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1351 - Financial Accountant (Financial Control & Reporting Division)

Company: Pima County
Location: Tucson
Posted on: May 17, 2022

Job Description:

Overall Job Objective

Position Description These two positions are in the Finance & Risk Management Department.OPEN UNTIL FILLED
Salary Grade: 53 The Pima County Department of Finance and Risk Management is looking for a skilled, motivated professional to join their Financial Control & Reporting Division. This position is responsible for maintaining the capital asset ledger, preparing journal entries, reviewing bank account reconciliations and working closely with individuals that prepare interim and year-end financial reports according to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) for inclusion in the Countys Annual Comprehensive Financial Report. Duties include frequent interaction with department personnel, performing journal-level accounting analysis, excellent analytical skills, attention to detail, ability to prioritize work and strong planning and organizational skills. If you enjoy working collaboratively within a team of dedicated professionals and have a passion for learning, growing, and serving others, in a fast-paced business environment, then this may be the perfect opportunity for you to join our team. Please note: Successful candidates offered employment with Pima County, including current employees who have applied for new positions, are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to their scheduled start date. If you are unable to become fully vaccinated due to a medical disability or religious observance/practice, you must request an accommodation - accommodation forms are located online. Duties/Responsibilities (Work assignments may vary depending on the department's needs and will be communicated to the applicant or incumbent by the supervisor.)

General Duties:
Establishes and maintains journals and ledgers of financial transactions;
Reviews accounts payable charges for validity and conformance to adopted budgets;
Ensures departmental compliance with Board of Supervisor policies and Administrative Procedures;
Authorizes payments of valid charges;
Establishes and monitors purchasing accounting procedures;
Bills, collects, accounts for and manages a variety of debts due;
Posts, balances and maintains accounting records unique to departmental operations, or for multiple departments;
Reviews accounting reports for accuracy in revenues and expenditures and makes necessary corrections;
Reviews transactions for coding and cost accounting purposes;
Assists in the preparation of supporting documentation for annual audits of financial reports;
Audits and reconciles various accounting records and documentation prepared by others;
Recommends, implements and maintains accounting internal controls;
Researches problems and answers questions regarding accounting procedures or documentation;
Reconciles and monitors various accounting records, reports and funds;
Maintains equipment utilization and inventory accounting systems;
May supervise, train and evaluate support personnel.

In addition to the General Duties cited above, positions within Finance & Risk Management may include the following:

Reviews accounting transactions for validity, proper coding, and conformance to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB);
Ensures data entered into the automated financial accounting system is processed, balanced, recorded, and reported in an accurate and timely manner at a Countywide level;
Prepares and enters Countywide interdepartmental charges;
Assists in the preparation of quarterly receivable collection reports that are presented to the Board of Supervisors;
Assists with the testing of financial system upgrades and reports;
Assists with reconciliation of the Countywide bi-weekly payroll.

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:
Knowledge of:

  • financial record keeping practices;
  • general governmental accounting principles, pronouncements, practices, rules, regulations and methods to include GAAP, GASB, etc.;
  • County policies and procedures;
  • various software programs.Skill in:
    • analyzing and interpreting financial and accounting records and preparing financial statements and reports;
    • applying Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and County procedures to Countywide accounting transactions;
    • preparing, verifying and reconciling accounting documentation;
    • communicating effectively, both orally and in writing;
    • training employees and scheduling work. Minimum Qualifications EITHER:

      (1) A Bachelors 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.
      OR:
      (2) An Associates degree with a focus 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 accounting experience.

      (Relevant experience and/or education from an accredited college or university may be substituted.)

      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.):

    • A Bachelors degree or higher in accounting.
    • Experience performing account reconciliations.
    • Experience with Microsoft Office tools (with particular emphasis on Excel).
    • Experience processing updates and changes to a fixed asset system, including manual additions, transfers, category changes and retirements.Selection Procedure:
      Pima County Human Resources Department reserves the right to admit to the selection process only those candidates that meet the minimum/desired qualifications. All applications will be assessed based on an evaluation of the listed education and experience. Candidates meeting the minimum/desired qualifications may be further evaluated/scored against any advertised Preferred Qualifications. The hiring authority will interview and select the successful candidate from a referral list provided by Human Resources. Additional assessments/testing may be required as part of the selection process.

      Supplemental Information Licenses and Certificates: Some positions require a valid Arizona Class D driver license at the time of application. Failure to obtain/maintain required licensure shall be grounds for termination.

      Special Notice Items: The County requires pre-employment background checks. Successful candidates will receive a post-offer, pre-employment background screening to include verification of work history, education and criminal conviction history. A prior criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify a candidate from employment with the County.

      Physical/Sensory Requirements: Physical and sensory abilities will be determined by position. Successful candidates offered employment with Pima County, including current employees who have applied for new positions, are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to their scheduled start date. If you are unable to become fully vaccinated due to a medical disability or religious observance/practice, you must request an accommodation - accommodation forms are located online. Associated topics: bond, buy, commodities, dow jones, fiduciary, fund, invest, investor, stock, s p

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