Accountant

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

He/She is responsible for preparation of accurate and timely financial reports and statements, including supporting workpapers, preparation and analysis of various financial information and application of accounting principles and procedures to ensure appropriate accounting controls. This position is expected to work independently, under the general supervision of the Chief Financial Officer.

EXAMPLES OF WORK

Work may include, but is not limited to, the following examples:
1. Remains alert during working hours; attends work as scheduled and complies with attendance policies.
2. Compile and analyze financial information to prepare financial statements including monthly and annually.
3. Ensure financial records are maintained in compliance with accepted policies and procedures.
4. Prepare financial reports for management.
5. Ensure accurate and timely monthly, and year end close of accounting systems.
6. Establish and monitor the implementation and maintenance of accounting control procedures.
7. Maintain and reconcile grants receivables by program.
8. Issues payments to vendors and maintains vendor files.
9. Issues electric payments for health insurance, employee pension and payroll tax liabilities on a timely basis.
10. Maintains necessary fiscal reports and records.

EXAMPLES OF KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting practices and principles
  • Knowledge of and experience in standard computer applications, (word, excel)
  • Knowledge of payroll, payroll tax calculation, payroll processing, payroll tax liabilities, and payroll check preparation
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Skill in preparing complete and accurate documents
  • Skill in problem analysis
  • Skill in preparing spreadsheets and reports
  • Ability to enter information into an automated database with a high degree of accuracy and speed
  • Ability to proofread detailed materials for accuracy and completeness
  • Ability to work with numbers to avoid errors and recognize errors made by others
  • Ability to use 10 key calculator
  • Ability to develop and maintain accurate, legible, organized records, and to prepare timely reports
  • Ability to plan and organize working time effectively and to meet deadlines
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both through oral and written communications
  • Ability to quickly adapt to specific office practices with speed and accuracy
  • Ability to maintain a high standard of ethical conduct; exhibit honesty, integrity and ethical behavior
  • Ability to work harmoniously with employees, applicants, recipients, and the general public
  • Ability to handle confidential information appropriately
  • Ability to meet the physical demands of the position with or without corrective devices

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in accounting or related field

AND

  • Two (2) years’ experience with management of accounting systems and budgets, financial reporting, financial data analysis.

AND

  • Successful work experience in using the Sage ACCPAC general ledger system or similar software is required.

NECESSARY SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS

No candidate may be considered for employment who is, or has been for the past two (2) years under the supervision of Federal, State, County or Municipal Corrections Department nor have any pending felony or misdemeanor charges other than minor traffic charges.

All candidates for employment must meet the established minimum qualifications for employment as identified by the applicable regulatory agencies.

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