Accountant 2

Website CityofGresham City of Gresham

$68,188.00 – $87,095.00 Annually

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The City of Gresham is pleased to announce the opening of an Accountant 2 position in the Development Engineering Division of Gresham’s Department of Environmental Services (DES).  This small Division of 15 people work with internal and external stakeholders to provide direction and services to the development community in order to ensure that street, stormwater, water, wastewater, and parks systems are built to meet community needs.

This position serves as the sole accountant supporting the Development Engineering Division and reports directly to the Development Engineering Manager. The primary responsibilities of this position are compiling, analyzing, verifying and preparing financial records including tracking costs and billing customers for our services, and for Department-wide collections. This position works closely with our team and developers, and across City Departments including Finance, Police, and DES Operations.

What you will get to do: 

  • Creates monthly invoices to customers for Development Engineering services and manages those accounts
  • Performs collections for certain Departmental billings and coordinates with City’s collection agency
  • Have the opportunity to learn how the City’s public infrastructure works
  • Prepares journal entries, fund transfers, and overhead cost allocations for monthly postings to the general ledger
  • Performs monthly and annual closing of financial systems and records
  • Designs, develops, tests, and implements spreadsheets and databases to analyze financial information
  • Prepares a variety of financial reports for use by management
  • Implements accounting practices into City procedures
  • Evaluates accounting controls within departments
  • Makes and implements recommendations for improvements
  • Troubleshoots financial issues and makes recommendations to management

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration, or other related field
  • One (1) to four (4) years of experience in related work

Any combination of education, training and experience equivalent to five (5) to eight (8) years is qualifying.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience working for public agency tracking and billing costs and performing collections is desired

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