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Accounting Specialist

Town of Tyrone

Posted: Aug. 10, 2018

End Date: Sep. 10, 2018

Job Title:  Accounting Specialist
Job Summary:  This position is responsible for assisting the Finance Manager with all accounting tasks, and the maintenance of Finance records. 
Major Duties:
  • Processes accounts payable using accounting software;
  • Prepares invoices for payment, generates payments and obtains signature of approval for expenditures;
  • Communicates with the public, outside vendors and contractors to answer general questions and resolve particular issues regarding invoices and payments;
  • Reconciles all Town bank accounts and benefit accounts to the general ledger; and performs journal entries as needed;
  • Assists the Finance Manager in preparing monthly and year-end financial reports for Mayor, Council and Town Manager;
  • Assists with development of the Annual Financial Report by conducting research and compiling supporting documentation for auditors;
  • Assists the Finance Manager with Payroll;
  • Provides requested data, reports and other necessary items to ensure the completion and accuracy of annual audits;
  • Processes and distributes vendor tax forms on an annual basis; maintains files of all tax forms, 1099 tax forms annually and files necessary tax records with IRS;
  • Coordinates workers compensation claims and audits;
  • Analyzes monthly SPLOST expenditures and budget and provides report to Finance Manager and Town Manager;
  • Assists the Finance Manager and Town Manager with annual benefits renewal; collects bids for annual benefits package, coordinates employee benefits surveys;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge Required by the Position:
  • Knowledge of accounting principles, practices and procedures;
  • Basic knowledge of municipal accounting administration;
  • Effective written and oral communication skills;
  • Skill in using a variety of computer programs and modern office equipment for administrative functions;
  • Ability to organize data and compile clear, concise reports;
  • Ability to operate a computerized accounting system;
  • Ability to work well with others;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with departmental personnel, other Town personnel, vendors and the public.
Supervisory Controls:  The work of this position is performed under the general supervision of the Finance Manager.
Guidelines:  Guidelines include municipal accounting principles and practices and Town ordinances, policies and procedures.
Complexity:  The work consists of a variety of administrative and clerical duties.
Job Title:  Accounting Technician (Continued)
Personal Contacts:  Contacts are typically with vendors, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and the general public.
Purpose of Contacts:  Contacts are typically to give and exchange information and provide services.
Physical Demands:  This work is typically performed indoors with the employee sitting at a desk, with occasional bending and lifting.
Work Environment:  Work is performed in an indoor office environment.
Supervisory and Management Responsibility:  None.
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related field required; one (1) year related experience preferred; valid State of Georgia driver’s license and satisfactory Motor Vehicle Record required; equivalent combination of education and experience.