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Class Title: ACCOUNTANT II
Under general supervision, the purpose of the position is to monitor, produce and review the financial transactions, reports, processes and procedures of selected funds, grants and/or account groups under control of the assigned area for accounting and financial reporting functions. Employees in this classification are responsible for ensuring the timely and accurate recording and reporting of all financial activities for the assigned funds/grants/account groups for the purpose of preparing the monthly and annual reports, financial statements and various special purpose reports. Incumbents ensure compliance with applicable regulatory standards, generally accepted governmental accounting principles, and approved policies and procedures. Essential functions as outlined herein are performed according to the functional area of assignment.
The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.
Monitors and reviews financial transactions and activities for assigned funds/grants/account groups, departments and/or agencies.
Reconciles assigned funds/grants/account groups and/or bank statements; prepares monthly and annual financial statements for selected funds/grants/account groups of assigned departments/agencies.
Prepares, posts, reviews, and approves journal vouchers, lock box transactions, internal exchange transactions including inter or intra-departmental billings, interfund transfers, and wire transfers.
Prepares funds/grants/account groups analyses and related documentation to assist in preparation of various annual financial and special purpose reports.
Prepares work paper files and maintains comprehensive files and documentation for assigned funds/account groups.
Assists with development, review, and updating of procedures, checklists, and related documentation concerning accounting functions under charge.
Ensures compliance with approved policies and procedures, generally accepted governmental accounting principles, and applicable regulatory standards.
Participates in the year end closing processes and procedures for the assigned area’s accounting records and in preparation for the Countywide audit.
Works collaboratively with both internal and external auditors; provides requested data, reports and other necessary items to ensure the completion and accuracy of annual audits.
Monitors the general ledger accounting and related financial system activities to ensure the integrity and accuracy of the assigned area’s financial accounting transactions and data.
Maintains current knowledge of industry, regulatory and legislative developments affecting accounting and financial reporting functions to ensure application to areas of responsibility.
Alerts senior management to any conditions in accounting or business management representing potential negative impacts and recommends solutions accordingly.
Performs special assignments, to include researching and preparing reports and projects, developing and implementing programs, administering state and federal grants and presenting technical data as directed.
Assists with the transfer of data to new software databases/systems and ensure the integrity of the data; assists with testing new software/systems.
May provide lead worker training, guidance and assistance when such is applicable to functional assignment area.
Maintains attendance and punctuality within customary tolerances for this position.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
MATERIAL AND EQUIPMENT USED:
Personal Computer Standard Office Equipment Standard Software Applications
Bachelor’s degree in Public or Business Administration, Accounting, Finance or related field; supplemented by two years progressively knowledgeable and skilled experience in business accounting; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of generally accepted governmental accounting principles and funds accounting, including grants administration, budgeting, and financial controls.
Knowledge of the application of statistical concepts and methods as applied to the analyses of accounting, finance management, and revenue projecting.
Knowledge of available and current information resources applicable to the assigned area for technical research purposes and for special projects as may be assigned by department administration.
Knowledge of legislation and regulatory standards applicable to the management and administration of public accounting and appropriated budget and grant funds.
Skill in researching, compiling, and summarizing statistical data and information.
Interpersonal, leadership, planning, management and communications skills; ability to communicate professionally verbally, in writing, and in presentations.
Ability to interpret rules, regulations, and policies for effective decision-making in accordance with established precedent.
Ability to utilize personal computers, standard office equipment and standard software applications, e.g., word processors, database software, spreadsheet applications.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, division and department heads, public/private sector contacts, and County administration.
Ability to organize work, establish priorities, meet established deadlines, and follow up on assignments with a minimum of direction.
While performing the essential functions of this job the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and lift and/or move up to 10 to 20 pounds. While performing the essential functions of this position the employee is rarely exposed to disagreeable environmental factors.