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Accountant II (Budget/Reports Accountant)

Augusta-Richmond County


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DESCRIPTION

Performs highly responsible and complex professional work in the administration and coordination of information gathering and for Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, financial statements and other reports. Assist in preparing budget requests, monitors expenditures, and ensures compliance with given fiscal restraints within guidelines of supervisory instruction and departmental policies and procedures. Reports to Deputy Director or other designated person and works with co-workers, department directors, auditors, vendors (engineering firms and contractors), the general public, and elected officials and representatives to provide accurate and accessible records.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinated information gathering for Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, financial statements and other reports.  Assists in preparation of quarterly financial reports.
  • Assists departments in the preparation of budget request by performing fieldwork (i.e., analyzing alternative budget scenarios, executing fiscal studies, visiting department heads, and reviewing requests for fomat and content.
  • Interprets reports, explains the programming process, advises on resources and assumptions underlying budget forecasts, prepares comparative analyses of operating programs, and submits reports to the Director and or Deputy Director with recommendations for budget revision.
  • Assists in accounting and budgeting duties.
  • Prepares required federal, state and local granting agency reports to maintain grant compliance.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Education:    BA/BS from an accredited college in Accounting or Finance with an emphasis in accounting.

Experience:   Two (2) years in governmental accounting, financial analysis, financial reporting. 
 
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: 

  •  Considerable knowledge of procedures and requirements for budget preparation, review and analysis procedures, financial system operation, and local government accounting.
  • Familiarity with relevant federal, state, and local laws and county policies and procedures.
  • Proficiency in principles of generally accepted accounting practices, planning, organizing, establishing priorities, and interpersonal relations. 
  • Mastery of concepts of organizational management, operation of personal computer, both in general and specific to specialized software (i.e. spreadsheets, word processor, etc.) report preparation, and mathematical calculations.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to think critically and solve problems, organize information clearly and precisely, work under time constraints and work independently. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently.
  • Familiarity with GASB statements and applications.
  • Considerable knowledge of Governmental accounting.
  • Considerable knowledge of computer and computerized accounting.
  • Considerable knowledge of cost accounting and project accounting.
  • Considerable knowledge of budget preparation, administration, and evaluation.
  • Considerable knowledge of financial reporting in Governmental environment.

Certification:   Prefer CPA, CGFM, CFPO

Listing ends on:

2/14/2022