Working Title: Accountant I
Department: Business & Financial Services
This is responsible supervisory accounting and budgetary work in the maintenance and review of fiscal records.
Nature of Work:
Work involves responsibility for maintaining accounting and budgetary records, or for supervising and participating in the work of a unit engaged in collecting and recording financial data. Employees of this class may assist a professional business manager with more complex fiscal functions and problems. Supervision is exercised over clerical assistants. Work requires independent judgment on technical accounting and budgetary problems of limited variety but account classifications and budgetary procedures are determined by departmental regulations or by legal requirements. Work is reviewed by a superior upon completion for overall standards of performance and is subject to periodic audit.
Duties & Responsibilities:
- Performs detailed work in the preparation of preliminary budgets for review by a professional superior; participates in budget conferences.
- Prepares budgetary amendments and periodic accounting and budget status reports.
- Computes and prepares billings to various agencies for services provided and prepares supporting schedules of personnel, material and equipment expenses.
- Trains new personnel in fiscal procedures; supervises and provides technical assistance to clerical and accounting clerical personnel.
- Compiles data for annual reports of income and expense and makes analysis of current financial status in relation to prior year's fiscal experience.
- Audits, calculates and prepares checks for all regular and special payrolls; posts to individual earnings' cards and payroll accounts, and balances to controls.
- Maintains a set of equipment, material and other cost accounts in accordance with predetermined breakdowns; balances accounts and reconciles to general books; makes adjusting, opening and closing entries.
- Performs related work as required.
Required/Desired Knowledge, Abilities & Skills:
- Considerable knowledge of computer systems, computer software, modem office practices, procedures and equipment.
- Considerable knowledge of accounting principles, and of purchasing, tax and allied systems and procedures.
- Considerable knowledge of budgetary principles and procedures as applied to institutional requirements.
- Ability to apply accounting principles to the maintenance of fiscal, budgetary and accounting records; to perform detail work involving written or numeric data and to make arithmetic calculations rapidly and accurately.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the public.
- Skill in the operation and care of computers, calculators and other office machines used in connection with accounting and budgetary work.
Required Education and/or Experience:
Graduation from college with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance supplemented by progressively responsible supervisory positions in accounting; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Contacts: Robbin Burriss
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