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Accountant #2301-221000-01

Accounts Payable

Date Opened
Wednesday, January 11, 2023 8:00 AM
Close Date
Wednesday, January 25, 2023 8:00 PM
  • $58,265 to $61,178 Commensurate with experience
Employment Type
  • Full Time


The City of Charlotte is the largest municipality in North Carolina and the 17th largest city in the United States, with a total population of more than 872,498 citizens. A major commerce center, Charlotte hosts several of the nation’s largest banks and technology companies.

Also known as the Queen City, Charlotte is home to the Carolina Panthers, the Charlotte Hornets and the NASCAR Hall of Fame. We work hard to ensure that the community will be a winning city for everyone – a truly remarkable place to live, work, learn and play. Join us in helping to keep our City thriving, ensuring upward mobility and advancement in the workplace.

The Finance Department partners with customers to achieve their service goals through sound management of finances. Finance provides strategic financial planning, accounting, and reporting services to the city, processes citywide accounts payable and accounts receivables, manages the investment of city funds and issuance of debt instruments, and provides risk control and prevention for the city. 



Accounts Payable Accountants serve within the Financial Services Division of the City of Charlotte and report to the Assistant Financial Services Manager. The Accounts Payable Accountant is responsible for performing a broad range of duties to achieve the expected results for various forms of payment processes and procedures.  

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for processing invoices into the city ERP system Munis in a variety of ways, including invoice entry, invoice import and by any other means deemed necessary to process invoices for payment 
  • Reviews, approves, and posts construction contracts, change orders for contracts and payments for contracts, while managing retainage as designated by the project manager
  • Reviews lease contracts and provides future obligations report to Financial Reporting for Annual report
  • Performs all duties of Accounting Specialist Sr. as needed

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • In-depth knowledge of the city’s payment procedures and processes 
  • In-depth knowledge of the Munis financial system
  • Ability to perform system testing
  • Advanced Excel skills (including development and use of macros)
  • Ability to review invoices and understand special requirements, such as sales tax calculation, 1099 reporting
  • Excellent customer service skills dealing with internal and external customers
  • Ability to work in a team environment as well as independently
  • Willing to provide coverage for team members as needed
  • Candidate must possess strong analytical and mathematical skills along with basic knowledge of accounting principles
  • Must be detail-oriented
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Demonstrate excellent decision-making skills
  • Must be able to understand and follow policies and procedures
  • Excellent ten-key and computer keyboard skills are necessary
  • Must be team-oriented but also can work independently
  • Able to set goals and manage priorities

Preferred Qualification

  • Three or more years of experience working with an automated workflow process
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word & Excel) skills including recording and fixing macros, entering different types of functions in Excel, and using mail merge and other functions in Word  
  • Prior experience working in a remote setting and flexibility to work in and out of an office setting to meet business needs.

Minimum Qualifications

Associate’s Degree and three years relevant experience.


Bachelor’s Degree and one year relevant experience.

Conditions of Employment

The City’s Background Check Policy requires background checks to be conducted on final internal or external candidate(s) applying for any position with the City of Charlotte. The type of information that will be collected as part of a background check includes, but is not limited to: reference checks, social security verification, education verification, criminal conviction record check, and, if applicable, a credit history check, sex offender registry and motor vehicle records check.

Background checks must be in compliance with all federal and state statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The checks must be consistent with the guidelines set forth by these laws requiring organizations to obtain a candidate’s written authorization before obtaining a criminal background report, motor vehicle records check or credit report; and to properly store and dispose of information derived from such reports.

Final candidates must pass a pre-employment drug-screening test and physical examination. During the selection process, candidates may be asked to take a skills test, and/or participate in other assessments.

The City of Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How To Apply

Apply online.

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job.

The City of Charlotte requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment for any new City of Charlotte employees. The City is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such, will consider reasonable accommodations as required by law.

Anyone seeking an accommodation to apply for a job may call (704) 336-2285 for assistance or you may email questions to


The City of Charlotte provides a comprehensive benefits package to all employees.

Click here to learn more about the City of Charlotte’s benefits.

The City of Charlotte is a drug and alcohol-free workplace.

In Conclusion

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