Fiscal Analyst, Town of Davidson (closes 2/28/20)

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Closing:  February 28, 2020
Recruitment Range:  $43,659 – $54,558 annually

Performs technical and specialized accounting tasks in the general ledger accounting, payroll management and processes, and accounts payable functions for the town. Provides professional level work in the development of financial processes and procedures, fiscal reporting, data analysis, and performance metrics. Work includes assisting finance director in establishing best practices in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

Work also includes conducting special studies independently or as a member of a team; and preparing and presenting reports. Judgment and initiative are required. Work is performed under supervision of the Finance Director

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare daily cash deposits to post to general ledger.
  • Oversees work of Accounting Technician
  • Monitors, processes and ensures accuracy for all documents pertaining to accounts payable; invoices, purchase orders, checks and credit cards and ensure appropriate reconciliation per departmental budgets.
  • Manages the payroll processing function for all town employees, reporting, compliance, and documentation. Subject Matter Expert (SME) for all payroll functions. 
  • Prepares and updates database and annual report of fixed assets and manages surplus property.
  • Serves as a functional liaison and provides internal and external customer support; performs research and review of financial accounts, budget transfers, contract documentation, grant funding, payments/receipts, billing, requisitions, asset tracking and lease information and/or other fiscal process and verifies accuracy, compliance, and/or need for change; recommends and implements adjustments, enhancements or updates.
  • Performs analysis of financial data and information; develops, updates and/or maintains budget and financial reports, spreadsheets, statements, journal entries, schedules, agendas, projections, budget amendments, budget ordinances and/or presentations.
  • Provides professional and technical support of assigned program or special project which may include budget development, monitoring and analytical support.
  • Analyzes and assists in the development of financial processes and procedures, fiscal reporting, data analysis, and performance metrics
  • Work with large amounts of data, interpret financial records, detect errors, and prepare financial reports.
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature and level as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) 
  • Principles and applications of critical thinking and analysis. 
  • Principles and methods of qualitative and quantitative research. 
  • Best practices, trends and emerging technologies. 
  • Budget development experience. 
  • Applicable federal, state and local laws, codes, regulations governing accounting, finances, budget, and personnel and payroll functions. 
  • Customer service principles. 
  • Innate problem solving skills 
  • Analytical skills 
  • Adaptable communication skills 
  • Ease with technology 
  • Compatibility for both independent and team work 
  • Ability to prepare and maintain complex financial reports and records

Education and Experience

A four-year degree in public administration, accounting, finance, business administration, or related area and two years related budget and research experience in public sector or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Preference will be given to applicants possessing a CPA certificate. Valid NC Driver’s License required.