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Accountant Principal


Posted: Jul. 11, 2019

End Date: Aug. 11, 2019

Purpose of Classification:

The purpose of this classification is to perform general and specialized accounting duties for an assigned department or functional area for the County.  

Essential Functions:

The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Leads and coordinates daily work activities of assigned crew or co-workers; confers with supervisor to obtain direction regarding work assignments and priorities; organizes tasks in order to complete assigned work; monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work; confers with co-workers, assists with complex/problem situations, and provides technical expertise; assists with training and instructing co-workers regarding operational procedures and proper use of equipment; and assists with supervision of co-workers by reporting employee problems and providing input on disciplinary action and employee performance evaluations.

Performs accounting functions for assigned accounts and reports; enters and posts financial data; prepares journal entries; reconciles accounts; balances reports; calculates data and enters data into computer systems; researches errors and makes corrections as required; generates reports; maintains financial records; prepares tax forms; and submits mandatory reports.

Maintains accounting records for County funds; analyzes general ledger accounts for accuracy and appropriateness of transactions; reviews cash receipts and deposits, as well as journal, for accuracy; and performs monthly closeout of general ledger.

Assists in preparing the annual budget; participates in forecasting revenues, capital requirements and cash flow management for all funds; compares data and recommends appropriate adjustments; checks, balances and verifies completed budget requests; and provides technical and analytical support as needed.

Assists auditors in completing the annual/periodic audits; prepares audit schedules; determines accrual balances; compiles data for notes and schedules; reviews all general ledger and subledger entries for accuracy; tests audit trails; and obtains information, retrieves records, prepares reports, and provides other assistance as needed for auditors.

Assists in recommending and implementing financial procedures, including audit procedures; reviews efficiency and effectiveness of financial methods, processes, and procedures; makes recommendations for improvements; and provides technical assistance to other employees regarding financial and audit procedures.

Participates in special projects as assigned; researches, compiles and prepares reports; analyzes data and makes recommendations; serves on committees; and submits all mandated reports to regulatory agencies or others as required.

Maintains a comprehensive, current knowledge of applicable laws/regulations; maintains an awareness of new trends and advances in the profession; and attends workshops and training sessions as appropriate.

Prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, interest reports, cash reports, purchase card reports, reconciliations, fixed asset reports, revenue and expenditure reports, or other documents.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field required; five years of progressively responsible experience in accounting or related field in a government setting.

Specific License or Certification Required:  Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license.