City of Tucson


$23.31-$43.28 Hourly / $48,484.80-$90,022.40 Yearly
Salary Grade: 815

General Description

Using professional judgment performs a full range of city-wide accounting and reporting duties for all fund types including proprietary and fiduciary funds; maintains compliance with city, state and federal regulations (e.g. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Governmental Accounting Standards Board, OBM Circulars, Internal Revenue Service, State of Arizona, City of Tucson Charter/Code). The Senior Financial Accountant position is also required to be able to perform all essential functions of the Senior Accountant (Job Code 0832, Salary Grade 814).

Essential Functions

This is a senior position. It differs from other positions in the classification series by performing tasks at a proficient, accomplished level and handling the more difficult, complex or irregular tasks. Individuals in senior positions typically assist in setting priorities for work and are asked upon occasion to use judgment to solve unusual problems.

Performs a full range of city-wide accounting and reporting duties for all fund types including governmental, proprietary and fiduciary funds; maintains compliance with city, state and federal regulations.

Prepares annual financial statements, schedules and note disclosures for the City's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and Single Audit in compliance with city, state and federal regulations.

Identifies and records city-wide capital assets and reconcile transactions to the general ledger.

Maintains city-wide accounting records for long-term debt. Ensures compliance with city, state and federal regulations.

Prepares city-wide reports, reconcile transactions to the general ledger, maintain spreadsheets and analyze accounts and data.

Performs variance analysis and analyze city-wide trends to ensure the accuracy of financial data, as well as budget-to-actual variances.

Performs city-wide financial analysis by downloading data from the ERP system using existing reports or by designing new reports/queries, as well as participate in ERP system testing.

Acts as liaison to customer departments on city-wide accounting issues. Performs a full range of city-wide accounting and reporting duties, as well as communication with customer departments.

Provides technical assistance regarding compliance issues.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: Bachelor’s Degree

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 2 years finance or accounting experience with additional experience in accounting software and Microsoft Office products with special emphasis in Excel.

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements


Other Information

FLSA Status: Exempt

Occupational Group Code: 07

Occupation Group Description: Accounting and Fiscal

EEO Job Category Code: B

EEO Job Category Description: Professionals

Organizational Level: Senior

NCCI: 8810

Bargaining Unit: No Representation

Driving Requirements

The following information pertains to driving requirements for this classification with the City of Tucson. Under "Driving Level" None, Secondary or Primary, refers to the driving responsibility as it relates to the essential functions of the classification. License Type, is just that, the type of Arizona Driving License required for the classification. If the position requires a Commercial Drivers License (CDL), the endorsements will be listed under "Endorsements." Under Safety Sensitive a "Yes" means employees with this classification are subject to pre-employment and random drug testing. License Type A,B,C,D,or M may require the use of personal or City vehicles on City business. Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely, possess a valid license and have an acceptable driving record. Use of a personal vehicle for City business will be prohibited if the employee is not authorized to drive a City vehicle or if the employee does not have personal insurance coverage. Exceptions to classification driving requirement's may exist based on position.

Driving Level: Secondary

License Type: Valid and Unrestricted D - Driver

CDL Endorsements: None

Safety Sensitive: No

Job Description Disclaimer

This description is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of management to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The listing of duties and responsibilities shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty. They are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.

CLASS: 0815; EST: 7/28/2017 9:02:00 AM; REV: 7/28/2017 9:02:00 AM;