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Senior Accountant

City of Americus

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The City of Americus is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of Senior Accountant.  The beginning salary is $19.09/ hour ($39,716.00/ annually).

Responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to: professional accounting work, including auditing, analyzing, and verifying fiscal records and reports, preparing financial and statistical reports, providing information to City staff regarding practices and procedures, and reconciling general ledger accounts; assists in preparing the City’s annual budgets; preparing year-end audit reports and schedules; knowledge of payroll: and performing related work as required; more specifically including: Processing and creating journal entries, performing end-of-period closing functions, supervision and back up of the payroll function, assisting with the annual audit, receipting and posting revenue and serving in the absence of the Accounting Manager, and performing duties normally performed by the Accounting Manager, depending on the length of the absence.

Requirements include a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Finance, Accounting or closely related field; requires two years’ experience in government accounting, finance or closely related experience; Experience in generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) guidelines, budget development and management principles are a plus. Requirements may be any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Must possess a valid Georgia Driver's License. PROOF OF REQUIREMENTS MUST BE PROVIDED AT THE TIME OF APPLYING.

How to Apply: This position is OPEN UNTIL FILLED. Resumes will not be accepted without an application. An application and a full copy of the job description may be obtained from the City's website or the Human Resources Department located at 101 West Lamar Street, Americus, Georgia 31709. 

BENEFITS: The City of Americus offers an excellent benefits package which includes life, health, dental, and vision insurance (including telemedicine); a full service health and wellness program (which includes local gym access, special programs and events, and access to 2 health coaches), 457B Deferred Compensation and GMA Retirement plan.

EEOC: The City of Americus is an equal employment opportunity provider, regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other class protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, the City of Americus will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

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