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City Accountant


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City Accountant Job Opening Job Description: The City of Auburn is seeking a highly skilled, detail-oriented, and experienced City Accountant to join our finance team. The successful candidate will be responsible for the administrayion and maintenance of the City's financial records, ensuring the accuracy and transparency of financial reporting. This position will also play a critical role in budget development, financial planning, and implementing financial policies and procedures in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations. Responsibilites:

1. Manage and maintain the City's general ledger, ensuring accuracy and timely recording of all financial transactions.

2. Prepare and analyze monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports, including balance sheets, income statements, cash flow statements, and budget variance reports.

3. Assist in the development and implementation of the City's annual budget, working closely with department heads and city management.

4. Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal financial regulations, including preparing and filing required financial reports and audits.

5. Review and approve accounts payable and receivable transactions, ensuring proper documentation and adherence to established policies and procedures.

6. Monitor and analyze the City's financial performance, identifying trends, opportunities, and areas for improvement.

7. Assist in the development and implementa@on of financial policies and procedures, ensuring efficient and effective financial management across all City departments.

8. Provide financial guidance and support to City departments, assisting with budget preparation, financial analysis, and cost control measures.

9. Coordinate with external auditors during annual audit processes, ensuring timely and accurate completion of all required documentation and reporting.

10. Stay current with relevant financial regulations, best practices, and industry trends, recommending updates to City financial policies and procedures as needed.


1. Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or a related field. A Master's degree or CPA designation is preferred.

2. At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in accounting, preferably within a municipal or government setting.

3. In-depth knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and governmental accounting standards.

4. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel, and experience with accounting so]ware and financial reporting systems.

5. Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.

6. Strong attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines.

7. Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to effectively present financial information to both technical and non-technical audiences.

8. A commitment to maintaining the highest levels of integrity, transparency, and professionalism in all financial matters.

To Apply: Interested candidates should submit an application, cover le_er, resume, and three professional references via email to The City of Auburn is an equal opportunity employer and encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply. Salary Range $65,145.60-$83,137.60 Application can be found at Benefits: Health Insurance (80% paid by City), Dental, Vision, GMA Defined Benefit Pension, $30,000 Life Insurance paid by City, City cell phone, 2 Weeks Vacation Pay after 1 year, 9 Paid Sick Days per year, 10 Paid Holidays

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