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Under general direction, performs professional accounting work, including auditing, analyzing, and verifying fiscal records and reports, preparing financial and statistical reports, providing information to Town staff regarding accounting practices and procedures, and reconciling general ledger accounts; assists in preparing the Town’s annual budgets; prepares and processes payroll; prepares year-end audit reports and schedules; and performs related work as required. This is a journey-level class in the professional accounting series. Incumbents perform the full range of routine and complex departmental accounting and record-keeping programs. Positions at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit. Work is normally reviewed upon completion and for overall results. Successful performance of the work requires thorough knowledge of payroll and governmental accounting practices and procedures, fund accounting, and fiscal management.

Examples of Typical Job Functions (Illustrative Only)

Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.

•Receives, reviews, verifies, and processes time recording documents to prepare payroll for all Town employees; audits such documents for completeness, accuracy, and compliance with rules and regulations; prepares and balances  payroll reports and records.
•Processes, calculates, and maintains records of a variety of payroll actions, including new-hire set up, overtime hours, cost-of-living adjustments, incentive and/or premium pay, retroactive pay, benefits enrollment and withholdings, wage garnishments, workers compensation claims, accruals, longevity, and final paychecks and pay-offs based on appropriate provisions; maintains employee records for voluntary deductions; prepares payroll warrants and wire transfers; prepares reports and payments for various tax, financial, and insurance organizations.
•Prepares journal entries and reconciles general ledger and subsidiary accounts related to postings from payroll, accounts payable, cash receipts, and accounts receivable.
•Provides responsible professional and technical assistance in the administration and implementation of the Town’s financial, auditing, and accounting programs.
•Prepares a wide variety of financial and statistical reports, including payroll, year-end reporting, budgetary reports, assisting in the preparation of the comprehensive Annual Finance Report (CAFR), and preparing other legal documents and management analysis.
•Monitors expenditures, revenues, and budget allocations to determine the Town’s financial status and prepares custom reports, graphs, and schedules as needed.
•Interprets, explains, and applies general and governmental accounting/auditing principles and procedures, laws, and regulations affecting the financial operations of municipal government.
•Analyzes and reconciles expenditure and revenue accounts, including bond accounts; reviews and processes appropriation transfer requests between accounts; reconciles bond statements and bank statements to the general ledger.
•Records and maintains appropriate controls for fixed assets, including Town-owned vehicles and land.
•Assists in the Town’s purchase orders and accounts payable system, auditing and financial analysis, grant accounting, and special reports.
•Maintains and monitors the Town’s grant funds and ensures compliance with rules and regulations governing the use of each grant.
•Receives and tracks property tax payments; ensures that property tax bills are remitted to the proper Town departs for payment authorization.
•Tracks Capital Improvement Program expenditures and allocates funds to the appropriate Capital Improvement Project account.
•Assists in the coordination of the annual audits.
•Assists with investments, portfolio management, cash management, debt management, new financing, annexations and subdivisions, and revenue and expense projections.
•Attends meetings, conferences, workshops, and training sessions, and reviews publications to remain current on principles, practices, and new developments in the field of accounting.
•Performs other duties as assigned.
Ability to:
Review payroll and other financial documents for
completeness and accuracy.
• Review, post, balance, reconcile, and maintain accurate
and confidential payroll records.
• Prepare clear, complete, and concise financial
statements and reports.
• Make accurate arithmetic, financial, and statistical
• Enter and retrieve data from a computer with sufficient
speed and accuracy.
• Establish and maintain a variety of filing, recordkeeping, and tracking systems.
• Independently organize work, set priorities, meet
critical deadlines, and follow-up on assignments.
• Understand, interpret, and apply all pertinent laws,
codes, regulations, policies and procedures, and
standards relevant to work performed.
• Effectively use computer systems, software
applications, and modern business equipment to
perform a variety of work tasks.
• Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent
judgment within general policy, procedural, and legal
• Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective
working relationships with those contacted in the
course of work.
Education & Experience:
Any combination of training and experience that would
provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is
qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required
qualifications would be:
Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited fouryear college or university with major coursework in
accounting, finance, business administration, or a closely
related field and one (1) years of responsible professional
public agency accounting or payroll experience.
Final Closing Date for this Position is: Thursday, December 7, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.

Minimum Education and Experience

Minimum Months of Experience: 12
Education Required: Bachelor's
Hiring Requirements for This Job:
  • Background Checks
  • Minimum Hourly Wage: 31.66
    Maximum Hourly Wage: 40.40
    Salary: $65,852.00 - $84,032.00 Annually