-audits accounting documents and transactions in conformance with established procedures and controls.
3. Reviews, prepares, reconciles and supervises the preparation of complex financial reports.
4. Reviews, reconciles and audits accounting records of receipts, disbursements and encumbrances to ensure fiscal accuracy and control.
5. May supervise subordinate staff by delegating, planning, directing and assigning accounting work. Includes training, coaching, and evaluating staff performance.
6. Performs fiscal year-end closing activities.
7. Analyzes, recommends new or updated fiscal policies, procedures and internal controls and re-aligns business practices to improve operations.
8. Maintains current knowledge of applicable ordinances, rules, regulations, policies and standards.
9. Presents and explains reports to financial and non-financial managers, co-workers, and clients.
10. May coordinate, define, develop and maintain financial data extracts, reports and interfaces.
11. Participates in the identification of functional processing and reporting requirements, end-users testing and documentation, implementation support for financial processing and reporting systems.
12. Participates in the identification, creation and maintenance of accounting codes and structures to ensure accurate recording, reporting and control in financial systems.
13. Performs special projects and other duties as assigned.
Knowledge of: Comprehensive Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and principles of internal control; comprehensive knowledge in terminology and procedures involved in performing complex governmental accounting functions.
Ability to: supervise accounting and auditing staff; ability to organize tasks/projects by planning, directing, and assigning the work programs, assist in training and coaching subordinates including developing staff capabilities and professional growth, and monitoring and evaluating staff performance; analyze and interpret various fiscal and/or accounting data and reports; to determine compliance with policies and procedures set forth by the City, other agencies and other existing legal requirements; and ability to make appropriate decisions based on information; communicate orally, clearly, courteously and effectively to other professionals, management and the public Including the ability to produce and present concise financial information to a variety of audiences; communicate clearly and effectively in writing, demonstrate this ability by rendering technical details and reports in a form readily understandable to management and other non-technical professional staff.
Skill in: use of personal computers refers to advance skills using personal computers including, but not limited to computer software such as Microsoft Excel and Word; use of large complex, multi-departmental financial systems, and demonstrate the knowledge required to interpret resulting financial and accounting reports, summaries and budgets; relating and working well with others, respond tactfully, professionally and courteously.
These minimum qualifications establish the education, training, experience, special skills and/or license(s) which are required for employment in the classification. Please note, additional qualifications (i.e., special conditions) may apply to a particular position and will be stated on the exam/job announcement.
Education and Experience:
Four (4) years of professional accounting which includes analysis or problem solving. Experience must include: Working with an automated financial system, (preferably a government system) performing difficult and responsible accounting, as well as preparing financial records and reports. OR
A Master's degree in accounting, business administration, computer information systems, public policy, or a closely related field may be substituted for one year of work experience.
Amended: 3/18/2008; 10/20/2009; 5/31/2012; 10/09/2013