Job Status: 
Closed - no longer accepting applications

Class Title: Accountant
Department: Finance
Grade Number:   PM-1
Salary: $17.19 Hourly (Entry Level)
Performs technical accounting work in maintaining the fiscal records and systems of the City.
Works under the general supervision of the Assistant Finance Director.
  • Review A/R cash receipts & prepare weekly bank deposits
  • Review daily utility/court reports
  • Maintain credit card transactions and spreadsheets for various departments, as well as reconciliation of g/l account.
  • Monitor & maintain fuel system by keeping accurate records of employees, vehicles, and usage. Prepare monthly journal entries and year end diesel reporting 
  • Prepare monthly payment approvals and spreadsheets for various invoices
  • Record monthly journal entries and cash deposits into the g/l as provided by the Assistant Finance Director
  • Monitor all capital and grant spending by working with departments to ensure proper procedures are followed. Issue purchase orders for expenditures, as well as follow-up on both the purchase and closing of invoice. Additional issuance of purchase orders may be needed at times.
  • Ensure city vehicles have proper documentation and recalls are handled in a timely manner.
  • Maintain city equipment/vehicle list by updating any additions, deletions, transfers, or surplus equipment.
  • Gather and enter fixed asset forms for year-end preparation.
  • Assist in keeping insurance information updated with TML for any changes in city property or equipment
  • Assist the Assistant Finance Director with other various duties as assigned  
Assists utility department in maintain compliance of financial related issues, to include credit card compliance, and identity theft policies.
Assists other departments with budgets, adjustments, financial statements, or other information as requested.
Education and Experience:
A.  Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with a degree in accounting or a business-related field, and
B.  One (1) year of progressively responsible municipal accounting or finance work, or
C.  Any equivalent combination of education and experience.
Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
A.  Working knowledge of modern governmental accounting theory, principles, and practices; knowledge of internal control procedures and management information systems; working knowledge of office automation and computerized financial applications ; some knowledge of public finance and fiscal planning; working knowledge of payroll and accounts payable functions .
B.   Ability to operate the listed tools and equipment;
C.  Ability to prepare and analyze complex financial reports, ability to maintain efficient and effective financial systems and procedures; ability to accurately account for city funds ; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, city officials; ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
Must be bondable
Personal computer, including word processing and spreadsheet software; central financial computer; 1O­ key calculator; phone, postage machine, fax and copy machines.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job . Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
While performing the duties of the job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; use hands to operate, finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet.
Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interview and reference check; job related tests may be required.
The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.