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DATE:8/4/14
STATUS:Regular, Full Time
SALARY RANGE:$36,164.18 - $54,388.09
TITLE:ACCOUNTANT I/II/III
GRADE:19/21/23
DEPARTMENT:Community Support & Treatment Services
LOCATION:555 Towner
UNION AFFILIATION:AFSCME 2733 Unit A
August, 1993
Reclassed: 1/1/03 Negotiations
JOB SUMMARY

Under the supervision of a higher classified employee, performs professional accounting work, which requires a thorough knowledge of governmental accounting practices. Develops and maintains a uniform accounting system, disburses and controls grants and other funds, and assists in developing the departmental budget.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Essential Duties:

  • Develops accounting systems and bookkeeping procedures in accordance with departmental needs and standard governmental accounting practices.
  • Receives grants and other funds, projects cash flow needs based on past experiences and future expectations, and monitors spending to assure that expenses are within guidelines at predetermined checkpoints.
  • Credits departmental revenues to proper account, controls cash flow and prepares monthly cash transmittal to the Treasurer¿s Office.
  • Maintains departmental accounts receivable ledgers, and prepares interdepartmental billings, statements, invoices as necessary.
  • Maintains departmental accounts payable ledgers, assigns cost classifications, and audits invoices received, and authorizes payment.
  • Summarizes and balances account records at month¿s end, and reconciles books to assure agreement of account balances between County and departmental ledgers.
  • Assists in projecting and preparing the department¿s annual budget.
  • Prepares monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports.
  • Drafts letters and memos related to accounting matters, and answers telephone inquiries.
  • Maintains liaison with other County accounting staff to coordinate transactions, activities, and procedures.
  • Assists external auditors in locating and interpreting departmental account records.
  • May serve as a grants analyst in the Controller¿s Office, performing pre-analysis and monitoring of grants awarded to various County departments.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
The preceding statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Duties require sufficient mobility to work in a normal office setting and standard office equipment including a computer, vision to read printed materials and a VDT screen, and hearing and speech sufficient to communicate in person or over the telephone.
These requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodation.
EMPLOYMENT QUALIFICATIONS
EDUCATION

Possession of a Bachelor's degree or its equivalent in business or accounting.
EXPERIENCE

Level I - Grade 19: This is an entry-level classification; no specific prior experience is required. Six-month break-in period.
Level II - Grade 21: One (1) to two (2) years of professional accounting experience. Six-month break-in period. Experience in a public agency is desirable.
Level III - Grade 23: Three (3) to four (4) years of professional accounting experience. Public agency experience is desirable.
The qualifications listed above are guidelines. Other combinations of education and experience, which could provide the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job, should be considered.
This class description identifies the major duties and requirements of the job and should not be seen as all-inclusive. Incumbents may be required to perform job-related duties other than those outlined above and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge for successful job performance.

FILING DEADLINE: 8/17/14

CONTROL NUMBER: 1408-648-1902-0014

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