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Job Summary/objective:

Under general supervision of the Assistant Finance Director, the Accountant/Payroll position performs a variety of complex and specialized duties in professional accounting and payroll to support Citywide operations.


Supervisory Responsibilities:



Essential Function and Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Maintains current knowledge of City of Tucker Ordinances, State and Federal laws related to payroll and an understanding of all policies and procedures of the Finance Department.
  • Imports bi-weekly timesheets into BS&A and verifies for accuracy.
  • Processes payroll and employee reimbursements (including travel) for review by Assistant Finance Director.
  • Issues all payroll tax payments and transmits retirement contributions after each payroll.
  • Updates PTO balances as needed.
  • Periodically reconciles payroll accounts in the general ledger.
  • Coordinates with Human Resources Director on payment of health insurance invoices.
  • Prepares all quarterly and annual payroll tax returns and employee W2s for approval of Assistant Finance Director.
  • Maintains Invoice email and enters accounts payable invoices for weekly check runs.
  • Creates and updates vendor files including verification of federal ID numbers, Certificate of Insurance, E-Verify, and ACH documents.
  • Reconciles and enters purchasing card invoices before draft date.
  • Assists with annual financial audit.
  • Assists with annual workers compensation audit.
  • Contributes to prepaid expenditure log so journal entries are done when appropriate.
  • Maintains postage meter; orders supply and replenishes postage balance as needed.
  • Maintains list of utility accounts for city property, reviewing monthly for unusual usage.  
  • Provides backup to Business and Alcohol License Technician as needed.
  • Purchases supplies when requested. 
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Must be reliable and extremely trustworthy.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or related programs.
  • Must be able to learn other accounting software systems.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to maintain confidential and meticulous records.
  • Must maintain professional conduct as a Finance Department employee.


Education, Credentials, Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Public Administration, or a closely related field is required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Two years of related experience.
  • Preference will be given to individuals with local government accounting experience.
  • Any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for the job.
  • Level I or Level II will be determined by education and experience.

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