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Accountant II (Payables)

Dunwoody, City of

Posted: Nov. 14, 2018

End Date: Dec. 14, 2018

Our team is currently looking for a new Accountant II ($45k - $60k DOQ).  We seek a highly motivated, independent, self-starter that possesses excellent skills in problem solving, process improvement, and an ability to think strategically using data, research, and best practices. The selected candidate will be a team player and responsible for settlement of the accounts payable system and the expenditure portion of the general ledger system.  Performs professional accounting duties by creating and maintaining accounting records, preparing periodic accounting reports, and ensuring compliance with established policies and procedures.  Some of the daily responsibilities include:
  • Review invoices for proper authorization, mathematical accuracy, existence of proper documentation, and compliance with contract terms and City policies and procedures
  • Analyze multipart invoices to determine proper match of charges to multiple distributions during invoice batch entry
  • Enter invoices batches into the accounting system in a high-volume environment, in an accurate and timely manner to comply with payment statutes controlling governmental entities
  • Balance invoice batches reports for weekly check runs and related reports
  • Analyze and reconcile vendor accounts to ensure invoices are paid on a timely basis, finance charges are avoided, discounts taken, and discrepancies are cleared; obtain missing invoices and documentation from other departments or vendors
  • Analyze un-invoiced receipt report and expenditure reports to determine proper processing of purchase orders and receipts; request approval copies or partial receiving reports, as needed
  • Assist and maintain communication with other City staff to follow up and resolve invoice discrepancies and application issues; provide answers to questions about the proper general ledger charge codes
  • Prepare status reports for invoices on hold due to discrepancies
  • Create and maintain vendor records to ensure correct entry of information in the system
  • Prepare journal entries required to adjust, correct, and update the general ledger, and the expenditure analysis report
  • Support management and other departments by providing expenditure research and analysis
  • Compile information for year-end estimate of expenditure accruals
  • Assist in reconciliation of prepaid and accrued expenditure accounts
About the Finance Department …
  1. We have leadership at the top that have positively shaped our City’s culture.
  2. We encourage and support change, creativity and innovation.
  3. We come to work with a sense of enthusiasm and purpose.
  4. We strive for excellence constantly in everything we do.
  5. We use our individual strengths to improve the organization; not our personal ambitions.
  6. We hire and recruit people that match our City’s culture and character.
  7. We don’t ignore other government’s successes but rather look to have we can use and improve upon those successes; all the time not ignoring our individuality.
  8. We utilize technology to stay efficient and to get ahead.
  9. We strive to set the example of how to do “it” better; whatever “it” may be.
  10. We maintain a commitment to education, employee development, and learning best practices.
  11. We … are “we.”  One team, one goal, no silos and inter-departmental struggles.
  12. We place service to others over self-preservation.
  13. We recognize no person it too important or not important.
  14. We ensure each person is equipped with the tools, resources and training to succeed.
  15. We treat others with respect.
Prior local governmental accounting experience is preferred.  CPA or candidate encouraged.