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19 Jul 2022

Full-Time Senior Accountant

Town of Vail – Posted by kwashburn Vail, Colorado, United States

Job Description

Senior Accountant

Pay Range: $63,036 – $88,250 DOE

The Town of Vail is now hiring a Senior Accountant. This position collaborates with Budget Analyst and Finance Director on day-to-day accounting and financial reporting for the Town of Vail and all component units. The Senior Accountant is responsible for accurate accounting transactions, budget and financial reporting, under the direct supervision of the Finance Director while adhering to established Town of Vail accounting policies, procedures, and objectives.  A motivated and detail-oriented person with strong organizational skills is well suited for this position.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assists Budget Analyst and Finance Director in administering the budget process. This position is responsible for budget timetable creation, participating in departmental budget reviews, preparing budget worksheets and fund statements.   
  • Responsible for the midcycle and annual Council Contribution process, including online application functionality, tracking, reviewing and summarizing all submitted applications. Host meeting with the internal contribution committee to finalize funding recommendations for Town Council.
  • Document and track in-kind contributions provided by the town to special events and other organizations.
  • Maintain capital project update reports for Town Council and senior management by coordinating with public works, housing and other departments.
  • Adheres to and maintains appropriate financial systems, policies, and procedures to assure proper budgeting and financial reporting.
  • Reviews and monitors monthly accounting reports for proper accounting treatment; identifies and corrects errors; analyzes budget variances; prepares adjusting journal entries as needed; advises management of any budget issues and recommends resolution. Assists in directing staff in proper accounting treatment and journal entry preparation.
  • Responsible for monthly project reconciliations and monitoring project budgets.
  • Assist Budget Analyst to administer internal audit program.
  • Prepares miscellaneous reports such as Road & Bridge Highway Report, a variety of census reports, Colorado Municipal League surveys, Federal Certification reporting, etc.
  • Assists in monitoring contract accounting with the Accounts Receivable function to ensure proper amounts and timing of billings for those contracts/leases. Assists in monitoring outstanding receivables.
  • Various reconciliations, including retainage amounts withheld on large construction projects, deposits held for developers (street cut, public way permits, developer improvement agreements).
  • Monitoring and reconciliation of Construction Use Tax collected by the town.
  • Maintains fixed asset records for all town assets.
  • Responsible for financial reporting and budgeting for Vail Local Marketing District, a component unit of the town.
  • Provides back-up support to financial management positions including Budget Analyst, Finance Director, Accounting Manager, and Sales Tax Administrator.

Vail is a guest service oriented and resort destination community. We realize that to set the standard for world-class alpine resorts, our employees make all the difference!  That is why we are looking for passionate individuals who strive for excellence in all that they do. A motivated and detail-oriented person with strong organizational skills is well suited for this position.

In addition they must meet the following requirements:

  • Three years of relevant accounting and financial reporting experience required.
  • Bachelor’s degree with major course work in Accounting;
  • Requires strong analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Advanced personal computer skills (especially Microsoft Excel) and experience using financial systems is required.
  • Knowledge of accounting functions such as accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, cost accounting, etc. is preferred.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, both in writing and verbally.
  • Qualified applicants must be self-motivated with excellent communication skills and enjoy working in a team environment.

  • Experience in a public accounting firm and/or government accounting preferred. 
  • Working knowledge of accounting principles and practices (GAAP) and governmental accounting is preferred.  

Schedule / Shift:

Monday – Friday

Are you interested in living and working in Vail, CO?  Vail, which is centrally located in the Rocky Mountains, offers easy access to Denver (100 miles to the east) and is surrounded by the White River National Forest, offering world class outdoor activities in summer and winter (skiing, snowboarding, hiking, biking, white water).

When asked, most of our employees say that working for the Town of Vail feels like family.  Our values-based culture is nurtured by the employees’ strong desire to foster teamwork, take ownership in Vail’s future and an overall pride for serving their community.  Let’s not forget that our efforts not only benefit the community but also allow us to enjoy the spectacular amenities and culture in the Vail Valley which we call home! To find out more about our community, please visit our website and click on Vail Information.

Year-Round Benefits

The Town of Vail offers an excellent benefits and compensation package to our Full-time employees. This includes health and dental coverage, town-funded retirement, 457 pre-tax savings plan, life/survivor insurance, tennis pass, golf pass and other ski pass/wellness benefits. 

What’s more, the town offers many other benefits to help employees make Vail their “home” including employee housing options, home buyer/renter assistance programs, day care assistance, education reimbursements, professional development opportunities and much, much more. 

The Town of Vail is an Equal Opportunity Employer

We believe diversity makes us stronger!

The Town of Vail provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetics information, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other status protected by law or regulation.  We do this not only because its the law but because it is the right thing to do.  It is our intention that all qualified employees and applicants are given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors.

How to Apply

Apply using the following link: Town of Vail > DEPARTMENTS > HUMAN RESOURCES > Employment > Senior Accountant in Vail, Colorado | Careers at Town of Vail ( Applicants: Cover Letters are Encouraged!

Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: #finance, Accounting, budgeting, Financial Analysis, Government, hiking, local government, Ski, and Vail Colorado. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.


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