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Staff Accountant

Fort Oglethorpe


Listing Summary

Purpose

This position performs accounting duties in support of assigned city financial operations.

Essential Job Functions

  1. Processes and creates journal entries.
  2. Performs end-of-period closing functions.
  3. Performs data entry in support of budget development and management.
  4. Assists with the annual audit.
  5. Performs cash flow analysis.
  6. Reconciles a variety of bank accounts.
  7. Performs grant accounting functions to ensure compliance with grant requirements.
  8. Researches and analyzes data; prepares reports.
  9. Perform asset management duties.
  10. Audits petty cash monthly for the department and annually for all county departments.
  11. Creates invoices.
  12. Performs related duties.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
  2. Knowledge of Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) guidelines.
  3. Knowledge of computers and job-related software programs.
  4. Skill in preparing reports and communicating information clearly and effectively.
  5. Skill in managing and prioritizing multiple projects.
  6. Skill in oral and written communication.
  7. Skill in analysis of problems and the development and implementation of solutions. 

Education

  • Baccalaureate degree in a course of study related to the occupational field required.
  • More than one year of related experience preferred.

Additional Information

Guidelines include GAAP, GASB guidelines, the employee handbook, purchasing policies, and county and department policies and procedures. These guidelines require judgment, selection and interpretation in application.

The work consists of varied accounting duties. Strict regulations and the need for accuracy contribute to the complexity of the position.

  • The purpose of this position is to perform accounting functions in support of city financial operations. Success in this position contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of those operations.
  • Contacts are typically with co-workers, other city employees, bankers, and members of the general public.
  • Contacts are typically to provide services, to give or exchange information, to justify matters, or to resolve problems.
  • The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table. The employee occasionally lifts light objects.
  • The work is typically performed in an office. 

This position has functional supervision over assigned personnel within an area, department, or unit. Functional supervision typically involves the ability to assign, coordinate, and review quality and quantity of work of other employees.

Listing ends on:

2/5/2022