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Accountant

Douglasville


Listing Summary

Salary Range:$24.53 Hourly Onwards

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 collaboration with the Assistant Finance Director and Finance Director.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS 

  • Perform monthly reconciliations and research discrepancies for all balance sheet and income statement accounts 
  • Audit financial transactions and document accounting control procedures
  • Prepares special financial reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing account information 
  • Prepares supporting schedules, gathers information, and provides documents for external auditors
  • Conduct internal audits of inventory and fixed assets as assigned by the Assistant Finance Director
  • Annually records entries related to depreciation, and prepares appropriate schedules as required for the external audit 
  • Complete annual filing of annual compliance report to the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA)
  • Post various expenses to the general ledger such as, but not limited to health insurance expenses, postage inventory, fuel and parts inventory, and other similar expense activities. 
  • Reconciles all city bank accounts to General Ledger 
  • Assists Assistant Finance Director throughout the year with audit preparation 
  • Performs other related 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 accounting principles and practices, particularly related to governmental accounting standards and regulations 
  • Knowledge of government regulations, policies, and procedures related to financial management and accounting
  • Knowledge of computerized accounting systems and financial software, including proficiency in Microsoft Excel and other relevant software programs
  • Strong analytical skills, including the ability to interpret financial data and develop reports and recommendations based on that data
  • Attention to detail and accuracy in all financial reporting
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with internal and external stakeholders
  • Strong organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Problem-solving skills and the ability to think critically to identify solutions to complex financial issues
  • Strong ethical standards and the ability to maintain confidentiality when handling sensitive financial information
  • Ability to perform complex financial analysis and develop reports and recommendations for management and other stakeholders
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with other departments and external stakeholders, including auditors, vendors, and other government entities
  • Ability to adapt to changing regulations and policies, and to ensure compliance with all relevant laws and regulations
  • Ability to maintain a high level of accuracy and attention to detail while working in a fast-paced environment.

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.

Listing ends on:

12/31/2024