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CIP Project Accountant (AIII)

City of Winder

Listing Summary

Under general direction, the CIP Project Accountant (Accountant III classification) is responsible for the management of the accounting, financial, and analytical functions related to project management of the CIP and Capital programs for the Governmental and Proprietary funds. This position assists Department Directors in matters related to the CIP and Capital project functions and assists with interim and year-end audit financial reporting and CAFR preparation. 

Essential Duties and Functions: 

  • Prepared the CIP and capital budgets via discussions with management and department directors. 
  • Supports and trains department designees in the CIP/Capital process. 
  • Collaborates with department designees on project management of CIP and capital projects. 
  • Ensures the tracking and reporting of project expenses and revenues, along with the management of required documentation. 
  • Develops enhances and complex project management financial reports to assist in forecasting and conveying information. 
  • Prepares monthly CIP roll-forward and associated reconciliations. 
  • Maintain the fixes assets and associated depreciation schedules and ensures proper recording of new purchases and disposals. 
  • Ensures that all financial activities and requirements related to capitalization and project close-out are carried out in a timely manner, including mid-year and end-of-year amendments. 
  • Prepares the Capital Improvement Program document that reflects the city's plan for multi-year expenditures covering the next five fiscal years. 
  • Ensures that journal entries related to CIP/Capital Budget are made appropriately and in a timely manner, including budget entries and actual entries. 
  • Reviews and analyzes LMIG agreements and intergovernmental agreements related to CIP/Capital. 
  • Reports and tracks project expenses and revenues and reports any issues or concerns to the department involved and to management. 
  • Ensures the collection of timely and accurate data from various department heads. 
  • Coordinates the timely preparation of project budget forecasts for all projects as part of the annual budget process; participates in budget development for proposed projects. 
  • Works with Finance and county department heads and staff to resolve questions and issues related to project status, funding, budgets, and expenses. 
  • Prepares reporting related to SPLOST expenditures and reconciliation with General Ledger, including year-end audit schedules and publishes notices. 
  • Assists with the preparation of the Department of Community Affairs DCA report on streets and bridges. 
  • Prepares ad hoc reports. 
  • Prepares CIP/Capital and project related audit schedules for year-end audits; prepares CAFR schedules and documents. 
  • Verifies payment of invoices associated with accounts payable and ensures payments are charged to the appropriate accounts. 
  • Maintains asset and property records and documentation. 
  • Preforms asset management reconciliations. 
  • Collects and analyzes inventory data. 
  • Develops policies and procedures to ensure effective utilization and recordkeeping of assets. 
  • Analyzes financial data, making recommendation as appropriate to improve accuracy, efficiency, and to reduce costs. 
  • As appropriate, identifies and recommends updates to accounting systems- and procedures. 
  • Monitors the financial records of an assigned accounting area. 
  • Studies costs and trends for assigned accounting area. 
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned. 

Licenses and Certifications Required: 

  • State of Georgia Driver's License.
  • Certified Local Government Finance Officer Program, Level 1 and Level 2 within two (2) years of employment.
  • Possession of or ability to obtain within six (6) months of appointment, membership in GGFOA.


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related discipline required. 
  • Three (3) to five (5) years of accounting experience required. 
  • Never been convicted of a felony. 
  • A citizen of the United States or has obtained legal work status. 
  • Must pass a detailed background investigation. 
  • Work evenings, weekends and/or holidays as required. 
  • Must be able to pass a credit check. 

Full-time regular employees are eligible for the City's benefit package. 

City Health Insurance Benefits Include:


  • Health Insurance- Cigna H.S.A.
  • Dental-CIGNA
  • Dental – 100% paid by the City for Single Employee
  • Vision-CIGNA
  • Short Term Disability-AFLAC-100% City Paid
  • Long Term Disability-AFLAC-100% City Paid
  • Basic Life- AFLAC- 2.5 Times Base Annual Income City Paid
  • Dependent Life- AFLAC- $5,000 for eligible spouse and $2,500 for each eligible child City Paid
  • Voluntary Life-AFLAC
  • Group Accident-AFLAC
  • Group Cancer-AFLAC
  • Group Critical Illness-AFLAC
  • Wellness Rewards Program-Medical Participant

City Benefits:

  • Donating Sick Leave
  • Education Assistance Program
  • EAP Program. 6 counseling sessions per year
  • Pay In Lieu of Vacation
  • Paid Funeral Time Off. A total of 6 days of funeral leave per fiscal year.


  • 401 (a) Retirement Plan: City 3% Contribution at 90 days of service 
  • 457(b) Retirement Plan: City Matching at 90 days of service up to 3% if employee enrolls and contributes at least 3%

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