Senior Accountant

Website Crook County

Department:       Finance

Reports To:         Finance Director / Assistant Finance Director

Classification:    Exempt

Grade/Step:       126

Salary:               $70,470 – $94,764

All Applications must be received through the link provided.

https://crook-county.hiringthing.com/job/513295/senior-accountant

Summary

Under general direction of the Finance Director or Assistant Finance Director, this position is responsible for the County’s accounting and financial reporting functions. Coordinates the work of professional and technical staff engaged in the preparation, maintenance and control of the County’s accounting functions.

Essential Functions

The following duties are not intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification.  Shown are duties intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.

Daily

  • Builds and manages professional relationships built on respect and teamwork.
  • Review activity of all subsidiary journals and post timely and accurately to the general ledger.
  • Review cash requirements and ensure there are sufficient funds in appropriate accounts to pay bills.
  • Review cash activity to ensure integrity of account balances.
  • Communicate discrepancies, issues, exceptions, etc., to Finance Director/Assistant Finance Director.

Weekly

  • Prepare concise weekly report for the Director/Assistant Director highlighting the week’s activity.

Monthly

  • Reconcile all bank accounts – 10 business days of month end.
  • Allocate interest earnings – 10 business days of month end.
  • Prepare and post all recurring journal entries – 5 business days of month end.
  • Review and update cash flow projections – 10 business days of month end.
  • Update significant revenue and expenditure forecasting models, e.g., property taxes, PILOT, transient room taxes, landfill, fairgrounds.
  • Identify any notable exceptions to expected revenue and or expenses – resolve with departments and or Director/Assistant Director.
  • Prepare monthly financial report – distribute to all departments for review and comment – 15 business days of month end.
  • Review financial reports with major departments – SO, Health, DA, Road, Community Development, Library, Fairgrounds – 16-20 business days of month end.

Quarterly:

  • Collaborate with Budget Analyst and Director/Assistant Director to update fiscal year-end estimates – 10 business days of quarter end.
  • Prepare draft quarterly financial budget to actual report – 15 business days of quarter end
  • Distribute quarterly financial budget to actual report to departments for review and comment – 15 business days of quarter end.
  • Review financial reports with major departments – SO, Health, DA, Road, Community Development, Library, Fairgrounds – 16-20 business days of quarter end – update for any changes.

Annually:

  • Assist Director/Assistant Director with all audit requirements.
  • Prepare fiscal year-end work papers – complete all by 8/31.
  • Prepare assigned financial statements and schedules – complete all by 9/15
  • Prepare assigned note disclosures – complete by 9/30.
  • Respond to requests for information timely and accurately.

*Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Qualifications

Knowledge:

  • Principles and practices of accounting including governmental fund accounting, internal controls, accounting systems, financial reporting, budgeting, and auditing.
  • Regulatory and reporting requirements for federal and state funded grants.
  • Supervisory principles, employment laws, and employment related policies.
  • Applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations.
  • Customer service principles.
  • Research methods.
  • Project management principles.
  • Applicable automated financial software packages.
  • Cash control and revenue collection practices and controls.
  • Business office procedures.

Skills:

  • Building and /or maintaining complex spreadsheet models.
  • Solving highly technical and complex problems associated with accounting transactions, systems, controls, and procedures.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
  • Development of issues and findings from forecasting models and financial analyses, utilizing good judgment, critical thinking skills, problem solving techniques and sound decision-making skills.
  • Delegating, reviewing, and prioritizing work to ensure compliance with standards and due dates.
  • Monitoring the work of and assisting other finance staff as needed to complete financial transactions timely and accurately.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills with customers and other County staff and management.
  • Resolving conflict.
  • Applying local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations.
  • Working cooperatively with other employees, customers, clients, and the public.
  • Effectively using a computer and related software applications.
  • Advanced research and analyses of financial issues.
  • Recording, analyzing, verifying, reconciling, and reporting accounting transactions for multiple applications.
  • Managing projects.
  • Handling multiple tasks simultaneously and strong time management skills.
  • Exercising professional judgment and discretion.

Education, Experience, Certifications and Licenses Required:

Incumbents typically have a four-year degree in accounting, business, finance, or related field and at least five years of progressively responsible demonstrated general ledger, financial accounting, and analysis experience; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the

required knowledge and skill.  Governmental accounting experience is highly preferred. CPA is desirable.

Supervisory Responsibility 

This position does not have supervisory responsibility

Work Environment 

This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing, lifting, and carrying may be required. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Physical Demands 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Must be able to work in an office environment that is environmentally controlled.  The employee must possess sufficient hand coordination to perform keyboarding and data entry, execute arm/hand movements to retrieve work materials and operate a variety of general office equipment.  The position is frequently required to sit is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, stoop bend, reach, stand, grasp, reach, grasp talk, hear, see, and lift up to 10 pounds.

*Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work 

This is an exempt position; days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or as required.

Travel 

Occasional travel will be required (may require driving for travel).

To apply for this job please visit crook-county.hiringthing.com.

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