The City of Norcross is looking for a full-time Administrative Services Accountant. The purpose of this position is to manage the payroll, accounts payables, and accounts receivables functions for the city. In this role, the incumbent performs routine and complex accounting assignments.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to resolving procedural and operational problems by analyzing the problem and taking appropriate action, performing mathematical calculations, statistical computations, and financial analysis to support assigned functions.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Receive, track, and deposit money daily into the appropriate general fund bank account.
- Assist in organizing and reviewing the work of accounts receivable & municipal tax staff for recording, classifying, and summarizing financial data.
- Examines, interprets, and verifies various financial documents and reports, utilizing various sections of the City’s accounting system in preparing monthly financial reports and statements related to accounting and receivables.
- Develops office policies and procedures and short- and long-term objectives.
- Conducts research and analyzes data to resolve accounting problems, create new operating procedures, and propose changes.
- Assist in monitoring procedures designed to provide constant, accurate, and reliable control of cash receipts and deposits.
- Assist in preparing trends and analysis.
- Manages the Accounts Receivables function within the Administrative Services Department, which includes:
- Maintaining, reconciling, and closing accounts.
- Preparing associated reports and statements.
- Verifying daily entries that flow through the general ledger.
- Researching inconsistencies found and processing journal vouchers to make necessary corrections and adjustments.
- Monitoring accounts receivable systems.
- Assist in reconciling accounts and subsidiary ledgers.
- Manages the Bank Reconciliation function within the Administrative Services Department, which includes:
- Balancing General Leger to the bank account.
- Preparing journal entries relating to the bank statement.
- Assist in implementing monthly and annual closeout schedules per approved plans.
Education and Work Experience Requirements:
- Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in accounting or a related field.
- At least five years of full-time professional employment in accounting, auditing, budgeting, payroll, or closely related financial activity.
Additional Duties and Responsibilities:
Collaborates on work activities, presentations, and special projects with other City departments and agencies. May be asked for input to policy development/revision activities and are expected to explain/interpret policy.
Any other duties as assigned by management.
Scope and Impact:
Considerable initiative and independent judgment are expected to resolve day-to-day problems, even when clear-cut guidelines are unavailable. The position has recurring work situations involving a very high degree of discretion. The need for accuracy and effective utilization of accepted programs and routines is high. Errors in judgment will waste resources and adversely impact performance. Incumbent operates independently and verifies the work of others. Work priorities are determined by the incumbent and then reviewed and agreed upon with the direct manager.
Frequently in contact with the supervisor, other members of the Administrative Services team, co-workers, and external customers. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with people courteously, tactfully, and fairly under all conditions. Ability to provide information and explanations of the processes and procedures of the department and municipal government to employees, human resources, and management.
- Ability to problem-solve, handle confidential information, and perform computer-related and bookkeeping functions.
- Strong communication skills, including success in written communication, interpersonal communication, group communication, phone skills, and electronic communication.
- Ability to display professionalism at all times.
- Excellent time management skills to ensure that deadlines are met.
- Excellent customer service skills and problem-solving are necessary.
- Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), standard governmental fund accounting principles, practices and procedures, and IRS guidelines.
- Knowledge of modern office practices, methods, equipment, and standard clerical procedures, including electronic filing and records management
- Knowledge of personal computers, financial, and payroll software.
- Proficient in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
- Ability to handle difficult situations effectively, safely, timely, and legally.
- Ability to establish and maintain an effective relationship with City employees.
The physical demands described here represent those that an employee must meet to perform the essential functions of this position successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
- Frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear clearly.
- Occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
- Occasionally lift or move up to 30 pounds.
- Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
- The noise level in the work environment is usually low.
Salary 46,822 (minimum) up to 60,869 (midpoint) based upon qualifications/experience.
Interested applicants must submit a letter of interest and updated resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
EOE/DFW; No phone calls, please