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Finance Accountant

Company: Pima County Government
Location: Tucson
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

1356 - Finance Accountant - Principal (Accounts Payable Team - Financial Operations Division) This position is in the Finance and Risk Management Department. OPEN UNTIL FILLED Salary Grade: 60 The Pima County Department of Finance and Risk Management is looking for an adaptable, motivated, and skilled professional to join our Accounts Payable team as a Principal Accountant. The successful candidate will work collaboratively to ensure the accurate and timely disbursements of vendor payments consistent with regulatory requirements and contractual obligations. Duties include preparing monthly Transaction Privilege Tax-Sales and Use returns, assisting in 1099 form generation and filing, approving accounts payable transactions within the general ledger system, and providing assistance to vendors or fellow County employees regarding issues related to payment processing. If you are a detail-oriented individual with a passion for learning, growth, and customer service please consider joining our team. Duties/Responsibilities (Work assignments may vary depending upon the department's needs and will be communicated to the applicant or incumbent by the supervisor.)

  • Participates in the preparation of interim and annual financial statements and other financial reports for the County or Treasurer's Office;
  • Prepares year-end working trial balances and other supporting accounting schedules and documents;
  • Provides technical assistance as needed to the Auditor General staff;
  • Collects, analyzes and balances financial and statistical data for all funds;
  • Reviews and analyzes accounting transactions, validates account coding and maintains accounting records;
  • Reviews, analyzes, balances and reconciles accounting activities for the County or Treasurer's Office;
  • Prepares accounting operating procedures and detailed flow charts;
  • Provides operational advice and training on the use of the County's or Treasurer's Office automated financial system to departmental users;
  • Monitors the recording of financial information in the general ledger system to ensure data conforms to generally accepted accounting principles and established procedures;
  • Implements changes to legislation enacted by the local, state or federal government, e.g., IRS codes, wage and hour laws, state sales taxes, etc.;
  • Prepares data for monthly, quarterly or annual reports, e.g., 941, sale tax, W-2's, 1099's, etc.;
  • Prepares audit work sheets, schedules, reports, statistical data and all supporting documentation to be used in compiling the annual financial report for the County or Treasurer's Office;
  • Reviews, analyzes and generates reports from the County's or Treasurer's Office automated financial systems;
  • Provides centralized billing and collection services for County departments or Treasurer's Office;
  • Evaluates impact of requested or mandated changes to the County's or Treasurer's Office automated financial systems, researches the feasibility of requests, and makes recommendations for improvements;
  • Develops detailed specifications regarding changes to accounting transactions needed for automated interfaces;
  • Monitors transactions related to cash, property tax, LGIP statement, interest accumulation, etc. in connection with the Treasurer's Office;
  • Provides cash management for federal grant programs;
  • Provides technical assistance and education related to IRS regulation, wage and hour laws, GAAP, etc., to other department personnel. KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS: Knowledge of:
    • general governmental accounting principles, pronouncements, practices and methods to include GAAP, GASB, etc.;
    • financial accounting, internal reporting and statement preparation;
    • applicable governmental regulations to include IRS codes, wage and hour laws, OMB circulars, etc.;
    • applications, procedures and flow techniques of automated financial systems;
    • training methods and procedures;
    • principles and techniques for data collection, report writing and data analysis;
    • applications of management information systems to automated financial systems. Skill in:
      • applying accounting principles to the preparation of financial statements and fund accounting;
      • analyzing, interpreting and reconciling accounting data;
      • identifying problem areas and recommending revisions and improvements;
      • preparing accurate and complete financial reports from accounting records and information systems;
      • communicating effectively, both orally and in writing;
      • examining major accounting systems for operational efficiency and making recommendations for modification;
      • researching and interpreting authoritative accounting sources or local, state and federal laws and regulations and applying results to area of assignment;
      • understanding legal terminology as it pertains to contracts, wage assignments, tax levies, etc. Minimum Qualifications EITHER: (1) A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in accounting, finance, economics, public or business administration or a closely related field as defined by the appointing authority at the time of recruitment and two years of professional level experience in accounting, budgeting, auditing, financial analysis or financial management. (Additional relevant education from an accredited college or university and/or experience may be substituted.) (A CPA designation may substitute for one year of required experience.) OR: (2) Two years of experience with Pima County as an Accountant-Senior, Finance Analyst - Senior, Grant Accountant and Compliance Specialist, Finance Operations Specialist-Central Finance, Internal Auditor I or Finance Accountant - Principal. Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of the application. Do not substitute a resume for your application or write "see resume" on your application. Preferred Qualifications (Be specific in describing your experience in your application. Ensure the descriptions provided illustrate your competencies, specifically addressing the required and preferred qualifications.):
      • Minimum three (3) years of experience working in an automated enterprise-level accounting software system (i.e. Oracle, SAP, Advantage, Workday, etc.) with a focus on accounts payables.
      • Minimum two (2) years of experience researching data to create, process, and file 1099 returns with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
      • Minimum two (2) years of experience preparing Transaction Privilege Tax-Sales and use return.
      • Minimum two (2) years of customer service experience while working within a team.
      • Minimum two (2) years of experience using Outlook, Excel (specifically formulas, pivot tables, power query), and Adobe as well as writing and/or running SQL queries.

Keywords: Pima County Government, Tucson , Finance Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Tucson, Arizona

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