Senior Accountant, City of Concord (closes 3/3/17)

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Closing: March 3, 2017
Expected Hiring Range: $20.51 ‐ $22.56 per hour


The purpose of this position is to prepare and maintain financial records by posting and correcting financial transactions, assisting with preparation and management of grant programs and activities, and assisting with annual budget preparation.

Essential Duties & Resistance

  • Oversees the development including the implementation and close‐out of grants, agreements and special revenue programs in accordance with rules and
  • Conducts internal audits and coordinates and assists in audits of outside
  • Drafts, recommends, and prepares accounting and grant policies and procedures, including general ledger
  • Summarizes current financial status and recommends financial action by analyzing accounting
  • Processes transactions and prepares payments by verifying documentation and requests disbursements as
  • Serves as point of contact for departmental representatives on accounting procedure
  • Supplies financial information to management and awards agencies on grants, agreements and special revenue
  • Analyzes financial reports, work sheets, and schedules to verify accuracy of general
  • Assists in the budget process by providing and verifying financial data, reviews estimates and calculates
  • Ensures staff are trained in the rules and regulations, policies and procedures for grants, agreements, and special revenue programs and ensures ongoing
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Specifications & Qualifications

Knowledge of:

  • Supervisory principles;
  • Applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations;
  • Customer service principles;
  • Mathematical concepts;
  • Bookkeeping principles and practices;
  • Office procedures, methods, and equipment;
  • Automated business software packages;
  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP);
  • Data entry

Required Skills

  • Supervising and evaluating employees;
  • Prioritizing and assigning work;
  • Operating a computer and applicable software applications;
  • Applying local, state, and federal laws, rules and regulations;
  • Providing customer service;
  • Performing mathematical calculations;
  • Maintaining records;
  • Auditing and/or reconciling financial records and information;
  • Keyboarding;
  • Operating standard office equipment;
  • Tabulating, recording, and balancing transactions;
  • Researching account discrepancies;
  • Handling multiple tasks simultaneously;
  • Preparing reports;
  • Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

Required Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Business, Accounting or Public Administration from an accredited College or University, with at least three years of experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.