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21 Jul 2021

Full-Time Accountant

City of Douglasville – Posted by hollandl@douglasvillega.gov Douglasville, Georgia, United States

Job Description

Pay Grade:              112

Job Code:                TBD

FLSA Status:           Non-Exempt

JOB SUMMARY

Performs a variety of general accounting/bookkeeping functions such as preparing journal entries, balancing accounts, calculating data, posting financial data, reconciling reports, researching financial discrepancies, correcting errors, maintaining financial records, and other accounting functions. Serve as the main point of contact for external auditors. In addition, coordinate procurement activities with staff and department directors.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Reconcile ( monthly) and research discrepancies for all  balance sheet accounts
  • Audit financial transactions and document accounting control procedures
  • Prepares special financial reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing account information
  • Prepares supporting schedules , gather information, provide documents for external auditors, serve as  main point of contact
  • Conduct internal audits including petty cash audit and Trial Balance audit monthly, as assigned by the finance director
  • Record depreciation annually and prepare capital asset schedules for external auditors
  • Update and complete all DCA reports required by the state
  • Coordinates monthly reporting and provides variance analysis for all funds to Finance Director and Assistant Finance Director
  • Post health insurance expense to general ledger monthly
  • Reconcile Accounts Payable associated with payroll
  • Reconciles all City bank accounts to General Ledger
  • Coordinates monthly reporting and provides a variance analysis for all funds to Finance Director and Accounting Manager
  • Assists Assistant Finance Director throughout year with audit preparation
  • Assists with development of Intern Program
  • Monitors petty cash balances and schedules petty cash audits
  • Performs other duties as assigned

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or a closely related field with two (2) years of work experience (preferably in local government); or an equivalent combination of experience.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Knowledge of intermediate-advanced accounting principles
  • Strong analytical, communication, skills.
  • Strong MS excel skills
  • Understanding of mathematics and accounting and financial processes.
  • Ethical behavior.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of standard office practices and procedures;
  • Ability to make arithmetic computations and tabulations rapidly and accurately;
  • Operate a computer and a variety of word processing, spreadsheet and software applications, including financial and accounting programs.
  • General Ledger Maintenance and Analysis
  • Knowledge of Government  Auditing Standards
  • Standard accounting practices, principles and procedures
  • Application of accounting principles and practices to governmental agency transactions, such as revenue, debt, accounts receivable, expense accounting, and payroll.
  • Effectively organize assigned tasks and work within deadlines.
  • Understanding of Purchasing functions
  • Ability to work well with other  staff members of all different levels

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The work requires standing, walking, sitting, lifting up to 40 pounds, carrying, pulling, climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, handling, speaking, hearing, and seeing.

WORK ENVIRONMENT       

 The work is typically performed in an office environment with a moderate amount of noise.

How to Apply

Apply at https://www.douglasvillega.gov/

Job Types: Full-Time.

Job expires in 33 days.

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