Purpose of Classification:
The purpose of this classification is to perform general and specialized accounting duties and detailed financial analysis for an assigned department or functional area for the County.
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.
Prepares information on accounts payable, revenues, grants, and other specialized financial analysis for management; reconciles bank statements; designs and maintains specialized and analytical reports for decision makers; provides financial information for revenue review, program review, and program audit; and assists with budget preparation and develops recommendations.
Performs accounting functions for assigned department or account; enters and posts financial data; prepares and approves journal entries; reconciles accounts; calculates data and enters data into computer systems; researches errors and makes corrections as required; ensures timely, accurate, and complete preparation of financial statements for internal purposes, or as required by various reporting authorities; maintains financial records; prepares tax forms; and prepares and submits mandatory reports.
Processes a variety of accounts payable documentation; receives, reviews and verifies invoices, purchase orders, requests for payment, refunds, sales taxes, travel reimbursements, and/or other items; reviews vendor invoices for accuracy, completeness and proper authorization; enters data into accounting system for payment; and administers purchasing card program and system permissions; prints, verifies, submits for signature and sends payments to vendors; and maintains related documentation.
Processes accounts receivable documentation; reviews cash receipts, escrow accounts, and other financial reports; records and reconciles to general ledger accounts; prepares journal entries; makes corrections or adjustments as needed; prepares spreadsheets; reviews and reconciles reports; and maintains all related documentation.
Provides information/assistance to vendors, customers, taxpayers, County departments/employees, and others regarding accounting issues, customer accounts, invoices, fee schedules, deadlines, documentation, policies/procedures, or other issues; researches status of customer accounts; assists in resolving billing/account discrepancies; responds to complex questions or complaints; and researches problems and initiates problem resolution.
Assists auditors in conducting annual/periodic audits; obtains information, retrieves records, prepares reports, and provides other assistance as needed for auditors; assists auditors with comprehensive annual financial report; and researches and resolves problems with annual audit.
Manages fixed assets for assigned area; monitors capital asset acquisition and disposal; maintains inventory records; updates fixed asset logs; verifies title, serial number, etc.; and prepares audit schedules and supporting documentation; participates in surplus auction; and maintains all related documentation and accounts.
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.
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field required; three years of 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.