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Accountant, Senior (Capital Assets)

Augusta-Richmond County


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DESCRIPTION

Maintains the Fixed Assets program and the Non SPLOST Capital Outlay program.  Assists with SPLOST program by providing information with accuracy and timeliness within the guidelines of Governmental Accounting standards Board procedures, County policies and procedures and budget guidelines and federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Assists all assigned departments in preparing budget requests, monitors expenditures and ensures compliance with given fiscal restraints. Reports to Budget Manager or other designated person and works with co-workers, department directors, auditors, vendors (engineering firms and contractors), the general public, and elected officials and representatives to provide accurate and accessible records.

 

 PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinates Capital Outlay Budget – Assists departments in the preparation of capital project requests, explains the programs and interprets reports to develop capital improvement budget, consolidates estimates of projects, prepares unitary budget of all costs, and recommends approval or disapproval of requests for funds.
  • Assists departments in the preparation of budget requests by performing fieldwork – i.e., analyzing alternative budget scenarios, executing fiscal studies, visiting department heads, and reviewing request for format and content. Prepares budget package for distribution. Monitors expenditures for compliance with budgetary guidelines.
  • Tracks Fixed Assets government wide.  Enters additions & disposals, tags assets, maintains inventory and creates requested reports.
  • Assists and provides data to internal and external auditors.
  • Conducts special cost/benefit studies on the fiscal impact of management decisions and proposals, prepares reports summarizing findings, and makes recommendations to Director and or Deputy Director.

 

 MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education: Bachelor’s degree in a course of study related to occupational field of Accounting or Finance.  

Experience:  Three (3) years of experience in Accounting or Finance. Capital Asset experience preferred.
 
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
 

  • Considerable knowledge of procedures and requirements for budget preparation, review and analysis procedures, financial system operation, and local government accounting.
  • Familiarity with relevant federal, state and local laws and county policies and procedures. 
  • Proficiency in principles of generally accepted accounting practices, planning, organizing and establishing priorities, public speaking and interpersonal relations.
  • Mastery of concepts of organizational management, operation of personal computer, both in general and specific to specialized software (i.e., spreadsheets, word processor, etc.), report preparation, and mathematical calculations.
  • Good communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently.

Listing ends on:

12/31/2021