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Accounting and Finance
Finance and Administration
2100000804 Requisition #

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Works under the direction the Accounting Manager and is responsible for all accounting and financial reporting (internal and external) related to assigned funds. Performs reconciliation functions necessary for the maintenance of accounting system as needed. Compiles, analyzes, and prepares financial information for proper general ledger accounts and sub-systems entries. Aids in the preparation of schedules for the Single Audit Report (SAR) when assigned. Prepares audit work papers for annual or special audit for assigned area(s). Assists external auditors with the annual audit as required. Makes adjusting and closing entries and audits journal entries prepared by other departments for accuracy and sufficiency of funds. Updates and verifies posting transactions to the general ledger and other systems. Prepares financial statements and supporting documentation. Seeks to improve accounting systems by making procedures modification recommendations. Stays abreast of and maintains a professional knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles. Enters transactions to the accounting system and provides financial information and reports using automated accounting system. Prepares balance sheets, income statements, cash flows and other special financial reports. Assists external auditors with annual audit and prepares financial reports for internal and external use (including the SAR). Reconciles general ledger account balances and records month-end and year-end transactions. Manages special projects as assigned and completes projects of various levels of complexity. Researches current and new accounting standards and may summarize the results for presentation to management. Maintains financial security by following established internal accounting controls. Interprets city policy/procedures for external customers and auditors.

1. Performs additional functions not listed above as business needs dictate.

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Primarily deskwork. Requires the ability to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing with management, staff and external auditors. Requires the ability to use general office equipment, such as personal computers, calculators and telephones.

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is performed in an office environment which involves staff interaction.




Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or closely related field and seven (7) years’ experience in Accounting or Finance; or any combination of experience and training which enables one to perform the essential job functions. Must obtain CMFO certification within 24 months of date of hire and maintain as a condition of continued employment in the Accountant III tier. Working experience demonstrating advanced application of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) required. Working experience using Microsoft Office applications is highly desirable. CPA or MBA preferred. Governmental or non-profit accounting experience preferred. Oracle Financials experience a plus.

The City Charter requires that City Employees must establish residence within Shelby County within six (6) months from date of Employment. Proof of residence will be required at the time of hire.
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